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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Baby Brother Makes Me Mad!
By Dr. Laura on January 10, 2021

4-year-old Riggins and his mom call Dr. Laura to discuss his pushing and shoving of his 2-year-old brother.   Dr. Laura: "Use your words, not your hands, to get attention."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I Miss My Boyfriend
By Dr. Laura on January 10, 2021

19-year-old Sophie is heartsick while her boyfriend is on his mission trip.   Dr. Laura: "You're so lucky to have somebody to miss!"

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Is it the Right Time to Have a Baby?
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2021

Gabe is a step-mom to her husband's 11-year-old son, and she's wondering if she should have a baby of her own.   Dr. Laura: "Your step-son would not benefit having to compete with...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Got Marriage Advice When I Was Five Years Old
By Dr. Laura on January 8, 2021

When I was five, I had a great piece of advice given to me about marriage.

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Chooses Her Dad Over Me
By Dr. Laura on January 8, 2021

Single mom Renee raised her daughter alone and is angry that her now-grown child chooses to spend so much time with her birth father.   Dr. Laura: "Be happy that she finally has the...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Blog: 7 Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2021

If any of those DVDs or diet books worked, there’d only be one. The reality is, there’s no miracle to staying healthy and fit - it’s the way you live your life.Here’s what you need to...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Physical Exertion Diffused My Son’s Anger
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2021

Since he was a toddler, my son has had a quick temper, and has always wanted to have the last word. At age 4, we put him and his older sister in Tae Kwon Do, which taught me something...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Didn't Raise My Son This Way!
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2021

Susan is paying for her son's college apartment, and she's angry about how messy and dirty he keeps it.   Dr. Laura: "Focus on the more important aspects of your relationship."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: You Ruined My Career!
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2021

My husband and I have listened to you for about 15 years. In the beginning, I didn’t like listening to you when we were in the car, because I worked as a daycare center teacher. That...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter-in-Law is an Unfit Mother
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2021

Debbie thinks her daughter-in-law is not taking proper care of her grandchildren and wants to know what she can do about it.   Dr. Laura: "If you don’t like how something is being done,...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Forgive Myself
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2021

Shannon's anxiety and anger problems have driven her husband away, and she's having a hard time forgiving herself and moving on.   Dr. Laura: "Let your feelings of embarrassment and...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: No More “Rush, Rush Rush”
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2021

Before the pandemic, my husband and I decided to homeschool our two sons. Now that we’re ALL home, we have so many things to talk about, and I know exactly what they’re learning and...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Is He the Guy for Me?
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2021

Kellee gets anxious when her boyfriend, who has a 6-year-old son, doesn't make the time to call and text her.   Dr. Laura: "His child, not you, will and should be the center of his life."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My “Gift of the Magi” Marriage
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2021

Before the holiday, you told the story of “The Gift of the Magi.” I always tear up at that story. And, yes, there ARE marriages like that.

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should My Grandson See His Great-Grandfather?
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2021

Jane's father's health is failing, and she wonders if she should shield her 6-year-old grandson from seeing his decline.   Dr. Laura: "Children need to learn about life and compassion."

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Call of the Day Podcast

Call of the Day Podcast: Top 40 of 2020
By Dr. Laura on December 24, 2020

It's my third annual countdown of the most listened to “Dr. Laura Call of the Day” podcast episodes from 2020.  This year, we’re presenting the Top FORTY calls!!  We’ve processed all the...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Do Spats Damage Our Kids?
By Dr. Laura on December 23, 2020

Pete and Shelby fear their petty squabbles are hurting the children, and Dr. Laura shares the story, “The Gift of the Magi,” to help them see what's really important.   Dr. Laura: "Live...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Too Old to Have Another Baby?
By Dr. Laura on December 22, 2020

After 16 years of marriage, Bridget and her husband are wondering if they should add a baby to their family.   Dr. Laura: "Don't do anything you're not ready to sacrifice for."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Wants My Brother Divorced
By Dr. Laura on December 22, 2020

Laura's brother confided in their father about his marital problems. Now their dad is mad that he has decided to reconcile.   Dr. Laura: "Misery loves company."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Says She Needs Space
By Dr. Laura on December 21, 2020

David desperately wants more time and attention from his wife, but she is annoyed by his clinginess.   Dr. Laura: "Act like you just met her and you want to make her like you."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want My Daughter to Stop Shacking Up
By Dr. Laura on December 20, 2020

Despite Amy's objections, her 20-year-old daughter is spending 3-4 nights a week with her boyfriend at his parents' home.   Dr. Laura: "Kids who earn their own way get to make all of the...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Wants to Gift Us a Down Payment
By Dr. Laura on December 20, 2020

Sarah is newly engaged and wonders if she and her fiancé should accept her father's gift of money for a home.   Dr. Laura: "The man you marry should earn the threshold he carries you...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Feel Guilty?
By Dr. Laura on December 19, 2020

GiGi is trying to work through her feelings of divorcing when her youngest was just thirteen.   Dr. Laura: "Good people feel guilt. It will always be a part of you."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Differences Between the Sexes
By Dr. Laura on December 18, 2020

I got this lighthearted note from Rumi whose “wonderful husband” sent her these little tidbits about the “Differences Between the Sexes:”

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: What Do Husbands Need to Do for Wives?
By Dr. Laura on December 18, 2020

If the three things men mainly need from their wives are sex, food and back rubs, Donna wonders what things women need from their husbands?   Dr. Laura: "If you take good care of a good...

