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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Falling Out of Love
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2021

Gina says she'd like harmony in her home, but her husband has a temper and she's a nag.   Dr. Laura: "Marriages improve when you find ways to compliment instead of complain."

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YouTube: Sharing Is Caring with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2021

Anne Frank said: “No one has ever become poor by giving.” I am so amazed and proud of how you give of yourself to help others in your community. Thanks for your stories! Here’s a...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: We Chose Family-Friendly Careers
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2021

I once heard a teenager ask your advice about choosing a career that would “balance” family life. I considered becoming a physician, but changed my major to speech pathology instead. I...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Have Hopes or Dreams
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2021

Michael has lost direction and enthusiasm for life since his marriage ended 10 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "When life doesn't go according to plan, get a new plan."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should Moms or Dads Stay Home with Kids?
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2021

Audrey was planning to be a stay-at-home-mom with her first baby, but her husband is unemployed and asking her to go back to work.   Dr. Laura: "One loving parent at home with a child is...

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Email of the Day: I Still Have Cocktail Hour With My Husband Even Though He’s Gone
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2021

My husband and I met 15 years ago after we both lost our spouses. Being retired and having only grown children, we had the opportunity to do a lot of fun things, like travel and visit...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like How My Ex Parents
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2021

Cathy is frustrated that her ex-husband rescues their children instead of letting them face the consequences of their actions.   Dr. Laura: "Kids will gravitate toward the path of least...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I’m An Old-Fashioned Parent
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2021

My husband and I instilled what we call “healthy fear” in our boys – they knew if they misbehaved, didn’t listen or were rude that there would be consequences. I was always considered...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Act Like Kids!
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2021

15-year-old Audrey is in therapy to help her cope with the family drama that she says is killing her.   Dr. Laura: "It might be time for the kids to rise and refuse to take it any...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Has Changed for the Worse
By Dr. Laura on August 22, 2021

Since her mother's death, Katrina's dad has started living in a completely different way than he had with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let the pain you feel as a daughter interfere...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad is Dying
By Dr. Laura on August 22, 2021

Donna is distraught over her dad who is suffering the end stages of Parkinson's disease.   Dr. Laura: "Unresolved feelings can live long beyond relationships."

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Salvage My Relationship with My Mom?
By Dr. Laura on August 21, 2021

Jack's mother has done a number of terrible things to him, but he's still hoping there is some way to have a relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Acknowledge what you don't have and put effort...

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Email of the Day: My Husband Is My Hero
By Dr. Laura on August 20, 2021

Almost two years ago, my husband woke up at 4 am to me having a grand mal seizure in our bed. He didn’t know what was happening, so he called 911 and followed their instructions to try...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Angry at My Dad
By Dr. Laura on August 20, 2021

11-year-old Hunter's father killed himself, leaving him confused and angry.   Dr. Laura: "Focus on and find joy in the blessings you do have."

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Email of the Day: My Dad Quietly Helped His Employee’s Family
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2021

My father owned an insurance agency for thirty years. At its peak, he employed up to a dozen people. My father was a good man, respected in the community, chamber of commerce president,...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Won't Talk to Me
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2021

Jeph disrespected his mother 14 years ago, and he doesn't know how to repair the damage that caused his relationship with her.   Dr. Laura: "The first step to being forgiven is taking...

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YouTube: Off The Beaten Path with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2021

My hike-loving listeners know that the best things in life are free, and sometimes they can be a real challenge to obtain! Here's Part 2 of our hiking slideshow.

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YouTube: Happy Trails with Dr. Laura and her daughter-in-law, Tracy!
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2021

Clear your mind. Enjoy family time. Take in the view. See something new. Over the mountains and through the woods, you and I know that hiking is good! Thanks to everyone who shared...

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Email of the Day: I Followed My Conscience and Pursued My Heart’s Desire
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2021

On occasion, I've heard you ask a caller, "What is your gift?" It got me pondering...well, what is MY gift? Despite being a successful lawyer at a big firm, at first, I really couldn't...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Get Through to My Sister
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2021

Billie's sister has abused drugs and alcohol for 18 years and isn't responding to the help that Billie is trying to give her.   Dr. Laura: "There are limits to the impact one person can...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad's Not Being Fair!
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2021

Lucia doesn't want to sell her tablet to help pay for the softball gear that was stolen when she accidentally left it outside.   Dr. Laura: "Negative consequences help ensure we don't...

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Email of the Day: I Accepted Responsibility for My Actions
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2021

The first time I took personal responsibility (as a teen) set the stage for how I approached it the rest of my life. When I was around 16 and hadn’t taken driver’s ed classes yet, my...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Shack-up
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2021

Jackie knows her mom and Dr. Laura's opinion on shacking up, but she wants to do it anyway.   Dr. Laura: "Understand the ripple effects of your decision."

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Email of the Day: My Daughter Showed Her True Character
By Dr. Laura on August 16, 2021

Many years ago, I went to my 13-year-old daughter’s school to pick her up. While I was in the office waiting for her, her phys ed teacher recognized me and said “You know how teachers...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Insecurity is Destroying Our Relationship
By Dr. Laura on August 16, 2021

Jack and Laura are trying to reconcile and need Dr. Laura's advice on how to overcome the communication problems that originally led to their divorce.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes love...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Another Satisfied Customer!
By Dr. Laura on August 15, 2021

Week of Character, Courage & Conscience: Not only did Dr. Laura's advice help Judy solve the friend problem she originally called in about, it led to a realization about her relationship...

