Dr. Laura
Dr. Laura, America's #1 Relationship Talk Radio Host
On: SiriusXM Triumph Channel 111
Call 1-800-DR LAURA (1-800-375-2872) 11am - 2pm PT
Email of the Day
Growing Up, And Growing Out of Your 'Friends'
Growing Up, And Growing Out of Your 'Friends'

My husband and I were close friends with a group of people throughout our twenties.  These friends were the kind who espoused you should live your life however you want, but we learned they were really "live your life, however, we think you should."

We had set ourselves up for me to be a stay-at-home mom, but we thought we'd have a few years before we had a child.  We got pregnant eight months into the marriage and were a little overwhelmed, so we went to our friends for emotional support.  We got the complete opposite.  One of them actually said "we probably won't be friends much longer," and "are you going to keep the baby?"  My husband told them off.  

These people were always talking about accepting ALL lifestyle choices, but now I was told how I was throwing away my college degree, wasting my time, losing my identity and being a "kept" woman, and they couldn't be friends if that was our choice.  I felt so betrayed.
After our son was born, I finally saw those friends through the lens of pity rather than anger.  Your program helped me live a life of "revenge" by being happy and untouchable by their judgments.  I take responsibility for retaining their friendship when deep down, I really knew what kind of people they were.  Since then, we've found a new group of wonderful friends, and through them, I've discovered a new fulfilling hobby I would never have thought of.  You made me see my part in the whole thing and helped me find the "silver lining." 


Remember, all of you can send me "letters" too - by email!  Just sign into (or sign up for) the Dr. Laura Family - it's free - and tell us of your experiences. 

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Friendships, Marriage, Mental Health, Stress, Values
< Back to Email of the Day Archives
Make an Appointment
Stay Connected
or connect at a place below
Latest Poll
Are you happy with your current relationship?
Archives  |  Results
About Dr. Laura
E-mail of the Day
From Listeners
Audio & Video
YouTube Videos
Stay at Home
Simple Savings
Work at Home
Tip of the Week
Help & Support
Family Premium Help Center
Podcast Help
Contact Us
Terms of Use
© 2020 DrLaura.com. Take on the Day, LLC
Dr. Laura is a registered trademark of Take On The Day, LLC.
Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy
Powered By Nox Solutions