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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want My Father-in-Law Out
By Dr. Laura on November 7, 2021

Here’s a special sneak preview call from the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend Marathon heard exclusively on SiriusXM Triumph 111: Stephanie is ready for her father-in-law to move out, but...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Buy My Son a Car?
By Dr. Laura on November 7, 2021

Brandon is wondering if he should reward his smart, kind, well-behaved 16-year-old with a car.   Dr. Laura: "Don't deprive your son of the pride that comes with working hard for his...

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10 STUPID THINGS

COTD Podcast: I Don't Know How to Break from My Alcoholic Boyfriend
By Dr. Laura on November 6, 2021

Mark has been in a relationship with a drunk for the past 12 years, and he's looking for advice on how to move on.   Dr. Laura: "If you want a change for the better, you must be willing...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Never Thought About it That Way
By Dr. Laura on November 5, 2021

Rosalinda is a divorced mom who's dating a man with four kids, and Dr. Laura helps her realize the huge mistake she's making by letting a guy take time and energy away from Rosalinda's...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Adore My Wife!
By Dr. Laura on November 4, 2021

Recently I heard you tell a caller how to be more of a spouse, suggesting she do five things every day for her husband, not expecting anything in return and they would see a difference...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Time To Leave My Husband?
By Dr. Laura on November 4, 2021

Susan is wondering if leaving her husband is the right thing to do after many years of struggling with their family's history of alcoholism.   Dr. Laura: "Approach decisions that scare...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Don’t Say You Haven’t Done Anything Great With Your Life
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2021

I left my job as a veterinarian and became a full-time mom when my son was born five months ago. I also joined a “moms” Bible study at my church where we are watching a video series...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is Stifling My Dreams
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2021

Amy and Adam have worked through many marital issues, but they are still in disagreement over how much time Adam can spend on the hobby that he's been passionate about since their dating...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Is She “The One?”
By Dr. Laura on November 2, 2021

Here’s a special sneak preview call from the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend Marathon heard exclusively on SiriusXM Triumph 111: 18-year-old John's girlfriend says that he's her “one and...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: We Had to Butt Out of Our Adult Daughter’s Life
By Dr. Laura on November 2, 2021

My husband and I are new listeners. We’ve been married for 34 years and have no children of our own, but he has three adult daughters. They grew up 2,000 miles away from him, and we had...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Ruined His Brother's Project
By Dr. Laura on November 2, 2021

Sara asked one of her sons to turn in his brother's forgotten homework assignment and she's upset with him that he failed to do so.   Dr. Laura: "Set the right example for your boys by...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Four Things Every Father Should Do
By Dr. Laura on November 1, 2021

After raising four children with my wife, I have learned the following critical roles of a dad:

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Throw in the Towel?
By Dr. Laura on November 1, 2021

Francis has a bad track records when it comes to marriage, and he's wondering if he can fix his ability to choose the right woman, or if he should just focus on his children.   Dr....

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Wish My Grandma Wouldn't Kiss Me
By Dr. Laura on October 31, 2021

10-year-old Nyana says a new girl at school is triggering her and she'd like Dr. Laura's advice on how to best deal with her.   Dr. Laura: "Children need to be given the tools to handle...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Deal with a Mean Girl?
By Dr. Laura on October 31, 2021

10-year-old Nyana says a new girl at school is triggering her and she'd like Dr. Laura's advice on how to best deal with her.   Dr. Laura: "Children need to be given the tools to handle...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: We're in a Much Better Place!
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2021

John says he was at the end of his rope with an inattentive wife when Dr. Laura's advice helped them reconnect and start the process of reinvigorating their marriage.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Raise My Son
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2021

Kelly calls to recount the meaningful conversations she was able to have with her young son about the Dr. Laura Program before he died unexpectedly.   Dr. Laura: "Life is a balance of...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Blog: Three Things To Do When Your Boss Is Also Your Husband
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2021

My opening remarks are pretty much from an email. This woman's name is unique, so I'm not going to say it. The subject is “My boss happens to be my husband.” She's not talking about the...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Family Is My First Priority
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2021

I am 37 years old, married, and have two young children. I’ve been listening to you since I was a little girl, and I cannot tell you how many times your advice and books have corrected...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: The 18-year-old Me Thanks You!
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2021

Chris is a Mormon who credits Dr. Laura with helping him make the choice to go on a mission trip that set him on the path to having a wonderful life.   Dr. Laura: "The maturing and the...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Power of a Hug
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2021

I decided it was a good day to reset an internet extender that had stopped working months ago. What I thought would be a half hour “fix” turned into a four-hour back-and-forth with...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Disappointed with My Parents
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2021

Amy married a military man and wishes her parents would try harder to move near her since her kids are growing up without family or good friends nearby.   Dr. Laura: "Understand that...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Failure is Not an Option
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2021

Karen, a long-time Dr. Laura listener, calls to say how much she appreciates Dr. Laura's consistent message to live up to your marital commitments.   Dr. Laura: "Commitment means...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: My True Worth Isn’t Measured by Job Success or Money
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2021

Two years ago, I became a stay-at-home mom. It’s been the best decision of my life. The memories I’ve made with my two girls are priceless. Being there for them during their most...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Giving Up on Me
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2021

Adriana is 5 months pregnant, but her husband says he's unhappy and not sure their relationship is going can last.   Dr. Laura: "You can't force your fantasies on another person."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Parenting Requires Active Participation
By Dr. Laura on October 25, 2021

When I took my daughter to elementary school, I always walked her into her class. I carried her backpack, opened her car door and picked her up as soon as school was over. We went on...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Quit Work to Become a SAHM?
By Dr. Laura on October 25, 2021

Eliza is toying with the idea of quitting her full-time job to become a stay-at-home mom, but she fears letting down her company.   Dr. Laura: "You can be replaced at work, but you'll...

