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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Worried My Sons Will Become Snowflakes
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2020

Joe’s 18 and 21-year-old sons are both living at home and he's concerned they'll never become responsible adults.   Dr. Laura: "Present two choices; contribute or 'you’re out!'"

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Be Upset or Happy He’s Dead?
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2020

Elise wonders why she’s upset instead of happy that her alcoholic husband is gone.   Dr. Laura: "Tell the truth; 'I’m at peace but he was my partner and I miss him.'"

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Strong vs. Showing Weakness
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2020

Timothy finds himself struck with grief and facing the task of fathering six after the unexpected passing of his wife.   Dr. Laura: "Being “strong” is B.S.; you’re supposed to feel...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Three Rules That Have Made Our Marriage Last
By Dr. Laura on September 25, 2020

Pretty early in our 43-year-marriage, we had two rules for keeping our marriage together.  The first rule was “If you don’t like the way I am doing it, then do it yourself.”  That came...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My 19-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant
By Dr. Laura on September 25, 2020

Jon’s high school senior has been knocked up by her “worthless” boyfriend …   Dr. Laura: "If you rescue her, she won’t do what's best for the child."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I Finally Got Off The Couch
By Dr. Laura on September 24, 2020

I heard you recently tell a caller that being obese was a form of suicide.  It was a shock to the listener, but it really hit home for me.  Several months ago, I heard you tell a caller...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: What Should I Do With These Letters?
By Dr. Laura on September 24, 2020

Dawn is uncertain what to do with her deceased father’s love letters that he wrote while serving in the military.   Dr. Laura: "It’s your history. Read every one and keep them forever!"

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: I’m Turning My Life Right Side Up Again
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2020

I stumbled upon “Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives” at a used bookstore a few months ago.  I thought, “hey, this is a book about me!”  Out of curiosity, desperation and...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Need A Comeback From The Comeback Queen!!
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2020

Kristen made the choice to remain flat after a double mastectomy. Since doing so, she frequently contends with insensitive inquiries as to why she didn’t replace her breasts.   Dr....

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Do I Extend An Olive Branch?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2020

April’s daughter has been told she’s mentally ill. Now, she’s ceased speaking to her mom and dad after her grandparents have become involved.   Dr. Laura: "When grandparents step in to...

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grandparents

Email of the Day: My Grandmother Had Grit!
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2020

I often hear callers say that doing the right thing is hard.  Let me tell you about my grandmother.  In 1940, she had a child with Down syndrome.  She was told strongly by the...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Say Goodbye?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2020

Tara is visiting her dying grandfather but doesn’t know what to say to him.   Dr. Laura: "What would you like to hear on your deathbed?" 

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Almost Lost My Husband
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2020

I am 55 years old and married for 31 years, with three sons.  It wasn’t always so wonderful.  Seven years in, my husband had an affair for six months that I discovered.  We tried...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Consumed By My Bad Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2020

Since the passing of her husband, Maureen has been struggling with the fact that her mom was a terrible person.   Dr. Laura: "It may have been crappy but you’ve demonstrated resilience."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: In Honor of Wife Appreciation Day - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

It’s #WifeAppreciationDay the third Sunday of September. In honor of this day, we’ve pulled a Dr. Laura Call of the Day Classic: James describes how his life has changed since marrying...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: In Honor of Wife Appreciation Day - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

It’s #WifeAppreciationDay the third Sunday of September. In honor of this day, we’ve pulled a Dr. Laura Call of the Day Classic: Robert shares what carrying his wife over the threshold...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Dealing With The “Male Ego” While Ill
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

Don is battling melanoma and suffering cognitive issues. This has left him jobless, defensive and argumentative with his family.   Dr. Laura: "You’re trying to fight back against death...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Finally Cutting the Cord
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

My 22-year-old son just left our house in tears.  We finally cut the cord on him.  After a few years of second chances, which turned into thirty “second chances,” we had reached the end...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want To Be Closer To My Sister
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

15-year-old Skyler would like to be more of a part of her younger sister’s life, but 13-year-old Paige is not being gracious about it.   Dr. Laura: "First responsibility in life ought to...

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YouTube

YouTube: Labor Day Fun With Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2020

It was SO hot this Labor Day weekend I grabbed my kayak and paddle and headed off to catch a little breeze. The smell of the ocean and the cool water was so refreshing! And it’s easy to...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Sons Won’t Have “Mama-itis”
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2020

When I was growing up in Mexico, I always heard that a man with “Mama-itis” (what you call a Mama’s boy) was not a good thing.  My husband and I have two sons, ages 10 and 16.  Even...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Living As Roommates
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2020

Despite counseling after her husband’s affair, Julie finds herself miserable and anxious living as “roommates” in her marriage.   Dr. Laura: "You didn’t change; you just went...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: We Were Each Other’s First Kiss
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2020

I met my wife in elementary school, and we ended up being boyfriend and girlfriend in the seventh grade.  I wasn’t ready to settle down at age 12 (a fact I still hear about 30 years...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: An Uneasy Feeling About My Relationship
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2020

Mo’s boyfriend lost a colleague to suicide and now converses with his dead friend’s girlfriend about his suffering.   Dr. Laura: "You’ll have to endure that they may become an item." 

