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11/16/2011
Living at Home After college, I had the opportunity to take a job in my hometown. The pay was so low, I would have to live at home. My mother said "No". She said if I didn't break out of my comfort zone and spread my wings at that time, I never would. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-Parent, Family/Relationships - Adult Child/Parent, Finances, Pink slip on life, Relationships
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11/16/2011
Children as Political Tools Our school district is having financial troubles, requiring the consideration of school closures. Some parents are choosing to use their kids as political tools with the school district, or to dump their own fears of change onto their child. More >>

Tags: Education, Parenting, Personal Responsibility, Values
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11/15/2011
I Owe You a Huge Apology I listened to you faithfully for all the years I was a stay-at home mom raising my daughter. However, I always felt that you were unsympathetic and insensitive to the struggles of adults who were victims of child abuse. I guess I was so sensitive... More >>

Tags: Abuse, Child Abuse, Family/Relationships - Family, Relationships, Relatives, Response to a Call, Social Issues
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11/15/2011
I'm One of the 20% I'm proud to say that I am in the 20% of people who do NOT stand by. I have had 2 opportunities to intervene when I saw children being physically abused. More >>

Tags: Abuse, Child Abuse, Family/Relationships - Family, Relationships, Relatives, Response to a Call, Social Issues
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11/14/2011
Not Turning Our Backs on Child Abuse! ...We have had first-hand experience with people who deny and turn the other way on victims of child abuse. My niece, who is now in my husband's and my custody, was physically, emotionally and sexually abused by her dad (my brother). More >>

Tags: Abuse, Child Abuse, Family/Relationships - Family, Relationships, Relatives, Response to a Call, Social Issues
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11/14/2011
Evil Absolved ..."My" sperm donor left my mother for his secretary when I was 3. My mother, feeling rejected, was swept off her feet by a child predator. This man saw my picture on her desk and said, "I'm going to marry you!" More >>

Tags: Abuse, Child Abuse, Response to a Call, Social Issues, Values
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11/11/2011
Lived in the Crevices of My Mind Where No One Could Hurt Me I am my kids' mom, I am my husband's wife, and I WAS abused as a child. My sperm donor and my Mother divorced when I was only months old. I didn't know my sperm donor, he wasn't interested, and he chose a different family. More >>

Tags: Abuse, Child Abuse, Response to a Call, Social Issues, Values
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11/11/2011
Child Abuse: It's Awful, Painful, Shameful and More If you haven't been through it, there is no way to describe it. It's awful, it's painful, it's shameful - I can't think of enough "ful" words... For me, it was my father - yes, my biological father, who is now known only as "my sperm donor". More >>

Tags: Abuse, Child Abuse, Response to a Call, Social Issues, Values
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11/10/2011
Paying Attention to my Husband Changed Our Marriage Your caller has inspired me to write this email to you. She mentioned her husband was been having an emotional affair with his co-worker...Four years ago, I too experienced that. More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Marriage, Respect, Thankful, Values
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11/10/2011
With Help We Will Endure and Be Stronger I've been listening to you for years and consider you one of my chief advisers for having a good marriage and raising our children. We recently had to remove our 21 year old son from our home due to years of lying, stealing, and drug use. More >>

Tags: Marriage, Regarding Dr. Laura
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