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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Fantasizing About Other Women
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2022

Chase's wife's interest in sex has begun to dwindle during menopause, and he's starting to fantasize about other women.   💡Dr. Laura: "Share your insecurities with your wife."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Let Go of My Grown Son?
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2022

Lizbell knows that she has to stop helping her adult son financially, but it breaks her heart to think of him suffering.   💡Dr. Laura: "Good parenting can be painful."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Married a Really Good Woman
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2022

Last year, when the withdrawal from Afghanistan was going on, I went to work daily and thought of nothing else. Anger turned to sadness the day thirteen service members were killed. I got...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overly Emotional
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2022

Adam doesn't like how he is moved to tears whenever he sees examples of the loving relationships he has always longed for.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's OK to be moved by your emotions."

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Marriage

Blog: Don’t Build Your Marriage Solely on Happiness
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2022

Happiness is the ultimate privilege. Some believe they’re entitled to be happy, no matter who or what they mess up on their journey. Lesli Doares addresses this belief in her article “Bad...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I’m Starting A New Chapter In My Life
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2022

I sent my youngest child off to kindergarten last month. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past 17 years, and I’ve been reflecting on this pivotal moment. I wanted to share with you...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It OK To Spoil the Grandkids?
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2022

Should Cindy confront her parents for feeding their great-grandchildren sugary snacks and telling them to hide it from their parents?   💡Dr. Laura: "No one is allowed to undermine the...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Angry About My Mom's Double Life
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

Karen's continued anger over her mother's infidelity is preventing them from having a decent relationship.   💡Dr. Laura: "Being resentful adds no value to your life."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Guilty For Not Feeling Guilty
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

Oneda wonders if it's wrong for her to feel so ambivalent about the impending death of her abusive, mentally ill mother.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's difficult to be a good daughter to a bad...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Struggling To Quit Smoking
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

Vanessa is working hard to quit smoking, but she wishes it wasn't so difficult.   💡Dr. Laura: "There's no triumph if there's no struggle."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How I De-escalate a Toddler Tantrum
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

I recently heard you give some great advice to a mom of two toddlers who were “pecking” at her. You suggested that when that happened, turn on a fun song and just start dancing.   I have a...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Deadbeat Brother is Living With Me
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2022

Keesha invited her loser brother to live with her, but the arrangement is making her pretty unhappy.   💡Dr. Laura: "You'll be better off when you start putting more thought into important...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Feel Sorry For My Friend Who’s A Working Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2022

A good friend of mine is sad her oldest child is headed off to college. She cries every day at the thought of being without her daughter and is having a hard time keeping herself together....

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Tell My Man What to Do
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2022

Although Lindsey would like her boyfriend to ask her family for her hand in marriage, she doesn't want to dictate to him how to propose.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's important for someone to let...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Our Marriage Has Gone From Healthy to Super-Healthy
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2022

I started listening to your show two months ago. I’m 53 and my husband is 54. We’ve been married for 19 years and have no children. Your book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage, has...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Tired Of Feeling This Way
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2022

Whenever she's away from her husband and young child, Liana feels a sense of dread and anxiety.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let your husband share your burdens."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Handle Vacation
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2022

Jean panics, cries and can't eat when she travels the world with her husband, and she'd like Dr. Laura's help to overcome this phobia.   💡Dr. Laura: "Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to gain...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: A Designs Store Bracelet Helped Us Deal With Grief
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2022

For years, my parents and I have loved to take a two-hour drive to Portland to see the season of Broadway shows that tour there every year. Our tradition was to listen to your show up and...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Blame My Mom For My Dad's Death
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2022

Megan's father died last week, and she's angry that her mother couldn't give him CPR, which might have saved him.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let your sadness motivate you to be more prepared for...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Parenting is Tough!
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

Miriam is struggling as the mom of a 5-year-old and attributes her parenting challenges to her ADHD.   💡Dr. Laura: "You'll be a better mother when you stop viewing yourself as broken."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sad About My Dad
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

Melissa wonders how she can find peace with her decision to place her father in a retirement home.   💡Dr. Laura: "Sometimes the best we can do is accept the sadness of a situation."

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Child Is a Yeller
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

7-year-old Merril screams when she doesn't get her way, and she and her mom would like Dr. Laura's help with taming her temper.   💡Dr. Laura: "There are more effective ways to get what you...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son's Not Talking To Me
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

Laurie and her son are estranged since she told him she doesn't like how his fiancé and her mother to boss him around.   💡Dr. Laura: "You trained your son to rely on others to tell him...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Stuck In the Past
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2022

Steve thinks the way he dwells on his childhood memories of deceased relatives is unhealthy and is preventing him from living in the present.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's your turn to create...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Roadmap For Choosing Wisely
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2022

A while ago, I heard you say something to the effect of “I am so tired of women in America dating just anyone instead of choosing. You have the freedom to choose. Stop settling for whoever...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Father Is a Problem
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2022

Shae's wife has finally had enough of his father's bad behavior, and the couple needs Dr. Laura's help with how to proceed.   💡Dr. Laura: "Protect your family from the behaviors you were...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: My Husband Was a “Real Man” at 17
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2022