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: You Get Straight To The Answers!
By Dr. Laura on October 24, 2021

Madeline recently discovered Dr. Laura for the first time and has a BIG thank you after hearing her words of wisdom.    Dr. Laura: "You have made me a stronger woman!" 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Stop Relationship Failures?
By Dr. Laura on October 24, 2021

Alvin is going through another divorce after having rushed into marriage to avoid being single.   Dr. Laura: "Don't eat the poison just because you're hungry." 

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen Son Came Clean
By Dr. Laura on October 23, 2021

After taking a marijuana-laced gummi bear, Sarah’s son came to her with the truth of what he’d done.   Dr. Laura: "Be happy...you have a GOOD RELATIONSHIP with your child." 

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: My Parents’ Bad Behavior Left A Permanent Mark
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2021

It took me a long time to realize I could take the things I saw and learned as a child and walk a completely different path. I’m 59 years old, and was finally able to talk to my parents...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Avoid Hurting Feelings?
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2021

Suzy has been invited to go hiking but would prefer to decline without upsetting her friend.    Dr. Laura: "YOU are NOT responsible for someone else's hypersensitivity." 

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I DID Have the Power to Change My Marriage!
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2021

I’ve been married for 26 years. My husband and I had pretty much become roommates, each doing our own thing and not caring much about the other. I read The Proper Care and Feeding of...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: "Honor Thy Mother"
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2021

14-year-old Charlotte is collecting old vaping equipment and now finds herself in a bitter argument with her mom about it.   Dr. Laura: "You will show your mother respect and she will...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Cheated and Still Felt Empty
By Dr. Laura on October 20, 2021

I recently heard your program when you had people call in who had cheated. I didn’t call, but I was one of those who did the wrong thing. I’d been married for nine years with two small...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Disturbed With My Father's Choice
By Dr. Laura on October 20, 2021

Megan lost her mother to Alzheimer’s eight months ago.  Now her dad is dating a woman who’s only a year older than Megan!    Dr. Laura: "You'll never see me around one of your bimbos!" 

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

My Book:The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands📖
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2021

📘 The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands | $1.99 for the eBook on Amazon     The Proper Care & Feeding of...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You For The Impact On My Life
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2021

Emily shares how her mom was terrible at choosing men until she found Dr. Laura and they started listening together ...     Dr. Laura: "I make decisions based on fact, not feelings."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: How To Live When Your Child Has Died
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2021

Our daughter, Sarah, was killed in a car accident three years ago. She was sixteen and the fourth of our five children. After that, my husband and I went through grief counseling and...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Still Angry With My Dad
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2021

Tabitha was placed into foster care after her father ruined her childhood by leaving her mother.    Dr. Laura: "You are an amazing woman; you came from hell and built heaven."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Husband and I Were Good Role Models
By Dr. Laura on October 18, 2021

My daughter is 29 and preparing to be married next June. I want it to be a successful marriage, so I ordered copies of your books “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” and “The...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet And Loving Works
By Dr. Laura on October 18, 2021

Stephanie didn't want to hear it but ultimately took Dr. Laura's advice and now her marriage is much better!    Dr. Laura: "Just be NICE no matter how you "feel" . . .  "

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Has Anger Issues
By Dr. Laura on October 17, 2021

19-year-old Kassidy has a bad dad and doesn't know what to do about their lack of a relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Find a good replacement for what isn't good in your life."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Has Changed for the Worse
By Dr. Laura on October 17, 2021

Sarah and her father were close before he left Sarah's mother and got involved with a new woman. Now their father/daughter relationship is a real mess.   Dr. Laura: "Life is easier when...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son's Girlfriend Dresses Like a Slut
By Dr. Laura on October 16, 2021

Lee doesn't like when her son's girlfriend visits their home because she wears skimpy clothes and sets a terrible example in front of Lee's daughter.   Dr. Laura: "Politely request that...

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In-Laws

Email of the Day: I Was the Daughter-in-Law From Hell
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2021

I was the daughter-in-law from hell. I love my husband, but I couldn’t stand his parents. I cringed at every text or email, but was nice to their faces. I positioned it as me against...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Why me?
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2021

Kim's health has recently started to deteriorate, and she's feeling sorry for herself, wondering why it's happening and what she can do to cope.   Dr. Laura: "Bodies perform best when...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I’d Rather Be Adored Than Endured
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2021

I married the man I love. I chose wisely. Early on in our marriage, I decided to live by the motto “I’d rather be adored than endured.” I’m not perfect, but I love to take care of him...

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Family

COTD Podcast: I Want to Help My Daughter Grieve Her Brother's Death
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2021

Lynn's son died of a drug overdose, and she's not sure how to help herself and her daughter get through the pain of the loss.   Dr. Laura: "We cope better through the ugly parts of life...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How Music Appreciation Stopped My Kids From Fighting
By Dr. Laura on October 13, 2021

My three children are adults now, but when they were younger, the end of summer/early fall seemed to be when fights among them would erupt the most. One day, I had enough of the petty...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen is Having Sex
By Dr. Laura on October 13, 2021

Marie is unsettled by the lack of emotion she saw when confronting her 17-year-old daughter about having sex.   Dr. Laura: "If kids don't respect their parents, they'll treat their...

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