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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Staying Home With My Husband
By Dr. Laura on August 14, 2020

My husband and I have been married 37 years and are empty nesters.  Here’s how we’re able to not only tolerate but really enjoy each other during the pandemic. 

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Keep Thinking I’ll Lose My Baby
By Dr. Laura on August 14, 2020

Anna previously miscarried and is frightened to lose yet another pregnancy.   Dr. Laura: "If you have to face that yucky thing again…you’ll handle it again." 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How I Got My Kids to Eat Their Vegetables
By Dr. Laura on August 13, 2020

I was forced to eat a sandwich with mayo on it when I was 7 years old.  As an adult, I still gag at the thought and can’t eat mayo on a sandwich.  My approach with my three sons may not...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Get Out Of My House!!
By Dr. Laura on August 13, 2020

Mary’s brother continues to live in her basement despite being asked to leave.   Dr. Laura: "Time to be angry!" 

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YouTube

YouTube: Small Wonders With Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2020

Who doesn’t love baby pictures?  Thanks for responding so enthusiastically and sending photos of you, your kids and grandkids when everyone was little.  It was tough to pick just a few,...

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Family

Email of the Day: Being Family Doesn’t Give You the Right to Abuse
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2020

Not long ago, I saw a post on your Facebook page about sitting in your car an extra five minutes after you park. Twenty years ago, I would come home from work and sit in the car after I...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Send My Son Back To Private School?
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2020

Carla’s son has been failing his online studies finding himself 10 lessons behind due to an unmonitored distraction.   Dr. Laura: "Smartphones and video games are "poison" to a kid." 

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Cousin Wants To Speak To Me - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2020

Melissa updates Dr. Laura on what her cousin’s true intentions were after reaching out several years later.   Dr. Laura: "Mama Laura said “lets face it”; you did and you’re more relaxed."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Touch It Once
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2020

Long ago, when my husband and I were having trouble coping with the piles of paperwork associated with our small business, my father-in-law gave me great advice.  He called it the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Cousin Wants To Speak To Me - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2020

Melissa’s bad cousin is reaching out to her after they parted ways seven years ago.    Dr. Laura: "Just ask her what she wants." 

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Three Little Words That Changed My Life
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2020

I’ve been able to find peace and resolution to many of life’s conundrums by embracing your three-word viewpoint: “It’s a choice.”  So simple and yet so powerful.  Generally, how people...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Fear Cancer’s Return
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2020

Emily’s been in remission from breast cancer, but since her mom’s passing from lung cancer she’s scared it will recur.    Dr. Laura: "It could be worse but it's not." 

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry Too Much - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2020

In the conclusion to this 2-part episode, Emily reveals how she was more focused on the symptoms vs. the core issue for her anxiety.   Dr. Laura: "There is no change. There is no therapy...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry Too Much - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2020

In the past year, Emily has been dealing with anxiety and assuming she’s offending others.    Dr. Laura: "Getting “unstuck” in this transition to independence." 

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Watches Pornography
By Dr. Laura on August 8, 2020

Letty doesn’t know what to do with her husband of 25 years who’s been watching porn for 23 years of it!    Dr. Laura: "Between now and dead is THIS how you want to live?" 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Proud to Be My Kids’ Dad
By Dr. Laura on August 7, 2020

24 years ago, I married my sweetheart and became the dad for her five-year-old son.  I had a lot to learn, so I listened regularly after I discovered you shortly thereafter.  I adopted...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Is Still Rude!!
By Dr. Laura on August 7, 2020

Butch donated a kidney to save his sister’s life but in turn she continues to be as mean as ever to him.   Dr. Laura: "Expect nothing and you won't be disappointed." 

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Being Loving Makes Life More Livable
By Dr. Laura on August 6, 2020

Several weeks ago, you asked listeners why they do or do not believe in God.  I believe in God because at 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant, I was playing cards with my 2 year old when out...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Lonely!!
By Dr. Laura on August 6, 2020

Ann’s divorced, her daughter has moved out, and she’s feeling really lonely now.   Dr. Laura: "You’re up to your eyeballs right now…this is temporary." 

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YouTube

YouTube: Making Waves With Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2020

You know I love sailing. Nothing is more invigorating than being out on the water, riding the waves with the dolphins. I asked you all to send in photos of your favorite watersports...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I’m Not Your Friend; I’m Your Mom!
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2020

On your program, I’ve heard you explain to many moms that their job is not to be their child’s friend, but to train them and turn them into responsible adults.  I was brought up by a...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Shouldn’t I Shack Up?
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2020

Rob seeks clarity on why shacking up is not better than marriage when it comes to ensuring long-term success in a relationship.   Dr. Laura: "When you are married, you think of each...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: “The Mathematical Problem”
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2020

Andrew and his mom are getting extremely frustrated when it comes to homeschooling and math.   Dr. Laura: "I LEARNED THAT ONE!" 

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Career

Email of the Day: Between Now and Dead…
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2020

It’s your fault!  Two years ago, I realized I’d been complaining about the North Texas summers for about 25 years.  I also hated my job.  That’s when I heard you use the phrase,...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want To Move Home
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2020

Jo would like to move back to her hometown but her husband says he won’t be happy there.   Dr. Laura: "You can’t expect him to embrace your history." 