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Homeschooling Game Plan
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2020

Lisa is a mom of 3 trying to balance working at home while overseeing their distance learning.   Dr. Laura: "Too many responsibilities? Something has got to give. Don’t let it be your...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Treated My Husband As a Sibling
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2020

My father passed away when I was an infant, and my mom was left with eight children to raise, all under the age of nine!  Somehow, she managed, and growing up, I always felt safe and...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: Grandma v. Grandma
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2020

14-year-old Jamie is caught between two grandmothers who despise each other!!   Dr. Laura: "Just because you’re related, doesn’t mean they’re nice." 

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Jury Duty Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2020

I’m a stay-at-home mom, and almost seven years ago, I was raising my two young children when I got a jury duty notice for service.  Prior to staying home, I had been an engineer.

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Helping My Mean Mommy
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2020

Despite showing kindness towards her, Kim’s mother has been physically and mentally abusive throughout her life.   Dr. Laura: "Stop thinking she’ll turn into a nice mommy." 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Avoiding “The 10 Stupid Things Women Do”
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2020

Jen’s 16-year-old daughter inquired about contraceptives only to receive Dr. Laura’s book, “The 10 Stupid Things Women Do” instead.   Dr. Laura: "What’s important is that you tell your...

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stress

Call of the Day Podcast: I Fear The End
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2020

Young McKayla is having panic attacks related to frequent thoughts and fears of “THE END!!”   Dr. Laura: "We have always survived what seem like “apocalyptic” events." 

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: The Fallout Of Divorce
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2020

Bob’s infidelity has led up to a divorce and his daughter’s anger towards him.   Dr. Laura: "There are consequences; you betrayed your wife and daughter." 

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YouTube

YouTube: Dads Make a Difference
By Dr. Laura on September 11, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday ! I wanted to share this clip from my 2001 Dr. Laura tv show. I’m reading an email from a mom who took her 3-year-old daughter to the Houston Zoo to watch the...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: There ARE Good Men Out There!
By Dr. Laura on September 11, 2020

When I found you three years ago, I was 27, single, and starting to sway from my morals and values.  I was raised in a home where you didn’t shack up and you didn’t have sex before...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Bad About Myself
By Dr. Laura on September 11, 2020

Chase lost control of his diabetes while dwelling on the trauma of a serious vehicle accident.   Dr. Laura: "Be happy you’re alive and can control your disease." 

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: A Predator Dated My Mom To Get to Me
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2020

My parents divorced when I was 12.  My father moved out-of-state and within a month, my mother began dating a new guy.  My mother’s boyfriend was known to us, because he was her...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Didn’t Choose Wisely
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2020

After marrying and divorcing a bad guy, Sonia is struggling to raise her child alone.   Dr. Laura: "Character keeps us moving forward when we really mess up." 

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YouTube

YouTube: Dr. Laura's Tattoo Showcase
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2020

Oh my goodness! Your tattoos are amazing! I proudly show my Harley skull and rose and my Maori shark tattoo (first and last in this slide show). I was impressed by the HUNDREDS of...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Why My Husband Loves to Do the Dishes
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2020

My husband and I just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary.  We didn’t listen to you way back then, because I was only 18, and he was 21 when we married.  All we knew then was that...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Have Animosity Toward My Aunt
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2020

Because they had bad parents, Julie’s mom raised a younger sister, and Julie is still hurt and angry.   Dr. Laura: "You can stop getting wet from the rain by coming indoors." 

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: One Amazing 13-Year-Old Lady!!
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2020

Young Melanie shares how her mom’s teachings and Dr. Laura’s words of wisdom have her “doing the right thing!”   Dr. Laura: "I put myself on a pedestal, I take care of myself and am kind...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: I Was a Living Example of Ten Stupid Things Women Do
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2020

I found you when I was in the midst of doing at least three of the Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives.  I was 25 and making my weekly three-hour drive to see a man who...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Motherhood In 2020
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2020

Elizabeth feels pressured by the feminist lifestyles that contradict her belief system as a stay-at-home mom.   Dr. Laura: "You get to design your life." 

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: The Jealous Boyfriend
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2020

Molly’s older boyfriend of one year gets angry when he’s not the priority in her life.   Dr. Laura: "Is he a man that Dr. Laura would date?!" 

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: You Kept Me Grounded Raising My Son
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2020

Andrea thanks Dr. Laura for guiding her while raising her son as a single mom and avoiding wrongdoing.   Dr. Laura: "That is an amazing woman [ROLE MODEL]!" 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: You Rocked My World, Dr. Laura!!
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2020

In this amazing follow-up call, Andrew shares how Dr. Laura made him see things in a very different light, changing his perspective forever.    Dr. Laura: "The first time we spoke you...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Being Picked On In Class
By Dr. Laura on September 5, 2020

Young Kaylin is blind in one eye and is constantly teased about it by her fellow students.   Dr. Laura: "Kids are curious and annoying; don’t be a victim…take control of the situation." 

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: Did My Boyfriend Do The Right Thing?
By Dr. Laura on September 4, 2020

Susan’s boyfriend took her son’s girlfriend aside and called her “rude” after she complained about dinner.   Dr. Laura: "He educated her on proper behavior." 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Don’t Outsource My Kids’ Education Anymore
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2020

As a family of five, weathering the pandemic has been very hard.  My husband used to travel weekly for his job, so having him home 24/7 has been an adjustment.  His relationship with...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Finding A Middle Ground With Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2020

Melissa has a long history of poor communication and being unable to live up to her mom’s expectations.   Dr. Laura: "Stop being rebellious; be sweet and you’ll see a different “mommy.”" 

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Want to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2020

I work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at an assisted living facility while I’m working my way through nursing school.  I’m 19, and I love my job.  However, the aides I work with are...

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