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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: We Need Space From Our Friends
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2022

Leslie and her husband are ready to move on from traveling with their long-time friends, but what's the right way to let them know?   💡Dr. Laura: "You cannot constrain your life in order...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother-in-Law is Making a Mistake
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2022

It's only been a year since Jill's sister died, and she's upset that her brother-in-law is now marrying a woman he just recently met online.   💡Dr. Laura: "If you want to keep this...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Being Bullied At Work
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2022

Samantha's co-worker is upset that she was passed over for a promotion and is taking her anger out on Samantha who is up for the job.   💡Dr. Laura: "Publicly encourage her to file a...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Avoid My Mom
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2022

Denise is thinking of quitting her job as a nurse now that her estranged mother took a job at the same hospital.   💡Dr. Laura: "Leaving a position you enjoy gives her power she doesn't...

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Family

Email of the Day: Having Time To Just “Be” With Your Kids Is Important
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2022

My 6-year-old said to me, “Girls like the boys who fight for them.” I looked at him quizzically and then said “And it’s nice to have doors opened too.” I asked him where he learned that...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Where's My Life Going?
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2022

22-year-old Connor is at a loss for direction now that his girlfriend of the past 5 years has moved away.   💡Dr. Laura: "You're just at the beginning of figuring out who you are and where...

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In-Laws

Email of the Day: My Mother-in-Law Is the Best!
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2022

My husband’s mother accepted me from day one of our marriage. She treated me kindly, included me in everything and always made sure there were Christmas gifts for me under the tree.  

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Wants Me To Forgive Her Affair
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2022

How should Michelle respond to her mother who just confessed that she cheated on Michelle's father?   💡Dr. Laura: "You are her child, not her friend. Don't let her burden you with her...

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Relationships

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sad That My Threesome Is Over - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2022

In part 2 of this call, Allison continues to explore with Dr. Laura how her childhood could have led to her interest in being “the other woman” in a threesome.   💡Dr. Laura: "Negative...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Our Finances are Tight, But We Have a Happy Home
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2022

When I became a stay-at-home mom, we had four children. This was during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I lost my part-time job. We’d tried many other times for me to stay...

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Relationships

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sad That My Threesome Is Over - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2022

Allison says she is sad and having a hard time moving on after breaking off a three-way love affair.   💡Dr. Laura: "You've successfully avoided the risk of a one-on-one relationship."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: What Kids Learn By Being on Sports Teams
By Dr. Laura on August 8, 2022

I’m a long-time youth sports coach. Many of the kids I know are aging out of these programs. Some go out “on top,” but others have had a tough time. Almost all have had both experiences...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Have Two Dads
By Dr. Laura on August 8, 2022

8-year-old Hinley is being pressured by her biological father's side of the family to stop calling her stepfather "dad."   💡Dr. Laura: "The man who is fathering you has earned the honor of...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Son Won't Make Time For His Brother
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2022

Nancy and Henry disappointed that their older son isn't making the effort to fly across country to attend the marriage celebration of their younger son.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't confuse your...

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Family

COTD Podcast: How Do I Help My Sister Without Hurting My Marriage?
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2022

Jo's sister is a mess and needs support, but caring for her sister will take Jo's time and attention away from her husband.   💡Dr. Laura: "Vows are taken with your spouse, not your family."

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Ready to Confront My Employer
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2022

Heather thinks her supervisor is being unfair by not granting her time off request, especially given how instrumental Heather has been to the company's success.   💡Dr. Laura: ...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Only Child Doesn't Want My Company
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2022

After years of helping her daughter deal with her significant health issues, Debbie is depressed that her daughter has moved out of her home and no longer wants her mom's help.   💡Dr....

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Men Really ARE Simple Creatures
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2022

My husband and I married when he was 24 and I was 23. The beginning went well, but we almost didn’t make it to our tenth anniversary. Around that time, he gave me a copy of “The Proper...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Did My Husband Cheat on Me?
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2022

Joyce is happily married, but confused as to how she contracted HPV.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's time to calmly discuss the facts and next steps."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: We Turned a Boring Day Into a Lifetime Memory
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2022

When my son was 6 years old, every weekend he played with several other kids in the neighborhood, and they were all either at our house, their houses or outside riding bikes or throwing...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Holding On To So Much Anger
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2022

Bill and Gertie are looking forward to retirement but aren't thrilled to also be taking care of Gertie's mom who was abusive during much of her life.   💡Dr. Laura: "This is your time to be...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Get Along With My Mom
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2022

Nikoly isn't sure how to improve his relationship with his adoptive mother who has a lot of problems and causes chaos in Nikoly's life.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let go of her and hold on to your...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Do The Right Thing Because It’s The Right Thing to Do
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2022

I’ve worked in the mental health field for my entire 30-year career. I’ve worked with kids in residential placements, did crisis work with children and adults, and now I’m a therapist...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Sick of Eating Dirt
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2022

Sue says her husband is tired of being taken for granted and is angry that she hasn't shown more disapproval over her disrespectful son.   💡Dr. Laura: "Right is right and wrong is wrong,...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How I’m Raising My Boys
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2022

One of the things that caught my attention from listening to you is your focus on how to raise a boy into a man. Although I’m the mom, I try not to be a hindrance to my boys’ development...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Shake My Unhappiness
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2022

Andrew feels like he's walking through life with a mask, hiding the degree to which he's sad and lonely.   💡Dr. Laura: "Stop trying to make reasonable feelings go away."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Does My Mom Baby My Brother?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Beth is annoyed that her mother gives her mentally ill brother money every month even though she's the good child who's taking care of mom.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't let sibling rivalry damage...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Give My Mom Another Chance?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Desiree's mom is a recovering addict who threatens to kill herself if Desiree doesn't visit her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Addicts don't suddenly become better people when they stop using."

