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Parenting

Email of the Day: I’m Using My Mothering Skills to Help Others
By Dr. Laura on July 1, 2021

My triplets left for college two years ago, and as a stay-at-home mom, I was left with only my youngest child. I thought my world would end because being a mom to four was the job I was...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: I Failed My Daughter and My Daughter Has Failed
By Dr. Laura on July 1, 2021

Since her parents split up, Karen's 15-year-old is struggling emotionally and has failed her freshman year of high school.   Dr. Laura: "Couples need to quadruple the effort they put...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: I Now Sleep With A Clean Conscience
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2021

I was “shacking up” with my boyfriend for over two years. I always felt it wasn’t right, but I did it anyway. Then I found your book “Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives"...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is an Alcoholic
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2021

Linda doesn't want to divorce her husband, but she needs help coping with his alcoholism.   Dr. Laura: "If you want to stay with a drunk, go to Al-Anon to become informed and supported."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Niece Hurts My Feelings
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2021

Zoi's relationship with her niece has been strained ever since Zoi married her niece's father-in-law.   Dr. Laura: "Let go of the things that are unimportant to your life."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: A Simple Plan
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2021

I heard you read a beautiful message from a woman who said her parents had been married 70 years, and you remarked that you didn’t think you’d heard of anyone being married that long. I...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our 3-Year-Old Won't Listen!
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2021

Ashley and Thomas are looking for ways to get their preschooler to be more obedient.   Dr. Laura: "You have to be clever and creative when parenting."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband Had My Back
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2021

My husband and I were at a Christmas party and our daughter was two months old. It was our first time out, and we weren’t planning on staying long. A friend of ours told me I looked...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm in a Really Bad Place
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2021

Marie was in a terrible accident and feels like her life is completely out of control.   Dr. Laura: "Yoga breathing can positively impact your mind and body and help you cope with...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Happy With My Current Situation
By Dr. Laura on June 27, 2021

Margaret moved in with a male friend after her divorce 12 years ago, and even though she's not thrilled with the relationship, she's not sure she can leave.   Dr. Laura: "Life is full of...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Overdosed
By Dr. Laura on June 27, 2021

Julie is ticked off about her father's recent drug overdose and doesn't know what to do.   Dr. Laura: "Bring your best and healthiest self to your marriage by leaving the past behind."

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Help My Kids?
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2021

Lily divorced her husband whose PTSD caused problems in the home, and she'd like to know how to help their two sons deal with daddy's anger when they're with him.   Dr. Laura: "Children...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Attention Please
By Dr. Laura on June 25, 2021

I started listening to you more than 25 years ago from the back seat of my grandparents' Buick when my younger brother and I would travel with them during the summers. Now that I have...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Defend My Mom Against My Sister?
By Dr. Laura on June 25, 2021

Sandy believes that her sister and niece are treating Sandy's mother improperly, but she's not sure what to do about it.   Dr. Laura: "Under no circumstances should you stand by and...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Speaking Up Instead of Shutting Up
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2021

I always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom. I used to be a nanny, and the little girls I cared for craved their mom's love during the day, but got so attached to me that they would cry,...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I Put Others Before My Own Health
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2021

Shirley needs an operation, but she doesn't want to disappoint the people she works with by taking a leave of absence.   Dr. Laura: "You're no help to others if you let your health fall...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I'm a Changed Man
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2021

I was being a crabby, short tempered jerk, going to work early, staying late and coming home just long enough for a shower and some sleep. About a month into this stupid behavior, my...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Meet My Sister?
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2021

Sydney just discovered she has a half-sister thanks to an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, but she's not sure she wants a relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Simply having DNA in common doesn't mean...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is Done with Me!
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2021

Wayne's wife is ready to leave him after 17 years of marriage, and he's asking Dr. Laura if there's a way to fix what he broke.   Dr. Laura: "The time to work on a marriage is before one...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Thought That Changed Everything
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2021

After trying to conceive for three years, my husband and I got pregnant, but lost our baby a few weeks later. During that time, baby showers were torture. Birth announcements and baby...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Did I Make a Mistake?
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2021

Sarah is second-guessing her decision to break up with her boyfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let your emotions undermine intelligent decisions."

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Family

Email of the Day: We Stayed the Course
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2021

My husband and I have been married for nearly 36 years. Our kids saw our ups and downs, and they saw us choose to love and be committed to one another through it all. A few years ago,...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Care for My Husband Anymore
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2021

Stacey's husband will be moving into a skilled nursing facility because of his deteriorating health, and she doesn't know what to say when people ask her about it.   Dr. Laura: "You're...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: When I Changed, He Changed
By Dr. Laura on June 20, 2021

Lynn applied the advice she got from Dr. Laura's Marriage 101 course and says her husband's response has been amazing.   Dr. Laura: "Profound changes can happen when you have the proper...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Has No Motivation
By Dr. Laura on June 20, 2021

Grace is frustrated that her 15-year-old daughter is a little lazy and doesn't get very good grades.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes we have to accept that our children won't live up to our...

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YouTube

A Tribute to Dad with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 19, 2021

Cheers to the dads whose families love you so much they wanted to share your picture with the world. Here's part 2 of our Father's Day photo slideshow.

