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Dr. Laura

P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: What Happened When I Introduced My Co-Workers To You
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2022

While on a week-long business trip with two female co-workers earlier this year, we listened to several hours of your program when we were in the car. My two co-workers were not very...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not the Wife I Want to Be
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2022

Katie has been married for only 6 months and worries that she's not giving her husband the respect and attention that he gives to her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let your actions illustrate your love...

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Parenting

Blog: It’s Important to Support Your Child’s Hobbies
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2022

I've been working on learning very sophisticated techniques for making resin jewelry. This morning, I finished a piece for the first time that feels 95 percent perfect! It may be early,...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: It’s Not Difficult To Be Kind To Your Spouse
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2022

I have been listening to your program for at least 30 years, and it still amazes me that women have to be told how to treat their spouses. My husband and I have been married for almost 40...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Won't Let Me Be Alone With Girls!
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2022

15-year-old Tanner wants to hang out with girls unsupervised, but his mother refuses to give him that freedom.   💡Dr. Laura: "Your mom's job is to help you learn to respect females and...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Won't Break Up With My Ex
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Amy is annoyed that her mother continues a close relationship with her ex-husband even though Amy has moved on and gotten remarried.   💡Dr. Laura: ""Fugget about it" and them!"

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband and I Haven't Had Sex for 3 Years
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Jennifer loves her husband and their life together but is unhappy that they never have sex due to his weight issues.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's harder to live without love and companionship than...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Doesn't Support My Dream
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Renee's husband encouraged her to pursue her dream job, but now he's pressuring her to reject the job offer.   💡Dr. Laura: "You have to decide if his pattern of controlling behavior is...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Defeated My Demons With Your Help
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Julie thanks Dr. Laura for the weight loss advice that has helped her whole family get healthier.   💡Dr. Laura: "Positive change is within your control."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Autistic Son Is Making Me Proud
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2022

My wise older brother once told me that if I didn’t like the same music as the person I was dating, then I should break up with them. While that seemed superficial at the time, many years...

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Relationships

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Am I Beating a Dead Horse?
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2022

Carrie's relationship with her alcoholic girlfriend is over, but the worry she feels and thoughts of saving her continues.   💡Dr. Laura: "Holding on to unhealthy relationships helps you...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I’m Glad My Parents Didn’t Give Me Everything
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2022

My parents live by your morals and values, and I used to despise them for it. I always knew better, of course. I thought about shacking up with a boyfriend when I was 17. My parents said...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Lost Without My Mom and Husband
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2022

Trish has spent her life relying on the input of her mother and husband and, now that they have died, she's not sure how to trust her own judgement.   💡Dr. Laura: "No person has all the...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Failed at Helping My Husband
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2022

Karen's husband is a hoarder and a hypochondriac who can't hold a job and she's frustrated that hasn't been able to help him get better.   💡Dr. Laura: "Unravel this unhealthy dependency...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I’m Paying It Forward
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2022

I’m a family therapist and a child advocate at heart. Your wisdom has not only impressed me personally but has guided and tremendously influenced my work. I’d like to share with you a...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: What Have I Done?
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2022

Amanda is upset with herself for standing by her grandmother who did nothing to prevent her husband from molesting several family members.   💡Dr. Laura: "Some people will sacrifice their...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Pushed My Daughter Where She Didn’t Want To Go
By Dr. Laura on August 22, 2022

I called you and asked you whether I should let my daughter quit riding horses competitively. I told you several times how “talented” she was. You shocked me when you said that just...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter is on Drugs
By Dr. Laura on August 22, 2022

Teresa discovered drug paraphernalia in her daughter's room, and she'd like Dr. Laura's help with how to confront her before she leaves for college.   💡Dr. Laura: "Regular drug testing is...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Threw Me Under The Bus
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Violet and her friend were caught sneaking around with boys and her friend blamed the whole thing on Violet.   💡Dr. Laura: "Work on becoming the kind of girl who attracts higher caliber...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Tired of My Pity Parties
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Liz is dealing pretty well with a multitude of health issues, but she'd like to get an even better handle on her emotions and stop feeling sorry for herself.   💡Dr. Laura: "Give yourself...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Violated My Stepdaughter
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Andrew is a recovering addict who is sorry about touching his stepdaughter inappropriately and wants to know how to proceed from here.   💡Dr. Laura: "Any action that doesn't put the...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like Acting Like My Mom
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Vanessa dislikes a certain personality trait that she inherited from her mother and wants to make a change for the better.   💡Dr. Laura: "You're an adult who doesn't have to live in fear...

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Marriage

Blog: Putting Your Spouse Before Your Parents
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2022

Many married couples have trouble with the question of who comes first, your spouse or your parents? The answer is your spouse – that’s your first obligation.  When you get married, you...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Our Marriage Was Never Hard Work
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2022

I was married to my wife for 16 years, 8 months, 3 days, and 15.1 hours before she passed away from cancer.   Our marriage was never hard work. I really can’t understand how or even why a...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: My Husband is Addicted to Porn, But I Have the Problem
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2022

Why is Valerie driven to obsessively snoop on her husband's devices looking for porn when finding it makes her so unhappy?   💡Dr. Laura: "You've designed a way to protect yourself and gain...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I’m Proud To Be A Wonderful Homemaker
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2022

I’m a few weeks from having my first child, and I just finished my last day of work. When my husband and I got home, he wrapped me in a tight hug, thanked me for working so hard at my job...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Wants an Open Marriage
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2022

