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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Greatest Mom Ever
By Dr. Laura on February 3, 2021

I am one of five kids, and when we were growing up, we all had clean clothes to wear and three home-cooked meals to eat every day. It was only when I went off to college that I realized...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Get Over My Ex?
By Dr. Laura on February 3, 2021

Elizabeth is having a hard time with her recent breakup and worries that she'll never meet someone she likes as much.   Dr. Laura: "You can be better, and you can have better."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Caring for My Mom is Overwhelming
By Dr. Laura on February 2, 2021

Cathy needs help for her mother who is in a semi-comatose state, but she fears both assisted living and in-home care due to COVID-19.   Dr. Laura: "She needs the best professional care,...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: You Are a Feminist in the Best Way Possible
By Dr. Laura on February 2, 2021

I’ve been listening to you since the early 90s, when I was young. Recently, I heard you say that feminists would get mad at you for certain things you say about women and how you advise...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Relapse
By Dr. Laura on February 2, 2021

Jay is in recovery from a meth habit, recently out of a shacked-up relationship and scared of what the future holds.   Dr. Laura: "Finding productive ways to fill time will help you...

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Dating

Email of the Day: I’m Glad I Didn’t Go the “Desperate” Route
By Dr. Laura on February 1, 2021

When I was younger, instead of the online dating scene, we had the “bar scene.” I remember each birthday that I was single, from age 26 to 30. I tried meeting guys at the bar, but I...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Can't I Leave My Cheatin' Man?
By Dr. Laura on February 1, 2021

Brooke told herself that she would leave her cheating husband once her kids were grown and out of the house, but now she's scared to make the change.   Dr. Laura: "If you let scary stop...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Relationship Has Become Stagnant
By Dr. Laura on January 31, 2021

Gina fears that her boyfriend of six years is never going to marry her.   Dr. Laura: "Change the course of your life by changing your feelings of unworthiness into self-compassion."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Tired of Being So Competitive
By Dr. Laura on January 31, 2021

Donna's family often joked that she was “the milkman's daughter” and other hurtful comments about being unplanned, and the hurt she felt continues to negatively impact her relationships.

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Taking Your Advice Changed Everything
By Dr. Laura on January 30, 2021

Laura calls back to update Dr. Laura on how her advice turned Laura's marriage around.   Dr. Laura: "You gave your husband the opportunity to express himself without anger."

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GRIEF

Email of the Day: Grit, Grace and Grief
By Dr. Laura on January 29, 2021

My mother died suddenly last year on my husband’s birthday, and I’m now the oldest living female on my mother’s side. Despite several health issues, my mother was an avid runner, and...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Mean What I Say
By Dr. Laura on January 29, 2021

When he gets uncomfortable in relationships, Patrick lashes out and pushes people away instead of dealing with the issues at hand.   Dr. Laura: "Let's not waste more time protecting...

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YouTube

YouTube: 4-Legged Family Members
By Dr. Laura on January 28, 2021

Thanks to you, my inbox has been raining photos of cats and dogs for the past week!  I’m sharing back with you this slideshow of your beloved pets.  They all look so happy and...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Our Kids Know the Truth About Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on January 28, 2021

My husband and I recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We have three children – 13, 11, and 7 – and we encourage them to make handmade gifts for birthdays and other events....

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Always Fight to Win
By Dr. Laura on January 28, 2021

When Jonathan called a few weeks ago about his kids' fighting, Dr. Laura suggested that his competitive marriage was fueling the sibling rivalry. Now Jonathan wants to know the “next...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Anti-Social
By Dr. Laura on January 27, 2021

Christine's husband doesn't like to socialize and pressures her and their children to stay away from friends and family.   Dr. Laura: "Your children need the contact and connection with...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like a Crappy Mom AND Employee!
By Dr. Laura on January 26, 2021

Shannon, a mom of four, struggles to work 12-hour shifts as a part-time nurse, but fears being criticized for quitting in order to stay home with her children.   Dr. Laura: "What others...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Choosing My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on January 26, 2021

This is a lovely poem from Tova:   My child has a mom Because I decided long ago That I'd be there to raise her I'd be there to watch her grow

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Be Mad at My Mom?
By Dr. Laura on January 26, 2021

Days after Sarah's knee surgery her mother asked her to dog-sit. Now Sarah is mad at her mom for asking and even more mad at herself for not having the backbone to say no.   Dr. Laura: "...

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Family

Email of the Day: The Joy in Making Your House a Home
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2021

One morning recently, I staggered out to the kitchen for my coffee and saw a note on the counter. It was in my husband’s handwriting and my first thought was “He sneaked off to the...

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Overthinking Things?
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2021

Victoria is 22 and having sex with a guy without a commitment or the confidence that he really cares about her.   Dr. Laura: "Victoria is 22 and having sex with a guy without a...

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Sleep Around!
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2021

Maryann is in her late 50s and would like to find a partner, but feels the men she is meeting expect her to jump into bed.   Dr. Laura: "No matter their age, men don't respect that which...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Drives High
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2021

13-year-old Bella's father drove her and her sister while high on pain killers, and now she is afraid to ride in the car with him.   Dr. Laura: "Stay strong when it comes to protecting...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I am The Source of My Daughter's Rage
By Dr. Laura on January 23, 2021

Jen's bad childhood resulted in her being emotionally abusive to her own daughter, and now she's unsure how to handle her daughter's anger.   Dr. Laura: "Take full responsibility for her...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Night That Changed My Life
By Dr. Laura on January 22, 2021

My brother was asleep on our couch, and my husband and I were sprawled out on our living room carpet watching TV while our newborn lay between us. We freaked when we looked down at our...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Work with My Lazy Classmate?
By Dr. Laura on January 22, 2021

10-year-old Sophia has been assigned to work with a classmate who doesn't pull her weight when it comes to group assignments.   Dr. Laura: "Some people are motivated to help when they...

