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Call of the Day Podcast: What Did You Learn Today?
By Dr. Laura on November 13, 2020

Dr. Laura invites listeners to call in with something important they have learned from the show.   Dr. Laura: "What have YOU learned from Dr. Laura?"

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Needed to Reinvigorate My Faith
By Dr. Laura on November 12, 2020

You’ve molded me from an insecure, feminist university girl into a woman of moral integrity and fortitude. I want to thank you for a recent segment on your program where you asked...

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feelings

COTD Podcast: I'm Having a Hard Time Understanding My Emotions
By Dr. Laura on November 12, 2020

Jenny had a baby during the Coronavirus shutdown and feels angry and irritable all the time.   Dr. Laura: "Being a new mother is full time and overwhelming even without a pandemic."

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Family

Email of the Day: Thank You for Hanging Up on My Husband!
By Dr. Laura on November 11, 2020

A year ago, my husband called you. At that time, he was working for his parents and was miserable, but he was afraid to leave because I was a stay-at-home mom and we had three kids...

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: I Never Follow Through with My Plans
By Dr. Laura on November 11, 2020

Jim says he wants to buy a second home, but he never follows through on his extensive research and planning.   Dr. Laura: "Some people just like the excitement of a challenge."

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Another Satisfied Customer!
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

Not only did Dr. Laura's advice help Judy solve the friend problem she originally called in about, it led to a realization about her relationship with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "Good...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: How To Cook A Husband
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

While searching through a handwritten cookbook from 1946, I came across a very simple recipe at the back. It has a corny picture of a husband in a hot frying pan. I had to read on, and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Have Too Many Rules
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

17-year-old Collin has been sneaking out of the house to hang out with friends because he doesn't like his parents' rules.   Dr. Laura: "The person with responsibility has the power."

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feelings

Email of the Day: Feeling Bad vs. Feeling Guilty
By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2020

My 29-year-old daughter who lives two hours away was struggling with whether to come home for a party we were having. She texted me and said she really didn’t want to make the drive and...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Watching My Dad Suffer
By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2020

Tammy's mother died the day before her 60th wedding anniversary. Now Tammy is worried about her father.   Dr. Laura: "He's no longer a husband. Please let him continue being a dad."

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Got Pregnant 6 Months into Dating
By Dr. Laura on November 8, 2020

Kim has a baby with a man she only knew 6 months before getting pregnant, and they have no interest in getting married.   Dr. Laura: "Do what's right, good and just in spite of your...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Have a Bad Track Record with Men
By Dr. Laura on November 8, 2020

Nikki has been married three times, has three young children and is still looking for a man.   Dr. Laura: "Good mothers think of their children's wellbeing first."

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Saw an Immediate Change
By Dr. Laura on November 7, 2020

After reading just a couple chapters of “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands,” Rebecca and her husband have reconnected in a powerful way.   Dr. Laura: "Guys are not complicated!"

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Let Kids Figure It Out
By Dr. Laura on November 6, 2020

I always listen carefully when you have children who call, because I admire and respect how you speak with them. You recently asked a young boy to figure out when “three months from...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Traumatized by My Husband’s Infidelity
By Dr. Laura on November 6, 2020

Keri suffered childhood trauma and she feels re-traumatized by her unfaithful husband, even though it was 13 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "When we are betrayed the hurt never goes away...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I’m Frustrated by Some Single Parents
By Dr. Laura on November 5, 2020

I am a divorced mom who has decided to dedicate my life to my daughter. I am angry and frustrated, because there are so many single parents acting like children. I see parents who are...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Shack-up Honey
By Dr. Laura on November 5, 2020

Kayla's failure to demand respect has led to a shack-up relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Put yourself on a pedestal, and make a man earn you."

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Required A Commitment
By Dr. Laura on November 4, 2020

Before meeting my husband, I had a slew of unsuccessful relationships. I was doing everything wrong. After another dumb relationship, I changed my ways and became unapologetic about...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mother Uses Me to Get to My Dad
By Dr. Laura on November 4, 2020

Amber has let her mom control her and now she feels stuck in the middle of her parents' dispute.   Dr. Laura: "Have the courage to let her go."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: What Can I Say to Rude People? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2020

In part 2 of this call of the day, Dr. Laura takes listeners' favorite comebacks to people who wonder why Kathy ever became a special education teacher.   Dr. Laura: "It's a calling, not...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Was the Educated Childcare Provider in a Daycare
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2020

My parents divorced when I was three-years-old. They fought often and talked poorly about each other to us kids. My escape was to play with dolls, and my biggest fantasy was that I’d be...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: What Can I Say to Rude People? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2020

Kathy wants a comeback for people who belittle her job and wonder why she ever became a special education teacher.   Dr. Laura: "The biggest challenges bring the biggest rewards."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Joys of Homeschooling My Boys
By Dr. Laura on November 2, 2020

I’m a stay-at-home mommy, and now I’m also teacher to my two boys during the pandemic. They had been in private school, which I thought was better than public school, but teaching them...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Believe in Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 2, 2020

Mary doesn't want to marry her boyfriend even though they have a 4-year-old son together.   Dr. Laura: "Give your child the hope and dream of a loving, committed relationship."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Wants to Erase My Dad – Part 2
By Dr. Laura on November 1, 2020

Valerie and her mom, Alice, call in to discuss why Alice's new husband doesn't deserve the title of grandpa.   Dr. Laura: "Don't impose your new life on other people."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Wants to Erase My Dad – Part 1
By Dr. Laura on November 1, 2020

Valerie's mom is remarried and wants her grandchildren to call her new guy grandpa.   Dr. Laura: "Stand tough."

