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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Gotten Myself Into a Mess
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2022

Wendy offered to take care of her boss at the end of her life, but after devoting her time and effort for several months, Wendy feels like a fool and wants her life back.   Dr. Laura: "You...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: How Do I Deal With My Alcoholic Husband? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2022

In Debbie's follow up call, she and her daughter are back living with her husband after he completed rehab, but she's concerned that it may be too soon.   Dr. Laura: "Proceed with caution....

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: How Do I Deal With My Alcoholic Husband? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2022

Debbie has asked her husband multiple times to go to AA, but since he hasn't, she's wondering what the next best step is for her daughter and herself?   Dr. Laura: "Nothing will improve...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Giving Up Is The Stupid Part
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2022

In response to Dr. Laura's question to men about whether they are idiots to get married, Jared says he is grateful for his 22-year marriage and believes he and his wife have both sacrificed...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: What Makes My Husband Special
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2022

My husband is almost ten years older than me. Recently I heard you speak to a woman who lost her husband, and you asked her to share what made him special. I frequently think about all of...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Annoyed That My Friend Copies Me
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2022

Vanessa says she's starting to get aggravated by a friend from school who follows her around and does whatever Vanessa does.   Dr. Laura: "Take control of the situation by limiting your...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: My Used Couch Taught Me A Valuable Lesson
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2022

Several years ago, my husband and I bought a couch from friends. At the time, we couldn’t afford a new couch, and we were pleased as punch to get one in such great condition at a low price.

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Hurt My Wife When I Shunned Her Affection
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2022

Ron's wife is upset that he rejected her hug when she was trying to comfort him.   Dr. Laura: "Let love in especially when you're feeling down on yourself. "

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Why My Marriage Continues to Thrive
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2022

I am always dumbfounded when I hear some of your women callers talk about how lackluster their marriage is or how he doesn’t seem interested anymore, and they can’t figure out why. Why are...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should My Son Go to Military School?
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2022

Heather is a single mom who says her son needs to course-correct, and she wonders if military school is the best option.   Dr. Laura: "Boys need the influence of strong males."

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Made the Wrong Decision
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2022

Stephanie thinks the guilt she felt over having an abortion at age 18 led her to marry a man who was unable to have children.   Dr. Laura: "Only good people feel guilt."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: You CAN Overcome Loneliness!
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2022

Over the years of listening, I’ve heard calls from people who are lonely. They’ve retired, lost a spouse, or the kids have grown up and moved out. Your advice to them is to find an...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Repair Things with My Sister
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2022

Del says that, as an adult, he now understands how unkind his parents were to his sister when they were growing up and feels terrible about how she was treated.   Dr. Laura: "Protect good...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Made My Husband Feel Like a Jerk
By Dr. Laura on April 4, 2022

I asked my husband once if he knew why I listened to you. He said “to learn how to deal with jerks like me!” I was stunned…and heartbroken that I had created a man who thought he was a...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Haven't Let Go of My Father's Hate
By Dr. Laura on April 4, 2022

At 51, Trisha says she still suffers from the pain of living with an abusive father who belittled her and told her she would never amount to anything.   Dr. Laura: "You will know you're...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Getting More Negative With Age
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2022

Susie says it's exhausting living with her husband who seems to constantly find things to complain about and asks Dr. Laura's advice on how to deal with him.   Dr. Laura: "Add a positive...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Help With My Wife's Moodiness?
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2022

Michael's wife is experiencing angry outbursts as a side-effect of her brain surgery, and it seems everything he does makes the situation worse.   Dr. Laura: "Plan together ways she can...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: A Business Deal Ruined My Relationship
By Dr. Laura on April 2, 2022

A business deal destroyed Steve's relationship with his best friend, and he can't get past losing such an important person in his life.   Dr. Laura: "It's OK to miss what's missing from...

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Family

Email of the Day: We Helped Our Granddaughter Turn Her Life Around
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2022

My wife and I raised our 13-year-old granddaughter, who had become too much for her mother to handle. They had moved ten times in her young life, and she exhibited poor behavior and...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Wasn't There For My Dad's Death
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2022

Donald was recovering from COVID when his dad was admitted to the hospital for heart surgery, and he regrets not being there when his dad unexpectedly died.   Dr. Laura: "Take comfort...

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Family

Blog: How to Improve Mother and Daughter-In-Law Relationships
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2022

Some years back, I was revving up to write a book about this. But as I've said many times, publishers want hate, anger, and politics because that's what sells. I wanted to make...

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Relationships

Email of the Day: All a Good Man Wants Is a Good Woman
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2022

The most beautiful women are the ones who are selfless. I love it when I look at a woman’s page on social media and it’s nice and sweet – no “club” pictures, no pictures of her at a...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Get Over My Ex
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2022

Sarah says that despite catching her ex-boyfriend cheating, she thinks of him constantly and feels like she can't move on.   Dr. Laura: "Holding on to the past is a way to protect against...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Our Love Is Like A Favorite Song
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2022

My husband and I had a rough year, caused by several outside factors over which we had little control. However, our relationship grew through facing these difficulties together. So, I...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband and I Don't Agree
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2022

Linda's husband has asked her to refrain from sharing his cancer diagnosis with anyone, but she really wants to have someone to confide in.   Dr. Laura: "Caretakers need to also care for...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: My Fears Are Creeping Into My Dreams
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

Alie needs Dr. Laura's help to understand why she's been having anxious dreams about the health condition that forced her to stop working.   Dr. Laura: "Remind yourself each night that you...