I met my husband when we were 17,  just one week before I was struck by a car, sustaining horrible injuries. He visited me in the hospital without fail every other day for three weeks,...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Has Turned Into an Intolerant Jerk
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2022

Jim says his family is being torn apart by his son who berates and antagonizes anyone who doesn't agree with him politically.   💡Dr. Laura: "Do not tolerate thoughtless, direct aggression."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Are Disappointing
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2022

Melinda would like to move on from the angry feelings she has toward her parents for the ways they have disappointed her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Sometimes the biggest growth comes when we give up...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: What Happened When I Introduced My Co-Workers To You
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2022

While on a week-long business trip with two female co-workers earlier this year, we listened to several hours of your program when we were in the car. My two co-workers were not very...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not the Wife I Want to Be
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2022

Katie has been married for only 6 months and worries that she's not giving her husband the respect and attention that he gives to her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let your actions illustrate your love...

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Parenting

Blog: It’s Important to Support Your Child’s Hobbies
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2022

I've been working on learning very sophisticated techniques for making resin jewelry. This morning, I finished a piece for the first time that feels 95 percent perfect! It may be early,...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: It’s Not Difficult To Be Kind To Your Spouse
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2022

I have been listening to your program for at least 30 years, and it still amazes me that women have to be told how to treat their spouses. My husband and I have been married for almost 40...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Won't Let Me Be Alone With Girls!
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2022

15-year-old Tanner wants to hang out with girls unsupervised, but his mother refuses to give him that freedom.   💡Dr. Laura: "Your mom's job is to help you learn to respect females and...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Won't Break Up With My Ex
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Amy is annoyed that her mother continues a close relationship with her ex-husband even though Amy has moved on and gotten remarried.   💡Dr. Laura: ""Fugget about it" and them!"

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband and I Haven't Had Sex for 3 Years
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Jennifer loves her husband and their life together but is unhappy that they never have sex due to his weight issues.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's harder to live without love and companionship than...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Doesn't Support My Dream
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Renee's husband encouraged her to pursue her dream job, but now he's pressuring her to reject the job offer.   💡Dr. Laura: "You have to decide if his pattern of controlling behavior is...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Defeated My Demons With Your Help
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Julie thanks Dr. Laura for the weight loss advice that has helped her whole family get healthier.   💡Dr. Laura: "Positive change is within your control."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Autistic Son Is Making Me Proud
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2022

My wise older brother once told me that if I didn’t like the same music as the person I was dating, then I should break up with them. While that seemed superficial at the time, many years...

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Relationships

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Am I Beating a Dead Horse?
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2022

Carrie's relationship with her alcoholic girlfriend is over, but the worry she feels and thoughts of saving her continues.   💡Dr. Laura: "Holding on to unhealthy relationships helps you...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I’m Glad My Parents Didn’t Give Me Everything
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2022

My parents live by your morals and values, and I used to despise them for it. I always knew better, of course. I thought about shacking up with a boyfriend when I was 17. My parents said...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Lost Without My Mom and Husband
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2022

Trish has spent her life relying on the input of her mother and husband and, now that they have died, she's not sure how to trust her own judgement.   💡Dr. Laura: "No person has all the...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Failed at Helping My Husband
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2022

Karen's husband is a hoarder and a hypochondriac who can't hold a job and she's frustrated that hasn't been able to help him get better.   💡Dr. Laura: "Unravel this unhealthy dependency...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I’m Paying It Forward
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2022

I’m a family therapist and a child advocate at heart. Your wisdom has not only impressed me personally but has guided and tremendously influenced my work. I’d like to share with you a...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: What Have I Done?
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2022

Amanda is upset with herself for standing by her grandmother who did nothing to prevent her husband from molesting several family members.   💡Dr. Laura: "Some people will sacrifice their...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Pushed My Daughter Where She Didn’t Want To Go
By Dr. Laura on August 22, 2022

I called you and asked you whether I should let my daughter quit riding horses competitively. I told you several times how “talented” she was. You shocked me when you said that just...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter is on Drugs
By Dr. Laura on August 22, 2022

Teresa discovered drug paraphernalia in her daughter's room, and she'd like Dr. Laura's help with how to confront her before she leaves for college.   💡Dr. Laura: "Regular drug testing is...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Threw Me Under The Bus
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Violet and her friend were caught sneaking around with boys and her friend blamed the whole thing on Violet.   💡Dr. Laura: "Work on becoming the kind of girl who attracts higher caliber...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Tired of My Pity Parties
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Liz is dealing pretty well with a multitude of health issues, but she'd like to get an even better handle on her emotions and stop feeling sorry for herself.   💡Dr. Laura: "Give yourself...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Violated My Stepdaughter
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Andrew is a recovering addict who is sorry about touching his stepdaughter inappropriately and wants to know how to proceed from here.   💡Dr. Laura: "Any action that doesn't put the...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like Acting Like My Mom
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Vanessa dislikes a certain personality trait that she inherited from her mother and wants to make a change for the better.   💡Dr. Laura: "You're an adult who doesn't have to live in fear...

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