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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to Let Go of My Anger
By Dr. Laura on July 30, 2021

Karen's stepchildren told lies about her years ago, and she's still having a hard time letting go of her anger towards them.   Dr. Laura: "Children are generally not happy about their...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Value of Having a Loving Parent Day In and Out
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2021

We have two respectful, responsible young teenage sons. They have worked on school projects, played sports and volunteered for various community services. Our friends ask us numerous...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Lost My Son's Hamster!
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2021

Sonya's son's hamster escaped after she accidentally left its cage door open, and she hasn't admitted to her son that she is the reason for the loss.   Dr. Laura: "Show the character you...

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YouTube

YouTube: Tattoo Artistry with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2021

For many of you, tattoos are a form of art that helps you express an emotional story. Thank you for sharing yours with me. Here's part 2 of our listener tattoo slideshow.

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband Thought He Had Failed Me
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2021

Normally, I am very outgoing, and I work very hard to keep my man happy in every way. However, I went through a funk, and during that time, I noticed that my husband got increasingly...

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Uncomfortable Spending My Inheritance
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2021

Jennifer inherited money after the death of her mother and brother, but she doesn't feel right spending it.   Dr. Laura: "Let the money honor their lives by bringing some joy and peace...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Had a Secret Family
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2021

Blair's father was unfaithful and had a secret family and Blair is afraid of her own husband doing the same thing.   Dr. Laura: "Life is like monkey bars; to move forward, you must let...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: What I Learned After I Was Physically Attacked
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2021

Several years ago, while riding my bike on a road I’ve ridden thousands of times, I was attacked and nearly killed by a stranger. The attacker was almost 20 years younger than me,...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Money Trouble is Hurting Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2021

Since moving into a more expensive neighborhood, Tyson says he is struggling financially and with his marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Work as a team to resolve problems you've both created."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: We Sacrificed for What We Have Now
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2021

My husband and I bought our first house for its resale value. We drove an old junk car, but it was paid for, we shopped at thrift stores, and in general, just did without. We later sold...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter is a Drug Addict
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2021

Shannon's teenage daughter has started using drugs and getting violent with her siblings and mother.   Dr. Laura: "Learn from your mistake with your first child, and don't repeat it with...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Better Late Than Never!
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2021

Lauren spent most of her life in relationships with alcoholic men but finally, in her golden years, she has learned to treat herself with more respect.   Dr. Laura: "Be true to yourself."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Wants to Change Her Name
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2021

Gretchen's 18-year-old daughter would like to lose her father's last name and use her mother's maiden name, but Gretchen's not sure that's a good idea.   Dr. Laura: "Trust the decisions...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My New Husband is an Addict
By Dr. Laura on July 24, 2021

After only three months of marriage, Michelle has discovered that her husband has a cocaine addiction.   Dr. Laura: "You will gain self-respect when you correct your mistake."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Resented Taking Care of My Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 23, 2021

I was given your book, “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” as a wedding present. We were several months into our marriage when I finally read it, and our marriage abruptly took a...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Chose Work Over Family
By Dr. Laura on July 23, 2021

Cyndi regrets that, to cope with her cancer diagnosis, she became a workaholic and let her home life slip.   Dr. Laura: "Love - not work - is what keeps us alive. "

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YouTube

YouTube: Tattoo Therapy with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2021

Even more beautiful than the body art you shared with your tattoo photos are the stories behind them. We received so many wonderful submissions that my peeps are working to post your...

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Friendship

Email of the Day: I Only LOOK Like I Have It Together
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2021

Years ago, I was dropping off one of my children at kindergarten and the teacher stopped me and said “I really admire you; you have so much going on all the time and you always seem to...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Told Me “No!”
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2021

Michelle's teenage daughter has started to disobey and talk back to her mother, and Michelle would like to know if she handled their recent fight correctly.   Dr. Laura: "Don't miss...

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Family

Email of the Day: My Husband Delivered Our Son
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2021

I was on baby number four, and usually the baby arrived within a few hours after contractions started. This time, my water broke on the way to the hospital, my contractions were only...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Raise Another Woman's Kid
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2021

Britney is engaged to a good man who is willing to help raise his ex's child, but she's not sure she can handle the responsibility of parenting someone else's son.   Dr. Laura: "It's...

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YouTube

YouTube: Dr. Christine Pieton on Artificial Turf's Impact with Kids
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2021

On Monday I interviewed Dr. Christine Pieton, DPT, talking about the hot topic of children and sports. We talked about the challenges parents face when navigating the minefield of youth...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like People Much Anymore
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2021

As he gets older, Preston finds himself confronting more and more friends over their political and social positions and losing them in the process.   Dr. Laura: "Avoid what's polarizing...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Why We Didn’t Shack Up Before Marriage
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2021

When my husband and I became engaged, our happily married friends and family were excited for us. But those who were divorced, single or unhappily married had a slightly different take....

