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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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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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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Doing The Right Thing?
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2021

Evan is thinking of making a career change that will reduce his pay by half but will give him more time with his family.   Dr. Laura: "The bumps in the road can make the journey more...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Proper Care and Feeding of Me
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2021

In my early years of dating, I brushed off the guidance my parents gave me because it sounded too old-fashioned. Unfortunately, because of my stubborn nature, it took me years of trial...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Get Involved?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2021

Kim's husband is pushing her to try to help work out the problems between her mother and brother, but Kim's not sure it's the right thing to do.   Dr. Laura: "Not every problem can be...

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Dating

Vlog: The Fantasy vs. Reality of Relationships
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

What I want to talk about first to you ladies – well, not all of you are ladies so let's just say to women. Some of you have chosen to be ladies, but others are just female. I'm going...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I See the Error of My Ways
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

Terri calls back to share the epiphany she had after speaking with Dr. Laura about her dead sister.   Dr. Laura: "Make the most of second chances."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Married One of the Last Real Men
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

I was lucky to find one of the last real men.   I am so surprised how many mothers don't even consider staying home with their babies. I am equally surprised that their husbands don't...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Didn't Tell Me She Was Sick
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

Terri had no idea that her sister was deathly ill with COVID and is sad that no one in her family told her until after her sister died.   Dr. Laura: "Life is short. Mend your fences."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: What I Do When My Kids Start Screaming
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2021

I recently heard you talk about what to do when your kids are screaming or saying unkind things. This reminded me of a saying I use with my kids. I adopted it from my time as a waitress...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Messed Up
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2021

Caylee's family is upset with her because she didn't put in the effort to see or stay in touch with her grandmother before she died.   Dr. Laura: "Some mistakes teach valuable lessons."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm So Grateful for You!
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2021

Whitney calls with an emotional update on her marriage since taking Dr. Laura's advice.   Dr. Laura: "Men are straight lines…women are curlicues!"

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Never Wanted Me
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2021

Elizabeth's father hasn't been supportive, involved or loving, and she feels pretty bad about herself as a result.   Dr. Laura: "You cannot count on selfish people to behave in lovable...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Life Has Taken a Dump on Me
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2021

21-year-old Nick feels depressed since dealing with his mom's substance abuse issues and his father's health issues.   Dr. Laura: "Let go of yesterday. Don't try to control tomorrow....

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Went From Upside Down to Right-Side Up
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2021

When I started listening to you, I was neither a girlfriend to my husband, nor was I a very good mommy to my kidlets. You quickly convinced me I needed to become both, and fast. But the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: We Argue Over House Rules
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2021

19-year-old Abby is resisting her parents' rules and expectations now that she's a college student.   Dr. Laura: "The person with the responsibility has the power."

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Video

Video: I Got a Flanigram!
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2021

Lily and I got a special visit from Disney talent, Billy Flanigan, this week. When the pandemic shut Disney World down, Billy took his passion for making people smile across the...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Used You to Help My Kids Through the Teenage Years
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2021

When I was in law enforcement, your radio program was always on in the squad car and you were a great source of advice and entertainment for me. My kids were becoming teenagers at that...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Devastated By My Family's Lack of Support
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2021

Marcy sent a group text to her siblings about the physical abuse she endured as a child, and many of her family members are mad at her now.   Dr. Laura: "Don't fret over people who are...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Why Was Daycare An Easy Choice for My Siblings?
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2021

Even though my mom encouraged us to have careers, I always knew my foremost goal was to be a mom and I met my future husband early in college. I got a teaching degree figuring that I...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Consumed By Self-Doubt
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2021

Linda is in her 60s and says her fear of making mistakes has prevented her from enjoying life.   Dr. Laura: "Fix your mistakes and move forward. "

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YouTube

YouTube: On the Road Again with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

Dr. Laura listeners are a diverse bunch – classic, sporty, vintage... at least according to the types of cars they love. Here's part 2 of our car show share back.

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Let My Mom Go Like a Balloon
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

Kaily updates Dr. Laura on how blocking her addict mother's phone calls has changed her life.   Dr. Laura: "The less drama you have, the lighter you feel. "

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Children Are Children and Adults Are Adults
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

These days, it seems like parents are worried about making their children upset rather than the other way around, and it’s even come to a point that parents appear to be actually afraid...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Dump My In-Laws
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

Jennifer wants to end her relationship with her in-laws because they don't respect how she and her husband parent.   Dr. Laura: "Trust your instincts when it comes to avoiding negative...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Get to Embrace All the Firsts...and Lasts
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2021

I called you several months ago, and you helped me with one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do, which was telling my husband that our four-year-old little girl has a...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Uncle Died, and I Didn't Like Him
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2021

Gibran is estranged from his family over his alcoholic uncle who just died, and he's wondering the best way to express his condolence given the strained situation.   Dr. Laura: "You can...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Dump a Mean “Friend”
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2021

Carol calls Dr. Laura to let her know how her advice to another caller helped Carol walk away from a negative relationship.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to keep hurtful people in your...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Tell My Husband I'm Burned Out?
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2021

Robin has an 8-year-old, a job, plus takes care of the family farm and doesn't know how to talk to her husband about how drained and unhappy she is.   Dr. Laura: "Instead of whining,...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Tell My Kids the Truth?
By Dr. Laura on September 11, 2021

Mark was raised by his grandparents and wonders how to explain to his children that their aunt is really Mark's birth mother.   Dr. Laura: "Teach your kids that human connectivity is...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I Am Finally At A Healthy Weight
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2021

I struggled with obesity for 38 years of my life. I was raised in a chaotic, alcoholic-fueled home, but now have a wonderful husband, adult son about to get married, a job I love and...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriend's Family Doesn't Like Me
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2021

Anthony is trying to get closer to his girlfriend's parents, but they don't seem interested in getting to know him.   Dr. Laura: "Don't underestimate the significance of extended family...

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YouTube

YouTube: Cruising with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2021

Is the highway of life more fun in your dream car? These listeners think so! Thank you to everyone who shared pictures of your favorite cars. Here's part 1 of our car show share back.

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feelings

Email of the Day: I Told My Dying Grandfather How Much I Loved Him
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2021

I spoke to you not long ago about my dying grandfather, and I wanted to give you an update. I went to see my “paw” (as we call him) recently. My dad was already at his home, so I waited...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Home Buying is Hurting Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2021

Trey and Sara sharply disagree on almost everything when it comes to purchasing a new home for their family of four.   Dr. Laura: "Great marriages involve self-sacrifice, compromise and...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Son Gave Me No Respect
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2021

When my son graduated from high school, he and I were at odds. It had been going on since he was 11 and was struggling with being bullied at school. I was the target for his...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family is Disappointed in Me
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2021

Kavita's brother and father say she didn't set her nephew up in a grand enough way when she helped him move into his college dorm.   Dr. Laura: "Unreasonable people cannot be made happy."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Inadequate in My Relationship
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2021

Sasha struggles with depression, and it makes her feel like she's not good enough for the "together" guy she's dating.   Dr. Laura: "Focus on being the best version of yourself."

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Family

Email of the Day: Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine!
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2021

I am one of nine children and grew up in a very loving family with a stay-at-home mom. When my parents were alive and would host family dinners, we would tend to “score” the gathering...

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