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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Bad About Myself
By Dr. Laura on September 11, 2020

Chase lost control of his diabetes while dwelling on the trauma of a serious vehicle accident.   Dr. Laura: "Be happy you’re alive and can control your disease." 

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: A Predator Dated My Mom To Get to Me
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2020

My parents divorced when I was 12.  My father moved out-of-state and within a month, my mother began dating a new guy.  My mother’s boyfriend was known to us, because he was her...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Didn’t Choose Wisely
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2020

After marrying and divorcing a bad guy, Sonia is struggling to raise her child alone.   Dr. Laura: "Character keeps us moving forward when we really mess up." 

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YouTube

YouTube: Dr. Laura's Tattoo Showcase
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2020

Oh my goodness! Your tattoos are amazing! I proudly show my Harley skull and rose and my Maori shark tattoo (first and last in this slide show). I was impressed by the HUNDREDS of...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Why My Husband Loves to Do the Dishes
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2020

My husband and I just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary.  We didn’t listen to you way back then, because I was only 18, and he was 21 when we married.  All we knew then was that...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Have Animosity Toward My Aunt
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2020

Because they had bad parents, Julie’s mom raised a younger sister, and Julie is still hurt and angry.   Dr. Laura: "You can stop getting wet from the rain by coming indoors." 

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: One Amazing 13-Year-Old Lady!!
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2020

Young Melanie shares how her mom’s teachings and Dr. Laura’s words of wisdom have her “doing the right thing!”   Dr. Laura: "I put myself on a pedestal, I take care of myself and am kind...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: I Was a Living Example of Ten Stupid Things Women Do
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2020

I found you when I was in the midst of doing at least three of the Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives.  I was 25 and making my weekly three-hour drive to see a man who...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Motherhood In 2020
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2020

Elizabeth feels pressured by the feminist lifestyles that contradict her belief system as a stay-at-home mom.   Dr. Laura: "You get to design your life." 

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: The Jealous Boyfriend
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2020

Molly’s older boyfriend of one year gets angry when he’s not the priority in her life.   Dr. Laura: "Is he a man that Dr. Laura would date?!" 

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: You Kept Me Grounded Raising My Son
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2020

Andrea thanks Dr. Laura for guiding her while raising her son as a single mom and avoiding wrongdoing.   Dr. Laura: "That is an amazing woman [ROLE MODEL]!" 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: You Rocked My World, Dr. Laura!!
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2020

In this amazing follow-up call, Andrew shares how Dr. Laura made him see things in a very different light, changing his perspective forever.    Dr. Laura: "The first time we spoke you...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Being Picked On In Class
By Dr. Laura on September 5, 2020

Young Kaylin is blind in one eye and is constantly teased about it by her fellow students.   Dr. Laura: "Kids are curious and annoying; don’t be a victim…take control of the situation." 

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: Did My Boyfriend Do The Right Thing?
By Dr. Laura on September 4, 2020

Susan’s boyfriend took her son’s girlfriend aside and called her “rude” after she complained about dinner.   Dr. Laura: "He educated her on proper behavior." 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Don’t Outsource My Kids’ Education Anymore
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2020

As a family of five, weathering the pandemic has been very hard.  My husband used to travel weekly for his job, so having him home 24/7 has been an adjustment.  His relationship with...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Finding A Middle Ground With Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2020

Melissa has a long history of poor communication and being unable to live up to her mom’s expectations.   Dr. Laura: "Stop being rebellious; be sweet and you’ll see a different “mommy.”" 

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Want to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2020

I work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at an assisted living facility while I’m working my way through nursing school.  I’m 19, and I love my job.  However, the aides I work with are...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Husband Insensitive?
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2020

Megan unexpectedly lost her mother and she’s upset with her husband’s handling of the tragedy.   Dr. Laura: "Just hold her and shut up." 

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Marriage 101

Blog: Ways To Be Your Husband's Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2020

Marriages die when husbands stop treating their wives like girlfriends and wives stop treating their husbands like boyfriends. Being your spouse’s boyfriend/girlfriend means treating...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Am I Uncomfortable?
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2020

Dolo can’t put her finger on why she’s troubled with discomfort over the man she’s dating and sleeping with.   Dr. Laura: "Knead the dough to make the bread. You just want it to be bread.

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Marriage

Email of the Day: It Was Worth It
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2020

Two weeks ago, my husband and I called in to give you our “first kiss” story which happened at our local skating rink when we were twelve years old.  To make the call, we pulled into a...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: Grandma Is An Alcoholic
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2020

Nicholas is concerned for his mother’s relationship with her mom who has a terrible drinking problem.   Dr. Laura: "She’d rather be drunk than be a warm mommy." 

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Bad Childhood

Email of the Day: My Mother Should Not Have Been My Friend
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2020

Being sequestered with my husband and children has made me reflect on my family and childhood.  I’m a new listener, but when I heard you say “turning your child into your ‘friend’ is a...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: The Inheritance Dilemma
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2020

Rose is due to inherit a large sum of wealth but fears her husband will blow through it as he did once before.   Dr. Laura: "History repeats itself when you don’t confront it." 

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: A Drunk Is Coming To My Celebration
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2020

Marissa doesn’t want her husband’s alcoholic friend attending their vow renewal but worries she’s asking too much.   Dr. Laura: "A good man will never put you second to his friends." 

