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Inspiration

Email of the Day: You Helped Change My Life
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2022

I immigrated from Ukraine with my family when I was nearly 3 years old. Our household was always chaotic and stressful growing up, since there were seven kids and my father had a lot of...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Help My Daughter?
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2022

Debbie's grown daughter is brokenhearted since being dumped by her boyfriend, and Debbie would like to know how to ease her pain.   💡Dr. Laura: "The best parents can do is help their...

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Inspiration

COTD Podcast: Premarital Counseling Helped Make Our Marriage Strong
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2022

Joe calls Dr. Laura to explain how premarital counseling through his church helped his wife and him achieve 31 happy years of marriage.   💡Dr. Laura: "Counseling helps couples learn how to...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Family Had a Falling Out Over COVID
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2022

COVID drove a wedge between Rachel and Bradley's families, but their children want to see their cousins, leaving the parents wondering what to do next.   💡Dr. Laura: "Be polite and choose...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Struggling With Negative Thoughts
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2022

Adison calls in with her mother seeking help with how to change her way of thinking to overcome her negativity and have more of a “the glass is half full” perspective.   💡Dr. Laura: "The...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Compromise My Integrity
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2022

I worked in California for a company based on the east coast. My job was to get farmers to sell us product for our processing plant. I had a contract to offer that was less attractive than...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My M-I-L is Messing Up My Vacation Plans
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2022

Laura is upset that her vacation plans are being interrupted by the need to care for her mother-in-law who is recovering from a recent fall.   💡Dr. Laura: "Make a plan and solve the...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I’m No Longer A Perfectionist
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2022

When my daughter was in college, she dated a young man who told me of a conversation he had with his great-grandfather. This kid knew I was a perfectionist and thought I needed to hear...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Wrong to Dump My Friend?
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2022

Kim is wondering if it's time to ditch her friend of 35 years who's getting ruder with time.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's not wrong to minimize contact with inconsiderate people."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: How We Afford My Being a Stay-at-Home Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2022

From time to time, I hear women call your show saying they can’t afford to stay home full time with their children. I wanted to give my testimonial that it IS possible, but the husband and...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Chose Poorly
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2022

Is there any way Dana can make a happy home for her children with a husband who is a drug-addicted cheater?   💡Dr. Laura: "Your kids deserve a home free from chaos."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Unstuck After 18 Years
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2022

Dr. Laura gave Alie some special “homework” that changed everything for the better after 18 distressing years of recurring nightmares.   💡Dr. Laura: "The mind is a powerful tool."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Almost Walked Away From My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2022

Recently, I almost walked away from my 32-year marriage. It wasn’t until after I met with a divorce attorney and thought about all the callers you’ve had that I realized I had married a...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: This is Not The Life I Want
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2022

Joshua's father expects him to work in the family business, but he'd like to take a different path.   💡Dr. Laura: "You're not obligated to follow in your father's footsteps."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Tried to Drag My Son Into Adulthood
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2022

Several years ago, I called you because my teenage son had to be dragged kicking and screaming into adulthood. He wasn’t moving forward, getting a job or going to college, and I was beyond...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Parenting Fears Are Haunting My Dreams
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2022

Janelle is a new mom with a recurring dream that disturbs her and prompts her to seek Dr. Laura's analysis.   💡Dr. Laura: "Parenthood can feel as overwhelming as a tsunami, but you are...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Pick Up the Pieces
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2022

Gigi took Dr. Laura's advice on how to live after the death of her husband, and she has a beautiful update to share.   💡Dr. Laura: "You honor your husband by embracing life."

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Told Me to Delete His Number
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2022

13-year-old Sarah is the daughter of divorced parents and says a recent argument with her dad ended with them not speaking to one another.   💡Dr. Laura: "Admit to your father how much you...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Where Do We Go From Here?
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2022

Eric's son picked a fight at a family function while high on drugs, leaving Eric at a loss to how to handle future interactions.   Dr. Laura: "He should be clean and sober for 6 months...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Love You More Than All of Space!
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2022

When I finally became a mom, I went from no kids to two kids overnight. My twin boys woke up every one or two hours through the night until they were seven months old. I was so exhausted,...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Boyfriend Wants Me Back
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2022

Lizette broke up with her shack-up honey for several reasons, and now he's trying to convince her to come back.   Dr. Laura: "Once you've made a wise decision, be strong enough to stick...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Secrets From A Wise Wife
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2022

As a plumbing serviceman, I see lots of home environments. In one case, a husband attempted to install a garbage disposal, but like most guys, didn’t pay attention to the details in the...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is Mean to Me
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2022

Lindsey thinks her Asperger's syndrome is the reason her mom has been cruel to her, but Dr. Laura helps her understand that her mother is the true problem.   Dr. Laura: "Don't take her...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Choose Wisely, Then Think Before Speaking
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2022

The most useful advice I think you offer married couples comes under the category of “treat kindly.” I am reminded daily (sometimes 50 times a day, depending on how crabby I am) to think...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Do I Keep Doing Stupid Things?
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2022

Sara is ashamed to admit that, for most of her 56 years, she has done several of the 10 stupid things Dr. Laura warns women against.   Dr. Laura: "The easiest way to hide from being...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Support My Husband's Retirement?
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2022