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YouTube

YouTube: Trimming the Tree with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2020

Thanks to everyone for sending in photos of their favorite holiday ornament. Sharing our traditions and memories makes this season rich and rewarding. If you are feeling stressed about...

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: My Second Chance at a Mother-Daughter Relationship
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2020

I had a dream that deeply worried me – I was a new mother with a baby, and I dreamt about being on a rock holding my baby and having no way to get off the rock safely with my son. It...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: I Just Gave My Two-Week Notice
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2020

Lia calls Dr. Laura with tears of joy and an update on her previous call.   Dr. Laura: "You ARE your kids' mom!"

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grandparents

Email of the Day: My Grandmother Set a Great Example for Me
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2020

When I was almost 6-years-old I went to Sweden with my mom, my grandmother, and my great aunt and uncle to visit relatives. My birthday occurred while we were in Stockholm, and two...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Marry a Recently Widowed Man?
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2020

Linda started dating her boyfriend four months after his wife died. Now he has proposed, and friends are warning her not to move forward with marriage.   Dr. Laura: "He's desperate to...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I've Lost My Dad Twice - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

After speaking to Dr. Laura about her recently deceased father, Nancy watched hours of home movies and calls back to discuss the impact they made on her.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to purge...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: A Life Lesson from My High School Basketball Coach
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

Back in my high school days, I played basketball for our school. We were on the road to play at another school, which had an old basketball court that needed repair. The floor had many...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I've Lost My Dad Twice - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

After 12 years of suffering with Parkinson's disease, Nancy's father has died and she's having trouble remembering the dynamic dad he used to be.   Dr. Laura: "Take the time to mourn the...

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YouTube

YouTube: Dr. Laura’s Night Before Christmas
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2020

‘Twas the night before Christmas and St. Nick has a special message for you.  Also, check out Lego Dr. Laura delivering the mail to Frosty the Snowman!  I enjoyed building this Lego...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: But Momma – I Want YOU
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2020

When my wife and I were just beginning our family and I was going to school and working part-time, in order to help make ends meet she decided to babysit for my boss’ children while he...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom and I Don't Get Along
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2020

Living together in a two-family flat is damaging Leah's relationship with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "Parents don't see kids as grown-ups when they're not fully independent."

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Ex Gave My Daughter a Phone
By Dr. Laura on December 13, 2020

Jen's ex-husband gave their daughter a cell phone, and she's struggling with what to do next.   Dr. Laura: "Divorce puts kids in the middle of two parenting styles."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Is This Relationship Failing?
By Dr. Laura on December 13, 2020

Linda's relationship with her boyfriend is at a standstill after he read a flirtatious text on her phone.   Dr. Laura: "Be careful not to lead someone on."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Realized Something Huge!
By Dr. Laura on December 12, 2020

Penny has been married for 37 years and only last week, after listening to Dr. Laura, did she realize that she has neglected her husband sexually and treated him a little unkindly.   Dr....

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YouTube

YouTube: 20th Century Parents
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday! It's been 24 years since I was interviewed by Katie Couric about my first children's book “Why Do You Love Me?”.  My message about raising children with...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Tips From an Extremely Happy Husband
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2020

I've been married to the same woman for 31 years. It took a while to figure this out, but some of the qualities that I believe make a marriage work are:

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Paralyzed by My Husband's Death
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2020

Marla's husband recently died of a heart attack in front of her, and she is really struggling with her shock and grief.   Dr. Laura: "Friends and time to grieve are the best medicine."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Eight Hours that Changed My Life
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2020

My husband and I did everything wrong. We shacked up for years, then got engaged, got pregnant and got married. We put our infant into daycare at 6 months old and both worked over 50...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Help My Friend
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2020

Jenni's friend's mom, an extreme hoarder, just died, and Jenni is overwhelmed by the amount of junk for them to cleanup.   Dr. Laura: "Be open and honest with your friend about your...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Best Quality in a Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2020

The thing I love about marriage is there seems to be someone for everyone. We're all different, and finding that person who gets us (or tolerates us) is a feat in itself. Once we're...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad's Death is Haunting Me
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2020

Mitch's dad died when they were on a trip together, and Mitch is having nightmares over the way he found him.   Dr. Laura: "Make the last thing you see before you sleep at night your...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2020

Shannon's marriage was on the verge of divorce when she started listening to Dr. Laura and learned to touch, show love and rebuild her connection with her husband.   Dr. Laura: "You have...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Almost Got Cold Feet
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2020

My fiancé and I had been dating over a year and a half, and we were wildly in love. Still, only a few months before the big day, I remember wondering if I would always love my fiancé to...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Politics is Hurting Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2020

Kristen and Chris have been on opposite sides of the political spectrum for most of their 5-year marriage, and things are especially tense with COVID-19 and the recent election.   Dr....

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Top 10 Things I've Learned from Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2020

I love your brutal honesty, telling callers what others don’t always have the guts to say. Over 20 years, I’ve developed a list of the Top 10 things I’ve learned by listening to you.

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Help My Ex-Husband?
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2020

Divorced mom Kelly is wondering if she should forego child support since her ex is struggling financially.   Dr. Laura: "It's time you stop being a weak girl."

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