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Making a House a HOME
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2020

I was off track for a while, and then I chose wisely.  When I was married for six years and had two small children, I worked full-time.  Each day the four of us would leave the house...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Defensive!!
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2020

Racheal is finding it difficult to be a good listener and loving wife to her husband without reacting negatively.   Dr. Laura: "Go be adorable to your husband." 

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: A Disconnect In Our Marriage - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2020

In the conclusion to this 2-part episode, Renee discovers what’s been preventing him from being closer to his wife.   Dr. Laura: "You can be loving and vulnerable and not lose your...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: A Disconnect In Our Marriage - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2020

Elissa feels rejected and saddened because her husband Renee can’t seem to open up to her.   Dr. Laura: "Reveal the secret to your problem in order to be happy. " 

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband’s Kids Won’t Accept Me
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2020

Nancy is in a second marriage and finding that her husband’s adult children are not fond of their Dad’s new union.    Dr. Laura: "His adult children are not required to adore...just to...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: My Husband’s Rule Number One
By Dr. Laura on July 31, 2020

There is so very much to admire about my husband – he is a real MAN, a wonderful provider, a very hard worker, witty, and the most intelligent person I have ever met, He is patient...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Call Their Parents?
By Dr. Laura on July 31, 2020

Kate worries if she should inform the parents of her teen daughter’s friends who were caught vaping and hiding alcohol.    Dr. Laura: "Be less concerned about YOU and MORE concerned...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Life is Too Short to Be Bitter
By Dr. Laura on July 30, 2020

I am 54 years old  and married for 31 years. I have become very bitter to my husband over things that have happened throughout the years.  Last year was really bad, so I went to buy...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: “I Stayed Home” Shocks Others!
By Dr. Laura on July 30, 2020

Ann shares how people react to hearing her “trick” for successfully raising her daughters.    Dr. Laura: "There’s no luck here. You chose wisely!" 

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YouTube

YouTube: What's Your Mantra?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2020

We received hundreds of emails from listeners wanting to share the mantras that help them deal with the demons and difficulties in their lives. I’m so proud of you. It takes strength to...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Spreading a Little Sunshine
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2020

Back in April, I saw a post from a local mother asking if anyone had an old bike or smaller items they might be willing to donate so her children could have Easter baskets.  The mom...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Childhood Friend Is Mean
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2020

Trinity is being treated poorly by her “friend,” but has yet to look for the “good” in someone else instead.   Dr. Laura: "Open your heart to someone who wants to be a good friend to...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Turns Out I Was Not The Victim
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2020

Katie thanks Dr. Laura for changing her attitude toward responsible decision-making as a single mom.     Dr. Laura: "Society says women are the victim...when WE are the problem." 

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Life Keeps Getting Sweeter
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2020

Recently, I had a fun afternoon listening to some classic Roy Orbison tunes at home with my real-man husband and our three little boys.  I was folding laundry and doing other chores,...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I A Bad Mom?
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2020

Tas believes she’s messing up as a parent, BUT is she really doing so?    Dr. Laura: "Every parent sometimes wants to hit the eject button; it means you need a break." 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Parents Did the Right Thing!
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2020

I’ve heard you take calls from women who wonder if they should divorce their husbands even if they have young kids, because they’re unhappy in the marriage.  I want to share with you my...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Child Is Failing
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2020

Wendy is worn down after spending the last three years attempting to keep her child from flunking out of school.   Dr. Laura: "You need to love her...not “helicopter parent” her." 

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: You Get Straight To The Answers!
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2020

Madeline recently discovered Dr. Laura for the first time and has a BIG thank you after hearing her words of wisdom.    Dr. Laura: "You have made me a stronger woman!" 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Stop Relationship Failures?
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2020

Alvin is going through another divorce after having rushed into marriage to avoid being single.   Dr. Laura: "Don't eat the poison just because you're hungry." 

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen Son Came Clean
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2020

After taking a marijuana-laced gummi bear, Sarah’s son came to her with the truth of what he’d done.   Dr. Laura: "Be happy...you have a GOOD RELATIONSHIP with your child." 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Watching My Husband Turn Our Son Into a Man
By Dr. Laura on July 24, 2020

Our 13-year-old son fell on a rock while playing with his buddies in the backyard. I thought he had a really bad cut and spent most of the day babying him and his bloody knee. That same...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Avoid Hurting Feelings?
By Dr. Laura on July 24, 2020

Suzy has been invited to go hiking but would prefer to decline without upsetting her friend.    Dr. Laura: "YOU are NOT responsible for someone else's hypersensitivity." 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Choose Wisely
By Dr. Laura on July 23, 2020

I’ve only been listening for two years, but I’ve learned in that time how many mistakes I made in my past. Choosing wisely was one thing I didn’t do. I met a man, and the red flags were...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: "Honor Thy Mother"
By Dr. Laura on July 23, 2020

14-year-old Charlotte is collecting old vaping equipment and now finds herself in a bitter argument with her mom about it.   Dr. Laura: "You will show your mother respect and she will...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: You Were Right!
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2020

When I was in college, I used to hear your program with my family. I thought you were so wrong, but since then I’ve realized that everything you say is 100% on point. I had an abusive...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Disturbed With My Father's Choice
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2020

Megan lost her mother to Alzheimer’s eight months ago.  Now her dad is dating a woman who’s only a year older than Megan!    Dr. Laura: "You'll never see me around one of your bimbos!" 

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