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Parenting

Prepare Your Kids to Be "ME-sponsible"
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2022

A listener sent me this brilliant story and I thought I'd share it with the rest of you.

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Floundering in Retirement
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2022

Pamela says she's at a loss for what her next step in life should be now that she's retired and is no longer caring for her family members.   Dr. Laura: "Embrace the opportunity to explore...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Put My Work First and My Family Second
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2022

I had my first child when I was 31. I had been at my job for several years, so I didn’t want to “give up” on them once my son was born. I put him into daycare when he was six weeks old and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Afraid of Me Dying
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2022

Jerome is an older dad with a 9-year-old son who worries about death and living without his father.   Dr. Laura: "Remind your son that you're teaching him how to handle life on his own and...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: My Husband’s Family Wanted Him to Marry a Career Girl
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2022

When we married in 1965, my husband and I both knew I would be a stay-at-home mom. I worked after we were married for one year, until I got pregnant with our first child. We were so happy...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: What's the Best Way to Prepare for Children?
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2022

Cara and her husband would like to start a family, and she calls Dr. Laura for tips on how to help ensure they're ready.   Dr. Laura: "Approach parenthood as a team with a plan for the...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: Coming Out Healed My Relationship with My Dad
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2022

Paul answers Dr. Laura's request for listeners to share the story of how they came out as gay to friends and family and shares how his life improved after sharing the truth with his parents.

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Sucker For Scammers
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2022

Kenitra says she has always been too trusting and has been taken advantage of by scammers several times.   Dr. Laura: "People who long to be accepted can be easy prey."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Clutter-Lover
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2022

Rose asks Dr. Laura if hypnosis is a good way to overcome her habit of creating piles of clutter.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the connection between a habit and its origin can help with...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: My Proudest Moment
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2022

Growing up in a small midwestern, Mayberry-type town, we had a local Main Street bicycle and lawnmower shop. Ten-speed bicycles had come into style, and the bright green one featured in...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Mind My Own Business?
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2022

Should Susan give her opinion or keep her mouth shut about her son who wants to live with his girlfriend for a year before he proposes?   Dr. Laura: "Shacking up is self-centered....

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Our Mutual Love Will Carry Me Forever
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2022

53 years ago, my husband asked me on a date when we were both college seniors. I wasn’t actually thinking about marriage, but I just knew I wanted to be with him. After five years of...

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Parenting

COTD Podcast: My Son is Putting Conditions on Our Relationship
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2022

Ramon is upset that, instead of giving unconditional love, his 22-year-old son will only have a relationship with him if he agrees to go to therapy and AA.   Dr. Laura: "The quality of your...

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Family

Email of the Day: How I Have a Great Relationship With My Mother-in-Law
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2022

My husband and I have been married for 27 years, and his mom is one of my favorite people! The way I’ve viewed my mother-in-law is that she knows him honestly like I know him. We’ve been...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Leave My Cheating Liar of a Husband?
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2022

Although Cindy says her husband lies about money and was caught cheating, she wonders if it's morally correct for her to stay and try to work it out.   Dr. Laura: "It's one thing to make a...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Controlling Ways Caused 2 Failed Marriages
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2022

Angel says he believes that the sense of abandonment he felt as a child caused him to try to control the women in his life until they eventually left him.   Dr. Laura: "With hard work, you...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband’s Public Love Letter to Me
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2022

My husband and I have social media accounts, and today, he surprised me by posting the following:

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Dating

COTD Podcast: Controlling My Boyfriend Didn't Lead to Happiness
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2022

Vanessa answers Dr. Laura request for callers to tell her how they've used controlling behaviors to get their way.   Dr. Laura: "Continuous complaining feeds an unhappy nature."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Knew I Couldn’t Be “Father of the Year” at Age 16
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2022

When I was 16, I got my girlfriend pregnant. Neither one of us was ready for kids. I was raised in a religious household, so topics like birth control and using condoms weren’t discussed...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Gotten Myself Into a Mess
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2022

Wendy offered to take care of her boss at the end of her life, but after devoting her time and effort for several months, Wendy feels like a fool and wants her life back.   Dr. Laura: "You...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: How Do I Deal With My Alcoholic Husband? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2022

In Debbie's follow up call, she and her daughter are back living with her husband after he completed rehab, but she's concerned that it may be too soon.   Dr. Laura: "Proceed with caution....

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: How Do I Deal With My Alcoholic Husband? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2022

Debbie has asked her husband multiple times to go to AA, but since he hasn't, she's wondering what the next best step is for her daughter and herself?   Dr. Laura: "Nothing will improve...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Giving Up Is The Stupid Part
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2022

In response to Dr. Laura's question to men about whether they are idiots to get married, Jared says he is grateful for his 22-year marriage and believes he and his wife have both sacrificed...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: What Makes My Husband Special
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2022

My husband is almost ten years older than me. Recently I heard you speak to a woman who lost her husband, and you asked her to share what made him special. I frequently think about all of...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Annoyed That My Friend Copies Me
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2022

Vanessa says she's starting to get aggravated by a friend from school who follows her around and does whatever Vanessa does.   Dr. Laura: "Take control of the situation by limiting your...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: My Used Couch Taught Me A Valuable Lesson
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2022

Several years ago, my husband and I bought a couch from friends. At the time, we couldn’t afford a new couch, and we were pleased as punch to get one in such great condition at a low price.

