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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Told My Kids I Have Cancer
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2021

Anne was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, and she is worried that she did the wrong thing in telling her children about her diagnosis.   Dr. Laura: "Your family's support is going to...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Hurt My Parents
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2021

Brittany knows she should put her husband's needs above those of her parents, but she feels bad about disappointing her mom and dad.   Dr. Laura: "Change may hurt, but that doesn't make...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Know How To Be A Good Wife
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2021

I was raised by a single mother who had four children and a horrible outlook on men, so I never had an example of how to treat a husband properly. I overcame this dysfunction and...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Guilty Over My Divorce
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2021

Epsi is having trouble moving forward in her romantic life because she still feels bad about her divorce and the damage it did to her family.   Dr. Laura: "We can't get rid of pain, but...

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: I’m Proud of Myself
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2021

I grew up in a chaotic household. My father was disconnected, an alcoholic and used money he made as a tool for guilt. My mother had a temper, so their fights would get loud and violent...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Favor My Sick Child
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2021

Rachel's middle daughter is struggling with health issues, and Rachel admits that she is more lenient on her than the other kids because of her condition.   Dr. Laura: "She needs to know...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Depressed?
By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2021

30-year-old Mary is unmarried, feeling lonely because of the pandemic and is panicking that she will be single forever.   Dr. Laura: "Humans aren't meant to be alone so it's important...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I Dumped My Husband, But My Sister Won't
By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2021

Kris's sister insists on continuing a relationship with Kris's ex-husband, even inviting him and his girlfriend to family functions.   Dr. Laura: "Some people just aren't nice."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Sad for My Step Kids
By Dr. Laura on March 20, 2021

Michelle's three stepchildren live full time with her and their father, and she feels sorry that their mom isn't in the picture.   Dr. Laura: "Only kind-hearted people are empathetic to...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: It’s The Little Things He Does
By Dr. Laura on March 19, 2021

It is the little things my husband does that makes my love grow. They are not your BIG blow-out type of things.

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Never Going to Date Again!
By Dr. Laura on March 19, 2021

19-year-old Phillip feels burned by a long-distance relationship and is down on dating now.   Dr. Laura: "To date properly, you need to be in the same town and experience real life...

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Confrontation

Email of the Day: My Husband’s Down-to-Earth Comeback
By Dr. Laura on March 18, 2021

Before my husband passed away, someone asked him why, after over 23 years of marriage, we had NO children. God never blessed us with a child. They went on to ask if we even liked...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Tween Has a Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on March 18, 2021

Elizabeth wants to know if she should be concerned about her 11-year-old son holding hands with a girl he has a crush on.   Dr. Laura: "This is the time for mom to relax and dad to have...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Was the Ultimate Feminista
By Dr. Laura on March 17, 2021

I am very ashamed to say that I was the ultimate feminista. My oldest daughter was born on a Thursday. My career was SOOOO important that I was back to work on Monday. On my way home...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Are Little Kids Impacted by the Shutdown?
By Dr. Laura on March 17, 2021

Melissa has a 2-year-old son who she fears is suffering due to the isolation of the COVID shutdown, but her husband thinks that he won't remember and therefore won't be harmed.   Dr....

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend's Son is a Brat
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2021

Jessica and her friend of many years are having trouble with their sons who have started fighting since moving on to junior high school.   Dr. Laura: "Don’t bother talking to someone who...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: With Loving Gratitude to My Husband
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2021

This year, I decided to make my Valentine's Day last for weeks. For the 21 days preceding February 14th, I have daily offered to my husband something I call "…With Loving Gratitude." I...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: What Was it All For?
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2021

Gigi's husband of 43 years died recently, and in her grief, she finds herself questioning the meaning of life and death.   Dr. Laura: "Four decades of beautiful memories are the reason."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Mother Said “No”
By Dr. Laura on March 15, 2021

I’m 65, and my parents divorced when I was only a few months old, so my mother raised my brother and me alone while running a nursery school. I went to an Ivy League college on the east...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Protect My Parents from My Sister?
By Dr. Laura on March 15, 2021

Megan's sister is an addict with financial problems and has recently moved back in with her parents.   Dr. Laura: "You have to accept that this is their choice."

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Enjoy Playing the Piano
By Dr. Laura on March 14, 2021

Thomas is ready to stop practicing piano in favor of playing the saxophone, but he and his mom, Kim, worry that his father will be angry and disallow it.   Dr. Laura: "Parents must each...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Ghosting Me
By Dr. Laura on March 14, 2021

After continually nagging him, Cindy's adult son is ignoring her calls, and she's not sure if she should continue reaching out to him.   Dr. Laura: "If you want to repair something, you...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Did Our Mom Dis Us?
By Dr. Laura on March 13, 2021

Twins Sarah and Stephanie just learned that their recently deceased mother excluded them from her will even though they thought they were close to her.   Dr. Laura: "Leaving someone out...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Play to Your Strengths
By Dr. Laura on March 12, 2021

I was a music student when I originally went to college, with piano as my major. My piano teacher was brilliant and eccentric. Upon hearing that my ambition was to be a concert pianist,...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Unlucky in the Parent Department
By Dr. Laura on March 12, 2021

12-year-old Jayna is living with her grandmother because her mom is drug-addicted, and her father has been in and out of jail most of her life.   Dr. Laura: "No matter your background,...

