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Confrontation

Email of the Day: Let’s Hug It Out
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2021

I was recently inspired by your advice of hugging someone instead of arguing with them. My husband and I are both strong-willed and seem to find too many silly things to argue about, so...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter's Weight is Weighing on Me
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2021

Paul's daughter has gained 60 pounds, and he fears that her weight makes him look like a bad father to his extended family.   Dr. Laura: "She's showing you how to be happy in spite of...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Annoy My Sister
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2021

8-year-old Jayden calls in to discuss how to stop picking on his sister.   Dr. Laura: "Physical activity helps reduce boredom, anger and annoying behavior."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Enjoy Today
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2021

Hannah wants to know how to avoid fixating on the negative things happening in the world so she can feel less fear and more joy.   Dr. Laura: "Rational fears can be faced with plans and...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Need Help Talking to My Husband
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2021

Amber is a mom of seven who needs help communicating with her husband.   Dr. Laura: "Step one in communicating is having clarity in what you want the person to understand."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Raising Kids Doesn’t Just Happen at Home
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2021

I was a working mom when my son was young. My husband didn't think women should stay home, but instead should be helping with the household income. So, imagine my surprise when I got...

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Confrontation

COTD Podcast: Is There a Way to Successfully Date Long Distance?
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2021

25-year-old Chad is “dating” someone he has never met in person, and he'd like Dr. Laura's opinion on whether the relationship can work.   Dr. Laura: "Long distance relationships are...

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YouTube

YouTube: Celebrating Spring with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2021

Cherry Blossoms, Sunsets, Strawberries, Oh My! Spring has sprung and my listeners are climbing trees, picking berries and enjoying sunsets. I'm back from my spring break and ready to...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Take Care of Your Man
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2021

Women's attitudes seem to be that when their kids need water, they're thirsty, but when their husband wants some loving, he's a jerk!

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Has Let Me Down
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2021

There's a rift in Nicole's family since her nephew damaged her daughter's baby doll and her family will not do the right thing.   Dr. Laura: "Do you really want to be around people who...

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: I Turned My Bad Childhood Into A Good Life
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2021

My childhood was a life of chaos on the road for nine years with indifferent parents. I was repeatedly abandoned, including the day I was left on the side of a highway at six years old....

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Always Feel Like an Outsider
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2021

Jan was raised in foster care and says she has carried negative feelings and thoughts of being an “outsider” throughout life.   Dr. Laura: "You are in control of your negative self-talk."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother is a Bully
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2021

Cholly's older brother likes to pick on him, and Cholly wants Dr. Laura's advice on how to handle him.   Dr. Laura: "Take him by surprise with a, 'thanks for noticing me!' comment."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I’m Loving Every Second of Motherhood
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2021

When our new baby started crying, my husband, who works from home, picked him up and said “I’d like to spend some time with him, so do whatever you wish to do!” When I asked if he was...

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feelings

Email of the Day: Sometimes All You Have to Do is Ask
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2021

I’m a 48-year-old widow. I lost my wonderful husband five years ago to brain cancer. He was always overly supportive of me and told everyone how much he loved me and was honored to be...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Excited
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2021

Bridget's husband is thrilled about their first vacation since the shutdown began, but she doesn't want to go and hasn't gotten involved with the planning.   Dr. Laura: "Why not allow...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Ex Won't Move On
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2021

Brooke's manipulative ex-boyfriend has resorted to texting Brooke's mother as a way to stay in touch with her.   Dr. Laura: "Insecure men who act like this often become dangerous."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: My Fuse is Too Short
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2021

Louis really wants to change his explosive temper that scares his kids and is straining his relationships.   Dr. Laura: "Meditation can provide immediate calm."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Had to Become the Breadwinner
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2021

Because of Molly's husband's anxiety, she has gone back to work full time while he stays home with the kids.   Dr. Laura: "Terrific people sacrifice for the greater good."

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Confront My Molester?
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2021

Sarah was molested as a child by her father, and she would like to contact him and tell him how he has affected her.   Dr. Laura: "Letting something go is the only way to have inner...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: A Note From a Next-Generation Listener
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2021

I heard you read a listener email the other week, which ended with the line “I hope the next generation can be open to you.” Well, I am part of that next generation, and I couldn’t...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is No Help
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2021

Adrienne is grieving the death of her daughter, and she doesn't find her own mother to be comforting or helpful.   Dr. Laura: "You have a 'mother,' not a 'mommy.'"

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Excuse Me, But I’m Needed Here
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2021

I’ve been married for almost 30 years. During this time, I have come to rely and treasure my husband’s hugs, but I never really thought to ask for them. After listening to you, I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Stay Married, But...
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2021

Annie is finding it difficult to navigate being the mother of five while battling breast cancer and helping her husband who struggles with PTSD.   Dr. Laura: "It's time for you to draw a...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Don’t Call Me a “Step-Parent”
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2021

I recently celebrated my 13th wedding anniversary. I chose wisely, but I had bad timing. I met my husband when I was 21 years old. He had been divorced for two years and had children...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Stupid
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2021

Julianna gets frustrated and upset when she doesn't perform up to her own expectations.   Dr. Laura: "Growing up without a loving mom can cause kids to be overly self-critical."

