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Dating

Vlog: The Fantasy vs. Reality of Relationships
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

What I want to talk about first to you ladies – well, not all of you are ladies so let's just say to women. Some of you have chosen to be ladies, but others are just female. I'm going...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I See the Error of My Ways
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

Terri calls back to share the epiphany she had after speaking with Dr. Laura about her dead sister.   Dr. Laura: "Make the most of second chances."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Married One of the Last Real Men
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

I was lucky to find one of the last real men.   I am so surprised how many mothers don't even consider staying home with their babies. I am equally surprised that their husbands don't...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Didn't Tell Me She Was Sick
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

Terri had no idea that her sister was deathly ill with COVID and is sad that no one in her family told her until after her sister died.   Dr. Laura: "Life is short. Mend your fences."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: What I Do When My Kids Start Screaming
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2021

I recently heard you talk about what to do when your kids are screaming or saying unkind things. This reminded me of a saying I use with my kids. I adopted it from my time as a waitress...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Messed Up
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2021

Caylee's family is upset with her because she didn't put in the effort to see or stay in touch with her grandmother before she died.   Dr. Laura: "Some mistakes teach valuable lessons."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm So Grateful for You!
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2021

Whitney calls with an emotional update on her marriage since taking Dr. Laura's advice.   Dr. Laura: "Men are straight lines…women are curlicues!"

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Never Wanted Me
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2021

Elizabeth's father hasn't been supportive, involved or loving, and she feels pretty bad about herself as a result.   Dr. Laura: "You cannot count on selfish people to behave in lovable...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Life Has Taken a Dump on Me
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2021

21-year-old Nick feels depressed since dealing with his mom's substance abuse issues and his father's health issues.   Dr. Laura: "Let go of yesterday. Don't try to control tomorrow....

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Went From Upside Down to Right-Side Up
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2021

When I started listening to you, I was neither a girlfriend to my husband, nor was I a very good mommy to my kidlets. You quickly convinced me I needed to become both, and fast. But the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: We Argue Over House Rules
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2021

19-year-old Abby is resisting her parents' rules and expectations now that she's a college student.   Dr. Laura: "The person with the responsibility has the power."

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Video

Video: I Got a Flanigram!
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2021

Lily and I got a special visit from Disney talent, Billy Flanigan, this week. When the pandemic shut Disney World down, Billy took his passion for making people smile across the...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Used You to Help My Kids Through the Teenage Years
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2021

When I was in law enforcement, your radio program was always on in the squad car and you were a great source of advice and entertainment for me. My kids were becoming teenagers at that...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Devastated By My Family's Lack of Support
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2021

Marcy sent a group text to her siblings about the physical abuse she endured as a child, and many of her family members are mad at her now.   Dr. Laura: "Don't fret over people who are...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Why Was Daycare An Easy Choice for My Siblings?
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2021

Even though my mom encouraged us to have careers, I always knew my foremost goal was to be a mom and I met my future husband early in college. I got a teaching degree figuring that I...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Consumed By Self-Doubt
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2021

Linda is in her 60s and says her fear of making mistakes has prevented her from enjoying life.   Dr. Laura: "Fix your mistakes and move forward. "

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YouTube

YouTube: On the Road Again with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

Dr. Laura listeners are a diverse bunch – classic, sporty, vintage... at least according to the types of cars they love. Here's part 2 of our car show share back.

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Let My Mom Go Like a Balloon
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

Kaily updates Dr. Laura on how blocking her addict mother's phone calls has changed her life.   Dr. Laura: "The less drama you have, the lighter you feel. "

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Children Are Children and Adults Are Adults
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

These days, it seems like parents are worried about making their children upset rather than the other way around, and it’s even come to a point that parents appear to be actually afraid...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Dump My In-Laws
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

Jennifer wants to end her relationship with her in-laws because they don't respect how she and her husband parent.   Dr. Laura: "Trust your instincts when it comes to avoiding negative...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Get to Embrace All the Firsts...and Lasts
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2021

I called you several months ago, and you helped me with one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do, which was telling my husband that our four-year-old little girl has a...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Uncle Died, and I Didn't Like Him
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2021

Gibran is estranged from his family over his alcoholic uncle who just died, and he's wondering the best way to express his condolence given the strained situation.   Dr. Laura: "You can...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Dump a Mean “Friend”
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2021

Carol calls Dr. Laura to let her know how her advice to another caller helped Carol walk away from a negative relationship.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to keep hurtful people in your...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Tell My Husband I'm Burned Out?
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2021

Robin has an 8-year-old, a job, plus takes care of the family farm and doesn't know how to talk to her husband about how drained and unhappy she is.   Dr. Laura: "Instead of whining,...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Tell My Kids the Truth?
By Dr. Laura on September 11, 2021

Mark was raised by his grandparents and wonders how to explain to his children that their aunt is really Mark's birth mother.   Dr. Laura: "Teach your kids that human connectivity is...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I Am Finally At A Healthy Weight
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2021

I struggled with obesity for 38 years of my life. I was raised in a chaotic, alcoholic-fueled home, but now have a wonderful husband, adult son about to get married, a job I love and...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriend's Family Doesn't Like Me
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2021

Anthony is trying to get closer to his girlfriend's parents, but they don't seem interested in getting to know him.   Dr. Laura: "Don't underestimate the significance of extended family...

