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Call of the Day Podcast: Is it Right to Be a Whistleblower?
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2021

Jessica is worried about how her brother is going to react when he finds out that she has told the truth about something he did wrong.   Dr. Laura: "Have the courage of your convictions...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Aren't Good to Me or My Child
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2021

Angela and her parents don't have a good relationship, and she feels bad that her child won't be close to them either.   Dr. Laura: "You do not need a relationship with unkind people."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Life Has Been Really Hard Lately
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2021

Christine is starting to feel overwhelmed by raising four children while dealing with health issues and the death of her husband.   Dr. Laura: "Embrace moments of joy and find ways to...

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YouTube

YouTube: Down Memory Lane with Dad
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2021

Happy #FlashbackFriday! My peeps went through my old family movies and made this incredible collage of moments with my dad. With Father's Day around the corner, I'm calling for your...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Truly Do Have It All
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2021

I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary to my hottie boyfriend of a husband. I had seen firsthand what a broken home can do to a child, and refused to build a family on a cracked...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Too Involved in My Daughter's Life?
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2021

Sandi's 16-year-old daughter doesn't want to hear her mother's opinion on her lying, cheating boyfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Being a wishy-washy parent tells kids they can play you."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Best and Worst About Being a Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2021

I am blessed to be the at-home, homeschooling mom to three daughters, with number four on the way. Hands-down the best part of mothering is the time I get to spend with them. I love the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Move Closer to My Parents?
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2021

Steve loves living in California, but he wonders if he should move back to Utah to help his parents as they age.   Dr. Laura: "Children are supposed to separate from their parents and...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: No Returns!!
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2021

During the early years of my younger sister’s marriage, she and her new husband arrived on my mother’s doorstep. My brother-in-law said to my mother something along the lines of “This...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My School Caught Me Being Inappropriate
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2021

16-year-old Jackie was caught talking about sex with a teenage boy.   Dr. Laura: "Find healthy ways to fulfill your need for fun and attention."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Torn Up Over the Way Things Were
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

Cody and his father are estranged because of his dad's opioid addiction, and he frequently breaks down over the damage done to their relationship and their family business.   Dr. Laura: ...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: My Children Are My Reward
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

I always expected as a woman that I would work, get married, work, have children, work and then retire. It never crossed my mind that there was an alternative way, until I found you...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Exclude My Needy, Sensitive Friend?
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

17-year-old Brooke is having a birthday party and wonders if she should invite a girl who is a good friend but a little needy and not well-liked by some others in their social circle.   ...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Pain-in-the-Butt Wife
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2021

Lindsay's 8-year marriage has hit the rocks after years of her being a tired, nagging, annoying, non-sexual wife.   Dr. Laura: "You will be happier when you change your life around to...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Think About My Husband's Affair Every Day
By Dr. Laura on May 30, 2021

Ashley's husband cheated on her before they had their second child together, and she finds herself obsessing over whether he will do it again.   Dr. Laura: "Be pleasant and focused on...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Back Out of My Agreement
By Dr. Laura on May 30, 2021

20-year-old Saylor wants to get out of her commitment to move in with an acquaintance after learning that the girl's parents plan to come over all of the time.   Dr. Laura: "Face her...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Didn't Marry My Match
By Dr. Laura on May 29, 2021

Julie's husband is a workaholic who doesn't give her much of his time, and she wonders what type of therapy might help them better connect.   Dr. Laura: "Don't waste life whining when...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My “Tough Love” Mom Raised Me Right
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2021

It still surprises me when I hear mothers and fathers call who clearly do not want to parent their children! If I didn’t want to follow the rules while living under my parents’ roof,...

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Be Around Pregnant Friends
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2021

Lauren had a miscarriage and finds it difficult to spend time with her pregnant friend.   Dr. Laura: "The best way to combat the sadness of your loss is to help celebrate the joy of...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Wedding Day Speech to My Son and His Wife
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2021

  My short speech at my son’s wedding was partly inspired by (and even directly mentioned) you. Here’s what I said to the happy couple:

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Died and I Survived
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2021

Debbie gets distraught for several months every year around the anniversary of the car accident that killed her mom and nearly paralyzed Debbie.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let survivor's guilt...

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YouTube

YouTube: Grad Night with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2021

Congratulations 🎉 to the students and families who shared their joyful photos of high school and college graduations in this especially tough year. My peeps put together this...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: It’s Never Too Late To Say You’re Sorry
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2021

As a teenager, I was very tall and skinny. I wore glasses and felt awkward in my own skin. A group of girls at school honed in on me and for a little while, I was the target of their...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Neighbor is Endangering My Health
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2021

Karen lives in an attached home and finds the second-hand smoke coming from her neighbor is upsetting her health conditions.   Dr. Laura: "Each of us is responsible for fulfilling our...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriend Isn't a Nice Girl
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2021

17-year-old Hampton is upset that his girlfriend treats him carelessly even though they're having a sexual relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Sex without maturity can be traumatizing."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Doubted My Ability To Be A Good Mother
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2021

When I first became engaged to my husband, my boss was adamant that we "just be engaged" for a few years. She told me it'd be better if we "shacked up" and didn't do anything as drastic...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Scared to Give Up My “Fat” Clothes
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2021

