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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Couldn't Save My Grandfather
By Dr. Laura on October 9, 2021

14-year-old Jake is traumatized since unsuccessfully performing CPR on his grandfather, and now he doesn't want to visit his grandma at her house anymore.   Dr. Laura: "Learning to move...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Treating Him Kindly Made All the Difference
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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Should Have Been There
By Dr. Laura on October 8, 2021

Terry's grief is compounded by the guilt he feels over leaving his partner's deathbed to check on their dog and not making it back before his partner died.   Dr. Laura: "It's a blessing...

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Email of the Day: I Was Wrong to View My Husband as Another Needy Human
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2021

I chose wisely at the young age of 19; my husband was 21 (what were we thinking??). Even though we were very young, we were committed from day one. We had five children in eleven years....

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Protected My Molester
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2021

Kathy was molested by a close friend of her grandparents, and her anger and confusion has recently resurfaced.   Dr. Laura: "Just because someone is related, doesn't make them reliable."

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YouTube

YouTube: Good Hair Days
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2021

These listeners agree that life's too short for boring hair! I hope your day is as good as the coiffures featured in today's slideshow.

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2021

Thank you for reminding all of us to love and appreciate our spouses. The love I give my husband comes back ten-fold and blesses me every day.   This is a note I wrote to him today:

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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Take This Job?
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2021

Lindsay's call to Dr. Laura about a job opportunity at her kids' school takes a turn when she reveals that she's lost the spark in her marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Bring some joy into your...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Lying to My Daughter Worked!
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2021

Kim's daughter had a fibbing problem until Kim applied Dr. Laura's advice to lie back to her child as a way to illustrate how it feels.   Dr. Laura: "Even white lies can destroy trust...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: How Not To Be Your Husband’s Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2021

I watched an old movie recently and thought of you throughout. It’s called “There’s Always Tomorrow,” and it starred Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett and Barbara Stanwyck. It was about a...

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Family

COTD Podcast: My Sister-in-Law Comes Between My Brother and Me
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2021

Brian's relationship with his brother has suffered for many years over disagreements Brian has with his brother's wife.   Dr. Laura: "People who choose to not deal with reality damage...

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Inspiration

Vlog: Let Me Help Save Your Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2021

Over the weekend as I do every day – I still read the letters you send me to drlaura@drlaura.com – we had a call last Tuesday and I think this explains it. This woman called in pretty...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: How Our Good Marriage Got Even Better
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2021

My husband Dave and I have been married 32 years. We were always “in sync” as far as tastes and life philosophies. We always enjoyed the same kinds of entertainment and food and sense...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: My Business Partner is Betraying Me
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2021

Kelsey is on the outs with her friend and business partner because of a disagreement about how to run their company.   Dr. Laura: "Feelings and emotion don't belong in professional...

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Ultimate Guide to Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 3, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Shannon's marriage was on the verge of divorce when she started listening to Dr. Laura and learned to touch, show love and rebuild her...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Saw an Immediate Change
By Dr. Laura on October 3, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: After reading just a couple chapters of “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands,” Rebecca and her husband have reconnected in a powerful way.

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Defensive!!
By Dr. Laura on October 2, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Racheal is finding it difficult to be a good listener and loving wife to her husband without reacting negatively.   Dr. Laura: "Go be...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Son Grew Up and I Let Go
By Dr. Laura on October 1, 2021

My adult son and I communicated regularly and he asked for advice quite often. When he got married, I knew our relationship would change, but I made a plan – an outward effort of an...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Withdrawing From Me
By Dr. Laura on October 1, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Carol’s husband has become withdrawn and is communicating with an ex-girlfriend. Carol knows he’s doing this because of the arguments between...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Yes, I’m One of Those Types of Moms
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2021

Before the pandemic, I sat next to a woman in the park while I was watching my kids play. She said she’d be glad when they went back to school, because her nanny was sick and her house...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet Saved My Marriage!
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Michelle shares how Dr. Laura saved her marriage by putting her own problems in the past and becoming accountable for her actions.   Dr. Laura:

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Divorce

Email of the Day: Everyone Lost When I Left My Family for Another Woman
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2021

I did everything wrong. I left my wife for another woman with whom I was madly in love. She was beautiful to me beyond my wildest dreams. We each had two young children of our own. Her...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Says “I’m Giving Him Attitude”
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: 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...

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Inspiration

Vlog: Let Your Guard Down
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

Over the weekend as I do every day – I still read the letters you send me to drlaura@drlaura.com – we had a call last Tuesday and I think this explains it. This woman called in pretty...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Was On The Verge Of Divorce
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Tracy was going to leave her husband, who has suffered from depression, until she heard the words of Dr. Laura!!   Dr. Laura: "Instead of...

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grandparents

Email of the Day: He’ll Take Care of It Because He Built It Himself
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

My 12-year-old grandson told me his bicycle tires had been flat for over a year and the bike was too small for him. Rather than fix the bike myself, I talked him through changing the...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: Flash Your Husband To End An Argument
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: 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...

