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Parenting

Email of the Day: Kids Paying It Forward
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2020

While shopping for groceries earlier this month, my 7-year-old daughter asked if she could stay in the Easter aisle while I grabbed a carton of milk.  As long as she was in eyesight, I...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Copying My Cousin Got Me In Trouble!
By Dr. Laura on April 26, 2020

Young Jackson found himself being disciplined after copying the bad behavior of his cousin.    Dr. Laura: "Be your superpower." 

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Marriage

COTD: My Husband Is Mad At Me For Visiting My Addict Son
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2020

Augusta’s husband has voiced his unhappiness with his wife’s frequent on-again, off-again visits to her addict child.   Dr. Laura: "Come to me to get “Unwussified!!" 

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Not Happy In My Career
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2020

Allison feels as if she’s an impostor in her own place of work as she seeks happiness and success.   Dr. Laura: "You were an impostor only when you were not true to yourself." 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Comparing My Life To My Sister-In-Law’s
By Dr. Laura on April 24, 2020

Michelle constantly compares her life to that of her sister-in-law’s, leaving her in constant frustration.   Dr. Laura: "Stop dissing your own life." 

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: A Dog's Last Will and Testament
By Dr. Laura on April 24, 2020

As a dog owner who lost a young dog a few months ago and went a week or two later to rescue my little  "Nugget"  from the Humane Society, I wanted to share this poem with you. I...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Works!
By Dr. Laura on April 23, 2020

Longtime listener Kristy shares how Dr. Laura’s message to women has helped in her own marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the past can help you respect your present." 

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I will ALWAYS Be His Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on April 23, 2020

I've been listening since a very young age.  I'm 34 now, and I've finally taken your dating advice and found an incredible man.

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Is Having An Emotional Affair
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2020

Jason’s wife is texting with a man at work because their communication has broken down.    Dr. Laura: "Tell her the truth and cry in each other's arms." 

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Changing the Routine For Love
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2020

Last year, you had a caller whose husband left early and came home late, and he didn't feel appreciated because she was usually asleep when he saw her!  I thought about my husband.

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Family

COTD: My Sister Failed To Help When I Needed Her Most
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2020

Lindy feels hurt that her sister didn’t race to assist her after losing a home during the brush fires that ravaged her town.    Dr. Laura: "Reality checks are usually not pretty…still...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Something New For Lent
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2020

During the season of Lent, I used to give up things as a sacrifice, but it was usually chocolate, coffee or dessert.  This year, I tried something new, based on your book “ The Proper...

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sex

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Wants Sex When I Want Sleep!
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2020

Jessica’s husband comes home late from work and then collapses in the chair for TV. time. When he’s ready to make love to his wife, Jessica is ready for bed. How can Jessica and her...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Sad That My Cat Died
By Dr. Laura on April 20, 2020

Lauren unexpectedly had to put her cat down and she’s not dealing well with the loss. She’s tempted to get a new kitten to reduce the pain.   Dr. Laura: "When you have love to give…give...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Adjusting My Outlook For The Better
By Dr. Laura on April 20, 2020

I started listening to you twenty years ago, and at that time you continually encouraged parents to catch their kids doing something " right."  We had two kids, so I drew up a sticker...

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: I Procrastinate Organizing For Myself
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2020

Sandra is a performer who is always putting her own organizing chores on the back-burner, and she’s frustrated by her behavior.   Dr. Laura: "Open your arms and cover the world with your...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Manage My Expectations
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2020

Michelle had several expectations of her recently departed brother until she heard the words of Dr. Laura. Listen as she shares how she learned to appreciate what he was able to give...

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Bad Childhood

COTD: Should I Minimize The Relationship With My Mom?
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2020

Josie’s therapist has suggested the choice is hers to have a relationship with her mother or not. She’s considering a minimal one but is unsure how to “navigate the waters” doing so.    ...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My 19-Year-Old Son Is A Brat!
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2020

Patrick’s son is fussing about his car which his father purchased for him, and now wants a new one!!   Dr. Laura: "Get a job. Earn some money. Then buy the truck." 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: The Wake Up Call I Needed
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2020

I was a nice, smart girl from an affluent family. But after my parents divorced when I was 15, I really started acting out. I was ditching school, running away from home, and I...

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Family

COTD: I’m Questioning My Daughter’s Ability To Execute My Will
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2020

Michelle is uncertain that her financially-challenged daughter can handle the responsibility of the money tied to her last will and testament.   Dr. Laura: "Really? What makes you think...

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Would Rather Be Alone
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2020

Earlier this year, I ended a relationship that looked fabulous on paper, but, was a disaster.  I am in my 50s and divorced for several years. 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Too Old To Behave The Way I Do?
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2020

Kim believes she is a very weak woman. Dr. Laura helps Kim discover what truly scares her when she has to decide between what’s right and what’s wrong.   Dr. Laura: "Truth is...no one...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Cherishing the Time We Have
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2020

My husband usually has an hour or more commute each way for work.  Most nights, when he comes home, he's tired, so we only have a few hours before it's time to go to sleep. 