May is distraught that her daughter is interested in bringing another woman into her marriage, and is worrying about the effects on her grandchildren.   💡Dr. Laura: "She needs to be...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Son's MIL Is Encroaching On Our Time
By Dr. Laura on August 16, 2022

Tim and Lynn don't see their son very often and wish that their daughter-in-law's mother wouldn't join them at their family functions.   💡Dr. Laura: "Be gracious and recognize that the...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I'm Taking the Dr. Laura Challenge
By Dr. Laura on August 16, 2022

I heard a call from a woman who no longer loved her husband. You advised her to be sweet, nice and loving to him for a month.   I took this to heart. My husband and I have a two-year-old...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: When Is It Time To Cut The Cord?
By Dr. Laura on August 16, 2022

JT and his girlfriend are tired of dealing with his mentally ill, 18-year-old daughter and are wondering if it's time for her to move out on her own.   💡Dr. Laura: "Help her to focus on...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Wasn’t Taking Care Of My Appearance
By Dr. Laura on August 15, 2022

After two years of marriage, my husband and I had our first daughter. I’ve learned to adjust my days from board meetings and business suits to breast feeding and T-shirts that can be...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: How Should I Handle This Baby Shower Drama?
By Dr. Laura on August 15, 2022

Jessica wants to be a part of her first grandchild's life, but she's anxious about seeing her abusive ex-husband for the first time in years at the baby shower.   💡Dr. Laura: "The best way...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: We Need Space From Our Friends
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2022

Leslie and her husband are ready to move on from traveling with their long-time friends, but what's the right way to let them know?   💡Dr. Laura: "You cannot constrain your life in order...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother-in-Law is Making a Mistake
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2022

It's only been a year since Jill's sister died, and she's upset that her brother-in-law is now marrying a woman he just recently met online.   💡Dr. Laura: "If you want to keep this...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Being Bullied At Work
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2022

Samantha's co-worker is upset that she was passed over for a promotion and is taking her anger out on Samantha who is up for the job.   💡Dr. Laura: "Publicly encourage her to file a...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Avoid My Mom
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2022

Denise is thinking of quitting her job as a nurse now that her estranged mother took a job at the same hospital.   💡Dr. Laura: "Leaving a position you enjoy gives her power she doesn't...

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Family

Email of the Day: Having Time To Just “Be” With Your Kids Is Important
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2022

My 6-year-old said to me, “Girls like the boys who fight for them.” I looked at him quizzically and then said “And it’s nice to have doors opened too.” I asked him where he learned that...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Where's My Life Going?
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2022

22-year-old Connor is at a loss for direction now that his girlfriend of the past 5 years has moved away.   💡Dr. Laura: "You're just at the beginning of figuring out who you are and where...

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In-Laws

Email of the Day: My Mother-in-Law Is the Best!
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2022

My husband’s mother accepted me from day one of our marriage. She treated me kindly, included me in everything and always made sure there were Christmas gifts for me under the tree.  

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Wants Me To Forgive Her Affair
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2022

How should Michelle respond to her mother who just confessed that she cheated on Michelle's father?   💡Dr. Laura: "You are her child, not her friend. Don't let her burden you with her...

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Relationships

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sad That My Threesome Is Over - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2022

In part 2 of this call, Allison continues to explore with Dr. Laura how her childhood could have led to her interest in being “the other woman” in a threesome.   💡Dr. Laura: "Negative...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Our Finances are Tight, But We Have a Happy Home
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2022

When I became a stay-at-home mom, we had four children. This was during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I lost my part-time job. We’d tried many other times for me to stay...

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Relationships

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sad That My Threesome Is Over - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2022

Allison says she is sad and having a hard time moving on after breaking off a three-way love affair.   💡Dr. Laura: "You've successfully avoided the risk of a one-on-one relationship."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: What Kids Learn By Being on Sports Teams
By Dr. Laura on August 8, 2022

I’m a long-time youth sports coach. Many of the kids I know are aging out of these programs. Some go out “on top,” but others have had a tough time. Almost all have had both experiences...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Have Two Dads
By Dr. Laura on August 8, 2022

8-year-old Hinley is being pressured by her biological father's side of the family to stop calling her stepfather "dad."   💡Dr. Laura: "The man who is fathering you has earned the honor of...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Son Won't Make Time For His Brother
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2022

Nancy and Henry disappointed that their older son isn't making the effort to fly across country to attend the marriage celebration of their younger son.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't confuse your...

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Family

COTD Podcast: How Do I Help My Sister Without Hurting My Marriage?
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2022

Jo's sister is a mess and needs support, but caring for her sister will take Jo's time and attention away from her husband.   💡Dr. Laura: "Vows are taken with your spouse, not your family."

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Ready to Confront My Employer
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2022

Heather thinks her supervisor is being unfair by not granting her time off request, especially given how instrumental Heather has been to the company's success.   💡Dr. Laura: ...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Only Child Doesn't Want My Company
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2022

After years of helping her daughter deal with her significant health issues, Debbie is depressed that her daughter has moved out of her home and no longer wants her mom's help.   💡Dr....

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Men Really ARE Simple Creatures
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2022

My husband and I married when he was 24 and I was 23. The beginning went well, but we almost didn’t make it to our tenth anniversary. Around that time, he gave me a copy of “The Proper...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Did My Husband Cheat on Me?
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2022

Joyce is happily married, but confused as to how she contracted HPV.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's time to calmly discuss the facts and next steps."

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