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feelings

Email of the Day: The Power of Touch
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2021

I recently read a blog post you wrote about the importance of touch. My late mother would always connect with me by touching me in some small way. Touch speaks a language that overcomes...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Works!
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Longtime listener Kristy shares how Dr. Laura’s message to women has helped in her own marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the past can...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Been a Bratty Wife
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

Because of something she heard on the Dr. Laura show, Andrea realizes she hasn't been the type of wife a husband wants to come home to...   Dr. Laura: "Husbands need to be shown...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Feel Like a Priority
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

Jerica gets upset when her husband doesn't answer his phone or call right back when Jerica calls to check in with him.   Dr. Laura: "The more loving you are, the more giving he will be."

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10 STUPID THINGS

COTD Podcast: I Want to Break Away from This Unhealthy Relationship
By Dr. Laura on September 25, 2021

Laura made a poor choice in a man and would like to make sure she doesn't ever go back to the relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Let intellect, not emotion, influence your decisions."

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Ultimate Guide to Marriage

Email of the Day: A Simple Act of Kindness Changed the Mood
By Dr. Laura on September 24, 2021

My husband and I both had a busy day recently, and neither one of us wanted to make dinner. We agreed that we would order out instead, and my husband would pick it all up on his way...

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stress

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overwhelmed by Life!
By Dr. Laura on September 24, 2021

Elizabeth is proud that she found a way to turn her mood around even though her problems haven't gone away.   Dr. Laura: "There's always something to be grateful for."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Wife Is Not Valued for Staying Home To Raise Our Kids
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2021

There are many cliches about French women: that they are seductive, passionate, charming, elegant and smart. My wife is French and she is all of those things, and much more. She is also...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Doing The Right Thing?
By Dr. Laura on September 23, 2021

Evan is thinking of making a career change that will reduce his pay by half but will give him more time with his family.   Dr. Laura: "The bumps in the road can make the journey more...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: The Proper Care and Feeding of Me
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2021

In my early years of dating, I brushed off the guidance my parents gave me because it sounded too old-fashioned. Unfortunately, because of my stubborn nature, it took me years of trial...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Get Involved?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2021

Kim's husband is pushing her to try to help work out the problems between her mother and brother, but Kim's not sure it's the right thing to do.   Dr. Laura: "Not every problem can be...

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Dating

Vlog: The Fantasy vs. Reality of Relationships
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

What I want to talk about first to you ladies – well, not all of you are ladies so let's just say to women. Some of you have chosen to be ladies, but others are just female. I'm going...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I See the Error of My Ways
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

Terri calls back to share the epiphany she had after speaking with Dr. Laura about her dead sister.   Dr. Laura: "Make the most of second chances."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Married One of the Last Real Men
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

I was lucky to find one of the last real men.   I am so surprised how many mothers don't even consider staying home with their babies. I am equally surprised that their husbands don't...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Didn't Tell Me She Was Sick
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2021

Terri had no idea that her sister was deathly ill with COVID and is sad that no one in her family told her until after her sister died.   Dr. Laura: "Life is short. Mend your fences."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: What I Do When My Kids Start Screaming
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2021

I recently heard you talk about what to do when your kids are screaming or saying unkind things. This reminded me of a saying I use with my kids. I adopted it from my time as a waitress...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Messed Up
By Dr. Laura on September 20, 2021

Caylee's family is upset with her because she didn't put in the effort to see or stay in touch with her grandmother before she died.   Dr. Laura: "Some mistakes teach valuable lessons."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm So Grateful for You!
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2021

Whitney calls with an emotional update on her marriage since taking Dr. Laura's advice.   Dr. Laura: "Men are straight lines…women are curlicues!"

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Never Wanted Me
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2021

Elizabeth's father hasn't been supportive, involved or loving, and she feels pretty bad about herself as a result.   Dr. Laura: "You cannot count on selfish people to behave in lovable...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Life Has Taken a Dump on Me
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2021

21-year-old Nick feels depressed since dealing with his mom's substance abuse issues and his father's health issues.   Dr. Laura: "Let go of yesterday. Don't try to control tomorrow....

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Went From Upside Down to Right-Side Up
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2021

When I started listening to you, I was neither a girlfriend to my husband, nor was I a very good mommy to my kidlets. You quickly convinced me I needed to become both, and fast. But the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: We Argue Over House Rules
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2021

19-year-old Abby is resisting her parents' rules and expectations now that she's a college student.   Dr. Laura: "The person with the responsibility has the power."

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Video

Video: I Got a Flanigram!
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2021

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Used You to Help My Kids Through the Teenage Years
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2021

When I was in law enforcement, your radio program was always on in the squad car and you were a great source of advice and entertainment for me. My kids were becoming teenagers at that...

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