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Having Marital Problems
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2021

Suzie feels annoyed by her second husband much like she did with her first husband.   Dr. Laura: "Pushing others away can be a sign of self-protection."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Learned What’s Important
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2021

I got married 30 years ago, when my husband was a young Air Force lieutenant. Our first daughter was born five years later. We were caught up in a selfish lifestyle, making our careers...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Be Less Insecure?
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2021

23-year-old Megan believes she could accomplish more if she would stop making men the focus of her life.   Dr. Laura: "If you want to think well of yourself, do something that gives your...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I a Lush?
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2021

Maria can easily drink a bottle of wine each night and wonders if this is the beginning of alcoholism.   Dr. Laura: "The only irresistible impulse is the impulse not resisted."

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Irreplaceable
By Dr. Laura on April 4, 2021

Katie calls Dr. Laura to thank her for the advice and support that has helped her to become a stay-at-home mom.   Dr. Laura: "Mothers nurture, love and teach while hired help just...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Boyfriend's Mom Irritates Me
By Dr. Laura on April 4, 2021

Michelle feels uncertain that her boyfriend is “the one” because of his overbearing mother and his dedication to the family business.   Dr. Laura: "You will never be his top priority."

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter-in-Law Banished Me
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2021

Linda's daughter-in-law feels insulted and doesn't want Linda around anymore.   Dr. Laura: "Your son has made his bed and now he's sleeping in it."

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Ready to Throw in the Towel
By Dr. Laura on April 2, 2021

Bobby married and had a baby with a man she dated for only two months, and now he has become physically abusive.   Dr. Laura: "You cannot raise a child in an abusive situation."

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Boyfriend Wants Me to Stop Drinking
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2021

Azade's boyfriend of one year has given her an ultimatum that she doesn't want to accept.   Dr. Laura: "You each have the right to decide what you want in a relationship."

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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Email of the Day: With Lots of Work, I Got the Fairy-Tale Ending
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2021

I started listening to you nine years ago and realized I had been doing everything wrong in my life. I married and divorced twice, seeking happiness I could never find. I learned from...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm at a Crossroads in My Career
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2021

Travis is successfully self-employed, but he feels called to take his life in a different direction.   Dr. Laura: "Do what gives your life purpose."

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Move!
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2021

11-year-old Brooke's family is moving, and she fears leaving her friends behind and going to a new school.   Dr. Laura: "Every step we take in life prepares us for the next challenge."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Letter to Our Son as He Graduated College
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2021

We wrote this letter to our son upon his graduation from college late last year:   Congratulations on your graduation! We are proud of you and you should feel good about that...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I'm Letting Everyone Down
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2021

Mary is struggling with infertility and believes she is disappointing her husband and family.   Dr. Laura: "Biology is not in our control."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: The Most Important Job in My Life
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2021

I’m the loving wife of a hardworking, REAL man and the stay-at-home mom to a one-year-old boy. My two sisters married “boys,” not men, and our lives couldn’t be more different. I went...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Leave My Wife After Retirement?
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2021

Bill's 30-year marriage has been largely sexless and lacking in intimacy. Now that he's close to retirement he's wondering if it is time to leave.   Dr. Laura: "You have the right to...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family is Happier
By Dr. Laura on March 28, 2021

Yvette recently started listening to Dr. Laura, and she says that she, her husband and their children are all thriving thanks to the advice she has started to implement.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is Driving Me Nuts
By Dr. Laura on March 28, 2021

Crystal wants to know how to handle her mother who calls multiple times a day whining and complaining.   Dr. Laura: "You can't put an end to that which you don't resolve to stop."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Husband Too Old to Change?
By Dr. Laura on March 27, 2021

Diane has been happily married for 41 years but has one teeny thing bothering her that she wants Dr. Laura's help with...   Dr. Laura: "Don't mess with a good marriage between two...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Mommy, Were You the First Person I Saw?
By Dr. Laura on March 26, 2021

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom since my kids were born. As the kids are getting older, before the pandemic I was thinking and getting excited about the possibility of working outside the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Are Using Me
By Dr. Laura on March 26, 2021

Colleen is the oldest of three children and feels that her parents use her as a mediator between themselves and her sisters.   Dr. Laura: "Nothing is happening to you that you don't...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother Thinks I'm a Brat
By Dr. Laura on March 25, 2021

Avery's 17-year-old brother hates the way she treats their parents and is mean to her as a result.   Dr. Laura: "The good thing about knowing you're the problem is that you have the...

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YouTube

YouTube: Tool Time With Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2021

The men of the Dr. Laura audience take the word “handyman” to a whole new level. You'll be blown away by the woodworking, glassworks and metalwork creations shared with me last week. 🎵...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Before You Go into a Second Marriage with Kids
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2021

I’ve been married for the second time for thirty years. We both had two preschool children coming into the marriage. This has been a very hard marriage. When you tell people on the air...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Two Great Men in My Life
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2021

My dad passed away almost twenty years ago. He was tough, but loving, and when I became an adult, I would jokingly tell people that I never had an opportunity to stray off the straight...

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