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Dating

Email of the Day: My Father Found My Husband for Me
By Dr. Laura on March 11, 2021

I have been happily married for over 25 years, and I owe it all to my dear father. He did not approve of any of the boyfriends I had when I started dating. He didn’t have to tell me...

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stress

Call of the Day Podcast: Are My Fears Irrational?
By Dr. Laura on March 11, 2021

James considers all of the bad things that could happen in any given situation and has a hard time enjoying life because of his fears.   Dr. Laura: "Face your fears by having a plan for...

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YouTube

YouTube: Baking Up Love with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on March 10, 2021

What’s better than sliced bread? Not much if you ask me! But we did squeeze in a few photos of the other baked yummies you shared for this baking slide show. “Knead” to talk? Give me a...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: What I Learned from a High School Sports Teacher
By Dr. Laura on March 10, 2021

I was on a field hockey team when I was a sophomore in high school. We lost almost all our games that year. We were ahead in one game, but in the last 60 seconds, the other team scored...

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Parenting

Blog: Are You Ready to Have a Baby?
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

Here are some of the signs that you're ready to have a baby:

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sick of "Short" Jokes
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

Mike is short and wants to know how to respond to people's rude comments about short men.   Dr. Laura: Reply with, “I'm not sure that was a thoughtful thing to say to me.”

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband Shows Our Kids How Much He Loves Me
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

I made some dumb decisions in my early twenties, and I am eternally grateful that your strong voice was the one that stayed with me, even when I was rebellious and pushed aside the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Nephew is Being Controlled
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

Miriam feels caught in the middle of her sister and nephew's disagreements over the girl he is dating and lets boss him around.   Dr. Laura: “He's too scared to be a man so he found a...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Even Bird Parents Know How to Do the Right Thing
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2021

About ten years ago, I had two pet finches. They laid several eggs and hatched their chicks and they were very devoted, caring parents. When it’s time for the little ones to leave the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family is Overbearing
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2021

Leann's family helps take care of her baby while she's at work, and she's not happy with their unsolicited parenting advice.   Dr. Laura: “You are choosing to take a back seat to raising...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Lie to My Parents
By Dr. Laura on March 7, 2021

13-year-old Jonathan has a problem with lying and calls in with his mom to explain why.   Dr. Laura: “Make a decision to tell the truth even when it's scary and uncomfortable.”

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Won't Let Me Have a Pet
By Dr. Laura on March 7, 2021

Connor and his mom call Dr. Laura to discuss how to approach Connor's dad who refuses to let the family have a pet.   Dr. Laura: “In a loving way, tell him you are giving the kids the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Compete for Praise
By Dr. Laura on March 6, 2021

Natalia's young sons are competitive with each other and for her attention and she needs advice on how to respond to them.   Dr. Laura: “Only praise kindness and compassion and let them...

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Family

Email of the Day: My Amazing Grandmother
By Dr. Laura on March 5, 2021

After many years of marriage, my grandfather on my mother’s side abandoned my grandmother and his three children and left to “find” himself and figure out his life. Nearly one year...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I Should Have Kept My Mouth Shut!
By Dr. Laura on March 5, 2021

Judi was caught talking behind a co-worker's back and now her co-workers have turned against her.   Dr. Laura: Just say, “I caused this rift and ask you both to forgive me.”

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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Email of the Day: How I Reconnected With My Husband
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2021

I have been married for almost five years to a WONDERFUL, hardworking husband who treats me like a queen. Since having children, our marriage had started to lack intimacy because of our...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom's Sisters Skipped Her Funeral
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2021

Leeanne's mom died recently, and she is angry that her aunts didn't attend the service even though COVID safety precautions were taken.   Dr. Laura: "A person can grieve profoundly...

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Inspiration

Blog: 5 Tips to Be More Confident
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2021

Confidence is believing that you have something of value to offer. Sadly, many of you come from really crappy families and don’t have that sense. The good news is, confidence is like a...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Wanted My Daughter to Do Things The Proper Way
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2021

My husband and I have been married for 31 years and have 3 grown children. As they were growing up, we were their parents and not their friends. Other parents thought we were too tough...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Fight A Lot
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2021

11-year-old Amara is worried about her parents' frequent arguments and calls Dr. Laura with her mom for help.   Dr. Laura: "When you are a mother, your child's security is what matters...

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YouTube

YouTube: Creative Crafting with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

Evidence of your creative crafting continues to come in, so my peeps have compiled your photos for this 2nd craft video. I love seeing the healthy ways you soothe your soul. If you...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Sheltered Me Too Much
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

Mark is different from his friends and believes it's a negative that his mother raised him to be a God-fearing, rule-following young man.   Dr. Laura: "People who are too hard on...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Don’t Be Mad Because I’m A Dolphin!
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

I wanted to share a funny moment that happened around our dinner table. My ten-year-old daughter slurps her food, talks when her mouth is full and overall has poor posture while eating....

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: We Have a Problem in the Bedroom
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

Dave snores and feels terrible about keeping his wife up all night, but she doesn't want to sleep in separate rooms.   Dr. Laura: "Getting proper sleep is one of the most important...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Little Things Matter in a Marriage
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2021

After many years of being told by women I once admired that I needed to be strong, powerful and have a big career, I found you and you showed me the light. I have learned from you to be...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Mom Yells Too Much
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2021

Frankie and Lena's mom often loses her temper, and they want her to find better ways to cope with parenthood.   Dr. Laura: "Be mindful of how you feel and communicate in the moment...

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