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry About Divorce
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2020

Linda has been in a rotten marriage for over 3 decades but can’t find the strength to end it.    Dr. Laura: "You stay because you don’t want the challenges of leaving." 

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: A Friend Shared My Tragedy
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2020

Connie is angry that her friend told others the details of her son’s death due to a heroin overdose.   Dr. Laura: "You’re upset because he didn’t intend to live." 

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Dads

Email of the Day: A Lesson From My Dad
By Dr. Laura on August 28, 2020

I was sixteen or seventeen and learning to drive our car. To teach me, Dad (a doctor) had me drive him all over the county visiting his patients.  We lived in a house with a very steep...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Upset By These Photos
By Dr. Laura on August 28, 2020

Brianne is dating a man whose prior marriage ended. However, his mother continues to display pictures of his ex-wife around her home.   Dr. Laura: "She is not supposed to erase her...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: Sailing Helps Me Enjoy Life During Difficult Times
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2020

I’m 51 and took up sailing at 49 after a serious illness that knocked me on my butt for a year.  My husband and three kids had never sailed before, but we decided to start in a boat...

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Ask Him To Stop Complaining?
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2020

Laura’s husband is griping about visiting her family despite being given the option not to go.   Dr. Laura: "Sit on his lap and tell him how grateful you are that he is sacrificing for...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Making Life Better for Others
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2020

Five months ago, when the pandemic was starting, I remember hearing many of your callers complaining about problems with their upcoming weddings in May or June or the awful...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I A Bad Therapist?
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2020

Victoria wonders if she’s doing more harm than good as a young psychotherapist.   Dr. Laura: "Even discussion of process of therapy is therapeutic." 

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Parenting

Blog: Vital Lessons To Teach Kids
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2020

Frankly, too many parents today seem almost pathologically concerned with their kids being popular and socially accepted. They go along with things that are against their better...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: “Side-Seat Driver”
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2020

Ken can’t understand why his wife declines to drive but when she’s in the passenger seat she’ll “do all the driving!”    Dr. Laura: "Back seat drivers want the power without the...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Wait for the Right Man
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2020

A friend posted this on social media, and I thought it was worthy of something you would say: 

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Finds This Inappropriate
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2020

Amanda reconnected with an old friend who is engaged to be married. However, Amanda’s husband is bothered by this because he’s a man.    Dr. Laura: "Insecure men are controlling; sadly,...

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GRIEF

Email of the Day: Moving from Death to Life
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2020

I was stranded in another state sorting through a big house owned by my deceased parents, as I handled their estate.  While inventorying antiques, going through family albums, and...

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: "A Sad Mommy Day”
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2020

Mallory is having a rough day as a mommy of a 2-year-old child and is quite upset.    Dr. Laura: "It’s not going to be like this forever, it’s just right now." 

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: I Was Laid Off, And Now They Want Me Back
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2020

Irene is being welcomed back by her old employer but she’s second-guessing taking the opportunity due to sadness and anger from being let go.    Dr. Laura: "Don’t let “rage” make a...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Anxious In The Passenger Seat
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2020

Susanne finds herself facing the demon of anxiety driving across country with her husband behind the wheel.    Dr. Laura: "Don’t let fear enslave you." 

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Overly-Helpful Mother-In-Law
By Dr. Laura on August 22, 2020

Donna’s mother-in-law is running her over at the front door with shrimp cocktails and more!    Dr. Laura: "This is my home; you’re my guest." 

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YouTube

YouTube: 1996 Interview with Deborah Kobylt for Turner Entertainment
By Dr. Laura on August 21, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday!   Here’s a video clip of an interview I did in 1996 with Deborah Kobylt for Turner Entertainment.  My favorite quote from this video?  “A lot of times it’s a...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Am A Dr. Laura Convert
By Dr. Laura on August 21, 2020

I have not always been a fan of yours, and I made the uninformed decision early on, without really listening to you, that you were harsh and cruel to your callers.  I made that decision...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m “Pissed” With This Obituary
By Dr. Laura on August 21, 2020

Rebecca wants to know if she should pursue removing her adopted children’s name from their bio-dad’s obituary.   Dr. Laura: "Names don’t matter…they are YOUR kids." 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: I Married a Mama’s Boy
By Dr. Laura on August 20, 2020

I married a mama’s boy.  He’s an only child.  We’ve been married for over 41 years, and his mother made our first 20 years miserable.  He always put her and his job first, and the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Get My Granddaughter To Listen?
By Dr. Laura on August 20, 2020

Gaile’s 23-year-old granddaughter, who she has raised, refuses to listen to her “words of wisdom.”   Dr. Laura: "It’s time for her to leave the nest." 

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Hi Everyone. Meet Billy Flanigan.
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2020

I was touched to read his story. Disney World entertainer, Billy Flanigan, loves to share Dolly Parton's quote, “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” Since the...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Quantity Time IS Quality Time With Your Kids
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2020

I am not a parent. I have never been married nor had kids, but I have worked with kids my entire career and, for some of that time, as a summer Camp Director. Each summer, I would help...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: “Why Is This Happening Now?!”
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2020

Molested at age five, Nicole now faces long-term damage as an adult.   Dr. Laura: "In truth...you should be more angry with your mother!" 

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Procrastination

Blog: Dr. Laura's Guide to Achieving Your Goals
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2020

We all have goals in life. For some, it's learning a creative skill we've always been interested in. For others, it's starting our own business from the ground up. No matter the varying...

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