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Call of the Day Podcast

Call of the Day Podcast: Top 40 of 2020
By Dr. Laura on December 24, 2020

It's my third annual countdown of the most listened to “Dr. Laura Call of the Day” podcast episodes from 2020.  This year, we’re presenting the Top FORTY calls!!  We’ve processed all the...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Do Spats Damage Our Kids?
By Dr. Laura on December 23, 2020

Pete and Shelby fear their petty squabbles are hurting the children, and Dr. Laura shares the story, “The Gift of the Magi,” to help them see what's really important.   Dr. Laura: "Live...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Too Old to Have Another Baby?
By Dr. Laura on December 22, 2020

After 16 years of marriage, Bridget and her husband are wondering if they should add a baby to their family.   Dr. Laura: "Don't do anything you're not ready to sacrifice for."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Wants My Brother Divorced
By Dr. Laura on December 22, 2020

Laura's brother confided in their father about his marital problems. Now their dad is mad that he has decided to reconcile.   Dr. Laura: "Misery loves company."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Says She Needs Space
By Dr. Laura on December 21, 2020

David desperately wants more time and attention from his wife, but she is annoyed by his clinginess.   Dr. Laura: "Act like you just met her and you want to make her like you."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want My Daughter to Stop Shacking Up
By Dr. Laura on December 20, 2020

Despite Amy's objections, her 20-year-old daughter is spending 3-4 nights a week with her boyfriend at his parents' home.   Dr. Laura: "Kids who earn their own way get to make all of the...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Wants to Gift Us a Down Payment
By Dr. Laura on December 20, 2020

Sarah is newly engaged and wonders if she and her fiancé should accept her father's gift of money for a home.   Dr. Laura: "The man you marry should earn the threshold he carries you...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Feel Guilty?
By Dr. Laura on December 19, 2020

GiGi is trying to work through her feelings of divorcing when her youngest was just thirteen.   Dr. Laura: "Good people feel guilt. It will always be a part of you."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Differences Between the Sexes
By Dr. Laura on December 18, 2020

I got this lighthearted note from Rumi whose “wonderful husband” sent her these little tidbits about the “Differences Between the Sexes:”

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: What Do Husbands Need to Do for Wives?
By Dr. Laura on December 18, 2020

If the three things men mainly need from their wives are sex, food and back rubs, Donna wonders what things women need from their husbands?   Dr. Laura: "If you take good care of a good...

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YouTube

YouTube: Trimming the Tree with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2020

Thanks to everyone for sending in photos of their favorite holiday ornament. Sharing our traditions and memories makes this season rich and rewarding. If you are feeling stressed about...

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: My Second Chance at a Mother-Daughter Relationship
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2020

I had a dream that deeply worried me – I was a new mother with a baby, and I dreamt about being on a rock holding my baby and having no way to get off the rock safely with my son. It...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: I Just Gave My Two-Week Notice
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2020

Lia calls Dr. Laura with tears of joy and an update on her previous call.   Dr. Laura: "You ARE your kids' mom!"

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grandparents

Email of the Day: My Grandmother Set a Great Example for Me
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2020

When I was almost 6-years-old I went to Sweden with my mom, my grandmother, and my great aunt and uncle to visit relatives. My birthday occurred while we were in Stockholm, and two...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Marry a Recently Widowed Man?
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2020

Linda started dating her boyfriend four months after his wife died. Now he has proposed, and friends are warning her not to move forward with marriage.   Dr. Laura: "He's desperate to...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I've Lost My Dad Twice - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

After speaking to Dr. Laura about her recently deceased father, Nancy watched hours of home movies and calls back to discuss the impact they made on her.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to purge...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: A Life Lesson from My High School Basketball Coach
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

Back in my high school days, I played basketball for our school. We were on the road to play at another school, which had an old basketball court that needed repair. The floor had many...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I've Lost My Dad Twice - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

After 12 years of suffering with Parkinson's disease, Nancy's father has died and she's having trouble remembering the dynamic dad he used to be.   Dr. Laura: "Take the time to mourn the...

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YouTube

YouTube: Dr. Laura’s Night Before Christmas
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2020

‘Twas the night before Christmas and St. Nick has a special message for you.  Also, check out Lego Dr. Laura delivering the mail to Frosty the Snowman!  I enjoyed building this Lego...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: But Momma – I Want YOU
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2020

When my wife and I were just beginning our family and I was going to school and working part-time, in order to help make ends meet she decided to babysit for my boss’ children while he...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom and I Don't Get Along
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2020

Living together in a two-family flat is damaging Leah's relationship with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "Parents don't see kids as grown-ups when they're not fully independent."

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Ex Gave My Daughter a Phone
By Dr. Laura on December 13, 2020

Jen's ex-husband gave their daughter a cell phone, and she's struggling with what to do next.   Dr. Laura: "Divorce puts kids in the middle of two parenting styles."

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Is This Relationship Failing?
By Dr. Laura on December 13, 2020

Linda's relationship with her boyfriend is at a standstill after he read a flirtatious text on her phone.   Dr. Laura: "Be careful not to lead someone on."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Realized Something Huge!
By Dr. Laura on December 12, 2020

Penny has been married for 37 years and only last week, after listening to Dr. Laura, did she realize that she has neglected her husband sexually and treated him a little unkindly.   Dr....

