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Email of the Day: We Put Each Other First
By Dr. Laura on January 28, 2022

My wife and I have always found great parenting advice in the pre-flight instructions given by flight attendants, that is, that parents should put their oxygen masks on first in case of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My 7-month Marriage is on the Rocks
By Dr. Laura on January 28, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: Although they dated for many years, Michelle is starting to realize that she and her new husband probably aren't going to live happily ever...

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Blog: Valentine's Day is Just a Reminder
By Dr. Laura on January 27, 2022

Some people– mostly guys– say Valentine's Day is boring. Or that it's silly, it's just a way for companies to make money, it's become just so materialistic, and it's been robbed of blah...

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Email of the Day: I’ve Still Got It!
By Dr. Laura on January 27, 2022

I’ve been married for 23 years, and my body sure isn’t what it used to be. I’m also going through menopause with hot flashes and night sweats appearing daily, so I sleep in the nude....

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Call of the Day Podcast: Our Marriage Is Falling Apart
By Dr. Laura on January 27, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: In this classic couples counseling episode, Lisa and Tony’s therapist has suggested their marriage is more of an arrangement than anything...

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Email of the Day: I Sent a Racy Text to the Wrong Man!
By Dr. Laura on January 26, 2022

I have a wonderful husband and four kids. Over the years, I grew to understand what it meant to be my kids’ mom, but it wasn’t until right before the pandemic that I really understood...

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COTD Podcast: I Hate My Husband's Relationship with His Former In-Laws
By Dr. Laura on January 26, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: Lisa's husband is a widower who has maintained a relationship with his former in-laws, and she'd like him to stop seeing them during the...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: A Disconnect In Our Marriage - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: In the conclusion to this 2-part episode, Renee discovers what’s been preventing him from being closer to his wife.   Dr. Laura: "You can be...

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Email of the Day: Older Kids Need Their Mom Too
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2022

My husband and I have two children who are eight years apart. Through my pregnancies, I used the Internet to connect with other supportive stay-at-home moms. Most women were going...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: A Disconnect In Our Marriage - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: Elissa feels rejected and saddened because her husband Renee can’t seem to open up to her.   Dr. Laura: "Reveal the secret to your problem...

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Marriage

My Book: The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage 📖
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2022

Men and women are as different as apples and bananas! You don't hear that much in this society that feverishly contends that the sexes are equal. But the happiest couples know that it's...

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Email of the Day: Why I Have a Happy Marriage
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2022

Thank you for your amazing resource that has made my marriage one to envy. I took your online course on the proper care and feeding of husbands and have really implemented your...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Stressed Out
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: Sue's marriage has gotten better now that her kids are grown up, but her husband is still overworked and under a lot of pressure.   Dr....

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Parenting

COTD Podcast: How Can I Protect My Daughter From Mean Girls?
By Dr. Laura on January 23, 2022

Sabrina's 13-year-old is encountering some nasty teen drama, and Sabrina wants to shield her from any pain.   Dr. Laura: "Learning to deal with negative situations is part of life."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sick of Not Getting My Way!
By Dr. Laura on January 23, 2022

10-year-old Evelyn says she's tired of arguing with her mom over the things she wants that her mom won't give her.   Dr. Laura: "Be the kind of daughter you'd like to have someday."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Stepdad is Hard to Get Along With
By Dr. Laura on January 22, 2022

Larry wishes he had a better relationship with his stepfather and is looking for advice.   Dr. Laura: "Don't turn to a crocodile when you want a cuddle."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My 80/20 Formula for Happiness
By Dr. Laura on January 21, 2022

I once heard you say not to allow the negative side of a marriage to overshadow the positive side. If 80% of the relationship is good, that can be enough. That struck a chord with me. I...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Having Trouble Being Happy For My Dad
By Dr. Laura on January 21, 2022

Elizabeth's mom died unexpectedly, and now her father is dating and would like her to meet his girlfriend.   Dr. Laura: "How you feel about a person is less important than how you behave...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Knew He Was a Keeper
By Dr. Laura on January 20, 2022

I’ve been married for three years, and have been honored to be called my husband’s girlfriend, fiancée, wife and someday mommy to his children. When we first dated, I told him I wanted...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: We're Headed in the Right Direction
By Dr. Laura on January 20, 2022

Ann calls to let Dr. Laura know how helpful her advice was to seek psychiatric care for her daughter.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes moms need the support of professionals."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: 3 Rules for a Good Marriage
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2022

As a feminist, I’m an unlikely huge fan of yours. I married at the age of 47, and even though I was not yet a listener of yours, I did have the sense not to “shack up” with him before...

