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Email of the Day: I Was Loved by a Mom AND a Dad
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2021

When my mom was 20, she got pregnant. Her boyfriend stepped up and proposed to her, but my smart, spiritual, wise mom knew that a young partying college student wasn’t ready to take...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Time For Divorce?
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2021

Rachel would like to leave her insecure and controlling husband, but they have two young children.   Dr. Laura: "Do you believe it's important to keep your family together for the sake...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Stop Being Sad?
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2021

10-year-old Mark is grieving the death of his pastor and calls with his mom for advice on how best to cope.   Dr. Laura: "The beauty of grief is that it's a reflection of the positive...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriends Are Leaving Me Out
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2021

12-year-old Chloe's “friend” group is proving to have some not-so-nice girls in it.   Dr. Laura: "Don't take the actions of mean girls personally."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Weak Mom
By Dr. Laura on July 17, 2021

Even though her daughter rejects her, Annie keeps trying to help her bratty, snowflake daughter become a happy, successful adult.   Dr. Laura: "Once your child grows up, it's her life to...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: How Feminists Think Women Should Approach Life
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2021

Based on the many calls you receive I have come to the following conclusions about the way feminists think women should approach life:

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm the Poster Child for What Not to Do
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2021

Trina is sad about her bad childhood and her impending divorce, and she blames herself for the way her life has turned out.   Dr. Laura: "You can't change the past, but you can work on...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Toddler Showed Me How to Cut the Cord
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2021

At the time I had my first son, I was still a teacher and was also an active member of my church. As he became a toddler showing his independence, I stopped teaching (because I didn’t...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: At What Age is Wearing Makeup OK?
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2021

Krystal's husband says their 4-year-old daughter should not be allowed to play with mommy's makeup, but Krystal remembers loving it too as a child and thinks there's nothing wrong.   Dr....

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Family

Email of the Day: My Family Is My Life’s Work
By Dr. Laura on July 14, 2021

I began listening to you more than 25 years ago, when my first child was born. I was the “strict mom” in the neighborhood, and it was reassuring to listen to you reinforce that I was...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Won't Talk to Us
By Dr. Laura on July 14, 2021

Hayley misses her nephew who she no longer sees since his mom isn't speaking to Hayley's family.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes there's no reasoning with an ungrateful person."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Has High Anxiety
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

Megan would like advice on how to help her 10-year-old son whose anxiety about playing competitive hockey is causing him to vomit before each game.   Dr. Laura: "Help your son relax with...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Every Night’s a Date Night At Our House
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

During breakfast one day, my husband and I heard a promotion on the radio where you could win dinner and tickets to a show. They called the promotion a “date night” giveaway. Without...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Miss My Friend
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

Sadie would like to support her childhood friend who is going through a hard time, but she's being rejected.   Dr. Laura: "Friendship is about mutual respect."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: How I Turned My Husband’s Bad Day into a Good One
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2021

My husband called me on his way home from work one day and said he had had a bad day and that all he wanted to do was come home, sit outside and have a drink. I was also on my way home...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Get Married, But How?
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2021

Kendall is 36 and finally ready to “find a nice guy,” but her past is interfering with her ability to be open and vulnerable in relationships.   Dr. Laura: "It can be difficult to give...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Can We Have a Phone?
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2021

12-year-olds Toland and Shaetuck want Dr. Laura's opinion on tweens and phones.   Dr. Laura: "Kids generally do not have the maturity and self-restraint to be responsible with...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Haven't Been “Real” With My Dad
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2021

15-year-old Beth needs help telling her father how she really feels about her parents' divorce and her dad shacking up with his girlfriend.   Dr. Laura: "You'll be disappointed...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Lost
By Dr. Laura on July 10, 2021

Erica's not happy being 30, jobless, overweight and promiscuous.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to choose respecting yourself over happy-in-the-moment."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Am My Kids’ Swim Mom
By Dr. Laura on July 9, 2021

When I was younger, I scoffed whenever you touted the virtues of stay-at-home motherhood. Working mothers were the heroes of our society! They have it all. Or at least everyone says so....

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overly Critical
By Dr. Laura on July 9, 2021

Christina wants to become less critical of her kids, friends and family because it's damaging her relationships.   Dr. Laura: "People are more likely to change when they think it's for...

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Family

Email of the Day: What I Learned From My Dog, Molly
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2021

Our dog, Molly, passed away last month. She was an integral part of our family and embodied loyalty, happiness and unconditional love. She was an energetic student willing to learn and...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband's OCD is Out of Control
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2021

Ann can no longer deal with her husband who gets explosively irritated with their children if he comes home and sees anything out of order in their home.   Dr. Laura: "People are more...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: A Formerly Nagging Wife
By Dr. Laura on July 7, 2021

I used to be a nagging wife. I gave my husband hell – “take out the trash,” “mow the lawn,” “put your shoes outside—they smell,” “Go to the store. Here’s the list, and don’t be gone too...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Stay, or Should I Go?
By Dr. Laura on July 7, 2021

Delia got pregnant and married at 18 and, two kids and ten years later, she is thinking of leaving her husband.   Dr. Laura: "Endure the less-than-perfect situation you chose for the...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: There’s No Better Place for Babies Than In Your Arms
By Dr. Laura on July 6, 2021

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I see a fair number of children up to five years old with delays of various kinds. I’ve also noticed the immense value of invested parents in...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Forgive My Dead Husband?
By Dr. Laura on July 6, 2021

Kathy's husband killed himself five years ago, and she wonders if she can ever forgive him for destroying their life together.   Dr. Laura: "The brains of the profoundly depressed lack...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sons Aren't Helping Me
By Dr. Laura on July 6, 2021

Barbara was a proudly independent, divorced mom who raised her two sons alone and she wonders why, now that she's sick, her grown sons aren't helping her.   Dr. Laura: "It can be hard...