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Hurt My Wife When I Shunned Her Affection
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2022

Ron's wife is upset that he rejected her hug when she was trying to comfort him.   Dr. Laura: "Let love in especially when you're feeling down on yourself. "

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Why My Marriage Continues to Thrive
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2022

I am always dumbfounded when I hear some of your women callers talk about how lackluster their marriage is or how he doesn’t seem interested anymore, and they can’t figure out why. Why are...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should My Son Go to Military School?
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2022

Heather is a single mom who says her son needs to course-correct, and she wonders if military school is the best option.   Dr. Laura: "Boys need the influence of strong males."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Made the Wrong Decision
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2022

Stephanie thinks the guilt she felt over having an abortion at age 18 led her to marry a man who was unable to have children.   Dr. Laura: "Only good people feel guilt."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: You CAN Overcome Loneliness!
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2022

Over the years of listening, I’ve heard calls from people who are lonely. They’ve retired, lost a spouse, or the kids have grown up and moved out. Your advice to them is to find an...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Repair Things with My Sister
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2022

Del says that, as an adult, he now understands how unkind his parents were to his sister when they were growing up and feels terrible about how she was treated.   Dr. Laura: "Protect good...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Made My Husband Feel Like a Jerk
By Dr. Laura on April 4, 2022

I asked my husband once if he knew why I listened to you. He said “to learn how to deal with jerks like me!” I was stunned…and heartbroken that I had created a man who thought he was a...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Haven't Let Go of My Father's Hate
By Dr. Laura on April 4, 2022

At 51, Trisha says she still suffers from the pain of living with an abusive father who belittled her and told her she would never amount to anything.   Dr. Laura: "You will know you're...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Getting More Negative With Age
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2022

Susie says it's exhausting living with her husband who seems to constantly find things to complain about and asks Dr. Laura's advice on how to deal with him.   Dr. Laura: "Add a positive...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Help With My Wife's Moodiness?
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2022

Michael's wife is experiencing angry outbursts as a side-effect of her brain surgery, and it seems everything he does makes the situation worse.   Dr. Laura: "Plan together ways she can...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: A Business Deal Ruined My Relationship
By Dr. Laura on April 2, 2022

A business deal destroyed Steve's relationship with his best friend, and he can't get past losing such an important person in his life.   Dr. Laura: "It's OK to miss what's missing from...

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Family

Email of the Day: We Helped Our Granddaughter Turn Her Life Around
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2022

My wife and I raised our 13-year-old granddaughter, who had become too much for her mother to handle. They had moved ten times in her young life, and she exhibited poor behavior and...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Wasn't There For My Dad's Death
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2022

Donald was recovering from COVID when his dad was admitted to the hospital for heart surgery, and he regrets not being there when his dad unexpectedly died.   Dr. Laura: "Take comfort...

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Family

Blog: How to Improve Mother and Daughter-In-Law Relationships
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2022

Some years back, I was revving up to write a book about this. But as I've said many times, publishers want hate, anger, and politics because that's what sells. I wanted to make...

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Relationships

Email of the Day: All a Good Man Wants Is a Good Woman
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2022

The most beautiful women are the ones who are selfless. I love it when I look at a woman’s page on social media and it’s nice and sweet – no “club” pictures, no pictures of her at a...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Get Over My Ex
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2022

Sarah says that despite catching her ex-boyfriend cheating, she thinks of him constantly and feels like she can't move on.   Dr. Laura: "Holding on to the past is a way to protect against...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Our Love Is Like A Favorite Song
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2022

My husband and I had a rough year, caused by several outside factors over which we had little control. However, our relationship grew through facing these difficulties together. So, I...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband and I Don't Agree
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2022

Linda's husband has asked her to refrain from sharing his cancer diagnosis with anyone, but she really wants to have someone to confide in.   Dr. Laura: "Caretakers need to also care for...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: My Fears Are Creeping Into My Dreams
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

Alie needs Dr. Laura's help to understand why she's been having anxious dreams about the health condition that forced her to stop working.   Dr. Laura: "Remind yourself each night that you...

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Bad Childhood

COTD: I'm Still Trying to Cope With My Childhood Molestation - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

In part 2 of Heidi's call, she's not sure she's able to give her father another chance at a relationship and asks Dr. Laura what she should do the next time he asks to see her.   Dr. Laura:

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Family

Email of the Day: I Disliked My Husband’s Grandmother
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

I spent years disliking my husband’s grandmother. She was more of a mother to him than his own, so she was the woman I shared him with the most. I found her meddlesome, hateful and...

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Bad Childhood

COTD: I'm Still Trying to Cope With My Childhood Molestation - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

In part 1 of this Call of the Day episode, Heidi tells Dr. Laura the story of her molestation by her brother and how her parents worked to sweep it under the rug and keep the ordeal a...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I’m Happier Since I Stopped Being a Perfectionist
By Dr. Laura on March 28, 2022

I am a silk painter and recovering art perfectionist. Trying to make the perfect painting for most of my life kept me from creating anything at all. The fear of getting so far into a...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: My Husband and I Don't Know How to Be Together Anymore
By Dr. Laura on March 28, 2022

Ever since Stacy's kids have grown up and moved out, she says she and her husband have felt disconnected and she's not sure how to get the romance back into their lives.   Dr. Laura: "Women...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Learned Humility The Hard Way
By Dr. Laura on March 27, 2022

Cori shares one of her most embarrassing experiences and how it turned out to help her in ways she did not expect.   Dr. Laura: "Be willing and humble enough to learn from those around you."

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