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Parenting

Email of the Day: We Turned a Boring Day Into a Lifetime Memory
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2022

When my son was 6 years old, every weekend he played with several other kids in the neighborhood, and they were all either at our house, their houses or outside riding bikes or throwing...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Holding On To So Much Anger
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2022

Bill and Gertie are looking forward to retirement but aren't thrilled to also be taking care of Gertie's mom who was abusive during much of her life.   💡Dr. Laura: "This is your time to be...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Get Along With My Mom
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2022

Nikoly isn't sure how to improve his relationship with his adoptive mother who has a lot of problems and causes chaos in Nikoly's life.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let go of her and hold on to your...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Do The Right Thing Because It’s The Right Thing to Do
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2022

I’ve worked in the mental health field for my entire 30-year career. I’ve worked with kids in residential placements, did crisis work with children and adults, and now I’m a therapist...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Sick of Eating Dirt
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2022

Sue says her husband is tired of being taken for granted and is angry that she hasn't shown more disapproval over her disrespectful son.   💡Dr. Laura: "Right is right and wrong is wrong,...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How I’m Raising My Boys
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2022

One of the things that caught my attention from listening to you is your focus on how to raise a boy into a man. Although I’m the mom, I try not to be a hindrance to my boys’ development...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Shake My Unhappiness
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2022

Andrew feels like he's walking through life with a mask, hiding the degree to which he's sad and lonely.   💡Dr. Laura: "Stop trying to make reasonable feelings go away."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Does My Mom Baby My Brother?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Beth is annoyed that her mother gives her mentally ill brother money every month even though she's the good child who's taking care of mom.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't let sibling rivalry damage...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Give My Mom Another Chance?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Desiree's mom is a recovering addict who threatens to kill herself if Desiree doesn't visit her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Addicts don't suddenly become better people when they stop using."

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Dating

COTD Podcast: Should I Tell My Boyfriend to Stop Visiting Strip Clubs?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Eva is annoyed that her boyfriend regularly visits strip joints.   💡Dr. Laura: "Dating isn't about changing a person; it's your chance to discern whether someone is a keeper."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Should We Drug Test Our Daughter's Boyfriend?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Melissa is concerned that her husband is too extreme in his request to test their daughter's boyfriend for drugs before allowing him to visit.   What should we do when we've been wronged?...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: We Thought We Needed “Just a Little Bit More…”
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2022

Once our daughter was born, my husband and I agreed that it was best for me to quit my job and stay home to raise her and any future children. My husband is an excellent provider and...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2022

Andrea wonders how she can maintain a relationship with her parents who don't get along and constantly put Andrea in the middle of their drama.   What should we do when we've been wronged?...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Used Tears to Manipulate My Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2022

Growing up, I used to listen to you in the car with my mom. I always asked her to turn on “that lady on the radio who yells at everyone!” I gave birth to my first child during the height...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want My Mommy
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2022

Katie wishes her mom would spend more time with her instead of being overly involved in the life of one of Katie's sisters.   What should we do when we've been wronged? In "Surviving a...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Was a Middle School Bully
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2022

Michael answers Dr. Laura's call to discuss a time when someone apologized for being a bully.   What should we do when we've been wronged? In "Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land)," I wrote...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Love Is Lovelier The Second Time Around
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2022

I was in a loveless marriage for 35 years. He would always make sure that I knew I didn’t measure up to him. After our four children were grown and married, I knew it was time for me to...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Bullied Because I'm Home-Schooled
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2022

The kids in Elliott's neighborhood have started teasing him for being home-schooled, including some that he thought were true friends. What should we do when we've been wronged?   What...

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Family

Email of the Day: I Was Raised With Dr. Laura Values
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2022

I’ve listened to you since the mid 90s, when I was in school. Over that time, I’ve learned to not misuse the word “try.” I’ve learned not to confuse uncomfortable feelings with guilt, and...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Did My Co-worker Stab Me in the Back?
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2022

After hearing Dr. Laura discuss her book, “Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land),” Richard calls to ask if he is correct in thinking his co-worker was a shark.   What should we do when we've...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Wants Me To Save Her
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2022

Michelle's 24-year-old daughter wants to move out of her shack-up situation and is asking her parents for the money to do it.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't rob her of learning how to stand on her...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son and I Are Estranged
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2022

Renee is sad that she and her son have grown distant since he started dating an older woman with five kids.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's not unusual for people to create what they wish they had had...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Childhood Is Ruining My Life
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2022

Angela's physical and emotional health is deteriorating as she deals with the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.   💡Dr. Laura: "While help was something you never had when you needed...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want My Son To Be a Rescuer
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2022

Tom is worried that his teenage son is trying to rescue the teen daughter of a friend who recently committed suicide.   💡Dr. Laura: "Talk to your son about what he's feeling and educate...

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Confrontation

Blog: Can You Survive A Shark Attack (On Land)?
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

Betrayals! It’s unbelievable how many of you have suffered all kinds of betrayals. Maybe you didn’t call it a betrayal. For example, we all know the parent who abuses their child is a bad...

