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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son's Girlfriend Dresses Like a Slut
By Dr. Laura on October 16, 2021

Lee doesn't like when her son's girlfriend visits their home because she wears skimpy clothes and sets a terrible example in front of Lee's daughter.   Dr. Laura: "Politely request that...

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In-Laws

Email of the Day: I Was the Daughter-in-Law From Hell
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2021

I was the daughter-in-law from hell. I love my husband, but I couldn’t stand his parents. I cringed at every text or email, but was nice to their faces. I positioned it as me against...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Why me?
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2021

Kim's health has recently started to deteriorate, and she's feeling sorry for herself, wondering why it's happening and what she can do to cope.   Dr. Laura: "Bodies perform best when...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I’d Rather Be Adored Than Endured
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2021

I married the man I love. I chose wisely. Early on in our marriage, I decided to live by the motto “I’d rather be adored than endured.” I’m not perfect, but I love to take care of him...

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Family

COTD Podcast: I Want to Help My Daughter Grieve Her Brother's Death
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2021

Lynn's son died of a drug overdose, and she's not sure how to help herself and her daughter get through the pain of the loss.   Dr. Laura: "We cope better through the ugly parts of life...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How Music Appreciation Stopped My Kids From Fighting
By Dr. Laura on October 13, 2021

My three children are adults now, but when they were younger, the end of summer/early fall seemed to be when fights among them would erupt the most. One day, I had enough of the petty...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen is Having Sex
By Dr. Laura on October 13, 2021

Marie is unsettled by the lack of emotion she saw when confronting her 17-year-old daughter about having sex.   Dr. Laura: "If kids don't respect their parents, they'll treat their...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Blog: Dr. Laura's 3 A's for a Happier Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2021

In her New York Times Bestseller, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura Schlessinger gives women the tools they need to have the marriage of their dreams. 

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Three Lessons I Learned From You
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2021

Sometimes on your program, you talk about things that have profoundly affected me. Three of them have been especially useful to me:

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Cry
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2021

Joe worries that his inability to cry over the tragedies he has endured signifies a problem with his personality.   Dr. Laura: "Some people sit on painful feelings out of fear of being...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our 21-year-old Isn't Being an Adult
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2021

David is frustrated with his stepson who isn't respecting the house rules and with his wife who isn't willing to push her adult son out of the nest.   Dr. Laura: "Stepparents who try to...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Neglected My Husband and Almost Lost Him
By Dr. Laura on October 11, 2021

My husband has been a long-time listener of yours, and when he brought your book “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” home, I read it, but not with an open mind. Looking back, I...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: My Husband Confessed to Sleeping with Prostitutes
By Dr. Laura on October 11, 2021

Even though Misty's husband admitted to seeing prostitutes throughout their marriage, she's worried about feeling lonely and losing financially if she chooses to leave him.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped My Son Become a Success
By Dr. Laura on October 10, 2021

When Sheila, a single mom without a support system, needed help guiding her son through a challenging period, she called Dr. Laura and got results beyond her wildest dreams.   Dr. Laura:

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Having Trouble Dating After My Divorce
By Dr. Laura on October 10, 2021

Brent has started dating again after a failed 20-year marriage, and he's worried that he doesn't know how to find “Ms. Right.”   Dr. Laura: "Finding “the one” is easier once you know...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Couldn't Save My Grandfather
By Dr. Laura on October 9, 2021

14-year-old Jake is traumatized since unsuccessfully performing CPR on his grandfather, and now he doesn't want to visit his grandma at her house anymore.   Dr. Laura: "Learning to move...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Treating Him Kindly Made All the Difference
By Dr. Laura on October 8, 2021

During a marriage counseling session, I told my husband I was starting to imagine my life without him. I immediately saw the hurt in his entire being – like I had taken a needle to a...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Should Have Been There
By Dr. Laura on October 8, 2021

Terry's grief is compounded by the guilt he feels over leaving his partner's deathbed to check on their dog and not making it back before his partner died.   Dr. Laura: "It's a blessing...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Was Wrong to View My Husband as Another Needy Human
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2021

I chose wisely at the young age of 19; my husband was 21 (what were we thinking??). Even though we were very young, we were committed from day one. We had five children in eleven years....

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Protected My Molester
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2021

Kathy was molested by a close friend of her grandparents, and her anger and confusion has recently resurfaced.   Dr. Laura: "Just because someone is related, doesn't make them reliable."

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YouTube

YouTube: Good Hair Days
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2021

These listeners agree that life's too short for boring hair! I hope your day is as good as the coiffures featured in today's slideshow.

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2021

Thank you for reminding all of us to love and appreciate our spouses. The love I give my husband comes back ten-fold and blesses me every day.   This is a note I wrote to him today:

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Take This Job?
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2021

Lindsay's call to Dr. Laura about a job opportunity at her kids' school takes a turn when she reveals that she's lost the spark in her marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Bring some joy into your...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Lying to My Daughter Worked!
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2021

Kim's daughter had a fibbing problem until Kim applied Dr. Laura's advice to lie back to her child as a way to illustrate how it feels.   Dr. Laura: "Even white lies can destroy trust...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: How Not To Be Your Husband’s Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2021

I watched an old movie recently and thought of you throughout. It’s called “There’s Always Tomorrow,” and it starred Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett and Barbara Stanwyck. It was about a...