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YouTube

YouTube: Cruising with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2021

Is the highway of life more fun in your dream car? These listeners think so! Thank you to everyone who shared pictures of your favorite cars. Here's part 1 of our car show share back.

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feelings

Email of the Day: I Told My Dying Grandfather How Much I Loved Him
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2021

I spoke to you not long ago about my dying grandfather, and I wanted to give you an update. I went to see my “paw” (as we call him) recently. My dad was already at his home, so I waited...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Home Buying is Hurting Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2021

Trey and Sara sharply disagree on almost everything when it comes to purchasing a new home for their family of four.   Dr. Laura: "Great marriages involve self-sacrifice, compromise and...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Son Gave Me No Respect
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2021

When my son graduated from high school, he and I were at odds. It had been going on since he was 11 and was struggling with being bullied at school. I was the target for his...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family is Disappointed in Me
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2021

Kavita's brother and father say she didn't set her nephew up in a grand enough way when she helped him move into his college dorm.   Dr. Laura: "Unreasonable people cannot be made happy."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Inadequate in My Relationship
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2021

Sasha struggles with depression, and it makes her feel like she's not good enough for the "together" guy she's dating.   Dr. Laura: "Focus on being the best version of yourself."

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Family

Email of the Day: Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine!
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2021

I am one of nine children and grew up in a very loving family with a stay-at-home mom. When my parents were alive and would host family dinners, we would tend to “score” the gathering...

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: I Never Finish What I Start
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2021

Patti wonders if her childhood struggle with dyslexia is the reason she never finishes the projects she starts.   Dr. Laura: "The first step to success is figuring out which way you...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Not Only Would My Husband Bring Me Lemonade …
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2021

Happy Labor Day Weekend!! Not only is this our favorite episode, it's your favorite episode too!! Listen to the MOST LISTENED to Call of the Day Episode of all-time!! Lydia shares what...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Wants to Live with His Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2021

Sadie's husband wants to move his mother into their home against Sadie's wishes.   Dr. Laura: "Give up the bad so you can pursue something good."

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Grandmother Has 24 Hours to Live
By Dr. Laura on September 5, 2021

Mary Kate is apprehensive about saying good-bye to her grandmother during her last hours on hospice.   Dr. Laura: "Being thanked for beautiful memories and told you are loved is an...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Communicate with My Mother-in-Law?
By Dr. Laura on September 5, 2021

Tammy says her mother-in-law is difficult to get along with and that trying to discuss their differences with her only makes things worse.   Dr. Laura: "Thank your husband for being a...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm in Pain
By Dr. Laura on September 4, 2021

Alex wants help moving forward from the grief he feels from the loss of his parrot.   Dr. Laura: "Emotional pain is a natural response to losing something of value."

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courage

Blog: The Power of Courage
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2021

I’m going to talk about courage today, not heroism – that's sort of the epitome of courage. Heroism is not being a baseball star, a football star, none of that is heroism. You call...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Dad Was Convinced He Needed A Fancy Car
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2021

I am the youngest of eight children. I’m 29 and married with no kids yet (but we’re hoping). When I was between the ages of 4 and 6, my dad expected a ten-thousand-dollar bonus from...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Demanding a Cat!
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2021

Robin says her husband is obsessed with the idea of getting a cat even though everyone else in their family hates cats.   Dr. Laura: "Don't deny your husband his desire because you don't...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Another Woman Comforted My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2021

I was one of those moms who thought I could work and my daughter would be fine. I told myself she was having fun playing with the other children when I picked her up 3 hours after...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Rushing Into Marriage
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2021

Josh is not sure what to say to his 19-year-old son who recently moved away with the military and now wants to marry a girl he met on a dating app.   Dr. Laura: "Parents should bluntly...

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courage

Book: How Could You Do That?!
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2021

Buy Now: Amazon In her 1997 best seller, "How Could You Do That?! - The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience,"  Dr. Laura Schlessinger promotes personal responsibility...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Used to Binge Eat to Your Show
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2021

A few years ago, I was in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, stuffing my face with as much food as I could fit. I was also listening to your program at the time. I often spent...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Go Back to School?
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2021

Katie will be a college sophomore this fall if she goes back to school, but she's reluctant since becoming comfortable at home during the shutdown.   Dr. Laura: "Facing life's challenges...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Overstepping Boundaries?
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2021

Joe's married son is asking him to call just once a week for 15 minutes instead of every day as he has been doing.   Dr. Laura: "Be proud that you've raised a son who doesn't share your...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Mommy Was There to Help Me
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2021

My name is Autumn. Forgive me if this letter isn’t very sophisticated; I’m only three months old. My mom used to think there was nothing wrong with day care, but then she started to...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Mean to Me
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2021

Al's husband treats him poorly, and he doesn't understand why he is putting up with it.   Dr. Laura: "Instead of dwelling on yesterday, move forward to a better tomorrow."

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