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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Doesn't Protect My Kids
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2022

William wonders if it's time to forbid his children from going to their aunt's house since she has exercised poor judgment with them on several occasions.

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Prescription Was The Cure!
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2022

Amy, who has borderline personality disorder, calls Dr. Laura with an update on how well Dr. Laura's advice has helped her control her rage and abusive behavior toward her husband.

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Isn't Much Help With Mom
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2022

Eileen doesn't understand why her sister isn't trying to be more helpful by offering to help care for their elderly mother.

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I THOUGHT I Was Being My Husband’s Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2022

I am a stay-at-home mom, and I always have dinner ready for my husband when he comes home. I’m happy to see him. I thank him for “knockin’ out that rent.” And I have always made sure we...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Salvage My Menopausal Sex Life?
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2022

Miriam says menopause has zapped her sex drive, and she's worried about how it's going to impact her marriage.

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Parenting

Blog: Protecting Your Kids Online Isn’t an Invasion of Privacy
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2022

Spying on your kids is a great idea. This gets some parents riled up and if it does, you're silly and I'll tell you why. Minor children living in your home have no rights. Our primary job...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Did the Right Thing in Spite of My Fear
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2022

I work with at-risk high school students. One of my male students comes into school smelling badly from not showering or washing clothes regularly, making it miserable for those around...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mother Won't Admit the Truth
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2022

Stacey is newly sober and trying to work through the problems of her childhood, but her mother refuses to acknowledge the painful past.

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Love Everything About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2022

I thought of you recently as I was holding my 18-month-old daughter. We were both covered in her dinner and it made me smile. I wasn’t stressed; I was calm and could actually find humor in...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Golden Years Aren't As Happy As I'd Hoped
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2022

Since retiring a year ago, Gerald says his wife acts increasingly annoyed by him and is also unwilling to go to counseling or do any work to make their marriage happier.

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Nephew Is a Disappointment to Me
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2022

Tammy is angry that her nephew hasn't done more to comfort her since her mother died.   💡Dr. Laura: "Turning pain into anger is a common coping technique."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Dancing is Like Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2022

Recently, my wonderful husband of over 25 years agreed to take a ballroom dance class. Not only was it a great date night, but it was also an excellent way to “connect” with a swing, dip...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Addiction Has Rocked My Family
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2022

Michelle says her sister is destroying her life with alcohol just two years after their brother died from his addictions, and she worries about the impact of her family's problems on her...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: The Power of Hugs
By Dr. Laura on October 3, 2022

My stepfather married my mom when I was seven, and we ranched, did cattle drives, hunted, and fished. He taught me everything he knew about the outdoors, and we did everything together. He...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad and I Don't See Eye-to-Eye
By Dr. Laura on October 3, 2022

Jewell is frustrated that his wife isn't being a better stepmother to his son.   💡Dr. Laura: "Every marriage is a dance, and yours need to find a different tune."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Doesn't Like My Son
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2022

Jewell is frustrated that his wife isn't being a better stepmother to his son.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's damaging for children to be around stepparents who don't care for them."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Stop Abusing My Husband
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2022

Amy and her husband are recovering addicts who don't have a handle on how to treat each other kindly instead of being hurtful.   💡Dr. Laura: "Every marriage is a dance, and yours need to...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Got My Mom Stuck In My Head
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2022

Matt says he hears his mother's voice chastising him when he makes decisions for his family that remind him of his own childhood.   💡Dr. Laura: "Trust yourself."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Looked in the Mirror and Knew What To Do
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2022

I once heard you tell a woman to “look in the mirror” when she was trying to work out a problem. That phrase hit me right between the eyes. I worked for the police force in Toronto for 25...

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Career

International Podcast Day: Were My Expectations Too High?
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2022

Did you know I have released over 2,000 calls of my podcast? Since today is #InternationalPodcastDay, I wanted to share this #FlashbackFriday, my first Call of the Day episode when Kelly...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Wife Finally Got The Message
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2022

I lost my wife last year due to cancer. Over our 30 years together, she was surprised that I listened to you on the radio and asked me to change the station when you were on, because she...

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COTD Podcast: I'm Caught In the Middle of Thanksgiving Drama
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2022

It's Nicole's turn to host her family for Thanksgiving, and her cousin has asked that Nicole not invite her aunt to the dinner.   💡Dr. Laura: "Holidays can force people to make...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2022

My husband and I are a great team. We entertain a lot, and he knows that I always deal with menu planning, set up, and general logistics. He always asks me to give him a “punch list” of...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Caught My Husband Chatting With Other Women
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2022

Lynn's husband says she's a complainer who's hard to live with and now he has started chatting online with other women.   💡Dr. Laura: "Whet his appetite each day to come home to you."