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YouTube

YouTube: 20th Century Parents
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday! It's been 24 years since I was interviewed by Katie Couric about my first children's book “Why Do You Love Me?”.  My message about raising children with...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Tips From an Extremely Happy Husband
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2020

I've been married to the same woman for 31 years. It took a while to figure this out, but some of the qualities that I believe make a marriage work are:

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Paralyzed by My Husband's Death
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2020

Marla's husband recently died of a heart attack in front of her, and she is really struggling with her shock and grief.   Dr. Laura: "Friends and time to grieve are the best medicine."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Eight Hours that Changed My Life
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2020

My husband and I did everything wrong. We shacked up for years, then got engaged, got pregnant and got married. We put our infant into daycare at 6 months old and both worked over 50...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Help My Friend
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2020

Jenni's friend's mom, an extreme hoarder, just died, and Jenni is overwhelmed by the amount of junk for them to cleanup.   Dr. Laura: "Be open and honest with your friend about your...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Best Quality in a Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2020

The thing I love about marriage is there seems to be someone for everyone. We're all different, and finding that person who gets us (or tolerates us) is a feat in itself. Once we're...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad's Death is Haunting Me
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2020

Mitch's dad died when they were on a trip together, and Mitch is having nightmares over the way he found him.   Dr. Laura: "Make the last thing you see before you sleep at night your...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2020

Shannon's marriage was on the verge of divorce when she started listening to Dr. Laura and learned to touch, show love and rebuild her connection with her husband.   Dr. Laura: "You have...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Almost Got Cold Feet
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2020

My fiancé and I had been dating over a year and a half, and we were wildly in love. Still, only a few months before the big day, I remember wondering if I would always love my fiancé to...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Politics is Hurting Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2020

Kristen and Chris have been on opposite sides of the political spectrum for most of their 5-year marriage, and things are especially tense with COVID-19 and the recent election.   Dr....

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Top 10 Things I've Learned from Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2020

I love your brutal honesty, telling callers what others don’t always have the guts to say. Over 20 years, I’ve developed a list of the Top 10 things I’ve learned by listening to you.

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Help My Ex-Husband?
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2020

Divorced mom Kelly is wondering if she should forego child support since her ex is struggling financially.   Dr. Laura: "It's time you stop being a weak girl."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: This Crazy World is Bad for the Kids
By Dr. Laura on December 6, 2020

Jeff is a grandfather who is dismayed that we're living in a time when the seemingly abnormal is accepted as normal, and he worries about how it will affect his grandchildren.   Dr....

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Am What I Do Today
By Dr. Laura on December 6, 2020

At age 65, Lenora is thrilled to have learned that what's important in life is not her past but what she's doing right here, right now.   Dr. Laura: "There's freedom in letting go of the...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Childhood Friend Dumped Me
By Dr. Laura on December 5, 2020

Jenna called her best friend's boyfriend a loser, and Jenna is sad that her friend has now pulled away from her.   Dr. Laura: "You are both clinging on to people who aren't good for you."

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YouTube

YouTube: Your Worst Enemy
By Dr. Laura on December 4, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday ! This clip from my video vault is from a tv pilot I taped for MCA back in 1995. I thought it would be funny to “act out” a cartoon that I found in a newspaper....

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Miracle of Life
By Dr. Laura on December 4, 2020

At age 39 I got pregnant, and at ten weeks, I started losing blood. My doctor told me I was likely losing the pregnancy and suggested “dilation and curettage,” which is essentially an...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Double Mastectomy a Turnoff?
By Dr. Laura on December 4, 2020

Anna is a tough, feisty wife and mom who is confused about how to handle her post-breast cancer body and a husband she caught checking out boobs on the net.   Dr. Laura: "You're the one...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: It Could Be Worse
By Dr. Laura on December 3, 2020

From the time I was a teenager, whenever I complained to my dad about something, he said “Well, it could be worse.” I always thought that was a negative thing to say.

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overwhelmed by 2020
By Dr. Laura on December 3, 2020

Abby needs help coping with COVID-19 and current world events.   Dr. Laura: "Fight your fears with a game plan."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: My Husband Thought I was Fat
By Dr. Laura on December 2, 2020

Last year, I weighed A LOT! My husband suggested I join a weight loss program. I did, but boy was I angry he thought I was FAT.

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Makes Me So Mad!
By Dr. Laura on December 2, 2020

Carrie and her dad are fighting about politics, but her anger runs deeper.   Dr. Laura: "If you want a present-day relationship, don't bring up the past."

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YouTube

YouTube: Corny Joke Day Winner 2020
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

Wanna hear the winning joke from last week's Corny Joke Day 2020? Listen to Suzy when she got on the air! 🤣

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Low Self-Esteem is Ruining My Life
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

Jenny lost 150 pounds, escaped an abusive relationship and is dating a good guy, but she's still searching for something...   Dr. Laura: "You're seeking reassurance that you are lovable."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Was A Scared New Mom
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

I delivered my first daughter naturally, and my mother stayed with me after I came home from the hospital. My arms were so tired from pushing that I was happy (thanks to my husband and...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

COTD Podcast: My Husband's Alzheimer's is Becoming Dangerous
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

Patti's husband has advanced Alzheimer's disease, but she isn't ready to place him in a care facility.   Dr. Laura: "His safety is paramount and more than you can handle."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Wanted to Make Things Right
By Dr. Laura on November 30, 2020

Several years after our first and only child was born, I became so angry with my husband, I decided I would replace him. I rekindled an old friendship and before long I was sneaking...

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