I spent the first 40 years of my life selfishly, living only for career success and material gain. I had no understanding at all of relationships, and I had no desire to be a mom. When I got pregnant, I thought nothing of aborting. It was "inconvenient.
" I treated men as if they existed to serve me and my agenda. Then, about 20 years ago, I stumbled onto your radio program. I thought you were smart, but nuts! But I couldn't stop listening.
Slowly but surely, you altered my brain chemistry completely. For the first time in my life, I grasped what morals and ethics were, and I wanted to have them! I began to understand my own responsibility to do the right thing. Suddenly, I wanted a good man and a baby. I wanted to live for someone else, but it was very late in the game. The brilliant career I had built no longer seemed important, and the great accomplishments fell flat.
An old college boyfriend reached out, and we reconnected. I realized what a good man I had callously thrown away years ago. I realized that producing a baby myself was not a good plan, so we married and later adopted a baby boy at birth. I became a stay-at-home mom and while it was uncomfortable at first, you were there to always guide me. Now my baby boy is 15 years old, and I get to say, "I am my kid's mom and my husband's girlfriend!"
My life was a train wreck until I found you, Dr. Laura. I thank you every day for your clarity, guidance and wisdom.
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