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Family

COTD Podcast: My Sister-in-Law Comes Between My Brother and Me
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2021

Brian's relationship with his brother has suffered for many years over disagreements Brian has with his brother's wife.   Dr. Laura: "People who choose to not deal with reality damage...

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Inspiration

Vlog: Let Me Help Save Your Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2021

Over the weekend as I do every day – I still read the letters you send me to drlaura@drlaura.com – we had a call last Tuesday and I think this explains it. This woman called in pretty...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: How Our Good Marriage Got Even Better
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2021

My husband Dave and I have been married 32 years. We were always “in sync” as far as tastes and life philosophies. We always enjoyed the same kinds of entertainment and food and sense...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: My Business Partner is Betraying Me
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2021

Kelsey is on the outs with her friend and business partner because of a disagreement about how to run their company.   Dr. Laura: "Feelings and emotion don't belong in professional...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 3, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Shannon's marriage was on the verge of divorce when she started listening to Dr. Laura and learned to touch, show love and rebuild her...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Saw an Immediate Change
By Dr. Laura on October 3, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: After reading just a couple chapters of “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands,” Rebecca and her husband have reconnected in a powerful way.

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Defensive!!
By Dr. Laura on October 2, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Racheal is finding it difficult to be a good listener and loving wife to her husband without reacting negatively.   Dr. Laura: "Go be...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Son Grew Up and I Let Go
By Dr. Laura on October 1, 2021

My adult son and I communicated regularly and he asked for advice quite often. When he got married, I knew our relationship would change, but I made a plan – an outward effort of an...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Withdrawing From Me
By Dr. Laura on October 1, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Carol’s husband has become withdrawn and is communicating with an ex-girlfriend. Carol knows he’s doing this because of the arguments between...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Yes, I’m One of Those Types of Moms
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2021

Before the pandemic, I sat next to a woman in the park while I was watching my kids play. She said she’d be glad when they went back to school, because her nanny was sick and her house...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet Saved My Marriage!
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Michelle shares how Dr. Laura saved her marriage by putting her own problems in the past and becoming accountable for her actions.   Dr. Laura:

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Divorce

Email of the Day: Everyone Lost When I Left My Family for Another Woman
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2021

I did everything wrong. I left my wife for another woman with whom I was madly in love. She was beautiful to me beyond my wildest dreams. We each had two young children of our own. Her...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Says “I’m Giving Him Attitude”
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Rebecca is facing divorce as her husband has expressed that he’s sick of her consistent bad attitude.   Dr. Laura: "It is being a mommy and...

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Inspiration

Vlog: Let Your Guard Down
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

Over the weekend as I do every day – I still read the letters you send me to drlaura@drlaura.com – we had a call last Tuesday and I think this explains it. This woman called in pretty...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Was On The Verge Of Divorce
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Tracy was going to leave her husband, who has suffered from depression, until she heard the words of Dr. Laura!!   Dr. Laura: "Instead of...

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grandparents

Email of the Day: He’ll Take Care of It Because He Built It Himself
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

My 12-year-old grandson told me his bicycle tires had been flat for over a year and the bike was too small for him. Rather than fix the bike myself, I talked him through changing the...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Flash Your Husband To End An Argument
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Noelle shared Dr. Laura’s classic advice “show your boobs to end an argument” with her church group! THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!!   Dr. Laura: "A...

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feelings

Email of the Day: The Power of Touch
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2021

I recently read a blog post you wrote about the importance of touch. My late mother would always connect with me by touching me in some small way. Touch speaks a language that overcomes...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Works!
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Longtime listener Kristy shares how Dr. Laura’s message to women has helped in her own marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the past can...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

My Book:The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands📖
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

📘 The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands | $1.99 for the eBook on Amazon     The Proper Care & Feeding of...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Been a Bratty Wife
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

Because of something she heard on the Dr. Laura show, Andrea realizes she hasn't been the type of wife a husband wants to come home to...   Dr. Laura: "Husbands need to be shown...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Feel Like a Priority
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

Jerica gets upset when her husband doesn't answer his phone or call right back when Jerica calls to check in with him.   Dr. Laura: "The more loving you are, the more giving he will be."

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10 STUPID THINGS

COTD Podcast: I Want to Break Away from This Unhealthy Relationship
By Dr. Laura on September 25, 2021

Laura made a poor choice in a man and would like to make sure she doesn't ever go back to the relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Let intellect, not emotion, influence your decisions."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: A Simple Act of Kindness Changed the Mood
By Dr. Laura on September 24, 2021

My husband and I both had a busy day recently, and neither one of us wanted to make dinner. We agreed that we would order out instead, and my husband would pick it all up on his way...

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stress

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overwhelmed by Life!
By Dr. Laura on September 24, 2021

Elizabeth is proud that she found a way to turn her mood around even though her problems haven't gone away.   Dr. Laura: "There's always something to be grateful for."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Wife Is Not Valued for Staying Home To Raise Our Kids
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2021

There are many cliches about French women: that they are seductive, passionate, charming, elegant and smart. My wife is French and she is all of those things, and much more. She is also...

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