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Afraid to Go to Sleep
By Dr. Laura on October 31, 2020

8-year-old Niko is having nightmares about zombies and werewolves.   Dr. Laura: "Look for ways to transform fears into something more positive."

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YouTube

YouTube: Trick or Treat with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday !! This past week I asked you to share with me YOUR Howl-o-ween costume flashback photos. I am flabbergasted by your wit and creativity! They are cute, scary and...

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grandparents

Email of the Day: Making a Difficult Family Choice
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2020

My husband and I have been married 43 years. We made a promise from the beginning to keep making each other happy and not have our children suffer from the effects of divorce (my...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Know I Should, But I Don't Wanna
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2020

Lorrie is about 30 pounds overweight, and she can't get motivated to lose it.   Dr. Laura: "You are loved as you are."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Man Earns “Awesome Husband” Points
By Dr. Laura on October 29, 2020

My husband and I have been married 43 years. We made a promise from the beginning to keep making each other happy and not have our children suffer from the effects of divorce (my...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Relationship with My Mother Has Flipped
By Dr. Laura on October 29, 2020

Tina has never viewed her mother as competent or strong and is frustrated by her actions and behaviors.   Dr. Laura: "Stop Being Your Mother's Keeper"

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Dating

Blog: What Chivalry Looks Like
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2020

Chivalry is an important quality of a man’s behavior because it lets you know about his character patience, caring, and point of view. Here’s what true chivalry looks like:

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Lesson for My Teenage Son
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2020

My son will turn 16 at the end of the year and has been dating a girl of the same age. During the pandemic, physical contact between them is minimal, but I recently caught my son...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: You Saved My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2020

David's daughter kicked her drug-addicted boyfriend out of her home and started reading Dr. Laura's “10 Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives.” After only a few chapters, she is...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Is There Hope for Me?
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

Nicole has cheated in the past and finds herself tempted again.   Dr. Laura: "You don't solve a problem by becoming the kind of person you're ashamed of."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Little Things DO Matter!
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

Recently, I heard you work with a woman who was no longer attracted to her husband, and then with a man who was asked to think about the happiness and electricity that was present at...

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feelings

COTD Podcast: My Family Has a Pattern of Hating Their Mothers
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

For three generations, the daughters in Kristi's family have hated their mothers, and Kristi would like to break that pattern.   Dr. Laura: "There's a difference between hating and...

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Thought I Had “Clicked” With a New Guy
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2020

At 48 years old, I recently started dating again after ending a long-term relationship that was going nowhere. I met a man who I really liked. We “clicked” on all cylinders. On the...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Wish My Personality Wasn't So Negative
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2020

Alexandra's husband says she is too negative, and she'd really like to change.   Dr. Laura: "It's OK to be happy without being perfect."

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Have a Friend Problem
By Dr. Laura on October 25, 2020

Someone is trying to come between 11-year-old Levi and his best friend.   Dr. Laura: "Focus on your relationship and on being a good friend."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Suffocated by My Budget
By Dr. Laura on October 25, 2020

Allison is a new stay-at-home mom to her three children and is missing the autonomy and money she had when she was working full time.   Dr. Laura: "Two Words: Grow. Up."

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feelings

COTD Podcast: I Feel Bad That My Dad is Going into a Nursing Home
By Dr. Laura on October 24, 2020

Christina promised her mom that she would take care of her father, but now he needs to enter a nursing home.   Dr. Laura: "You are doing exactly what you promised to do."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Children Don't Come With Instruction Manuals
By Dr. Laura on October 23, 2020

My 13-year-old son and I were driving home when he asked me “Mom, if you called into the Dr. Laura show, what would you ask her?”  I immediately responded that I would call to thank you.

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Family

COTD Podcast: I've Made One of the Biggest Parenting Mistakes
By Dr. Laura on October 23, 2020

Mary's son is an addict, unstable and a snowflake and her other children don't want to be around him.   Dr. Laura: "People have to work for what they receive."

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YouTube

2020 Holiday Boutique Sneak Peek: The Elves and I are Working Hard!!
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2020

The elves and I have been hard at work crafting and fusing glass art and silver jewelry to stock our Holiday Boutique with beautiful goodies for the benefit of Children of Fallen...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Was Hired by a Day Care Center When I Was a Teenager
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2020

I was hired by a day care center at the age of 16 as an assistant teacher. When I was hired, I was told I was legally too young to be there, but "they needed the help." That was my...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Virtual Learning is Hard!
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2020

12-year-old Evette is looking for advice on how to better focus on her online studies.   Dr. Laura: "You can't just grit your teeth and pay attention."

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10 STUPID THINGS

Blog: Bad Habits to Avoid Developing in Your 20s
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Being in your 20s is the best of times and the worst of times. You finally have the freedom to explore yourself and the world around you without Mom and Dad telling you no. However,...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Dr. Laura, I have been an avid listener for more years than I would like to admit. I agree with your stance on stay-at-home mothers and doing things in the right order, which brings me...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Facing A Scary Health Dilemma
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Katia is having trouble coming to terms with the risks of her upcoming surgery.   Dr. Laura: "How you frame a situation makes all the difference."

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