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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Obsessed With a Lost Opportunity
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

James is beating himself up for not taking advantage of a real estate opportunity that he believes would have been great.   💡Dr. Laura: "You deserve a pat on the back instead of a kick in...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend is a Cheater
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

Robin is unhappy with her new friend who revealed that she cheated on her husband with her brother-in-law.   💡Dr. Laura: "Keep away from destructive people."

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Time To Shutter Our Business?
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

Greg is questioning whether he's doing the right thing by closing his family's 3rd generation jewelry business.   💡Dr. Laura: "Missing something doesn't mean you regret letting it go."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Hooray for Hypnotherapy!
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

I recently heard a call from a 65-year-old woman who suffered from panic attacks when traveling to Europe with her husband. You shared a story of how you supported a woman you were flying...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Favors My Sister
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2022

Pam's mother is helping her sister raise her daughter and Pam feels envious of the amount of time they get to spend together.   💡Dr. Laura: "Be thankful that your personalities and...

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Dating

Blog: Are You Committing to a Momma's Boy?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2022

There are many reasons why some men will put their mom, dad, and the rest of their family above their spouse. But once you’re married, it's a little late to deal with this issue. Sam...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Two Important Words I Taught My Sons
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2022

I raised two boys and was mindful that they needed to become thoughtful and respectful men. They knew what two words from my mouth meant, and they were “Help Her.” This applied to opening...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Avoid Bad Relationships?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2022

Brandi wants Dr. Laura's advice on how to stop making poor relationship choices.   💡Dr. Laura: "You are worth more than your bad choices."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Good Advice for a Bride-to-Be
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2022

Recently, I was at a bridal shower, and one of the “games” was to fill in the blanks on a pre-printed card marked “Advice for the Bride-to-Be.” I’ve been married for 32 years, so I had a...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Sex is Our Only Real Issue
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2022

Abby and Rob would like to work on improving the quality of their sex life.   💡Dr. Laura: "Sensuality and sex are important parts of caring for yourself."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Emotional About My Mother's Death
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2022

Chris is concerned by the lack of emotion he feels over his mom's death.   💡Dr. Laura: "Feelings add to the texture of life. Free yourself to feel yours."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Father’s Job
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2022

I’ve been married for 31 years. My husband was a widower with 4 children, and I consider them my own. We went on to have 2 children together, and I stayed home to raise all of them. It...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Ex Threw Me a Curve Ball
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2022

How should Kordae proceed since discovering that her ex-husband asked their boys not to tell her that he knocked up his new girlfriend?   💡Dr. Laura: "Encourage your sons to come to you...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The ABCs of Dr. Laura Wisdom
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2022

I’m a long-time listener and used the letters of the alphabet to represent your wisdom. Here goes: A is for architect, as in “you are the architect of your own life.” B is for Bad...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Traumatized By My Wife's Death
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2022

Frank is haunted by the pain he witnessed as his wife died.   💡Dr. Laura: "Your presence was a great comfort and blessing to your wife."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want My Sons to Become Doctors
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2022

Kevin doesn't like his wife's suggestion that they delay retirement and paying off their home in order to put all five of their sons through medical school.   💡Dr. Laura: "Support your...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Is Being Defiant
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2022

Rachel's daughter is refusing to give her parents access to her online college accounts even though she expects them to pay her tuition and housing.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let her make the choice...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Put His Wife's Needs Over Ours
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2022

Was Dan wrong to chastise his son for being more concerned about the health of his wife and unborn baby than the health of his own parents?   💡Dr. Laura: "Adult children need to prioritize...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Future is Uncertain
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2022

Mason is stressed and starting to worry about his job, engagement and home purchase.   💡Dr. Laura: "Planning and an ability to adapt is the antidote to worry."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband’s Marriage Poem
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2022

My then-boyfriend and I started listening to you in 2018. I was dealing with work-related stress, and he was hesitant about getting married due to childhood experiences. Our relationship...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is a Bully
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2022

Valerie feels bullied by her husband into sex on demand and fears the turmoil in their home is damaging the kids.   💡Dr. Laura: "Exposing your kids to your abuse is a form of child abuse."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Life Lessons From Four Wise Women
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2022

I started listening to your show two months ago. I’m 53 and my husband is 54. We’ve been married for 19 years and have no children. Your book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage, has...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Fantasizing About Other Women
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2022

Chase's wife's interest in sex has begun to dwindle during menopause, and he's starting to fantasize about other women.   💡Dr. Laura: "Share your insecurities with your wife."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Let Go of My Grown Son?
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2022

Lizbell knows that she has to stop helping her adult son financially, but it breaks her heart to think of him suffering.   💡Dr. Laura: "Good parenting can be painful."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Married a Really Good Woman
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2022

Last year, when the withdrawal from Afghanistan was going on, I went to work daily and thought of nothing else. Anger turned to sadness the day thirteen service members were killed. I got...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overly Emotional
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2022

Adam doesn't like how he is moved to tears whenever he sees examples of the loving relationships he has always longed for.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's OK to be moved by your emotions."

