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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Knew He Was a Keeper
By Dr. Laura on January 20, 2022

I’ve been married for three years, and have been honored to be called my husband’s girlfriend, fiancée, wife and someday mommy to his children. When we first dated, I told him I wanted...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: We're Headed in the Right Direction
By Dr. Laura on January 20, 2022

Ann calls to let Dr. Laura know how helpful her advice was to seek psychiatric care for her daughter.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes moms need the support of professionals."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: 3 Rules for a Good Marriage
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2022

As a feminist, I’m an unlikely huge fan of yours. I married at the age of 47, and even though I was not yet a listener of yours, I did have the sense not to “shack up” with him before...

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Donate My Kidney?
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2022

Eric is planning to donate a kidney to his cousin but is struggling with his weight and other health issues in preparation.   Dr. Laura: "No one is morally obligated to donate an organ."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Found Happiness When I Embraced Our Differences
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2022

I called you two years ago. My husband had a strained relationship with his parents, and my mother-in-law would just “pop” into our home unannounced, requesting to take her...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Traumatized by a Stranger's Death
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2022

Kate is a nurse who witnessed the death of a woman the same age and with the same name as her mother, and now she can't stop thinking about her.   Dr. Laura: "Survivor's guilt is one...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter is Too Negative
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2022

Matthew says his daughter is constantly putting herself down, and he's looking for ways to help improve her self-esteem.   Dr. Laura: "Kids like attention even when it's for negative...

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Marriage

My Book: The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage 📖
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2022

Men and women are as different as apples and bananas! You don't hear that much in this society that feverishly contends that the sexes are equal. But the happiest couples know that it's...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: What a Joyous Journey Marriage Is!
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2022

Last night, my husband and I celebrated the anniversary of our engagement. This morning, tucked on the nightstand was a letter from him to me:   My Darling…My Wife:

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Meet My Dad's Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2022

Is it wrong for Christy's dad to be dating again just a year after her mom died?   Dr. Laura: "The living have to live."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dog Died, and I'm a Wreck
By Dr. Laura on January 16, 2022

Patrick is suffering after his dog's death the way he did when his own parents died, and he's concerned that there's something wrong with him.   Dr. Laura: "Pets can give life great...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teacher is Mean to Me!
By Dr. Laura on January 16, 2022

Reese wants Dr. Laura's help in dealing with his mean teacher who won't let him get drinks or use the restroom whenever he wants.   Dr. Laura: "Some of the best lessons come from the...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Seeing an 18-Year-Old!
By Dr. Laura on January 15, 2022

Hannah just discovered that her husband of 5 years has been sneaking around with a teenager.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes admitting a mistake and moving on is the best thing you can do."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Why I Don’t Date
By Dr. Laura on January 14, 2022

Although I have been listening to you since my teens, I had a baby out-of-wedlock when I was twenty. The baby’s dad made it abundantly clear he wasn’t going to live his life for either...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: What's a Daughter's Moral Obligation?
By Dr. Laura on January 14, 2022

Ursula's mom suffers from memory loss and is angry about being put in a nursing home, leaving Ursula still feeling unsure of what she should be doing as a daughter.   Dr. Laura: "Weekly...

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Family

Email of the Day: Advice to an Expectant Father
By Dr. Laura on January 13, 2022

My husband decided to send our son, who is about to have his first child, some advice about being an expectant father:   I wish someone would have given me some advice about expecting a...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Marriage is Going Downhill
By Dr. Laura on January 13, 2022

Katherine's third husband says she doesn't know how to communicate and makes wrong assumptions, causing unnecessary fighting.   Dr. Laura: "Do something each day to make your husband...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Excuse This House
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2022

I recently came across a poem I had cross-stitched into a wall hanging that was in a prominent location in my house when my kids were little, and I thought you would appreciate it. The...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Dump My Girlfriend?
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2022

15-year-old John is wondering if it would be easier to break up with his girlfriend now since she will be moving away in a few months.   Dr. Laura: "Live life to its fullest instead of...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Foster Son Won't Forgive His Mom
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2022

Steven wants to encourage his foster son to have goodwill toward his bio-mom even though she's never been a positive force in his life.   Dr. Laura: "People need to come to terms with...

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Divorce

Email of the Day: I Was Excluded From My Dad’s New Family
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2022

My parents separated the week after I started college, divorced in the spring and my dad remarried that Mother’s Day. I had two younger brothers under age 18 at home. My mother had...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Live Next to My Parents
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2022

Jen would like her new home to be built next to her parents' home, but is that asking too much of her husband?   Dr. Laura: "Reward your husband for all that he has done for you with...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: My Mother’s Career
By Dr. Laura on January 10, 2022

I can’t imagine growing up with anything but a stay-at-home mom. If my mother had a career, how would she have the time to be there to send me off to the school bus with a kiss and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My 10-year-old is a Perfectionist
By Dr. Laura on January 10, 2022

How can Leroy help his daughter overcome her anxiety when she performs less than perfectly in school and sports?   Dr. Laura: "Illustrate to your children that people don't have to be...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Out-of-Wedlock Son is Unhappy
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2022

Ben never married the mother of his first son and would like advice on how to make him more “comfortable” when he visits Ben's new wife and 5-month-old.   Dr. Laura: "Help your son...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Support Led to Success
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2022

