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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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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Teen Thinks We're Too Hard on Her
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2022

April's teenage daughter has some disabilities and insists that her parents should be lenient on her because of them.   Dr. Laura: "Guide your daughter to make wise decisions despite life's...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: The Grass Isn’t Always Greener
By Dr. Laura on February 28, 2022

I think some marriages fail because of “the grass is greener on the other side of the fence” syndrome. I married my first husband at age 18 and we had two kids right away. I thought I had...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teens Don't Respect Me
By Dr. Laura on February 28, 2022

Jen says her two teenage children constantly challenge her and reject her advice.   Dr. Laura: "Young adults earn power only as they become responsible for themselves."

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Proudly Proclaimed Her Abortion
By Dr. Laura on February 27, 2022

Carly is upset about being confronted by her pro-choice friend who says she's not sorry about having had an abortion.   Dr. Laura: "Stand firmly for your beliefs and values."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want a Bad Relationship with My Sister
By Dr. Laura on February 27, 2022

Sarah had to cancel babysitting for her younger sister recently, and it has caused a rift in their relationship that she fears will be long-lasting.   Dr. Laura: "Closeness is a two-way...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Burden My Husband
By Dr. Laura on February 26, 2022

Amy's husband is fighting stage 4 cancer and says she's overwhelmed but doesn't want to burden him with her chaotic thoughts.   Dr. Laura: "Lean on your friends when necessary and on your...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: My Husband Thought I Didn’t Support Him
By Dr. Laura on February 25, 2022

After only eight months of marriage, I realized I was the only one initiating intimacy. After dropping hint after ignored hint, I finally, and calmly, asked my husband why he was not...

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Bad Childhood

COTD Podcast: My Childhood Molestation is Hurting My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on February 25, 2022

Elizabeth was molested as a child and says the damage she feels from that continues to haunt her 21 years into her marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Slowly but consciously reclaim control over your...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Hope You Dance
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2022

I often hear you speak of the importance of couples holding hands, and how you compliment them when you see this. My husband and I are one of those couples, and I want to encourage...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: What's the Secret to Making My Wife Happy?
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2022

Garrett is frustrated that no matter what he tries, he can't get the connection and intimacy he wants with his wife.   Dr. Laura: "Rebuild your connection by giving tenderness without...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: You Gave Me Great Investment Advice
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2022

My seven-year-old son woke up sick the other day, and it was one of the most memorable days in our home. Why? Because we weren’t scrambling to find someone to care for him, because I’m the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughters Are Mimicking My Bad Behavior
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2022

Susan says she's concerned that her daughters are bickering and arguing because that's what they see their parents doing.   Dr. Laura: "It's more satisfying to be loved than perceived to be...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Religion is Tearing My Marriage Apart
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2022

After 51 years of marriage, Dennis says he cannot live with his wife if she continues to follow her new religion.   Dr. Laura: "Marriage is about compromising and sacrificing for the...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Married Love Has Many Stages
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2022

I think we go through different stages of love in our married lives. There was the love that attracted me to my wife, which resulted in me courting her for 18 months. And then there was...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Politics is Coming Between My Father and Me
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2022

Terry says her father constantly confronts her with political talk despite asking him repeatedly not to.   Dr. Laura: "Turn around and leave each time dad does what you specifically ask him...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Are Emotions Overshadowing My Judgment?
By Dr. Laura on February 21, 2022

Gerald is 27-years-old and thinking of moving in with his girlfriend, but is unsure if this is right to do.   Dr. Laura: "Don't rob yourself of a blessed memory by shacking up instead of...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Middle-aged and Miserable
By Dr. Laura on February 20, 2022

Kristen hates being single at age 50 and wants Dr. Laura's advice for how to be happier.   Dr. Laura: "It's hard to live a positive life with a negative mindset."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Won't Let the Past Go
By Dr. Laura on February 20, 2022

Lynn wishes her adult children would stop bringing up stories of the “dark days” when their parents' fought all the time.   Dr. Laura: "Listening and apologizing is the way to make amends...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen is Hungry for Attention
By Dr. Laura on February 19, 2022

Heather needs Dr. Laura's advice for how to guide her daughter out of the destructive behavior of posting provocative pictures on social media.   Dr. Laura: "Encourage your daughter to...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Hardship Helped Shape Our Character
By Dr. Laura on February 18, 2022

When I was 14, my parents were in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. My father’s legs were both crushed into hundreds of fragments and my mother suffered a total facial smash. My...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Doesn't Our Dad Care About Us?
By Dr. Laura on February 18, 2022

Sophia and Alejandro were never told the truth about their parents' divorce, and they don't understand why their dad doesn't spend more time with them.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the truth...

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Marriage

Blog: Respect Your Marriage Vows by Not Shacking Up First
By Dr. Laura on February 17, 2022

If you call anything a ‘piece of artwork’ or if you call something sacred, don't you immediately look at it differently from everyday objects or experiences? It doesn't matter if you're...

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