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Donate My Kidney?
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2022

Eric is planning to donate a kidney to his cousin but is struggling with his weight and other health issues in preparation.   Dr. Laura: "No one is morally obligated to donate an organ."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Found Happiness When I Embraced Our Differences
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2022

I called you two years ago. My husband had a strained relationship with his parents, and my mother-in-law would just “pop” into our home unannounced, requesting to take her...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Traumatized by a Stranger's Death
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2022

Kate is a nurse who witnessed the death of a woman the same age and with the same name as her mother, and now she can't stop thinking about her.   Dr. Laura: "Survivor's guilt is one...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter is Too Negative
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2022

Matthew says his daughter is constantly putting herself down, and he's looking for ways to help improve her self-esteem.   Dr. Laura: "Kids like attention even when it's for negative...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: What a Joyous Journey Marriage Is!
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2022

Last night, my husband and I celebrated the anniversary of our engagement. This morning, tucked on the nightstand was a letter from him to me:   My Darling…My Wife:

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Meet My Dad's Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2022

Is it wrong for Christy's dad to be dating again just a year after her mom died?   Dr. Laura: "The living have to live."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dog Died, and I'm a Wreck
By Dr. Laura on January 16, 2022

Patrick is suffering after his dog's death the way he did when his own parents died, and he's concerned that there's something wrong with him.   Dr. Laura: "Pets can give life great...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Teacher is Mean to Me!
By Dr. Laura on January 16, 2022

Reese wants Dr. Laura's help in dealing with his mean teacher who won't let him get drinks or use the restroom whenever he wants.   Dr. Laura: "Some of the best lessons come from the...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Seeing an 18-Year-Old!
By Dr. Laura on January 15, 2022

Hannah just discovered that her husband of 5 years has been sneaking around with a teenager.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes admitting a mistake and moving on is the best thing you can do."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Why I Don’t Date
By Dr. Laura on January 14, 2022

Although I have been listening to you since my teens, I had a baby out-of-wedlock when I was twenty. The baby’s dad made it abundantly clear he wasn’t going to live his life for either...

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Call of the Day Podcast: What's a Daughter's Moral Obligation?
By Dr. Laura on January 14, 2022

Ursula's mom suffers from memory loss and is angry about being put in a nursing home, leaving Ursula still feeling unsure of what she should be doing as a daughter.   Dr. Laura: "Weekly...

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Family

Email of the Day: Advice to an Expectant Father
By Dr. Laura on January 13, 2022

My husband decided to send our son, who is about to have his first child, some advice about being an expectant father:   I wish someone would have given me some advice about expecting a...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Marriage is Going Downhill
By Dr. Laura on January 13, 2022

Katherine's third husband says she doesn't know how to communicate and makes wrong assumptions, causing unnecessary fighting.   Dr. Laura: "Do something each day to make your husband...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Excuse This House
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2022

I recently came across a poem I had cross-stitched into a wall hanging that was in a prominent location in my house when my kids were little, and I thought you would appreciate it. The...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Dump My Girlfriend?
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2022

15-year-old John is wondering if it would be easier to break up with his girlfriend now since she will be moving away in a few months.   Dr. Laura: "Live life to its fullest instead of...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Foster Son Won't Forgive His Mom
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2022

Steven wants to encourage his foster son to have goodwill toward his bio-mom even though she's never been a positive force in his life.   Dr. Laura: "People need to come to terms with...

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Divorce

Email of the Day: I Was Excluded From My Dad’s New Family
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2022

My parents separated the week after I started college, divorced in the spring and my dad remarried that Mother’s Day. I had two younger brothers under age 18 at home. My mother had...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Live Next to My Parents
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2022

Jen would like her new home to be built next to her parents' home, but is that asking too much of her husband?   Dr. Laura: "Reward your husband for all that he has done for you with...

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Email of the Day: My Mother’s Career
By Dr. Laura on January 10, 2022

I can’t imagine growing up with anything but a stay-at-home mom. If my mother had a career, how would she have the time to be there to send me off to the school bus with a kiss and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My 10-year-old is a Perfectionist
By Dr. Laura on January 10, 2022

How can Leroy help his daughter overcome her anxiety when she performs less than perfectly in school and sports?   Dr. Laura: "Illustrate to your children that people don't have to be...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Out-of-Wedlock Son is Unhappy
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2022

Ben never married the mother of his first son and would like advice on how to make him more “comfortable” when he visits Ben's new wife and 5-month-old.   Dr. Laura: "Help your son...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Support Led to Success
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2022

22 years ago, Dr. Laura encouraged Mike to start his own business so he could have more time with his growing family, and the results are inspiring!   Dr. Laura: "No success is sweeter...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry About My Girls' Safety
By Dr. Laura on January 8, 2022

Michelle feels anxious about the safety of her two college-aged daughters and doesn't know how to handle her fears about something bad happening to them.   Dr. Laura: "Bring more joy...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Let Go of My Balloon
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2022

You’ve said many things that have stuck with me over the years, but the one that stayed with me the most was when you suggested that a caller (who was deeply obsessed with something)...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Cancer Has Curbed My Sex Drive
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2022

Cathy has been fighting cancer and worries that she's not taking “proper care” of her husband because they haven't had sex for two years.   Dr. Laura: "Now is the time to move slowly and...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband, The Alpha Male
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2022

My husband used to drive his motorcycle to work every morning. One day, after he kissed me goodbye, I was awakened by a constant loud pounding on the doorbell. Since he had just left, I...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Hate Letting People Down
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2022

Diane has a hard time saying no to people, and it stresses her out to disappoint anyone.   Dr. Laura: "People who really care about you will respect your preferences."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Out of the Mouths of Babes
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2022

Children can be very literal in the way they interpret what you tell them. I wanted to share a few of my children’s comments.

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Sexually Selfish?
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2022

Vanessa's last two boyfriends have complained that she puts too much pressure on them sexually and she knows she might have a sex-related problem.   Dr. Laura: "Physical attention won't...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Feels Incomplete
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2022

Kyra's daughter died five years ago, and she and her husband wonder if they should foster, adopt or try to have another child.   Dr. Laura: "We cannot escape the pain of loss."

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