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Family

Email of the Day: My Dad: What a Man!
By Dr. Laura on June 18, 2021

My dad has always been a romantic. While courting my mom, he knew she was out with her mother and would have to pass his house on their way home after dark. When he saw them coming, he...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Repeating My Mom's Bad Habit
By Dr. Laura on June 18, 2021

Mary doesn't want to yell at her kids like her mother yelled at her when she was little.   Dr. Laura: "Confusion is a powerful therapeutic tool."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Sticks Up for My Bad Brother
By Dr. Laura on June 18, 2021

Maria's brother is a jerk, and she doesn't understand why her mother can't see it.   Dr. Laura: "Parents may ignore the truth when it makes them feel bad about themselves."

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YouTube

YouTube: Honoring Dad with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2021

Any man can father a child, but it takes a special man to be a DAD. By the number of pictures we received, it looks like many of you have real DADS in your lives. Hallelujah! As usual,...

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Family

Email of the Day: Sweet Memories of My Dad
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2021

My father died of pancreatic cancer when he was 76 years old. Besides my husband, he was the finest man I ever knew. If I had the opportunity to say one more thing to him, it would be...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Insulted!
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2021

Sharon wants Dr. Laura's opinion on how she can handle her neighbor's negative comments on her looks.   Dr. Laura: "The best comebacks leave the person feeling a little stupid."

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YouTube

YouTube: Fun in the Sun with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2021

I’m smiling at the thought of you nourishing your family with outdoor adventures. Thanks to everyone who sent in photos of yourselves getting some Vitamin N(ature) this summer! Here's a...

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Family

Email of the Day: He Knew I Was There
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2021

I was 24 years old when I gave birth to my daughter back in 1982. At the same time, I was taking care of my dad, who was dying from lung cancer. There was no hospice at the time, and I...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Won't Show Love
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2021

Carmen and Cheryl are middle-aged sisters who grew up in an unaffectionate family, but Cheryl wants them to start expressing their love for one another.   Dr. Laura: "It's a beautiful...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I a Bad Grandpa?
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2021

Brad feels bad about disappointing his family by not attending all of his grandson's travel baseball games.   Dr. Laura: "We cannot be all things to all people."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Got Good Marriage Advice From My Dog!
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2021

We have a black Labrador who is joined at the hip to my husband when he is home. Before my husband even pulls into the driveway, the dog is already at the window, barking and yelping....

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Acts Out When He's Frustrated
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2021

May's 8-year-old son is getting in trouble at school and home for his poor sportsmanship and defiant behavior and punishing him isn't working.   Dr. Laura: "Parents need to model the...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: The Best Decision I Ever Made
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2021

I was a stay-at-home mom to my kids when they were little, until my youngest started school. I’m a teacher and began teaching in their school. At first, I thought it was a perfect...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to be More Disciplined
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2021

Annika thinks she knows what she'd like to do with her life, but she gets overwhelmed when she considers of all of her options.   Dr. Laura: "The first step to better self-discipline is...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Sound Advice Saved My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2021

Adele thanks Dr. Laura for the 25 years of guidance that has helped her to become a better and happier mother and wife.   Dr. Laura: "Relationships benefit when you're willing to give...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Having Friend Trouble
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2021

12-year-old Nina has a friend who teases her about being flat-chested.   Dr. Laura: "Don't go to war with a mean girl. Just slowly back away."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: There's a Shadow Over My Wedding
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2021

Meagan would like to skip her friend's funeral, which is taking place the day before Meagan's wedding.   Dr. Laura: "You showed great compassion; now, get back to your life."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Parents Taught Me Better
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2021

My parents were excellent role models of morals and values. Recently, I received an invitation to a baby shower and didn’t recognize the name of the mother-to-be. I later found out the...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like Myself
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2021

Monica is trying to get her life on the right path, but her negative relationship with her mom continues to bring her down.   Dr. Laura: "Respecting yourself is more important than...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Our Kids Overheard Our Lovemaking
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2021

With 4 kids (ages 4 to 11), my husband and I don't have a lot of free time to "visit" with each other, so we have to get creative, waiting until we are sure everyone else is asleep. It...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Destroying My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2021

Bob says that he needs pornography to avoid feelings and problems even though it's destroying his marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Stop hiding from your wife and let her love the real you."

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YouTube

YouTube: Fur-Ever Friends with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2021

Lily and I enjoyed looking at all of your pet photos! Not all fur babies are cats and dogs and not all pets can be snuggled, but I certainly understand the unconditional love your...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Our Wedding Night Felt Sacred
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2021

My plan growing up was always to wait until marriage to have sex, as my faith and respect for myself was always important to me. Plus, my mom had been a teen mom, as was her mom, and I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Trust My Husband Anymore
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2021

Rachel is thinking of leaving her husband who lost almost all of their retirement in risky investments that he made without telling her.   Dr. Laura: "Don't put your future in the hands...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Inspired!
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2021

Margaret's life has improved in important ways thanks to Dr. Laura's advice and support.   Dr. Laura: "Stay on the path of morality no matter where others are going."

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