Katie's husband is burned out and eager to retire, but she's not sure she can be supportive since they still have two children at home.   Dr. Laura: "Construct a downsizing plan together...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Made My Job More Important Than My Family
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2022

It took me a long time to become a mother. For 15 long years, my husband and I went through every possible medical procedure available to us to become parents. During that time, I became...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Screw Up My Kids!
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2022

How can Laura avoid making her children feel like her love is contingent upon them living up to her expectations?   Dr. Laura: "Love is continuous; approval is earned."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Is it Time to Dump My Boyfriend?
By Dr. Laura on May 30, 2022

Morgan and her boyfriend are at a crossroads since realizing neither is willing to live in the town that the other would like to settle in.   Dr. Laura: "Love is not enough."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: What Gaps Does Your Wife Fill in Life?
By Dr. Laura on May 29, 2022

Eric answers Dr. Laura's request to husbands to explain how their wives have improved their lives.   Dr. Laura: "A good marriage involves selfless effort and a desire to please each other."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is My Girlfriend and Beyond
By Dr. Laura on May 29, 2022

Jamie and her husband call in to tell Dr. Laura how marriage has improved their lives.   Dr. Laura: "A good wife can make her husband a better man."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Ruined the Holiday
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2022

Charlotte is upset that the plans she made for Easter weekend fell apart after she insisted that everyone or no one attend the festivities.   Dr. Laura: "Adult children need their parents...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: How I Get My Husband to Listen to Me
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2022

Dr. Laura:   Here’s how I get my husband to listen to me:

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Put Me in My Place
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2022

Kim reads Dr. Laura the angry letter she received from her adult daughter, outlining the ways Kim and her husband are overbearing and driving her and their grandchildren away.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Shocking Note From Our Pediatrician
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2022

My wife and I have a happy and healthy baby boy as our first child. My wife stopped working and is a stay-at-home mom and loves every minute of it. We got an email from our pediatrician’s...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Fix My M-I-L Problem?
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2022

Angela's mother-in-law is uncomfortably involved in her marriage, and Angela and her husband are ready to move away.   Dr. Laura: "You can't fix a mama's boy, but you can move away from...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Daughter Sounded Just Like You
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2022

I’ve been listening to you for three years. When we get in the car, my daughter tries to change the channel, because she thinks you are too harsh. This past year, she’s been struggling...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Does My Daughter Need a “Sex Talk?”
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2022

Kathy's daughter is headed to high school, and Kathy is worried that she's too naive about boys and sexuality.   Dr. Laura: "How to handle herself under pressure and desire is what's...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Says He's a Bad Boy
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2022

How should Rachel react to her 7-year-old who says he's not a good son?   Dr. Laura: "Kids need us to help them solve problems, not put Band-Aids on them."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Parents Taught Me The Value of Money
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2022

My parents reared me from the school of hard knocks, and I hated it back then, but have come to love it now. I thought their making an 11-year-old buy her first 10-speed Schwinn bike with...

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Inspiration

Blog: Not Feeling Motivated? Try This Simple Solution
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2022

You know, I just don't feel very motivated to do the show today. I guess if I'm not motivated, I shouldn't bother, right?

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Make Their Love Conditional
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2022

Michelle says her parents are unsupportive of her even though she's just left an abusive marriage with a newborn.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes parents get burnt out being in the middle of their...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: What You Learn When You Raise Your Own Kids
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2022

I stayed home and raised five children. It wasn’t always peaches and cream, and it’s a lot of hard work. But through the years, I’ve received many great compliments on how well-behaved my...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen Years Were Marked By Abuse
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2022

Bob says he was a confused teenager from a broken home when he was sexually abused by an older man, and he wonders if therapy might help him overcome his anger.   Dr. Laura: "Some victims...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Wrong to Give My Husband a To-Do List?
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2022

Mandy wonders whether her husband’s discontent about to-do lists is a valid response.   Dr. Laura: "Honey to-do lists aren’t the same things as asking politely for something to be done."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: We Didn’t Save Up Enough for Retirement
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2022

Sally contends with her and her husband’s uncertain financial future and his sudden plans to retire.   Dr. Laura: "Being pissy without a game plan is not useful."

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Dump My Friend?
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2022

Linda has lost all respect for her friend of 35 years, but is afraid of letting her know that she's ready to end their relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Be courageous and do what needs to be...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Failed Seven Times, But I Never Quit
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2022

I had my own business for close to a decade, but after having twins, I sold it, because I realized I couldn’t be a good business woman and a good mom. Once my kids were in school, I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Disappointed in My Husband
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2022

McKenzie doesn't understand how her husband could agree to leave her at home to go on a trip with his mother and brother.   Dr. Laura: "Don't expect strength of character from a weak man."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Say This Instead of “I’m Going to Have a Baby”
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2022

I’ve always thought that the phrase “I’m going to have a baby” should be banned. In its place, if we all said “I’m going to raise a child,” I believe men and women would be forced to view...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm The Most Anxious I've Ever Been
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2022

19-year-old Aspen is nervous about her upcoming mission trip and says she can think of lots of reasons she should not go.   Dr. Laura: "Pushing past your fears will help you grow into the...

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