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Marriage

Blog: Don’t Build Your Marriage Solely on Happiness
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2022

Happiness is the ultimate privilege. Some believe they’re entitled to be happy, no matter who or what they mess up on their journey. Lesli Doares addresses this belief in her article “Bad...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I’m Starting A New Chapter In My Life
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2022

I sent my youngest child off to kindergarten last month. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past 17 years, and I’ve been reflecting on this pivotal moment. I wanted to share with you...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It OK To Spoil the Grandkids?
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2022

Should Cindy confront her parents for feeding their great-grandchildren sugary snacks and telling them to hide it from their parents?   💡Dr. Laura: "No one is allowed to undermine the...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Angry About My Mom's Double Life
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

Karen's continued anger over her mother's infidelity is preventing them from having a decent relationship.   💡Dr. Laura: "Being resentful adds no value to your life."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Guilty For Not Feeling Guilty
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

Oneda wonders if it's wrong for her to feel so ambivalent about the impending death of her abusive, mentally ill mother.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's difficult to be a good daughter to a bad...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Struggling To Quit Smoking
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

Vanessa is working hard to quit smoking, but she wishes it wasn't so difficult.   💡Dr. Laura: "There's no triumph if there's no struggle."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How I De-escalate a Toddler Tantrum
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

I recently heard you give some great advice to a mom of two toddlers who were “pecking” at her. You suggested that when that happened, turn on a fun song and just start dancing.   I have a...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Deadbeat Brother is Living With Me
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

Keesha invited her loser brother to live with her, but the arrangement is making her pretty unhappy.   💡Dr. Laura: "You'll be better off when you start putting more thought into important...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Feel Sorry For My Friend Who’s A Working Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2022

A good friend of mine is sad her oldest child is headed off to college. She cries every day at the thought of being without her daughter and is having a hard time keeping herself together....

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Tell My Man What to Do
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2022

Although Lindsey would like her boyfriend to ask her family for her hand in marriage, she doesn't want to dictate to him how to propose.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's important for someone to let...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Our Marriage Has Gone From Healthy to Super-Healthy
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2022

I started listening to your show two months ago. I’m 53 and my husband is 54. We’ve been married for 19 years and have no children. Your book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage, has...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Tired Of Feeling This Way
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2022

Whenever she's away from her husband and young child, Liana feels a sense of dread and anxiety.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let your husband share your burdens."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Handle Vacation
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2022

Jean panics, cries and can't eat when she travels the world with her husband, and she'd like Dr. Laura's help to overcome this phobia.   💡Dr. Laura: "Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to gain...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: A Designs Store Bracelet Helped Us Deal With Grief
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2022

For years, my parents and I have loved to take a two-hour drive to Portland to see the season of Broadway shows that tour there every year. Our tradition was to listen to your show up and...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Blame My Mom For My Dad's Death
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2022

Megan's father died last week, and she's angry that her mother couldn't give him CPR, which might have saved him.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let your sadness motivate you to be more prepared for...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Parenting is Tough!
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

Miriam is struggling as the mom of a 5-year-old and attributes her parenting challenges to her ADHD.   💡Dr. Laura: "You'll be a better mother when you stop viewing yourself as broken."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sad About My Dad
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

Melissa wonders how she can find peace with her decision to place her father in a retirement home.   💡Dr. Laura: "Sometimes the best we can do is accept the sadness of a situation."

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Child Is a Yeller
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

7-year-old Merril screams when she doesn't get her way, and she and her mom would like Dr. Laura's help with taming her temper.   💡Dr. Laura: "There are more effective ways to get what you...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son's Not Talking To Me
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

Laurie and her son are estranged since she told him she doesn't like how his fiancé and her mother to boss him around.   💡Dr. Laura: "You trained your son to rely on others to tell him...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Stuck In the Past
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

Steve thinks the way he dwells on his childhood memories of deceased relatives is unhealthy and is preventing him from living in the present.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's your turn to create...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Roadmap For Choosing Wisely
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2022

A while ago, I heard you say something to the effect of “I am so tired of women in America dating just anyone instead of choosing. You have the freedom to choose. Stop settling for whoever...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Father Is a Problem
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2022

Shae's wife has finally had enough of his father's bad behavior, and the couple needs Dr. Laura's help with how to proceed.   💡Dr. Laura: "Protect your family from the behaviors you were...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: My Husband Was a “Real Man” at 17
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2022

I met my husband when we were 17,  just one week before I was struck by a car, sustaining horrible injuries. He visited me in the hospital without fail every other day for three weeks,...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Has Turned Into an Intolerant Jerk
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2022

Jim says his family is being torn apart by his son who berates and antagonizes anyone who doesn't agree with him politically.   💡Dr. Laura: "Do not tolerate thoughtless, direct aggression."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Are Disappointing
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2022

Melinda would like to move on from the angry feelings she has toward her parents for the ways they have disappointed her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Sometimes the biggest growth comes when we give up...

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