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Bad Childhood

COTD: I'm Still Trying to Cope With My Childhood Molestation - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

In part 2 of Heidi's call, she's not sure she's able to give her father another chance at a relationship and asks Dr. Laura what she should do the next time he asks to see her.   Dr. Laura:

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Family

Email of the Day: I Disliked My Husband’s Grandmother
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

I spent years disliking my husband’s grandmother. She was more of a mother to him than his own, so she was the woman I shared him with the most. I found her meddlesome, hateful and...

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Bad Childhood

COTD: I'm Still Trying to Cope With My Childhood Molestation - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

In part 1 of this Call of the Day episode, Heidi tells Dr. Laura the story of her molestation by her brother and how her parents worked to sweep it under the rug and keep the ordeal a...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I’m Happier Since I Stopped Being a Perfectionist
By Dr. Laura on March 28, 2022

I am a silk painter and recovering art perfectionist. Trying to make the perfect painting for most of my life kept me from creating anything at all. The fear of getting so far into a...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: My Husband and I Don't Know How to Be Together Anymore
By Dr. Laura on March 28, 2022

Ever since Stacy's kids have grown up and moved out, she says she and her husband have felt disconnected and she's not sure how to get the romance back into their lives.   Dr. Laura: "Women...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Learned Humility The Hard Way
By Dr. Laura on March 27, 2022

Cori shares one of her most embarrassing experiences and how it turned out to help her in ways she did not expect.   Dr. Laura: "Be willing and humble enough to learn from those around you."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Is Too Dependent on Me
By Dr. Laura on March 27, 2022

Michael's daughter calls and texts him several times a day to vent about her marriage trouble, but he knows it's not helping her.   Dr. Laura: "Encouraging her to seek professional help is...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Trapped In a Negative Mindset
By Dr. Laura on March 25, 2022

Andrew says he's paralyzed by his negative self-image and isn't enjoying his life.   Dr. Laura: "Let your inner beauty shine. "

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Dating

Email of the Day: A Man’s Guide to Finding the Right Woman
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2022

Over the years of dating, I’ve compiled a list of the important traits a man should look for in a woman as a potential marriage partner:  

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Fix This?
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2022

Cynthia and her husband do not agree on the proper way to parent their kids, and it's damaging their relationship.   Dr. Laura: "It's hard to be a good parent when mom and dad are at odds"

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Marriage

Blog: How to Avoid Motivation Burnout
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2022

I want to talk about four concepts or attitudes that will kill your motivation and how you can avoid that. Just four. This is from an article that was in pickthebrain.com, titled “4 Venoms...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Needs Help
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2022

Lori's good friend has a lot of problems in her life her. Is there anything Lori can do to help?   Dr. Laura: "Good friends admit to their limitations."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Mom Has No Maternal Instinct
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2022

I had a mom who chose to climb the corporate ladder rather than raise her children. Growing up, I hardly ever saw her. We were left with babysitters or relatives while my parents were...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I Wouldn't Have Changed a Thing
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

Lacey calls back with an update after Dr. Laura previously offered advice on how to overcome her stage fright.   Dr. Laura: "It's inspiring when a person is able to reboot and change...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: What I Learned From Losing
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

I was a sprinter in junior high, and I was very fast (already faster than the fastest girl on the high school track team). I didn’t have to work very hard to earn a spot on the relay team,...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Tell My Mom My Cancer Has Returned?
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

Virginia's not sure she should worry her ill, 86-year-old mother with the news of her possible cancer diagnosis.   Dr. Laura: "A good mommy wants to hug away your fears no matter your age...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Why I’m Proud to Have an Empty Nest
By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2022

My husband and I have three grown children, and I was a stay-at-home mom. When my middle daughter was nine years old, I was offered a part time temporary position at the local university...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Lied to Get a Classmate in Trouble
By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2022

Ron's daughter falsely accused a boy in her class of hitting her, and Ron would like Dr. Laura's advice on how to handle the situation.   Dr. Laura: "Teach her that character should never...

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Family

COTD Podcast: My Daughter Doesn't Want Anything To Do With Me
By Dr. Laura on March 20, 2022

Dora has had limited contact with her daughter since she ran away 17 years ago, and she calls Dr. Laura to offer some insights to others who might be facing estrangement.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You For Helping Me Raise My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on March 20, 2022

As she drives to her daughter's wedding weekend, Kate calls to thank Dr. Laura for guiding her through motherhood and helping the family get to this happy milestone.   Dr. Laura: "Good...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: What's a Comeback for Why I'm Unmarried?
By Dr. Laura on March 19, 2022

Lindsey says she's frequently asked why she hasn't settled down and would like Dr. Laura's help with a reply.   Dr. Laura: "Be truthful about why you're not ready for such an important...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: The Greatest Gift I Ever Received
By Dr. Laura on March 18, 2022

I am a man who could very easily have been aborted. Instead, the young woman in whose womb I matured chose to give birth to me and allow me to be adopted by a loving family. My mom loves...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Has Bad Character
By Dr. Laura on March 18, 2022

Pamela saw the warning signs that her husband had a lack of integrity, but she married him anyway and wonders why she did that to herself.   Dr. Laura: "The heart has to hurt sometimes for...

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Dating

Email of the Day: 10 Women To Avoid When Dating
By Dr. Laura on March 17, 2022

I’ve read six of your books. “10 Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives” was the definitive book for me, because I saw myself all through it. Over my years of dating, I came up with...

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grandparents

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Help My Grandkids?
By Dr. Laura on March 17, 2022

Martha's daughter has a drinking problem, and she'd like Dr. Laura's advice as to what to for the grandchildren.   Dr. Laura: "Protect kids even if it's from your own child."

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