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Call of the Day Podcast: Not Only Would My Husband Bring Me Lemonade …
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2021

Happy Labor Day Weekend!! Not only is this our favorite episode, it's your favorite episode too!! Listen to the MOST LISTENED to Call of the Day Episode of all-time!! Lydia shares what...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Wants to Live with His Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2021

Sadie's husband wants to move his mother into their home against Sadie's wishes.   Dr. Laura: "Give up the bad so you can pursue something good."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Grandmother Has 24 Hours to Live
By Dr. Laura on September 5, 2021

Mary Kate is apprehensive about saying good-bye to her grandmother during her last hours on hospice.   Dr. Laura: "Being thanked for beautiful memories and told you are loved is an...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Communicate with My Mother-in-Law?
By Dr. Laura on September 5, 2021

Tammy says her mother-in-law is difficult to get along with and that trying to discuss their differences with her only makes things worse.   Dr. Laura: "Thank your husband for being a...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm in Pain
By Dr. Laura on September 4, 2021

Alex wants help moving forward from the grief he feels from the loss of his parrot.   Dr. Laura: "Emotional pain is a natural response to losing something of value."

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Blog: The Power of Courage
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2021

I’m going to talk about courage today, not heroism – that's sort of the epitome of courage. Heroism is not being a baseball star, a football star, none of that is heroism. You call...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Dad Was Convinced He Needed A Fancy Car
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2021

I am the youngest of eight children. I’m 29 and married with no kids yet (but we’re hoping). When I was between the ages of 4 and 6, my dad expected a ten-thousand-dollar bonus from...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Demanding a Cat!
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2021

Robin says her husband is obsessed with the idea of getting a cat even though everyone else in their family hates cats.   Dr. Laura: "Don't deny your husband his desire because you don't...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Another Woman Comforted My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2021

I was one of those moms who thought I could work and my daughter would be fine. I told myself she was having fun playing with the other children when I picked her up 3 hours after...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Rushing Into Marriage
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2021

Josh is not sure what to say to his 19-year-old son who recently moved away with the military and now wants to marry a girl he met on a dating app.   Dr. Laura: "Parents should bluntly...

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Book: How Could You Do That?!
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2021

Buy Now: Amazon In her 1997 best seller, "How Could You Do That?! - The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience,"  Dr. Laura Schlessinger promotes personal responsibility...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Used to Binge Eat to Your Show
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2021

A few years ago, I was in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, stuffing my face with as much food as I could fit. I was also listening to your program at the time. I often spent...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Go Back to School?
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2021

Katie will be a college sophomore this fall if she goes back to school, but she's reluctant since becoming comfortable at home during the shutdown.   Dr. Laura: "Facing life's challenges...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Overstepping Boundaries?
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2021

Joe's married son is asking him to call just once a week for 15 minutes instead of every day as he has been doing.   Dr. Laura: "Be proud that you've raised a son who doesn't share your...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Mommy Was There to Help Me
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2021

My name is Autumn. Forgive me if this letter isn’t very sophisticated; I’m only three months old. My mom used to think there was nothing wrong with day care, but then she started to...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Mean to Me
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2021

Al's husband treats him poorly, and he doesn't understand why he is putting up with it.   Dr. Laura: "Instead of dwelling on yesterday, move forward to a better tomorrow."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Parenting is Simple, But It’s Not EASY
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2021

I’ve always said “parenting is simple, but it’s not EASY.” I’ve learned that if you start these three things when they’re young, you’ll admire your kids as they mature:

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Protect My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2021

Christine is worried about her daughter who recently broke off her engagement and found a new man online that she wants to shack-up with.   Dr. Laura: "We only have control of our side...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should My Son Repeat a Grade?
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2021

Stacey and her husband's disagreement over whether their son should repeat the 4th grade is causing a lot of stress in their marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes getting your way takes...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Does My Husband Deserve Another Chance?
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2021

Donna's alcoholic husband keeps asking for forgiveness but continues to disappoint her with his drinking.   Dr. Laura: "Accept that he won't change and make decisions accordingly."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Go Gray?
By Dr. Laura on August 28, 2021

Tamara colors her hair to cover her prematurely gray hair and worries that her husband may not like it if she allows her gray to grow out.   Dr. Laura: "Hair color is less important to...

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Marriage

Blog: The Importance of Touch
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2021

As most of you know, my miniature poodle Bebe – the amazing Bebe – passed after 15 years. That was still in the midst of the pandemic. And I just found myself feeling more anxious and...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: You Wanted More From Me Than I Wanted for Myself
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2021

Seven years ago, when I was in my late twenties, I was doing everything wrong. I was shacking up, and not choosing wisely. One day a friend said “Dr. Laura would not approve of you...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Get So Angry!
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2021

10-year-old Jessica would like tools to help prevent the rage she says she feels when she's frustrated or angry.   Dr. Laura: "Family members, even children, need to be heard."

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: You Help Me Get Out of Bed Every Morning
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2021

I used to spend two hours in my car each day commuting. When the pandemic hit and we were sent home to work, I decided to take advantage of the two extra hours and committed to walking...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

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

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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stay-at-home mom

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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Marriage

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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courage

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

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

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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childhood

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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courage

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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courage

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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