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Don't Know Their Grandmother
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2022

Renee is estranged from her mother and wants to know how to explain to her young daughters why they don't know their grandmother.   💡Dr. Laura: "Children need to know the truth."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband and I Make a Great Team
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2022

I wanted to share an argument that my husband and I had the other day. He was micromanaging how I do things around the house instead of rolling up his sleeves and jumping in to help. I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Have I Damaged My Girls?
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2022

Melissa wants her daughters to avoid relationships with abusive men, but she knows that she set the opposite example with her marriage to their father.   💡Dr. Laura: "You can't change the...

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Career

Email of the Day: What I’m Doing Between “Now and Dead”
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2022

When I heard you ask the question, “what are you going to do between now and death?” several times, I began thinking how I would answer that. I’ve always loved sewing, and I often spent...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: All My Plans Are Shot
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2022

18-year-old McCaulay says he's lost and not sure what the future holds since an accident that left him seriously injured.   💡Dr. Laura: "Give yourself time to recover and to explore new...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Obsessed With a Lost Opportunity
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

James is beating himself up for not taking advantage of a real estate opportunity that he believes would have been great.   💡Dr. Laura: "You deserve a pat on the back instead of a kick in...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend is a Cheater
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

Robin is unhappy with her new friend who revealed that she cheated on her husband with her brother-in-law.   💡Dr. Laura: "Keep away from destructive people."

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Time To Shutter Our Business?
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

Greg is questioning whether he's doing the right thing by closing his family's 3rd generation jewelry business.   💡Dr. Laura: "Missing something doesn't mean you regret letting it go."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Hooray for Hypnotherapy!
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

I recently heard a call from a 65-year-old woman who suffered from panic attacks when traveling to Europe with her husband. You shared a story of how you supported a woman you were flying...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Favors My Sister
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

Pam's mother is helping her sister raise her daughter and Pam feels envious of the amount of time they get to spend together.   💡Dr. Laura: "Be thankful that your personalities and...

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Dating

Blog: Are You Committing to a Momma's Boy?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2022

There are many reasons why some men will put their mom, dad, and the rest of their family above their spouse. But once you’re married, it's a little late to deal with this issue. Sam...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Two Important Words I Taught My Sons
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2022

I raised two boys and was mindful that they needed to become thoughtful and respectful men. They knew what two words from my mouth meant, and they were “Help Her.” This applied to opening...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Avoid Bad Relationships?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2022

Brandi wants Dr. Laura's advice on how to stop making poor relationship choices.   💡Dr. Laura: "You are worth more than your bad choices."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Good Advice for a Bride-to-Be
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2022

Recently, I was at a bridal shower, and one of the “games” was to fill in the blanks on a pre-printed card marked “Advice for the Bride-to-Be.” I’ve been married for 32 years, so I had a...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Sex is Our Only Real Issue
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2022

Abby and Rob would like to work on improving the quality of their sex life.   💡Dr. Laura: "Sensuality and sex are important parts of caring for yourself."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Emotional About My Mother's Death
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2022

Chris is concerned by the lack of emotion he feels over his mom's death.   💡Dr. Laura: "Feelings add to the texture of life. Free yourself to feel yours."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Father’s Job
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2022

I’ve been married for 31 years. My husband was a widower with 4 children, and I consider them my own. We went on to have 2 children together, and I stayed home to raise all of them. It...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Ex Threw Me a Curve Ball
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2022

How should Kordae proceed since discovering that her ex-husband asked their boys not to tell her that he knocked up his new girlfriend?   💡Dr. Laura: "Encourage your sons to come to you...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The ABCs of Dr. Laura Wisdom
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2022

I’m a long-time listener and used the letters of the alphabet to represent your wisdom. Here goes: A is for architect, as in “you are the architect of your own life.” B is for Bad...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Traumatized By My Wife's Death
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2022

Frank is haunted by the pain he witnessed as his wife died.   💡Dr. Laura: "Your presence was a great comfort and blessing to your wife."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want My Sons to Become Doctors
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2022

Kevin doesn't like his wife's suggestion that they delay retirement and paying off their home in order to put all five of their sons through medical school.   💡Dr. Laura: "Support your...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Is Being Defiant
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2022

Rachel's daughter is refusing to give her parents access to her online college accounts even though she expects them to pay her tuition and housing.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let her make the choice...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Put His Wife's Needs Over Ours
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2022

Was Dan wrong to chastise his son for being more concerned about the health of his wife and unborn baby than the health of his own parents?   💡Dr. Laura: "Adult children need to prioritize...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Future is Uncertain
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2022

Mason is stressed and starting to worry about his job, engagement and home purchase.   💡Dr. Laura: "Planning and an ability to adapt is the antidote to worry."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband’s Marriage Poem
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2022

My then-boyfriend and I started listening to you in 2018. I was dealing with work-related stress, and he was hesitant about getting married due to childhood experiences. Our relationship...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is a Bully
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2022

Valerie feels bullied by her husband into sex on demand and fears the turmoil in their home is damaging the kids.   💡Dr. Laura: "Exposing your kids to your abuse is a form of child abuse."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Life Lessons From Four Wise Women
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2022

I started listening to your show two months ago. I’m 53 and my husband is 54. We’ve been married for 19 years and have no children. Your book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage, has...

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