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm No Longer Living Under a Cloud
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2021

Andrew called Dr. Laura last year, sad that his friends were getting married while he had no prospects. But, with this update, he reveals the amazing journey that original call took him...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Was Loved by a Mom AND a Dad
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2021

When my mom was 20, she got pregnant. Her boyfriend stepped up and proposed to her, but my smart, spiritual, wise mom knew that a young partying college student wasn’t ready to take...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Time For Divorce?
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2021

Rachel would like to leave her insecure and controlling husband, but they have two young children.   Dr. Laura: "Do you believe it's important to keep your family together for the sake...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Stop Being Sad?
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2021

10-year-old Mark is grieving the death of his pastor and calls with his mom for advice on how best to cope.   Dr. Laura: "The beauty of grief is that it's a reflection of the positive...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriends Are Leaving Me Out
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2021

12-year-old Chloe's “friend” group is proving to have some not-so-nice girls in it.   Dr. Laura: "Don't take the actions of mean girls personally."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Weak Mom
By Dr. Laura on July 17, 2021

Even though her daughter rejects her, Annie keeps trying to help her bratty, snowflake daughter become a happy, successful adult.   Dr. Laura: "Once your child grows up, it's her life to...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: How Feminists Think Women Should Approach Life
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2021

Based on the many calls you receive I have come to the following conclusions about the way feminists think women should approach life:

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm the Poster Child for What Not to Do
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2021

Trina is sad about her bad childhood and her impending divorce, and she blames herself for the way her life has turned out.   Dr. Laura: "You can't change the past, but you can work on...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Toddler Showed Me How to Cut the Cord
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2021

At the time I had my first son, I was still a teacher and was also an active member of my church. As he became a toddler showing his independence, I stopped teaching (because I didn’t...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: At What Age is Wearing Makeup OK?
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2021

Krystal's husband says their 4-year-old daughter should not be allowed to play with mommy's makeup, but Krystal remembers loving it too as a child and thinks there's nothing wrong.   Dr....

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Family

Email of the Day: My Family Is My Life’s Work
By Dr. Laura on July 14, 2021

I began listening to you more than 25 years ago, when my first child was born. I was the “strict mom” in the neighborhood, and it was reassuring to listen to you reinforce that I was...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Won't Talk to Us
By Dr. Laura on July 14, 2021

Hayley misses her nephew who she no longer sees since his mom isn't speaking to Hayley's family.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes there's no reasoning with an ungrateful person."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Has High Anxiety
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

Megan would like advice on how to help her 10-year-old son whose anxiety about playing competitive hockey is causing him to vomit before each game.   Dr. Laura: "Help your son relax with...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Every Night’s a Date Night At Our House
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

During breakfast one day, my husband and I heard a promotion on the radio where you could win dinner and tickets to a show. They called the promotion a “date night” giveaway. Without...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Miss My Friend
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

Sadie would like to support her childhood friend who is going through a hard time, but she's being rejected.   Dr. Laura: "Friendship is about mutual respect."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: How I Turned My Husband’s Bad Day into a Good One
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2021

My husband called me on his way home from work one day and said he had had a bad day and that all he wanted to do was come home, sit outside and have a drink. I was also on my way home...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Get Married, But How?
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2021

Kendall is 36 and finally ready to “find a nice guy,” but her past is interfering with her ability to be open and vulnerable in relationships.   Dr. Laura: "It can be difficult to give...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Can We Have a Phone?
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2021

12-year-olds Toland and Shaetuck want Dr. Laura's opinion on tweens and phones.   Dr. Laura: "Kids generally do not have the maturity and self-restraint to be responsible with...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Haven't Been “Real” With My Dad
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2021

15-year-old Beth needs help telling her father how she really feels about her parents' divorce and her dad shacking up with his girlfriend.   Dr. Laura: "You'll be disappointed...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Lost
By Dr. Laura on July 10, 2021

Erica's not happy being 30, jobless, overweight and promiscuous.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to choose respecting yourself over happy-in-the-moment."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Am My Kids’ Swim Mom
By Dr. Laura on July 9, 2021

When I was younger, I scoffed whenever you touted the virtues of stay-at-home motherhood. Working mothers were the heroes of our society! They have it all. Or at least everyone says so....

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overly Critical
By Dr. Laura on July 9, 2021

Christina wants to become less critical of her kids, friends and family because it's damaging her relationships.   Dr. Laura: "People are more likely to change when they think it's for...

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Family

Email of the Day: What I Learned From My Dog, Molly
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2021

Our dog, Molly, passed away last month. She was an integral part of our family and embodied loyalty, happiness and unconditional love. She was an energetic student willing to learn and...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband's OCD is Out of Control
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2021

Ann can no longer deal with her husband who gets explosively irritated with their children if he comes home and sees anything out of order in their home.   Dr. Laura: "People are more...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: A Formerly Nagging Wife
By Dr. Laura on July 7, 2021

I used to be a nagging wife. I gave my husband hell – “take out the trash,” “mow the lawn,” “put your shoes outside—they smell,” “Go to the store. Here’s the list, and don’t be gone too...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Stay, or Should I Go?
By Dr. Laura on July 7, 2021

Delia got pregnant and married at 18 and, two kids and ten years later, she is thinking of leaving her husband.   Dr. Laura: "Endure the less-than-perfect situation you chose for the...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: There’s No Better Place for Babies Than In Your Arms
By Dr. Laura on July 6, 2021

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I see a fair number of children up to five years old with delays of various kinds. I’ve also noticed the immense value of invested parents in...

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