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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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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Cherishing Quarantine
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2020

It's my birthday this week, and as I reflect on those years while in quarantine, across from me sits my husband, who is the same age. 

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m In Trouble With My Stepson And His Wife
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2020

Marsha conveyed to her stepson and his wife that she didn’t want to be a babysitter to their kids and that’s caused a family rift.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes we just have to eat dirt." 

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Parenting

COTD: I’m Concerned About My Daughter Hitting Rock Bottom - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2020

Jori calls back with her mother one week later to discuss what she’s learned from her prior discussion with Dr. Laura.    Dr. Laura: "It's not you who needs your mother, it's your mother...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Making 'Love' A Daily Routine
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2020

Recently, I heard you speak with a woman about " loving her husband" as a VERB.  How spot on you were!  I wake up every morning and think how I can make my husband's life happier,...

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Parenting

COTD: I’m Concerned About My Daughter Hitting Rock Bottom - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2020

Audra is ready to cut ties with her mother-in-law, but her husband Jesse is not ready to end it despite the chaos in their marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Let your adult child check out her own...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: We Disagree Over My Husband’s Mother
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2020

Audra is ready to cut ties with her mother-in-law, but her husband Jesse is not ready to end it despite the chaos in their marriage.   Dr. Laura: "I have been a good girl since reading...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Hooked On Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2020

I didn't know your name but I knew exactly who you were that day I was scanning the AM dial looking for some football talk and heard you say, " My God, you women act like you are...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Didn't Even Try
By Dr. Laura on May 10, 2020

In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Margaret’s 15-year-old daughter speaks to Dr. Laura to give clarity as to why she and her siblings did nothing for their mother on Mother’s Day.  

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Happy Mother's Day, Dr Laura!
By Dr. Laura on May 10, 2020

In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Yvonne calls in to thank Dr. Laura for being more of a mom to her than her own birth mother was. With Dr. Laura's guidance, she has raised two...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Suffering From Mother’s Day Depression
By Dr. Laura on May 9, 2020

In this Call of the Day Classic episode, the last five years of Laura’s relationship with her mother were not happy ones to remember. Her mom indulged in alcohol and was physically and...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Died on Mother's Day
By Dr. Laura on May 8, 2020

In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Cris's wife passed away a few years ago on Mother's Day. He finds it difficult to not cry seeing pictures of his wife around the house. But he...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: A Mother's Day Smile
By Dr. Laura on May 8, 2020

When I was little, my mama always put our needs and wants above her own. We were very poor and grew all our own fruits and vegetables, had chickens, and got our milk from family members...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Was On The Verge Of Divorce
By Dr. Laura on May 7, 2020

Tracy was going to leave her husband, who has suffered from depression, until she heard the words of Dr. Laura!!   Dr. Laura: "Instead of being mad...give him a hug." 

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Importance Of Touch
By Dr. Laura on May 7, 2020

I've been happily married for 18 years, and I very much agree with what you have told several people about the importance of touch. 

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Well-Being

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Upbeat Is Exhausting!!
By Dr. Laura on May 6, 2020

Joanie is feeling drained having to display “positivity and motivation” as part of her fitness training classes while under the COVID-19 quarantine.   Dr. Laura: "Leave me alone with my...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: How Men Feel Accepted
By Dr. Laura on May 6, 2020

Dr. Laura, I tell men and women that, of all the women who post their opinions about how men think, you, Dr. Laura, are light years ahead of your competition. I came across an old blog...

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Truly Procrastinating?
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2020

Jennifer feels she’s falling short in life but is she truly procrastinating or exaggerating?   Dr. Laura: "Leave me alone with my manipulation." 

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Deal With This Grief?
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2020

Denise lost both her 82-year-old mother and 53-year-old sister one day apart from each other!   Dr. Laura: "Even when it’s totally dark and overcast...the sun is still shining…you just...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Giving Up My Career For My Son
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2020

I started listening to you after I returned to work from maternity leave, which is a year in Canada.  In tears, I would drop my son off at daycare, feeling in my heart that it was...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Wants To Date Me
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2020

Rebecca’s friend says he has feelings for her, but she doesn’t feel the same way about him. Is their friendship of many years over?   Dr. Laura: "Because it doesn't last forever it...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Power Of Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2020

I am a high school teacher, and back when we were still in the classroom, I had a student say " my Mom took away my phone" to another student. 

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Flash Your Husband To End An Argument
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2020

Noelle shared Dr. Laura’s classic advice “show your boobs to end an argument” with her church group! THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!!   Dr. Laura: "A religious study group repeated my "flash your...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Too Late To Help My Daughter?
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2020

After years of avoiding the warning signs, Sandy is concerned for her daughter’s lack of friends and feeling of rejection. Is Sandy at fault for her poor choices as a mother?   Dr. Laura:

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daddy Doesn’t Want Me
By Dr. Laura on May 2, 2020

Madeline is sad that her father is spending less time with her as he places his priorities towards his newly pregnant girlfriend.   Dr. Laura: "There are some things we can never have." 

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: People Are More Important Than Things
By Dr. Laura on May 1, 2020

In my early 20's, I had recently given birth to a daughter born with heart problems. I was busy cleaning up the apartment and finishing up the dishes when my husband came in and said it...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Dislikes My Son
By Dr. Laura on May 1, 2020

Shannon is in a second marriage where she’s encountering conflict between her husband and son.   Dr. Laura: "In a second marriage your obligation is still to protect your child." 

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Appreciate Your Husband While You Have Him
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2020

I read " The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" about six years ago. I was a good wife, I believed in the division of labor, and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. 

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Manipulated By My Brother
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2020

Heath is in dispute over a piece of land his brother wants and ponders if he should fight back or let him have it?   Dr. Laura: "Never make peace at any cost." 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: EVERY Child Should Have A Parent At Home
By Dr. Laura on April 29, 2020

With my first pregnancy, I never thought about staying at home with my children, but when my first child was born, I could not stand the idea of going back to work full time. 

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Well-Being

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Get My Mom To Help Herself?
By Dr. Laura on April 29, 2020

Stephanie’s mom is overweight and suffering from diabetes. She gambles and smokes and she’s perfectly happy not changing her bad ways.   Dr. Laura: "Because I WANNA'!!!" 

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You For Helping Me With Confrontations
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2020

Kim shares how Dr. Laura’s advice helped her stop freezing up during moments of confrontation.    Dr. Laura: "How to have successful confrontation." 

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Our Endless Slumber Party
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2020

I credit you with much of the reason I'm able to take sheltering in place in more stride than other people I've encountered.

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Well-Being

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Feeling Burnout
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2020

After much time spent taking care of others, Diane feels lazy and unwilling to do anything.    Dr. Laura: "We are human and therefore NEED peace and pleasure." 

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Marriage Is Falling Apart
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2020

Lisa and Tony’s therapist has suggested their marriage is more of an arrangement than anything else. Their effort to express more care for each other, however, hasn’t worked.   Dr. Laura:

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