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Call of the Day Podcast: What Do You Regret?
By Dr. Laura on August 15, 2021

Week of Character, Courage & Conscience: Dr. Laura asks listeners to call in and talk about a time they chickened out and why they wish they hadn't.   Dr. Laura: "What have you missed...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Be a Man
By Dr. Laura on August 14, 2021

Week of Character, Courage & Conscience: 22-year-old Tirin was a teen father who ran away from his responsibility, but now he's taking on the task of protecting and raising three...

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YouTube: Coping With Your Physical Limitations | Certified Trainer Ben Koski
By Dr. Laura on August 13, 2021

When a knee injury destroyed Ben Koski's hard-fought pro-volleyball career, he rebuilt his health and his life. I talk to a man of conviction, courage and character about changing your...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Always Knew My Parents Loved Me
By Dr. Laura on August 13, 2021

My 28-year-old daughter called yesterday to share a conversation she had had with her co-workers about how they were raised, and how their parents did or did not help shape them into...

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COTD Podcast: Life's Better When I'm Being Honest With Myself
By Dr. Laura on August 13, 2021

Week of Character, Courage & Conscience: Christina was 38 with three children when she married for all the wrong reasons. After calling Dr. Laura earlier this year, she has transformed...

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Family

Email of the Day: I Love My Husband Even More Since Our Baby Was Born
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2021

I recently heard you mention how you have to quadruple your efforts in a marriage once you have children. My husband and I both come from broken homes and we’re committed to making sure...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Being Strong vs. Showing Weakness
By Dr. Laura on August 12, 2021

Week of Character, Courage & Conscience: Timothy finds himself struck with grief and facing the task of fathering six after the unexpected passing of his wife.   Dr. Laura: "Being...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: We Watched a Baby Robin Test His Wings
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2021

I always love hearing your stories about mother birds and the chicks in their nest. That story came to life recently while my husband and I were chatting over coffee, when THUD, a small...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Call Their Parents?
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2021

Week of Character, Courage & Conscience: Kate worries if she should inform the parents of her teen daughter’s friends who were caught vaping and hiding alcohol.    Dr. Laura: "Be less...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Say Goodbye?
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2021

Week of Character, Courage & Conscience: Tara is visiting her dying grandfather but doesn’t know what to say to him.   Dr. Laura: "What would you like to hear on your deathbed?" 

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I’m Proud of What I Accomplished
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2021

I grew up with a very hard-working dad, a stay-at-home mom, five brothers and one sister. From the time I was five years old, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. When I was 13, I started...

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Call of the Day: Should I Come Out Of Retirement To Save Lives?
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2021

Week of Character, Courage & Conscience: Terry is questioning ending his retirement and returning to the medical field to aid in the battle against the pandemic.Dr. Laura: "True heroes...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: What Men Need to Remember About Women
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2021

My soon-to-be wife and I bought a house. As we looked at the house, she was thinking of the color of the furniture that would match the color of the walls and something else that would...

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Call of the Day: Is It Okay To Have Feelings As A First Responder?
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2021

Week of Character, Courage and Conscience: Jason is a first responder who witnessed a terrible car accident while off-duty. He finds himself overwhelmed by his feelings, but isn't sure...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Handle My Lying Mom? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 8, 2021

In part 2 of this call, Miriam continues to feel anger over the poor relationship she has with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let anger about your childhood take attention away from...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Handle My Lying Mom? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 8, 2021

Miriam is not happy with her mother who has a pattern of fudging the truth when she wants something from Miriam.   Dr. Laura: "She will show more respect you when you demand more...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Lied to Me
By Dr. Laura on August 7, 2021

Bill's wife just confessed that she cheated on him 12 years ago, but she's asking him to stay with her.   Dr. Laura: "Between now and dead, is this the life you want to live?"

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Leaving My Mom in the Lurch
By Dr. Laura on August 6, 2021

Janice is exhausted and tired of helping care for her mentally ill sister, but also worries about leaving her 85-year-old mom with that responsibility.   Dr. Laura: "A mom needs to focus...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Leave My Husband?
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2021

Elizabeth's husband has recently stopped drinking after being an alcoholic for 11 years, but she feels like it's still time to leave him.   Dr. Laura: "The personality of an alcoholic...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Marriage Isn't Working
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2021

Asha's family facilitated an arranged marriage, but the newlyweds fight a lot and don't have a connection.   Dr. Laura: "Arranged marriages can be both culturally appropriate and an...

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Call of the Day Podcast: People Make Fun of Me
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2021

Vivian is being teased by kids at her summer camp because of her hairy arms and legs, and she'd like to know how best to stand up to them.   Dr. Laura: "Refusing to get upset takes the...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Lost My Baby
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2021

Meegan and her husband are struggling to cope with the death of their daughter in utero just two days before a scheduled c-section.   Dr. Laura: "Helping someone through their pain can...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Is it Time to Cut My Parents Loose?
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2021

Steven's tumultuous childhood and bad parents are still impacting his life in a negative way.   Dr. Laura: "Holding on to hope can hurt more than rejection."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Take Care of Everyone But Myself - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2021

Dr. Laura helps Jennifer come up with a way to be compassionate with herself without running away from her husband and kids.   Dr. Laura: "Change today and all your tomorrows with sweet...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Take Care of Everyone But Myself - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2021

Jennifer is a people-pleaser who has started to focus on her own needs and now feels out of step with being a wife and mother.   Dr. Laura: "Being connected to others requires some...

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