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Confrontation

Email of the Day: My Parents Threw Away a Perfectly Good Daughter
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

For as long as I can remember, I have been my parents’ therapist. I was the one who fixed any big argument between them, and now I’m a mom of two boys and a very happy wife to a wonderful...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Think I Made a Mistake
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

Cecilia is worried that her husband is an alcoholic because he turns to drinking to unwind from stressful days.   💡Dr. Laura: "Ignite your feminine charms and give him alternative ways to...

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Confrontation

Email of the Day: My Friends Turned On Me
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2022

My husband and I were close friends with a group of people throughout our early twenties. I was under the impression that they were pro “live your life however you want,” but we learned...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My MIL Criticizes My Cooking
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2022

How should Kristen respond to her 92-year-old mother-in-law who is critical of the meals Kristen and her sister-in-law cook for her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't take it personally; take pity and...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Wasn't Helpful
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2022

Anna is upset that her husband didn't jump in and help her manage their 15-month-old daughter at a recent pool party.   💡Dr. Laura: "Men are very direction-oriented so simply ask for what...

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Confrontation

Email of the Day: 7 Things That Helped Me Cope With Betrayal
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2022

I’ve had a horrendous few years brought about by family betrayal and my son’s selection of a brutal wife. I suffered greatly emotionally, but I found several things that helped me through...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like My Friend's Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2022

Kassie doesn't want to see or discuss her friend's husband after learning about the abusive ways he has treated his wife.   💡Dr. Laura: "You have the right to decide who and what you allow...

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Confrontation

Email of the Day: I Don’t Have to Forgive To Move On
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2022

I received an unexpected gift from reading your book “Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land).” In the five years since my divorce, I’ve struggled with the “need” to forgive my ex-spouse for...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: What's the Best Way to Parent As a Widow?
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2022

Kristin's husband recently died, and her children are rebelling over the decisions she's been making about their household rules.   💡Dr. Laura: "Discuss discipline options together for the...

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Family

COTD Podcast: Our Daughter Didn't Tell Us She's Getting Married!
By Dr. Laura on July 17, 2022

Teresa isn't sure what to say to her daughter about the secret wedding plans she stumbled upon while searching for information about her daughter's fiancé.   💡Dr. Laura: "You ask for...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Is Dating a Bad Man
By Dr. Laura on July 17, 2022

Ashley wants to know what she can say to her daughter that will help her see the truth about the criminal she's dating.   💡Dr. Laura: "Negative self-perception often leads to unhealthy...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: My Wife and I Are Fighting Over Air Conditioning
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2022

Jacob's wife is worried about their finances, and he's not sure how to handle their latest run-in over running the A/C in their home.   💡Dr. Laura: "Uncomfortable conversations go down...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Honor My Mom's Final Wish
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2022

Colleen and her brother haven't spoken since having a fight just before their mother died, but she'd like to find a way to honor her mom's final wish for the two of them to get along.   💡...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Grandmother Taught Me How To Care For My Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 14, 2022

When my grandmother was a young stay-at-home mom, she was very unhappy in her marriage. She had grown up on a farm, with hard-working strict parents who gave her very little affection. Her...

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Relationships

Call of the Day Podcast: Who Can I Trust?
By Dr. Laura on July 14, 2022

Lisa's parents and husband warned her to be cautious around new people, and now Lisa isn't sure how to tell the difference between a nice person and a potential shark.   💡Dr. Laura: ...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Made the Right Decision When I Was 21 Years Old
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2022

I am 61 years old, and had my first baby when I was 21. The entire time I was pregnant, I had every intention of going back to work after my baby was six weeks old. That changed...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is a Drug Addict
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2022

Laurie is tired of worrying about her drug-addicted son, especially right now when her husband and daughter are both battling cancer.   💡Dr. Laura: "Addicts are not compassionate about...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Isn't Giving Me What I Need
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2022

Maria says that, since giving birth to her daughter three years ago, her husband has grown distant and isn't showing her the love and affection she needs.   💡Dr. Laura: "You have to give...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Getting Sober Helped Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2022

My wife and I have been married for thirteen years, and we have a nine-year-old daughter. Two years ago, I started an inappropriate relationship with a former co-worker. The relationship...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry About What Others Think
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2022

Samantha feels unable to make decisions without weighing all her options and consulting the opinions of others.   💡Dr. Laura: "An opinion is not a command no matter who it comes from."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: All The Things I Love About My Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2022

I’ve been married for thirteen years, and your book, “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” renewed my view of finding joy in my husband.

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife and I Don't Like Each Other
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2022

After 30 years of marriage, Frank feels he and his wife no longer enjoy each other's company and that they need help before the marriage fails.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't underestimate the power...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Father-in-Law Plays Favorites - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2022

In part 2 of this call, Christian joins his wife to discuss the ways they can avoid conflicts with Christian's father and brothers during future family gatherings.   💡Dr. Laura: "Take...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Father-in-Law Plays Favorites - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2022

How can Elizabeth support her husband who is being undermined and pitted against his brother by their father.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't betray your values by spending time with people who lack...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Move To Help My Family?
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2022

Melissa is concerned about her upcoming move from her big town to her family's small town to help them during a time of need.   💡Dr. Laura: "Solutions don't have to be all or nothing."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: 3 Important Lessons I Learned From You
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2022

I have listened to you for over 30 years – first in the United States, then in Germany and now in South Africa. Here are the most important lessons I’ve learned from you:

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