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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Is Too Dependent on Me
By Dr. Laura on March 27, 2022

Michael's daughter calls and texts him several times a day to vent about her marriage trouble, but he knows it's not helping her.   Dr. Laura: "Encouraging her to seek professional help is...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Trapped In a Negative Mindset
By Dr. Laura on March 25, 2022

Andrew says he's paralyzed by his negative self-image and isn't enjoying his life.   Dr. Laura: "Let your inner beauty shine. "

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Dating

Email of the Day: A Man’s Guide to Finding the Right Woman
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2022

Over the years of dating, I’ve compiled a list of the important traits a man should look for in a woman as a potential marriage partner:  

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Fix This?
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2022

Cynthia and her husband do not agree on the proper way to parent their kids, and it's damaging their relationship.   Dr. Laura: "It's hard to be a good parent when mom and dad are at odds"

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Marriage

Blog: How to Avoid Motivation Burnout
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2022

I want to talk about four concepts or attitudes that will kill your motivation and how you can avoid that. Just four. This is from an article that was in pickthebrain.com, titled “4 Venoms...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Needs Help
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2022

Lori's good friend has a lot of problems in her life her. Is there anything Lori can do to help?   Dr. Laura: "Good friends admit to their limitations."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Mom Has No Maternal Instinct
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2022

I had a mom who chose to climb the corporate ladder rather than raise her children. Growing up, I hardly ever saw her. We were left with babysitters or relatives while my parents were...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Wouldn't Have Changed a Thing
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

Lacey calls back with an update after Dr. Laura previously offered advice on how to overcome her stage fright.   Dr. Laura: "It's inspiring when a person is able to reboot and change...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: What I Learned From Losing
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

I was a sprinter in junior high, and I was very fast (already faster than the fastest girl on the high school track team). I didn’t have to work very hard to earn a spot on the relay team,...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Tell My Mom My Cancer Has Returned?
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

Virginia's not sure she should worry her ill, 86-year-old mother with the news of her possible cancer diagnosis.   Dr. Laura: "A good mommy wants to hug away your fears no matter your age...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Why I’m Proud to Have an Empty Nest
By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2022

My husband and I have three grown children, and I was a stay-at-home mom. When my middle daughter was nine years old, I was offered a part time temporary position at the local university...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Lied to Get a Classmate in Trouble
By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2022

Ron's daughter falsely accused a boy in her class of hitting her, and Ron would like Dr. Laura's advice on how to handle the situation.   Dr. Laura: "Teach her that character should never...

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Family

COTD Podcast: My Daughter Doesn't Want Anything To Do With Me
By Dr. Laura on March 20, 2022

Dora has had limited contact with her daughter since she ran away 17 years ago, and she calls Dr. Laura to offer some insights to others who might be facing estrangement.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You For Helping Me Raise My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on March 20, 2022

As she drives to her daughter's wedding weekend, Kate calls to thank Dr. Laura for guiding her through motherhood and helping the family get to this happy milestone.   Dr. Laura: "Good...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: What's a Comeback for Why I'm Unmarried?
By Dr. Laura on March 19, 2022

Lindsey says she's frequently asked why she hasn't settled down and would like Dr. Laura's help with a reply.   Dr. Laura: "Be truthful about why you're not ready for such an important...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: The Greatest Gift I Ever Received
By Dr. Laura on March 18, 2022

I am a man who could very easily have been aborted. Instead, the young woman in whose womb I matured chose to give birth to me and allow me to be adopted by a loving family. My mom loves...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Has Bad Character
By Dr. Laura on March 18, 2022

Pamela saw the warning signs that her husband had a lack of integrity, but she married him anyway and wonders why she did that to herself.   Dr. Laura: "The heart has to hurt sometimes for...

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Dating

Email of the Day: 10 Women To Avoid When Dating
By Dr. Laura on March 17, 2022

I’ve read six of your books. “10 Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives” was the definitive book for me, because I saw myself all through it. Over my years of dating, I came up with...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Help My Grandkids?
By Dr. Laura on March 17, 2022

Martha's daughter has a drinking problem, and she'd like Dr. Laura's advice as to what to for the grandchildren.   Dr. Laura: "Protect kids even if it's from your own child."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Discovered the Power of Being Sweet
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2022

I finally tried being sweet to my husband and found sweetness (and the absence of sweetness) to be more potent in affecting his mood than anything else I do.   Recently, my husband and I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Handle My Wayward Husband?
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2022

Mary is a new mom who found texts between her husband and his co-worker that makes her suspect an affair.   Dr. Laura: "It's time for you to take back the power."

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stay-at-home mom

COTD Podcast: How Can Some Women Be So Cold Toward Their Babies?
By Dr. Laura on March 15, 2022

Dr Laura is prompted by a call to question how it is that so many women can leave their babies in day care in spite of missing important milestones and the everyday joys of being someone’s...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Teachable Moment With My Young Son
By Dr. Laura on March 15, 2022

When my son was in fifth grade, he was an excellent student, but struggled in his “keyboarding” class (that’s what we used to call “typing” class). So, I started to sit near him while he...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Worrywart
By Dr. Laura on March 15, 2022

Beth's sister died in a car accident, and now she annoys her daughters with how much she frets each time they are on the road.   Dr. Laura: "There is no power in worrying."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Why Moms Really Need to Be There for Their Kids
By Dr. Laura on March 14, 2022

My parents owned a business and my mom worked there full-time. Fortunately, my grandmother lived with us, and she was always there for my sister and me. One of the many awful memories I...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Do I Hate Myself?
By Dr. Laura on March 14, 2022

