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YouTube: Honoring Dad with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2021

Any man can father a child, but it takes a special man to be a DAD. By the number of pictures we received, it looks like many of you have real DADS in your lives. Hallelujah! As usual,...

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Family

Email of the Day: Sweet Memories of My Dad
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2021

My father died of pancreatic cancer when he was 76 years old. Besides my husband, he was the finest man I ever knew. If I had the opportunity to say one more thing to him, it would be...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Insulted!
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2021

Sharon wants Dr. Laura's opinion on how she can handle her neighbor's negative comments on her looks.   Dr. Laura: "The best comebacks leave the person feeling a little stupid."

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YouTube

YouTube: Fun in the Sun with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2021

I’m smiling at the thought of you nourishing your family with outdoor adventures. Thanks to everyone who sent in photos of yourselves getting some Vitamin N(ature) this summer! Here's a...

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Family

Email of the Day: He Knew I Was There
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2021

I was 24 years old when I gave birth to my daughter back in 1982. At the same time, I was taking care of my dad, who was dying from lung cancer. There was no hospice at the time, and I...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Won't Show Love
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2021

Carmen and Cheryl are middle-aged sisters who grew up in an unaffectionate family, but Cheryl wants them to start expressing their love for one another.   Dr. Laura: "It's a beautiful...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I a Bad Grandpa?
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2021

Brad feels bad about disappointing his family by not attending all of his grandson's travel baseball games.   Dr. Laura: "We cannot be all things to all people."

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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Email of the Day: I Got Good Marriage Advice From My Dog!
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2021

We have a black Labrador who is joined at the hip to my husband when he is home. Before my husband even pulls into the driveway, the dog is already at the window, barking and yelping....

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Acts Out When He's Frustrated
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2021

May's 8-year-old son is getting in trouble at school and home for his poor sportsmanship and defiant behavior and punishing him isn't working.   Dr. Laura: "Parents need to model the...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: The Best Decision I Ever Made
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2021

I was a stay-at-home mom to my kids when they were little, until my youngest started school. I’m a teacher and began teaching in their school. At first, I thought it was a perfect...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to be More Disciplined
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2021

Annika thinks she knows what she'd like to do with her life, but she gets overwhelmed when she considers of all of her options.   Dr. Laura: "The first step to better self-discipline is...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Sound Advice Saved My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2021

Adele thanks Dr. Laura for the 25 years of guidance that has helped her to become a better and happier mother and wife.   Dr. Laura: "Relationships benefit when you're willing to give...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Having Friend Trouble
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2021

12-year-old Nina has a friend who teases her about being flat-chested.   Dr. Laura: "Don't go to war with a mean girl. Just slowly back away."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: There's a Shadow Over My Wedding
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2021

Meagan would like to skip her friend's funeral, which is taking place the day before Meagan's wedding.   Dr. Laura: "You showed great compassion; now, get back to your life."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Parents Taught Me Better
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2021

My parents were excellent role models of morals and values. Recently, I received an invitation to a baby shower and didn’t recognize the name of the mother-to-be. I later found out the...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like Myself
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2021

Monica is trying to get her life on the right path, but her negative relationship with her mom continues to bring her down.   Dr. Laura: "Respecting yourself is more important than...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Our Kids Overheard Our Lovemaking
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2021

With 4 kids (ages 4 to 11), my husband and I don't have a lot of free time to "visit" with each other, so we have to get creative, waiting until we are sure everyone else is asleep. It...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Destroying My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2021

Bob says that he needs pornography to avoid feelings and problems even though it's destroying his marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Stop hiding from your wife and let her love the real you."

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YouTube

YouTube: Fur-Ever Friends with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2021

Lily and I enjoyed looking at all of your pet photos! Not all fur babies are cats and dogs and not all pets can be snuggled, but I certainly understand the unconditional love your...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Our Wedding Night Felt Sacred
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2021

My plan growing up was always to wait until marriage to have sex, as my faith and respect for myself was always important to me. Plus, my mom had been a teen mom, as was her mom, and I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Trust My Husband Anymore
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2021

Rachel is thinking of leaving her husband who lost almost all of their retirement in risky investments that he made without telling her.   Dr. Laura: "Don't put your future in the hands...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Inspired!
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2021

Margaret's life has improved in important ways thanks to Dr. Laura's advice and support.   Dr. Laura: "Stay on the path of morality no matter where others are going."

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Try to Change a Guy Who Was Wrong for Me
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2021

When I was 28, I met a teacher and fell hard for him. He was fun, loving, affectionate, and everything I wanted. After three months of dating, I started learning things about him that...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Wants Me to Choose Them Over Him
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2021

65-year-old Jennifer's boyfriend broke up with her because she focuses too much on her family members and not enough on him.   Dr. Laura: "Family needs should be met in ways that don't...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: Put On Some Music and Take A Walk!
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2021

I used to take my kids everywhere with me, but since the pandemic, I wasn’t getting out with my smallest children. It was easier to just stay home. I was lazy, because getting out of...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Isn't the Man I Thought He Was
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2021

Jill has been married six years to a man who is showing a pattern of being controlling.   Dr. Laura: "Marriage is about compromise, sacrifice and agreements."

