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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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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You For The Impact On My Life
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2020

Emily shares how her mom was terrible at choosing men until she found Dr. Laura and they started listening together ...     Dr. Laura: "I make decisions based on fact, not feelings."

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Career

Email of the Day: Nervous, But No Limp Chick!
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2020

I got a Master’s degree in Administration after a 25-year career in education, excited to enter the field of school leadership, but I was nervous. I got assigned as Assistant Principal...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Still Angry With My Dad
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2020

Tabitha was placed into foster care after her father ruined her childhood by leaving her mother.    Dr. Laura: "You are an amazing woman; you came from hell and built heaven."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: Walk, Talk, Listen and Learn!
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2020

I have you to partly thank for helping me lose close to 60 pounds so far this year! I plug you in and take you on my hour and a half walk every day. You motivate me to be a more loving...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet And Loving Works
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2020

Stephanie didn't want to hear it but ultimately took Dr. Laura's advice and now her marriage is much better!    Dr. Laura: "Just be NICE no matter how you "feel" . . .  "

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Advice Worked With A Rude Classmate
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2020

Kyleen updates Dr. Laura on how her words of wisdom resolved an issue with a troublesome member of her online theatre group.    Dr. Laura: "I like success stories!"

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: In Praise Of My Kid's Perfect Response!
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2020

Proud mom Maria shares a memorable moment between her daughter and a fellow classmate who suggested her child was "lucky" in her everyday success.    Dr. Laura: "It's not luck...it's...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mother Has Taken Her Own Life
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2020

After suffering a stroke and not getting better...Lauren's mom ended it all deciding she no longer wished to be a burden.    Dr. Laura: "Your mom loved you; you loved her and she felt ...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Smells Help Make Memories
By Dr. Laura on July 17, 2020

I often think about how much scent says about a home. When I was about 8 years old, I took piano lessons from a nice elderly woman. Her home always felt so comfortable and homey to me,...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Getting The Sympathy I Need
By Dr. Laura on July 17, 2020

Celia is upset that her in-laws have apparently stopped showing care and concern over the loss of her mom to COVID-19 … or have they?    Dr. Laura: "Honor the memory of your mother."

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courage

Email of the Day: My Daughter Married A Man!!
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2020

I want to thank you for giving me the courage to speak up in a terrible situation. Last year, we were at a football tailgate, eating with friends and family.

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

COTD Podcast: How Can I Get Over My Reluctance To Eat Better?
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2020

Roy despised eating fruits and veggies as a child attending boarding school. Now, he eats nothing but carbs despite his doctor's stern warning.    Dr. Laura: "Don't keep being vengeful...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Recipe for a Military Wife
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2020

I am a former paratrooper.  I was with the 82nd Airborne and later the Recruiting Command. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife for 20 years and she has stood by me during part of my...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Bailed On Our Wedding Reception
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2020

Chandy isn’t able to forgive her man after he sneaked away with friends instead of celebrating with his new bride.   Dr. Laura: "You had the freedom to make a better choice on whom you...

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