22 years ago, Dr. Laura encouraged Mike to start his own business so he could have more time with his growing family, and the results are inspiring!   Dr. Laura: "No success is sweeter...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry About My Girls' Safety
By Dr. Laura on January 8, 2022

Michelle feels anxious about the safety of her two college-aged daughters and doesn't know how to handle her fears about something bad happening to them.   Dr. Laura: "Bring more joy...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Let Go of My Balloon
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2022

You’ve said many things that have stuck with me over the years, but the one that stayed with me the most was when you suggested that a caller (who was deeply obsessed with something)...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Cancer Has Curbed My Sex Drive
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2022

Cathy has been fighting cancer and worries that she's not taking “proper care” of her husband because they haven't had sex for two years.   Dr. Laura: "Now is the time to move slowly and...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband, The Alpha Male
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2022

My husband used to drive his motorcycle to work every morning. One day, after he kissed me goodbye, I was awakened by a constant loud pounding on the doorbell. Since he had just left, I...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Hate Letting People Down
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2022

Diane has a hard time saying no to people, and it stresses her out to disappoint anyone.   Dr. Laura: "People who really care about you will respect your preferences."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Out of the Mouths of Babes
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2022

Children can be very literal in the way they interpret what you tell them. I wanted to share a few of my children’s comments.

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Sexually Selfish?
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2022

Vanessa's last two boyfriends have complained that she puts too much pressure on them sexually and she knows she might have a sex-related problem.   Dr. Laura: "Physical attention won't...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Feels Incomplete
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2022

Kyra's daughter died five years ago, and she and her husband wonder if they should foster, adopt or try to have another child.   Dr. Laura: "We cannot escape the pain of loss."

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Family

Email of the Day: You Helped Me Connect To My Dad
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2022

When I was 13 years old, my father left. My mother was ill and had many problems. She actually never left the house for a five-year period. Until I was in my late thirties, I never had...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like More Sex
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2022

Since becoming parents to twins nearly four years ago, sex has been lacking between Steven and his wife. What can he do to get more?   Dr. Laura: "Women need mental, emotional and...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Beat the Odds
By Dr. Laura on January 3, 2022

Like many people, I did not have the greatest parents. I feel lucky to have found you at such a young age, because you helped to guide me. You gave me the courage to stand up for what I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Won't Change
By Dr. Laura on January 3, 2022

Julianne's marriage has had the same problems for forty years. Should she think about leaving him after all this time?   Dr. Laura: "With acceptance comes a lot of peace."

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YouTube

YouTube: Dr. Laura’s Night Before Christmas
By Dr. Laura on December 23, 2021

‘Twas the night before Christmas and St. Nick has a special message for you.  Also, check out Lego Dr. Laura delivering the mail to Frosty the Snowman!  I enjoyed building this Lego...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son's Happier Out of Day Care
By Dr. Laura on December 19, 2021

After hearing Dr. Laura's message about the negative effects of daycare, Todd changed his hours to spend more time with his son and says he sees huge improvements.   Dr. Laura: "It makes...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Tired of Keeping the Peace
By Dr. Laura on December 19, 2021

Linda is annoyed by her brothers who won't help with their elderly parents. Should she continue to keep the peace by swallowing her anger?   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to participate in...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Didn't Parent Me
By Dr. Laura on December 18, 2021

Melissa says she's angry over the lack of rules and poor guidance she got in her childhood and it's affecting her relationship with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "As an adult you are...

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Call of the Day Podcast

Call of the Day Podcast: Top 40 Countdown (2021)
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2021

We’ve processed all the data and ranked the calls from number 40 to number 1, and no surprise that the topics cover the gamut from family drama to dating to homeschooling to fears,...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Our Attitudes Have Changed for the Worse
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2021

Sex outside of marriage and getting pregnant outside of marriage are nothing new. What is new is the attitude and reactions, which has made these problems much bigger in our culture....

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Are These Friends Worthy of My Time?
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2021

Lamar walked away from his childhood friends because they were unsupportive of his career endeavors, but now he's feeling nostalgic about them.   Dr. Laura: "Friendships are defined as...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Have to Make a Poor Choice
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2021

Recently, I had a conversation with my husband about our finances. I’m a stay-at-home mom, and he’s facing a salary cut and I’m worried about making ends meet. As we were wrapping...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Counseling Isn't Working For Me
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2021

Sean has been in and out of therapy for twenty years trying to work on his insecurities, and it's causing trouble in his marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Treat your wife like she's the most...

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Ultimate Guide to Marriage

Dr. Laura's Ultimate Guide to Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2021

  How to Create a Relationship that Withstands the Test of Time  

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Stubbornness Hurt My Kids
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2021

I’ve been told that I am very stubborn. I married the wrong man and kept having kids with him thinking it would get better each time. Four kids later, it never got better – it only got...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: We've Lost Our Spark
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2021

Rachelle's husband feels neglected and unhappy with their marriage ever since she went back to work.   Dr. Laura: "Women hold the match when it comes to lighting a fire in their...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: It FINALLY Registered!
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2021

36 years after his first drunken call to Dr. Laura, Marty calls back to apologize for the way he behaved.   Dr. Laura: "Taking responsibility for your actions is true growth."

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