Penny's husband is upset that she is still wearing plus-size clothing even though she has recently lost more than 100 lbs.   Dr. Laura: "Show yourself compassion by wearing loose-fitting...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: You Saw a Bigger Plan for My Life Than I Did
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2021

Almost 25 years ago, I called you asking whether or not my husband should take a graveyard shift at his job. My only concern at the time was how it would affect our relationship. Your...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Choosing My Niece Over My Sister
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2021

Wendy wants to invite her sister's stepdaughter to a graduation event, but it's causing a problem, because Wendy's mom and sister don't want her on the guest list.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is Ditching Her Grandson's Party
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2021

Jill feels bitter toward her overweight mother who wants to skip Jill's son's birthday party to avoid eating in public.   Dr. Laura: "Feel pity instead of resentment for her inability to...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Lost My Sense of Self-Worth
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2021

Charlotte is struggling since leaving her successful career to become a stay-at-home-mom.   Dr. Laura: "You are ferociously valuable and irreplaceable in the eyes of the family you've...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Still Mad at My Mother-in-Law
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2021

Elizabeth doesn't know how to let go of her anger toward her mother-in-law who ticked her off 10 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "Holding on to anger is self destructive and doesn't fix...

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YouTube

YouTube: From Hobby to Passion
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2021

Happy #FlashbackFriday! Here's a peek into my 2009 bead sanctuary and the backstory on how I stumbled into a hobby that became a passion. Does crafting brighten your world? Share your...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Have Earned My White Dress
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2021

I am 26 years old and am getting married soon to an amazing man who would truly swim through shark-infested waters to bring me a lemonade. And I will be sipping my lemonade and making...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: We Can't Stop Fighting - Part II
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2021

Listen to this follow up call with 6-year-old Teddy and 8-year-old Olivia who argue a lot.   Dr. Laura: "It's good to be good to one another."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: A Thank You From My Future Children
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2021

I am 25 years old and have a beautiful vision for my future that includes a big happy family, a lifelong marriage, and at least a dozen grandchildren. Many of my friends are already...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Leaving Me
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2021

Amanda admits that she stopped treating her husband kindly, and now he wants a separation.   Dr. Laura: "You can repair most marital damage by being the kind of spouse you'd like to come...

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YouTube

YouTube: Praising Mom with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2021

We don't get to pick our mothers, but we do get to choose how we mother the kids in our care. Given the flood of photos we received when we asked you to share your special mom memories,...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: Your Words Helped Calm My Anxiety
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2021

My husband, who has suffered from digestive problems lately, went to the ER this week as he was unable to keep any food or liquid down. A CT scan revealed he has a tumor, and he will...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: We Can't Stop Fighting - Part I
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2021

6-year-old Teddy and 8-year-old Olivia argue a lot and call in with mom for Dr. Laura's advice on how to stop.   Dr. Laura: "Find ways each day to do something special and nice for each...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm So Angry That My Husband Died
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2021

Margaret and her husband were married for more than 50 years before he died, and she is struggling to cope.   Dr. Laura: "There's no easy way through grief, but it passes as you reinvent...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Proud of My Son and His Alpha Male Dad
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2021

I often hear you talk on your show about the importance of having an alpha male as a role model for our sons, and that reminded me of a story from years ago. At the time, I had been...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Kids Sleep in Our Room
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2021

Daniel wants to know if it's OK for his two young children to spend each night with him and his wife.   Dr. Laura: "Kids need to grow up respecting the marital bed."

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Weak
By Dr. Laura on May 17, 2021

Julie cries in stressful situations, and she wishes she could better control her emotions.   Dr. Laura: "Strength is not sacrificed by showing sweetness."

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Doesn't Love Me as Much as My Mom Does
By Dr. Laura on May 16, 2021

Austin's parents are divorced, and his dad doesn't always show up for his visits, leaving Austin feeling unloved.   Dr. Laura: "Our feelings aren't always the truth."

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: I Had an “Aha” Moment!
By Dr. Laura on May 16, 2021

Mack calls to update Dr. Laura with how the “ear bomb” and “truth nugget” he got from her has impacted his life.   Dr. Laura: "People who give you guilt trips don't necessarily care...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen Asked When She Could Have Sex
By Dr. Laura on May 15, 2021

Ray's 16-year-old daughter is wondering at what age she can start having sex.   Dr. Laura: "Being ready for sex is about being able to handle the realities and consequences."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Show Me You Love Me
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2021

I was listening to your podcasts and heard a handful of calls involving wives whose husbands had been cheating. As I carefully listened to the pain in the voices of these women and your...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is a Wimp
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2021

Nick's friend was a jerk to Kate but, to Kate's disappointment, Nick is still trying to hang on to the friendship.   Dr. Laura: "Put your wife first and do what it takes to erase her...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Parenting With the Future in Mind
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2021

Years ago, when our son was in junior high, he finished his school year with a typical teen attitude. He had a summer job lined up, but had two weeks between school ending and his...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Done with My Son
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2021

Deborah can't forgive her son after he left his children alone one evening and all four died in a house fire.   Dr. Laura: "Forgiveness is not earned without taking responsibility and...

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