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Inspiration

Email of the Day: It Could Be Worse
By Dr. Laura on December 3, 2020

From the time I was a teenager, whenever I complained to my dad about something, he said “Well, it could be worse.” I always thought that was a negative thing to say.

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overwhelmed by 2020
By Dr. Laura on December 3, 2020

Abby needs help coping with COVID-19 and current world events.   Dr. Laura: "Fight your fears with a game plan."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: My Husband Thought I was Fat
By Dr. Laura on December 2, 2020

Last year, I weighed A LOT! My husband suggested I join a weight loss program. I did, but boy was I angry he thought I was FAT.

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Makes Me So Mad!
By Dr. Laura on December 2, 2020

Carrie and her dad are fighting about politics, but her anger runs deeper.   Dr. Laura: "If you want a present-day relationship, don't bring up the past."

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YouTube

YouTube: Corny Joke Day Winner 2020
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

Wanna hear the winning joke from last week's Corny Joke Day 2020? Listen to Suzy when she got on the air! 🤣

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Low Self-Esteem is Ruining My Life
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

Jenny lost 150 pounds, escaped an abusive relationship and is dating a good guy, but she's still searching for something...   Dr. Laura: "You're seeking reassurance that you are lovable."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Was A Scared New Mom
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

I delivered my first daughter naturally, and my mother stayed with me after I came home from the hospital. My arms were so tired from pushing that I was happy (thanks to my husband and...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

COTD Podcast: My Husband's Alzheimer's is Becoming Dangerous
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

Patti's husband has advanced Alzheimer's disease, but she isn't ready to place him in a care facility.   Dr. Laura: "His safety is paramount and more than you can handle."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Wanted to Make Things Right
By Dr. Laura on November 30, 2020

Several years after our first and only child was born, I became so angry with my husband, I decided I would replace him. I rekindled an old friendship and before long I was sneaking...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Be a Man
By Dr. Laura on November 30, 2020

22-year-old Tirin was a teen father who ran away from his responsibility, but now he's taking on the task of protecting and raising three children.   Dr. Laura: "Make decisions in life...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want My Friend's Help
By Dr. Laura on November 29, 2020

Debbie's good friend tries to tell her what to do about her teenage daughter, even though Debbie hasn't asked for her help.   Dr. Laura: "Unsolicited advice can hurt a friendship."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Is Taking Care of Others My Lot in Life?
By Dr. Laura on November 29, 2020

Lottie has spent years caring for sick and frail family members at the expense of her marriage.   Dr. Laura: "It's your turn to take care of yourself and have joy with your husband."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother Has Cut Me Off
By Dr. Laura on November 28, 2020

Sandy's alcoholic and addicted brother recently cut her out of his life, and she's depressed without him.   Dr. Laura: "He represents something that you're not ready to let go of."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I am Socially Awkward
By Dr. Laura on November 27, 2020

Julie lacks confidence and feels like she doesn't fit in at work or in social circles.   Dr. Laura: "The best way to connect with others is to show an interest in them."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Past is Hurting My Future
By Dr. Laura on November 26, 2020

Heather's mom raised her to believe that men were untrustworthy, and now she has serious relationship fears.   Dr. Laura: "You are in control and totally in charge of yourself."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Perils of Teaching Language to a Toddler
By Dr. Laura on November 25, 2020

I have a funny story to share about my son when he was around two-years-old. I took him with me when I went out to lunch with my mother-in-law. At the restaurant we were teaching him...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Father Rejecting Me?
By Dr. Laura on November 25, 2020

Valerie fears her father will choose to stay home with her mom who has dementia rather than attend Thanksgiving dinner at Valerie's house.   Dr. Laura: "Believing the world revolves...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Home is a Beautiful Thing
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2020

Amanda was a working mom of three until late last year, and she says staying home has made an incredible difference in their family life.   Dr. Laura: "We need to start a recovering...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Lesson About Honesty I’ll Never Forget
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2020

A long time ago, before I started kindergarten, my mother and I entered a dime store in a small Seattle suburb. As we checked out, we passed those shelves with gum, candy, and sundries...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My First Girlfriend Broke Up with Me
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2020

20-year-old Jack is hurt and not sure how to act around the girlfriend who just broke up with him.   Dr. Laura: "Finding 'the one' is worth any pain in the journey."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: One Way to Reverse Bad Behavior in Kids
By Dr. Laura on November 23, 2020

I remember from a long time ago that you had a solution involving hand-holding when kids fought with each other. My daughter has two girls ages 10 and 12 who constantly fight, so I told...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Lying to My Daughter About My Divorce
By Dr. Laura on November 23, 2020

Jen's daughter Julie wants to know why her parents are divorced, but Jen is embarrassed to tell the full story.   Dr. Laura: "Kids need to know the truth."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I'm a Burden
By Dr. Laura on November 22, 2020

New mom, Dawn, was diagnosed with lymphoma, and she worries that she will be a burden to her family.   Dr. Laura: "You're a person with a problem, and people want to help."

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: Do I Owe My Cheating Ex?
By Dr. Laura on November 22, 2020

Jill finally left her cheating husband, but now he has come down with Parkinson's, and she wonders if “in sickness and health” still applies.   Dr. Laura: "We reap what we sow."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sick of Having Panic Attacks
By Dr. Laura on November 21, 2020

Nicolet was crippled by a hit-and-run accident and wakes up in a panic re-living it every morning.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to endure this alone."