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YouTube

YouTube: Bebe, the Wonder Dog
By Dr. Laura on January 21, 2021

I have sad news to share. Bebe, my beloved perfect miniature poodle, passed away this week. She was a treasure to me, my family and all of my friends. She loved to hike the hills, chase...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How to Stop Raising Entitled Kids
By Dr. Laura on January 21, 2021

Beyond typical personality quirks, I believe the breakdown of the family is largely to blame for the entitlement problems of young adults today. They need to be responsible,...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Doesn't My Cousin Care?
By Dr. Laura on January 21, 2021

Matthew wants to spend more time with his cousin, but she's not reciprocating.   Dr. Laura: "Spend time with people who will invest in you."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Letter to My Shacked-up Daughter
By Dr. Laura on January 20, 2021

After calling Dr. Laura about her 23-year-old daughter's plans to shack up with her new boyfriend, Donna shares the text she crafted with Dr. Laura's help...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want Less Conflict in My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on January 20, 2021

Jennifer argues with her husband about his mother and sister who recently moved too close for Jennifer's comfort.   Dr. Laura: "Show your husband respect by letting him have his own...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Struggling with Online Learning
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2021

8-year-old Parker is having a hard time focusing on his schoolwork now that everything is online.   Dr. Laura: "Kids cannot be expected to perform like robots."

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Relationships

Email of the Day: The Power of The Phrase “I Love You”
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2021

Back when my fiancé and I were dating, I told him I loved him. He said, "Thank you," and that he cared about me more than anyone else, but he couldn't say it back right then. He said,...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Make Myself a Priority
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2021

Catalina's identity has revolved around being her mother's caregiver, and now her older sister is seeking Catalina's support.   Dr. Laura: "The courage to break your old patterns has to...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband is the Most Selfless Person I Know
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2021

When my now-husband and I got engaged (but were living 12 hours apart until I finished my last year of college), I was driving a car that was on its last tire! My incredible man...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Worked Hard to Get Here But...
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2021

Katie and her husband just moved cross-country for her PhD program, but she's starting to get the baby bug and knows she wants to stay home with any children she may have.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is Manipulative
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2021

Jen's mom told her she should “honor thy father and mother” instead of listening to Dr. Laura.   Dr. Laura: "Honoring does not mean tolerating abuse."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother Puts Me Down
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2021

Ellie and her brother are competitive and fight a lot, and she and her dad call in to ask Dr. Laura for help.   Dr. Laura: "Your children are mimicking your competitive marriage."

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You for Being My Advocate
By Dr. Laura on January 16, 2021

When she was laid off, Brittany was pregnant with a young son at home, and she knew it was a blessing in disguise because of Dr. Laura's advice.   Dr. Laura: "It was time to take your...

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Relationships

Email of the Day: How to Have A Good Life
By Dr. Laura on January 15, 2021

My mother passed away three years ago. She and my dad had been married for 57 years, and I was deeply concerned for my father. I stayed in close contact with him, calling him daily and...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother Betrayed Me!
By Dr. Laura on January 15, 2021

Bobby is irate that his brother gossiped to a neighbor about Bobby losing his business and his house during the shutdown.   Dr. Laura: "You're transforming your grief into anger."

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Career

Email of the Day: Life Lessons Learned from My First Job
By Dr. Laura on January 14, 2021

At 15, I was a year too young to get hired at most jobs, but I was desperate to have a job and prove myself. I wanted to be a veterinarian at the time and a new vet was opening up a few...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm 25 and Still Seeking my Parents' Approval
By Dr. Laura on January 14, 2021

Jackie feels child-like, stuck and depressed because she needs her parents' approval over everything from what clothes she should wear to what career she should pursue.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Family

Email of the Day: I Chose Not to Live with My Alcoholic Mother
By Dr. Laura on January 13, 2021

When I was 13, I called you to ask if I should live with my alcoholic mother. She had told me that if I left my Dad in California, she would stop drinking. She also told me she would...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Cope with My Mom's Death?
By Dr. Laura on January 13, 2021

Joan took care of her 92-year-old mother, and since her mother's death, Joan's daily routine has turned upside down.   Dr. Laura: "In time you'll adjust to the new rhythm of your life."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Blog: 5 Ways to Be More Positive
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2021

When you’re upset, one of the things that probably makes you very angry is when someone says, “Stay positive,” or, “Look on the bright side.” It’s annoying and the last thing you want...

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Call of the Day Podcast: The Men in My Life Have Done Me Wrong
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2021

Suza is “pissed off” at the main men in her life and can't stop going over the pain in her mind.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to FORGIVE in order to LET GO."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Got Kicked Out of My Own Room
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2021

I was a strong-willed teenager, and I am so thankful my parents chose to parent me instead of trying to be my friend. I grew up very privileged with nice things, and I went through a...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: My Job is Taking a Toll on My Family
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2021

Aaron has become disenchanted with his career as a police officer, and his work stress prevents him from being the husband his wife deserves and the father his three young children need.

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I’m Done Nagging My Husband
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2021

Marriage is a marathon, not a sprint. And it’s a race that needs practice! My husband and I are married for nine years this month. We have a great marriage and had fallen into a...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Outgrown My Friends
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2021

Jeffrey's friends are snowflakes who have no responsibility or goals, and he's ready to move on from them.   Dr. Laura: "Don't confront, just disconnect.

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