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Dating

COTD Podcast: Should I Tell My Boyfriend to Stop Visiting Strip Clubs?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Eva is annoyed that her boyfriend regularly visits strip joints.   💡Dr. Laura: "Dating isn't about changing a person; it's your chance to discern whether someone is a keeper."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Should We Drug Test Our Daughter's Boyfriend?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Melissa is concerned that her husband is too extreme in his request to test their daughter's boyfriend for drugs before allowing him to visit.   What should we do when we've been wronged?...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: We Thought We Needed “Just a Little Bit More…”
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2022

Once our daughter was born, my husband and I agreed that it was best for me to quit my job and stay home to raise her and any future children. My husband is an excellent provider and...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2022

Andrea wonders how she can maintain a relationship with her parents who don't get along and constantly put Andrea in the middle of their drama.   What should we do when we've been wronged?...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Used Tears to Manipulate My Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2022

Growing up, I used to listen to you in the car with my mom. I always asked her to turn on “that lady on the radio who yells at everyone!” I gave birth to my first child during the height...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want My Mommy
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2022

Katie wishes her mom would spend more time with her instead of being overly involved in the life of one of Katie's sisters.   What should we do when we've been wronged? In "Surviving a...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Was a Middle School Bully
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2022

Michael answers Dr. Laura's call to discuss a time when someone apologized for being a bully.   What should we do when we've been wronged? In "Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land)," I wrote...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Love Is Lovelier The Second Time Around
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2022

I was in a loveless marriage for 35 years. He would always make sure that I knew I didn’t measure up to him. After our four children were grown and married, I knew it was time for me to...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Bullied Because I'm Home-Schooled
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2022

The kids in Elliott's neighborhood have started teasing him for being home-schooled, including some that he thought were true friends. What should we do when we've been wronged?   What...

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Family

Email of the Day: I Was Raised With Dr. Laura Values
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2022

I’ve listened to you since the mid 90s, when I was in school. Over that time, I’ve learned to not misuse the word “try.” I’ve learned not to confuse uncomfortable feelings with guilt, and...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Did My Co-worker Stab Me in the Back?
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2022

After hearing Dr. Laura discuss her book, “Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land),” Richard calls to ask if he is correct in thinking his co-worker was a shark.   What should we do when we've...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Wants Me To Save Her
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2022

Michelle's 24-year-old daughter wants to move out of her shack-up situation and is asking her parents for the money to do it.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't rob her of learning how to stand on her...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son and I Are Estranged
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2022

Renee is sad that she and her son have grown distant since he started dating an older woman with five kids.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's not unusual for people to create what they wish they had had...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Childhood Is Ruining My Life
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2022

Angela's physical and emotional health is deteriorating as she deals with the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.   💡Dr. Laura: "While help was something you never had when you needed...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want My Son To Be a Rescuer
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2022

Tom is worried that his teenage son is trying to rescue the teen daughter of a friend who recently committed suicide.   💡Dr. Laura: "Talk to your son about what he's feeling and educate...

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Confrontation

Blog: Can You Survive A Shark Attack (On Land)?
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

Betrayals! It’s unbelievable how many of you have suffered all kinds of betrayals. Maybe you didn’t call it a betrayal. For example, we all know the parent who abuses their child is a bad...

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Confrontation

Email of the Day: My Parents Threw Away a Perfectly Good Daughter
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

For as long as I can remember, I have been my parents’ therapist. I was the one who fixed any big argument between them, and now I’m a mom of two boys and a very happy wife to a wonderful...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Think I Made a Mistake
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

Cecilia is worried that her husband is an alcoholic because he turns to drinking to unwind from stressful days.   💡Dr. Laura: "Ignite your feminine charms and give him alternative ways to...

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Confrontation

Email of the Day: My Friends Turned On Me
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2022

My husband and I were close friends with a group of people throughout our early twenties. I was under the impression that they were pro “live your life however you want,” but we learned...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My MIL Criticizes My Cooking
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2022

How should Kristen respond to her 92-year-old mother-in-law who is critical of the meals Kristen and her sister-in-law cook for her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't take it personally; take pity and...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Wasn't Helpful
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2022

Anna is upset that her husband didn't jump in and help her manage their 15-month-old daughter at a recent pool party.   💡Dr. Laura: "Men are very direction-oriented so simply ask for what...

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Confrontation

Email of the Day: 7 Things That Helped Me Cope With Betrayal
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2022

I’ve had a horrendous few years brought about by family betrayal and my son’s selection of a brutal wife. I suffered greatly emotionally, but I found several things that helped me through...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like My Friend's Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2022

Kassie doesn't want to see or discuss her friend's husband after learning about the abusive ways he has treated his wife.   💡Dr. Laura: "You have the right to decide who and what you allow...

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