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Well-Being

COTD: The Side Effects Of My Surgery Are Impacting My Life
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2020

Anne is trying to cope mentally with the physical pain she’s suffered after a eye surgery didn’t go as planned.   Dr. Laura: "It's not that things could be worse....it is that they are...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Truth In Humor
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2020

The other night, my husband and I were relaxing on the couch. I was surfing on Pinterest and came across this quote posted by another woman:

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10 STUPID THINGS

COTD: My Fiancé’s Parents Are Interfering With Our Wedding Plans
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2020

Rebecca's future in-laws are dictating her wedding plans and she’s not happy about it. What should Rebecca's fiancé be doing to handle his parents’ behavior?   Dr. Laura: "If he isn't...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Ex-Wife Has Thrown Out Her Parenting Card
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2020

Jeremy has been raising his 3 children essentially alone since his wife decided to no longer be a mom and moved out. Should Jeremy give her an opportunity to see the children or fully...

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Well-Being

Email of the Day: Strategies For Keeping My Mental Health
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2020

As with all of us, major life changes have accompanied COVID-19.  Our 17-month-old grandson moved to South Carolina with his parents in order to protect us (we are in our 70s).  

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10 STUPID THINGS

COTD: My Mom Is Upset That I Invited My Father To My Wedding
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2020

Marie’s father was a deadbeat dad who bailed on his marriage and fathering duties. Now Marie wants him to participate in her wedding, which has upset her mother.   Dr. Laura: "Grown...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don’t Believe I Loved My Husband Enough
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2020

Mary recently lost her husband and questions if she “loved him enough.”   Dr. Laura: "You can't fix your grief with self-hate." 

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Dredging Up My Childhood Trauma
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2020

Betsy continues to go back to her childhood trauma from 30 years ago that she allows to manifest daily.    Dr. Laura: "Don't bother rehashing childhood misery unless it is really an...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Says We Have Abandoned Her
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2020

Heather’s sister was incarcerated for drunk driving, causing a fatality. She wrote a letter of resentment to Heather saying she feels abandoned by her family for not showing her support. 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Positive Side of Sheltering At Home
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2020

You are a daily bright spot in our current world of craziness.  I want to share some positives that have come about as a result of sheltering at home:

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: Do We Cave Into Our Grandson’s Request?
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2020

Carol’s grandson wants to use her beach home as a wedding venue, but she’s not particularly happy with what she sees as an abusive marriage in the making.    Dr. Laura: "You must always...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Power of Giving
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2020

Several years ago, as we were getting ready to go to church, my daughters asked me for money to give in their Bible Study class.  I hadn't gotten paid yet, so I didn't have any money at...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Do My Parents Belong In My Life?
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2020

Charlie was physically abused by his mother until his mid-teens. This abuse has taken its toll on his ability to be a good dad and has made it difficult to maintain a relationship with...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Trading Lives
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2020

I've been married for 36 years.  Like everyone else, I am sheltering in place, so I'm cleaning out old closets and drawers.  I came across a poem I wrote in 1997, when I quit my dream...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Lost My Baby
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2020

Amy’s baby was stillborn at 32 weeks into her pregnancy and she is suffering from grief. How can she learn to embrace what she has in order to be happy again?     Dr. Laura: "When we...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Procrastination Is Hurting My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2020

Marissa says she’s aware of the damage she’s causing her marriage by procrastinating. How can she learn to take 100 percent responsibility for her actions and end her poor behavior?     

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Focusing On What Is Really Important
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2020

I listened to the callers you had recently who were talking about the silver lining in this crazy pandemic situation.  I have many silver linings. As a parent of three daughters, this...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Working Myself Up Over My Future
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2020

Nathaniel’s mother would like for him to attend college and set a course for his future. However, Nathaniel finds himself confused and depressed from the pressure of his mom’s request. 

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Family

Email of the Day: Here Comes The Sun
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2020

I usually listen to you every day, but never seem to have the luxury of hearing your entire program.  But now that I'm self-quarantining, I have found your show to be an anchor in this...

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Well-Being

COTD: Thank You For Reinforcing Family Values During This Crisis
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2020

Bruce thanks Dr. Laura for her strong family values instilled upon him…which in turn is helping his own family through the COVID-19 crisis.    Dr. Laura: "Values give direction and...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Small Changes Equal Big Impact
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2020

I have been married for 15 years.  To prevent my marriage from getting stale, even though we love each other, I always remember to consider him in everything I do (something I learned...

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Well-Being

Call of the Day Podcast: Even My Baseball Team Has Stopped Playing
By Dr. Laura on April 2, 2020

As the team baseball coach, Mark shares how he’s handled the impact the pandemic has had upon his players, their parents and overall expectations.   Dr. Laura: "Stand up for what is...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: It's The Little Things That Matter Most
By Dr. Laura on April 2, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic, I was having a lunch date with my 17 year old son; we were at a restaurant on a deck overlooking the river. We were enjoying looking at the fish and...

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Well-Being

Call of the Day Podcast: This Pandemic Is Stressing Me Out
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2020

Mary Ellen is finding herself stressed out from her recent breast cancer battle and facing the COVID-19 outbreak.   Dr. Laura: "This pandemic is stressing me out: You realize…we have...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Silver Lining
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2020

At this moment, my husband is teaching our 16-year-old son to play guitar.  Three weeks ago, our son wouldn't have been interested, but now that we're quarantined and following the CDC...

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Family

Call of the Day: Thankful For My Family Time
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2020

Young Jacob shares his “silver lining” with newfound family time and the overall importance of being together.  Dr. Laura: "Thankful for my family time: Kids want quantity time…not...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Being The Girlfriend Is a Choice
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2020

I think I'm starting to get it.  My husband and I are 25 years old and have been married for almost two years, with a four-month-old daughter.  He works as a police officer and I stay...

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