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: Is it Right to Be a Whistleblower?
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2021

Jessica is worried about how her brother is going to react when he finds out that she has told the truth about something he did wrong.   Dr. Laura: "Have the courage of your convictions...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Aren't Good to Me or My Child
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2021

Angela and her parents don't have a good relationship, and she feels bad that her child won't be close to them either.   Dr. Laura: "You do not need a relationship with unkind people."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Life Has Been Really Hard Lately
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2021

Christine is starting to feel overwhelmed by raising four children while dealing with health issues and the death of her husband.   Dr. Laura: "Embrace moments of joy and find ways to...

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YouTube

YouTube: Down Memory Lane with Dad
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2021

Happy #FlashbackFriday! My peeps went through my old family movies and made this incredible collage of moments with my dad. With Father's Day around the corner, I'm calling for your...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Truly Do Have It All
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2021

I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary to my hottie boyfriend of a husband. I had seen firsthand what a broken home can do to a child, and refused to build a family on a cracked...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Too Involved in My Daughter's Life?
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2021

Sandi's 16-year-old daughter doesn't want to hear her mother's opinion on her lying, cheating boyfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Being a wishy-washy parent tells kids they can play you."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Best and Worst About Being a Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2021

I am blessed to be the at-home, homeschooling mom to three daughters, with number four on the way. Hands-down the best part of mothering is the time I get to spend with them. I love the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Move Closer to My Parents?
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2021

Steve loves living in California, but he wonders if he should move back to Utah to help his parents as they age.   Dr. Laura: "Children are supposed to separate from their parents and...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: No Returns!!
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2021

During the early years of my younger sister’s marriage, she and her new husband arrived on my mother’s doorstep. My brother-in-law said to my mother something along the lines of “This...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My School Caught Me Being Inappropriate
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2021

16-year-old Jackie was caught talking about sex with a teenage boy.   Dr. Laura: "Find healthy ways to fulfill your need for fun and attention."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Torn Up Over the Way Things Were
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

Cody and his father are estranged because of his dad's opioid addiction, and he frequently breaks down over the damage done to their relationship and their family business.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Email of the Day: My Children Are My Reward
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

I always expected as a woman that I would work, get married, work, have children, work and then retire. It never crossed my mind that there was an alternative way, until I found you...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Exclude My Needy, Sensitive Friend?
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

17-year-old Brooke is having a birthday party and wonders if she should invite a girl who is a good friend but a little needy and not well-liked by some others in their social circle.   ...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Pain-in-the-Butt Wife
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2021

Lindsay's 8-year marriage has hit the rocks after years of her being a tired, nagging, annoying, non-sexual wife.   Dr. Laura: "You will be happier when you change your life around to...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Think About My Husband's Affair Every Day
By Dr. Laura on May 30, 2021

Ashley's husband cheated on her before they had their second child together, and she finds herself obsessing over whether he will do it again.   Dr. Laura: "Be pleasant and focused on...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Back Out of My Agreement
By Dr. Laura on May 30, 2021

20-year-old Saylor wants to get out of her commitment to move in with an acquaintance after learning that the girl's parents plan to come over all of the time.   Dr. Laura: "Face her...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Didn't Marry My Match
By Dr. Laura on May 29, 2021

Julie's husband is a workaholic who doesn't give her much of his time, and she wonders what type of therapy might help them better connect.   Dr. Laura: "Don't waste life whining when...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My “Tough Love” Mom Raised Me Right
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2021

It still surprises me when I hear mothers and fathers call who clearly do not want to parent their children! If I didn’t want to follow the rules while living under my parents’ roof,...

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Be Around Pregnant Friends
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2021

Lauren had a miscarriage and finds it difficult to spend time with her pregnant friend.   Dr. Laura: "The best way to combat the sadness of your loss is to help celebrate the joy of...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Wedding Day Speech to My Son and His Wife
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2021

  My short speech at my son’s wedding was partly inspired by (and even directly mentioned) you. Here’s what I said to the happy couple:

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Died and I Survived
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2021

Debbie gets distraught for several months every year around the anniversary of the car accident that killed her mom and nearly paralyzed Debbie.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let survivor's guilt...

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YouTube

YouTube: Grad Night with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2021

Congratulations 🎉 to the students and families who shared their joyful photos of high school and college graduations in this especially tough year. My peeps put together this...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: It’s Never Too Late To Say You’re Sorry
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2021

As a teenager, I was very tall and skinny. I wore glasses and felt awkward in my own skin. A group of girls at school honed in on me and for a little while, I was the target of their...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Neighbor is Endangering My Health
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2021

Karen lives in an attached home and finds the second-hand smoke coming from her neighbor is upsetting her health conditions.   Dr. Laura: "Each of us is responsible for fulfilling our...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriend Isn't a Nice Girl
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2021

17-year-old Hampton is upset that his girlfriend treats him carelessly even though they're having a sexual relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Sex without maturity can be traumatizing."

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