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YouTube

YouTube: Feeling "Young and Restless" in "Santa Barbara"
By Dr. Laura on November 20, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday! Bet you didn't know I was a soap star. Yep! Well, soap guest star that is. In 1992 I played “Bonnie,” a therapist leading a group session on the TV show “Santa...

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Dating

Email of the Day: My Daughter Had SGS
By Dr. Laura on November 20, 2020

I teach high school in California, and my wife and I have two daughters. Fifteen years ago, when our daughters were in high school, my younger daughter had been dating a young man for a...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: What Do You Regret?
By Dr. Laura on November 20, 2020

Dr. Laura asks listeners to call in and talk about a time they chickened out and why they wish they hadn't.   Dr. Laura: "What have you missed out on?"

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Marriage

Email of the Day: We Vowed to Keep Our Marriage Strong
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2020

My husband and I have been married 28 years. It has not always been easy, but we have kept - and will continue to keep - our marriage strong, not just until the kids are up and out, but...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Have a Nice Mom
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2020

9-year-old Chloe's mom is in and out of her life and treats her badly when she is around.   Dr. Laura: "Stay away from destructive or dangerous people."

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Wanted a Head Start on How to Treat a Man
By Dr. Laura on November 18, 2020

I waited with much anticipation for your book "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands." I didn't have a husband. I was a single (knocked-up) mother who hoped maybe someday I would have...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Always Give in to My Brother
By Dr. Laura on November 18, 2020

Will's brother demands money from their parents and threatens self-harm, and Will is caught in the middle.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let his behavior interfere with your life."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Being a Brat - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on November 17, 2020

In part two of this Call of the Day, Jill and Curtis worry that their son could be manipulative and dangerous.   Dr. Laura: "Don't keep anyone dangerous in your home."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Dying Mom Knew What Was Best for Me
By Dr. Laura on November 17, 2020

Thirty years ago, my mother was dying of breast cancer. At the time, I was 36 weeks pregnant and I flew out to see her before she died (back then, they still let you on a plane at that...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Being a Brat - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on November 17, 2020

Jill and Curtis fear their 18-year-old son is using his mental illness as an excuse for his poor choices and behavior.   Dr. Laura: "Raise your boy to be a man."

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In-Laws

Blog: 6 Tips for Dealing with In-Laws
By Dr. Laura on November 16, 2020

It can be quite a challenge marrying into a new family. Here are 6 tips to help ease the transition:

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Never, Ever Give Up!
By Dr. Laura on November 16, 2020

I’ve been married for 37 years. We’ve been through cancer, the loss of parents, sick family members, disability, loss of jobs, and mystery illnesses that would challenge even the most...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Get Past My Bad Childhood?
By Dr. Laura on November 16, 2020

Cathy's mom didn't protect her from being molested by her father, and they fight about it every few years.   Dr. Laura: "We have two opportunities in life to have a good parent-child...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Jealous of My Friend
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2020

9-year-old Cora believes her friend is prettier, smarter and gets more than she does.   Dr. Laura: "Work to become the best version of yourself."

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Constantly Feel Bad for My Friend
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2020

Sandy is struggling with the fact that her best friend is battling cancer.   Dr. Laura: "Compassion doesn't need to be cured."

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Do I Have Time to Fix This?
By Dr. Laura on November 14, 2020

Elaine is a recovering alcoholic and fears she is too broken to be happily married.   Dr. Laura: "Your husband's love is the therapy you need."

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YouTube

YouTube: Flashback Friday - What Did These Shirts Say?!
By Dr. Laura on November 13, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday !! This past week I asked you to share with me YOUR Howl-o-ween costume flashback photos. I am flabbergasted by your wit and creativity! They are cute, scary and...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Have Only Sweet Memories
By Dr. Laura on November 13, 2020

I recently sent our old videos to be converted to digital files, and I’ve been calling up sweet old memories as I watch my teenagers as babies. My oldest is now 15, and looking back on...

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: What Did You Learn Today?
By Dr. Laura on November 13, 2020

Dr. Laura invites listeners to call in with something important they have learned from the show.   Dr. Laura: "What have YOU learned from Dr. Laura?"

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Needed to Reinvigorate My Faith
By Dr. Laura on November 12, 2020

You’ve molded me from an insecure, feminist university girl into a woman of moral integrity and fortitude. I want to thank you for a recent segment on your program where you asked...

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feelings

COTD Podcast: I'm Having a Hard Time Understanding My Emotions
By Dr. Laura on November 12, 2020

Jenny had a baby during the Coronavirus shutdown and feels angry and irritable all the time.   Dr. Laura: "Being a new mother is full time and overwhelming even without a pandemic."

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Family

Email of the Day: Thank You for Hanging Up on My Husband!
By Dr. Laura on November 11, 2020

A year ago, my husband called you. At that time, he was working for his parents and was miserable, but he was afraid to leave because I was a stay-at-home mom and we had three kids...

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: I Never Follow Through with My Plans
By Dr. Laura on November 11, 2020

Jim says he wants to buy a second home, but he never follows through on his extensive research and planning.   Dr. Laura: "Some people just like the excitement of a challenge."

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Another Satisfied Customer!
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

Not only did Dr. Laura's advice help Judy solve the friend problem she originally called in about, it led to a realization about her relationship with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "Good...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: How To Cook A Husband
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

While searching through a handwritten cookbook from 1946, I came across a very simple recipe at the back. It has a corny picture of a husband in a hot frying pan. I had to read on, and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Have Too Many Rules
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

17-year-old Collin has been sneaking out of the house to hang out with friends because he doesn't like his parents' rules.   Dr. Laura: "The person with responsibility has the power."

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