Brittany says she has always disliked the way she looks and wishes she could feel better about herself.   Dr. Laura: "You'll always be better than some and not as good as others."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Become a Man
By Dr. Laura on March 13, 2022

Steve says that listening to and following Dr. Laura's advice after becoming a teen husband and father has benefitted two generations of his family.   Dr. Laura: "Any male can help make a...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Jealous Man
By Dr. Laura on March 13, 2022

Michael suffers from retrograde jealousy and is demanding a picture of the man his wife used to date before they were married nearly 50 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "You're allowed to have...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Man's a Cheating Liar
By Dr. Laura on March 12, 2022

Kimberly discovered a sex tape on her husband's phone and wonders what she should do now.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to take responsibility for yourself and your children."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love
By Dr. Laura on March 11, 2022

I came to be a stay-at-home mom after the birth of my first child back in 1986. Everyone I knew and worked with dropped their kids at daycare. I just assumed I would too. When I was seven...

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Parenting

COTD Podcast: My Daughter's Too Introverted for a Big College
By Dr. Laura on March 11, 2022

Patty worries that her daughter is too young and introverted to go to a large college far from home.   Dr. Laura: "Let your daughter go so she can put the things you've taught her to use."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: How I Cherish My Wife
By Dr. Laura on March 10, 2022

Early on, I made a decision to love, honor, and adore my wife forever. I’ve also decided: 1. that she is absolutely perfect for me. 2. there is not a cuter and more beautiful girl in the...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: My Employee Thinks I'm Condescending
By Dr. Laura on March 10, 2022

Tim runs a construction company and has at least one employee who finds the way Tim manages to be somewhat demeaning.   Dr. Laura: "The best managers don't just lead, they encourage."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Take On What Happened to Real Men
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2022

I’ve been married for 27 years and have two adult children. I heard your recent discussion of men and why they’re so willing to have their wives work. When I grew up, my dad was the...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Was I Right to Leave My Husband?
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2022

21-year-old Sophie is having second thoughts since leaving her abusive husband.   Dr. Laura: "Don't ignore the warnings of your inner voice."

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Do The Right Thing

COTD Podcast: My Marriage Was Saved When I Finally Took Your Advice
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2022

Dr. Laura's advice to Mary on how to treat her husband helped turn her marriage around, and now they're celebrating 40 years of marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Be the kind of spouse you'd like to...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Little Sweet Things Improve My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2022

My husband and I are empty-nesters, and have gotten into the bad habit of eating dinner while watching TV. This has bothered me, but I’ve been too lazy to do anything about it. This past...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to Kick My Stage Fright
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2022

Lacey is a singer who says the older she gets the more nervous she is about taking the stage.   Dr. Laura: "Make performing a beautiful experience for yourself instead of a chance to please...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: A Job Performance Review for My Mom
By Dr. Laura on March 7, 2022

When talking to women about how a mother can leave their child to return to work, most comments are from a mother’s perspective. I kept thinking – well, what about the child’s perspective?...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Can't I Quit?
By Dr. Laura on March 7, 2022

Dawn says she's ready to quit her 20-year career, but she's finding it hard to actually leave.   Dr. Laura: "Beautiful beginnings can follow uncomfortable change."

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grandparents

COTD Podcast: Should I Take My Daughter's Kids Away From Her?
By Dr. Laura on March 6, 2022

Is it right for Amy to fight for custody of her three grandchildren who've been neglected by Amy's drug-addicted daughter?   Dr. Laura: "It's never wrong to rescue children from abusive...

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10 STUPID THINGS

COTD Podcast: I've Never Stopped Seeking the Approval of Others
By Dr. Laura on March 6, 2022

At age 70, Debbie says she's tired of worrying whether people like her and adapting her behavior to suit what she thinks others expect.   Dr. Laura: "Start being yourself and never forget...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Doing the Right Thing for My Family?
By Dr. Laura on March 5, 2022

Brandon would like Dr. Laura's help keeping his “head on straight” when it comes to his career and supporting his wife and young son.   Dr. Laura: "A real man puts his family obligations...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: The Importance of Intimacy in a Mature Marriage
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2022

When we were newlyweds, my husband and I had sex every night. With age and menopause, we’ve both slowed down, and it takes effort to keep up my interest in sex anymore. But my obligation...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Where are My Golden Years?
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2022

Sally thought her 70s would be more enjoyable and says she's depressed and distressed over her various aches and pains.   Dr. Laura: "Thank your body each day for all the things it's still...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: Beware of Cheap Promises From Unworthy Men
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2022

I heard a call on your program from a young woman who wanted to know if she should wait until she knew her boyfriend better before having sex with him. I have only one answer: NOT THIS...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want To Be More Trusting
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2022

18-year-old Lucy says she's becoming more distrustful and a little paranoid since she has gone to college and started dating.   Dr. Laura: "Let the good values you were raised with guide...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Pleasant Surprise From My Kids’ School Librarian
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2022

My husband and I have twin boys, and we recently moved to a state that had a lower cost of living and good public schools (the public and private schools where we lived before were...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Avoid Ruining My Relationship?
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2022

Vanessa admits to shutting down when she's unhappy and knows that her passive-aggressive ways are not good for her relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Feed your relationship by being less...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Help My Friend?
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2022

17-year-old Jenna has a friend who's dating an abusive boy and she's looking to Jenna for support.   Dr. Laura: "Minimize contact with self-destructive people."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband Cheated Right Before Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2022

During the pandemic, I learned that my husband cheated on me right before we got married. Although I had always feared this to be true, when it was finally confirmed, I was angry,...

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