Must Reads and Listens

Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Brother Being Controlled?
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2020

John is upset that his brother’s wife suggests they are “not brothers” because they have separate fathers.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes all we have left are the good memories." 

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Making The Decision To Be Happy
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2020

Both of us were able to come to this realization because we did not touch each other at all while we were dating or engaged. I When SiriusXM was offering its free trial, I signed up so...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Need A Backbone!
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2020

Marie can’t muster the courage to kick her shack-up honey out of her own home!   Dr. Laura: "The need for human contact sometimes short-circuits rational decisions." 

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Not Only Would My Husband Bring Me Lemonade …
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2020

Lydia shares what else her husband would bring her if swimming through “shark-infested waters” …    Dr. Laura: "This is what happens when you choose the right man." 

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Afraid To Sleep At Night
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2020

Young Addie is finding herself “alone and afraid” to the point of crying when it's time for bed.   Dr. Laura: "You are not alone when you hold people in your heart." 

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Withdrawing From Me
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2020

Carol’s husband has become withdrawn and is communicating with an ex-girlfriend. Carol knows he’s doing this because of the arguments between them.   Dr. Laura: "How does a nice woman...

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Dating

Email of the Day: Dating With Purpose
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2020

Confident is the best word to describe how I felt when my husband proposed marriage. As an observant Jew, my husband (then my date) and I only talked and laughed.  We found out we...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: When Do I Set Up Firmer Boundaries?
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2020

Heather believes she’s supposed to “love everybody” but has found this quite difficult to accomplish with her mother-in-law’s behavior.    Dr. Laura: "Forget being all...

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Procrastination

Email of the Day: Don't Wait Till It's Too Late
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2020

I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mommy. I worked for over 30 years and I thought work defined me. Then I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The symptoms got worse, my health took...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Reach Out To My Father?
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2020

Charlie hasn’t spoken with her dad since he was found guilty of being a sex offender!    Dr. Laura: "Never embrace evil for a dream or fantasy." 

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Actions Vs. Empty Promises
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2020

Hi Dr. Laura, I am constantly amazed at how couples struggle in maintaining a loving relationship, yet one or both parties are always thinking of themselves rather than the spouse.  I...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Took Your Advice!
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2020

Audra’s husband took Dr. Laura’s advice and told his mom the TRUTH! Now he and his mother are working out their differences in a much better direction.   Dr. Laura: "The truth shall set...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Hurt and Anger Is Impacting My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2020

In a follow-up call to Dr. Laura, Catherine seeks help “retreading the tire” to keep the hurt and anger she has with her father’s new wife from impacting her own marriage.   Dr. Laura: "...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Listening Has Opened My Eyes
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2020

Within the past year, I discovered your " Call of the Day" podcast and now listen to it regularly.  You've helped me tremendously over the last six months.  I'm newly married and always...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Stop Becoming A “Yes" Man?
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2020

Brittanie has become unhappy in her career because of her inability to say “no” when warranted.    Dr. Laura: "The road to success is paved with failures." 

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Thankful Beyond Words
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2020

Shakespeare couldn't come up with words to express how grateful I am for you.  Because of you, my three boys have a mom and a dad, still together, working to have a strong bond, and...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Fallout With Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2020

Iris is an only child and raised by her mom who never married. When she attempts to show her mom attention, things don’t go right between them.    Dr. Laura: "Pity lets you care without...

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: An Apology Owed To Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2020

Martin never thought he would stop his procrastination. He even believed Dr. Laura had said the "lamest thing ever” until …    Dr. Laura: "Just do one thing." 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Are Emotions Overshadowing My Judgment?
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2020

Gerald is 27-years-old and thinking of moving in with his girlfriend, but is unsure if this is right to do.   Dr. Laura: "Don't rob yourself of a blessed memory by shacking up instead of...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Won’t Stop Smoking!
By Dr. Laura on May 30, 2020

Afton’s husband is extremely unhealthy and refuses to stop smoking. With his prostate now at risk, is there anything she can do to get him to quit?   Dr. Laura: "Enjoy him while he is...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I'd Pick Dr. Laura Everytime
By Dr. Laura on May 29, 2020

I am a hospice chaplain, and my wife is a schoolteacher. You have been a wonderful addition to our lives. We have had many hours of listening to you for years, and your comments and...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don’t Think I Can Trust My Husband
By Dr. Laura on May 29, 2020

Monica is upset that her semi-retired husband has been spending time and money at the local bar while she’s at work.   Dr. Laura: "I don't think I can trust my husband: It's not all...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Our New Normal
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2020

I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past 14 years.  We have four children, ranging in age from 7 to 14.  Before this global pandemic and quarantine our lives we really busy.  Too busy,...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet Saved My Marriage!
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2020

Michelle shares how Dr. Laura saved her marriage by putting her own problems in the past and becoming accountable for her actions.   Dr. Laura: "We women DO have the benevolent power in...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Unsure About My Relationship
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2020

Jessica is dating an actor nearly a decade older than her who’s had many past relationships.    Dr. Laura: "Make decisions on what you KNOW and not a FEELING." 

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Another Silver Lining
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2020

I wanted to share the great news that Ernie, my father, beat the coronavirus at 87 years old!!  It's been 26 days since he has been home from the hospital.  He was the first one to heal...