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Call of the Day Podcast

Call of the Day Podcast: Top 40 Countdown
By Dr. Laura on July 1, 2021

We’ve processed all the data and ranked the calls from number 40 to number 1, and no surprise that the topics cover the gamut from family drama to dating to homeschooling to fears,...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I’m Using My Mothering Skills to Help Others
By Dr. Laura on July 1, 2021

My triplets left for college two years ago, and as a stay-at-home mom, I was left with only my youngest child. I thought my world would end because being a mom to four was the job I was...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: I Failed My Daughter and My Daughter Has Failed
By Dr. Laura on July 1, 2021

Since her parents split up, Karen's 15-year-old is struggling emotionally and has failed her freshman year of high school.   Dr. Laura: "Couples need to quadruple the effort they put...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Email of the Day: I Now Sleep With A Clean Conscience
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2021

I was “shacking up” with my boyfriend for over two years. I always felt it wasn’t right, but I did it anyway. Then I found your book “Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives"...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is an Alcoholic
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2021

Linda doesn't want to divorce her husband, but she needs help coping with his alcoholism.   Dr. Laura: "If you want to stay with a drunk, go to Al-Anon to become informed and supported."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Niece Hurts My Feelings
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2021

Zoi's relationship with her niece has been strained ever since Zoi married her niece's father-in-law.   Dr. Laura: "Let go of the things that are unimportant to your life."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: A Simple Plan
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2021

I heard you read a beautiful message from a woman who said her parents had been married 70 years, and you remarked that you didn’t think you’d heard of anyone being married that long. I...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our 3-Year-Old Won't Listen!
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2021

Ashley and Thomas are looking for ways to get their preschooler to be more obedient.   Dr. Laura: "You have to be clever and creative when parenting."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband Had My Back
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2021

My husband and I were at a Christmas party and our daughter was two months old. It was our first time out, and we weren’t planning on staying long. A friend of ours told me I looked...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm in a Really Bad Place
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2021

Marie was in a terrible accident and feels like her life is completely out of control.   Dr. Laura: "Yoga breathing can positively impact your mind and body and help you cope with...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Happy With My Current Situation
By Dr. Laura on June 27, 2021

Margaret moved in with a male friend after her divorce 12 years ago, and even though she's not thrilled with the relationship, she's not sure she can leave.   Dr. Laura: "Life is full of...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Overdosed
By Dr. Laura on June 27, 2021

Julie is ticked off about her father's recent drug overdose and doesn't know what to do.   Dr. Laura: "Bring your best and healthiest self to your marriage by leaving the past behind."

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Help My Kids?
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2021

Lily divorced her husband whose PTSD caused problems in the home, and she'd like to know how to help their two sons deal with daddy's anger when they're with him.   Dr. Laura: "Children...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Attention Please
By Dr. Laura on June 25, 2021

I started listening to you more than 25 years ago from the back seat of my grandparents' Buick when my younger brother and I would travel with them during the summers. Now that I have...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Defend My Mom Against My Sister?
By Dr. Laura on June 25, 2021

Sandy believes that her sister and niece are treating Sandy's mother improperly, but she's not sure what to do about it.   Dr. Laura: "Under no circumstances should you stand by and...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: Speaking Up Instead of Shutting Up
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2021

I always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom. I used to be a nanny, and the little girls I cared for craved their mom's love during the day, but got so attached to me that they would cry,...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I Put Others Before My Own Health
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2021

Shirley needs an operation, but she doesn't want to disappoint the people she works with by taking a leave of absence.   Dr. Laura: "You're no help to others if you let your health fall...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I'm a Changed Man
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2021

I was being a crabby, short tempered jerk, going to work early, staying late and coming home just long enough for a shower and some sleep. About a month into this stupid behavior, my...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Meet My Sister?
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2021

Sydney just discovered she has a half-sister thanks to an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, but she's not sure she wants a relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Simply having DNA in common doesn't mean...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is Done with Me!
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2021

Wayne's wife is ready to leave him after 17 years of marriage, and he's asking Dr. Laura if there's a way to fix what he broke.   Dr. Laura: "The time to work on a marriage is before one...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Thought That Changed Everything
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2021

After trying to conceive for three years, my husband and I got pregnant, but lost our baby a few weeks later. During that time, baby showers were torture. Birth announcements and baby...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Did I Make a Mistake?
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2021

Sarah is second-guessing her decision to break up with her boyfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let your emotions undermine intelligent decisions."

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Family

Email of the Day: We Stayed the Course
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2021

My husband and I have been married for nearly 36 years. Our kids saw our ups and downs, and they saw us choose to love and be committed to one another through it all. A few years ago,...

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