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Parenting

COTD: Should I Enforce Consequences On My Teen? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2020

In the conclusion of this 2-part episode, 14-year-old Leilani learns from Dr. Laura how to better conduct her life to avoid long-term ramifications.    Dr. Laura: "Children need to trust...

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adoption

Email of the Day: Adoption Vs. Biological Children
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2020

I've heard you advise private adoption to women struggling with infertility.  My husband and I have one biological daughter and one daughter through private infant adoption.  Having...

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Parenting

COTD: Should I Enforce Consequences On My Teen? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2020

In this 2-part episode, 14-year-old Leilani finds herself in trouble for her “combative and disrespectful” behaviors towards her parents. Listen to Part 1 …    Dr. Laura: "Children need...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should My Teen Daughter Be On Social Media?
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2020

Liz’s daughter is begging her mother to be allowed to chat with friends on the social platform “Snapchat,”, but is this a good idea?    Dr. Laura: "Children need to learn to communicate...

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I Live By Your Mantra, Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2020

April lives by her favorite mantra as told by Dr. Laura: “Feelings are not facts!”   Dr. Laura: "Feelings are not facts." 

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In-Laws

COTD: Should I Facilitate A Relationship With My Mother-In-Law?
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2020

Juli ponders if it’s important enough to have a relationship with her mother-in-law for the sake of her kids having a grandmother in their lives.   Dr. Laura: "Teach your children to...

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stress

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Stressed Working On The Front Lines
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2020

Angela is feeling the overwhelming stress of working the front lines battling the pandemic at her hospital.   Dr. Laura: "The real definition of a hero." 

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: The Voice Of Stay For Home Moms
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2020

Before we were under quarantine, I was pushing my youngest child in the stroller to pick up her sister from school. While waiting, I watched and giggled as my toddler played on the...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriend Says She Doesn’t Trust Me
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2020

While hunkered down under quarantine states away from each other, Johnny’s girlfriend is expressing her lack of trust and insecurities. With tough times underway, what should he say to...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: The Magic Of The Proper Care And Feeding Of Husbands
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2020

For years, I've heard you talking about your book, " The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands," yet I never purchased it, because I believed I was taking great care of my husband.  I'm...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Wants To Bail On His Kid
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2020

James’ adult son wants to join the Marines instead of being a father to his child. What words of wisdom can James share with his son to change his mind?   Dr. Laura: "A real man does not...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Making A Change To Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2020

My mom's been an alcoholic for 30 years and is 3 times divorced. My family has a history of women putting men down and divorcing them if they (the men) refuse to be abused or berated. ...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Started A New Family
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2020

Katherine is upset that her father has remarried and started a new family. Now she’s being alienated by his new wife!   Dr. Laura: "Accept that some people are flawed and stop fighting...

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: I Tell Lies All The Time
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2020

Brandon lies a lot, doesn’t like himself much and neglects others around him.   Dr. Laura: "Make a choice between a lie and someone really liking you FOR YOU." 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: Thank You For Being My Mentor
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2020

In the 1990s, I was in my mid-30s with three kids.  I was self-absorbed with a " me first " mentality and heading for a divorce.  That's when I first heard your program, and thanks to...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Livestream My Marriage?
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2020

Brooke’s dream wedding has been put on hold due to the pandemic, but she’s considering a small ceremony and live streaming it to friends and family.   Dr. Laura: "Use your wedding vows...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Raising Them Right
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2020

For the past 20 years, you've been my wise, loving, no-nonsense virtual mother, and because of your guidance, I've led a life that has made me happy and proud.  You gave me the...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Haven’t Had A Chance To Grieve
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2020

Jill is a small business owner under the stress of the pandemic and has not found an opportunity to grieve for her recently departed mother.   Dr. Laura: "Honor someone's memory with...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You For Saving My Life!!
By Dr. Laura on May 17, 2020

Wesley was on the verge of taking his own life until one day he heard Dr. Laura reveal “the secret of life” …   Dr. Laura: ""The Secret of Life Saved A Life" 

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Says “I’m Giving Him Attitude”
By Dr. Laura on May 17, 2020

Rebecca is facing divorce as her husband has expressed that he’s sick of her consistent bad attitude.   Dr. Laura: "It is being a mommy and her husband's woman that makes a house a home."

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I Chose Poorly; Now I’m Divorced
By Dr. Laura on May 16, 2020

Isabelle discovers why her marriage ended in divorce, because she shouldn't have married to begin with!   Dr. Laura: "This is the first day to repair the rest of your life." 

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Family

Email of the Day: The Red Plate
By Dr. Laura on May 15, 2020

When our oldest daughter (now 30) was a senior in high school, her teacher asked the class what they would miss most going off to college. She said it would be eating dinner every night...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m In Grief Over The Loss Of My Siblings
By Dr. Laura on May 15, 2020

Lettice can’t figure out how to handle the grief she’s been suffering over the loss of her 3 sisters.   Dr. Laura: "They don't know you NEED help right now...drop the veil of "tough" and...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Men Are Not Children
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2020

My wife is wonderful in most respects, and I thank God for her. One habit of hers which turns me off, however, is her reflexive disagreement with things I say. She begins her responses...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I Believe My Boss Is Weak
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2020

Amber is angry at her boss for being a “limp dick,” but is there anything she can truly do about it?   Dr. Laura: "You need to behave like a professional at work...not a pouty teenager." 

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