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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Out-of-Wedlock Son is Unhappy
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2022

Ben never married the mother of his first son and would like advice on how to make him more “comfortable” when he visits Ben's new wife and 5-month-old.   Dr. Laura: "Help your son express...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Support Led to Success
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2022

22 years ago, Dr. Laura encouraged Mike to start his own business so he could have more time with his growing family, and the results are inspiring!   Dr. Laura: "No success is sweeter than...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry About My Girls' Safety
By Dr. Laura on January 8, 2022

Michelle feels anxious about the safety of her two college-aged daughters and doesn't know how to handle her fears about something bad happening to them.   Dr. Laura: "Bring more joy into...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Let Go of My Balloon
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2022

You’ve said many things that have stuck with me over the years, but the one that stayed with me the most was when you suggested that a caller (who was deeply obsessed with something)...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Cancer Has Curbed My Sex Drive
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2022

Cathy has been fighting cancer and worries that she's not taking “proper care” of her husband because they haven't had sex for two years.   Dr. Laura: "Now is the time to move slowly and...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband, The Alpha Male
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2022

My husband used to drive his motorcycle to work every morning. One day, after he kissed me goodbye, I was awakened by a constant loud pounding on the doorbell. Since he had just left, I...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Hate Letting People Down
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2022

Diane has a hard time saying no to people, and it stresses her out to disappoint anyone.   Dr. Laura: "People who really care about you will respect your preferences."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Out of the Mouths of Babes
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2022

Children can be very literal in the way they interpret what you tell them. I wanted to share a few of my children’s comments.

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Sexually Selfish?
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2022

Vanessa's last two boyfriends have complained that she puts too much pressure on them sexually and she knows she might have a sex-related problem.   Dr. Laura: "Physical attention won't...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Feels Incomplete
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2022

Kyra's daughter died five years ago, and she and her husband wonder if they should foster, adopt or try to have another child.   Dr. Laura: "We cannot escape the pain of loss."

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Family

Email of the Day: You Helped Me Connect To My Dad
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2022

When I was 13 years old, my father left. My mother was ill and had many problems. She actually never left the house for a five-year period. Until I was in my late thirties, I never had a...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like More Sex
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2022

Since becoming parents to twins nearly four years ago, sex has been lacking between Steven and his wife. What can he do to get more?   Dr. Laura: "Women need mental, emotional and physical...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Beat the Odds
By Dr. Laura on January 3, 2022

Like many people, I did not have the greatest parents. I feel lucky to have found you at such a young age, because you helped to guide me. You gave me the courage to stand up for what I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Won't Change
By Dr. Laura on January 3, 2022

Julianne's marriage has had the same problems for forty years. Should she think about leaving him after all this time?   Dr. Laura: "With acceptance comes a lot of peace."

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YouTube

YouTube: Dr. Laura’s Night Before Christmas
By Dr. Laura on December 23, 2021

‘Twas the night before Christmas and St. Nick has a special message for you.  Also, check out Lego Dr. Laura delivering the mail to Frosty the Snowman!  I enjoyed building this Lego Winter...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son's Happier Out of Day Care
By Dr. Laura on December 19, 2021

After hearing Dr. Laura's message about the negative effects of daycare, Todd changed his hours to spend more time with his son and says he sees huge improvements.   Dr. Laura: "It makes a...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Tired of Keeping the Peace
By Dr. Laura on December 19, 2021

Linda is annoyed by her brothers who won't help with their elderly parents. Should she continue to keep the peace by swallowing her anger?   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to participate in...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Didn't Parent Me
By Dr. Laura on December 18, 2021

Melissa says she's angry over the lack of rules and poor guidance she got in her childhood and it's affecting her relationship with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "As an adult you are obligated...

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Call of the Day Podcast

Call of the Day Podcast: Top 40 Countdown (2021)
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 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, anxiety...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Our Attitudes Have Changed for the Worse
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2021

Sex outside of marriage and getting pregnant outside of marriage are nothing new. What is new is the attitude and reactions, which has made these problems much bigger in our culture....

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Are These Friends Worthy of My Time?
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2021

Lamar walked away from his childhood friends because they were unsupportive of his career endeavors, but now he's feeling nostalgic about them.   Dr. Laura: "Friendships are defined as...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Have to Make a Poor Choice
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2021

Recently, I had a conversation with my husband about our finances. I’m a stay-at-home mom, and he’s facing a salary cut and I’m worried about making ends meet. As we were wrapping things...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Counseling Isn't Working For Me
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2021

Sean has been in and out of therapy for twenty years trying to work on his insecurities, and it's causing trouble in his marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Treat your wife like she's the most...

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Ultimate Guide to Marriage

Dr. Laura's Ultimate Guide to Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2021

  How to Create a Relationship that Withstands the Test of Time  

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: My Stubbornness Hurt My Kids
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2021

I’ve been told that I am very stubborn. I married the wrong man and kept having kids with him thinking it would get better each time. Four kids later, it never got better – it only got...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: We've Lost Our Spark
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2021

Rachelle's husband feels neglected and unhappy with their marriage ever since she went back to work.   Dr. Laura: "Women hold the match when it comes to lighting a fire in their marriage."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: It FINALLY Registered!
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2021

36 years after his first drunken call to Dr. Laura, Marty calls back to apologize for the way he behaved.   Dr. Laura: "Taking responsibility for your actions is true growth."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband Is Better Than Any Fantasy
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2021

My husband and I have shared over 50 years of history, along with the commitment, love, respect, and memories of a lifetime together. He lets me be “me.” We’ve shared and joked about...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Alienating My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2021

Jane knows that she can no longer be in control when it comes to her adult daughter, but she tries to tell her what to do anyway.   Dr. Laura: "Give advice only when you're asked."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: My Son Was a Terrible Baby
By Dr. Laura on December 13, 2021

When I was pregnant with my first son, I worked and listened to you. I was on three waiting lists for day care, and didn’t think to consider quitting my job to stay at home. I had a...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Is Wimpiness in My DNA?
By Dr. Laura on December 13, 2021

Julia doesn't know if she's capable of changing her wimpy behavior and growing into the more confident person she'd like to be.   Dr. Laura: "Be yourself even if it risks disappointing...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: This is Not the Way I Want to Live
By Dr. Laura on December 12, 2021

Linda doesn't understand why she's choosing to live an unhappy life with a jerk of a husband.   Dr. Laura: "The most “stupid” thing a person can do is continue to repeat their “stupid”...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Guide My Son?
By Dr. Laura on December 12, 2021

After 10 years, Sue's son is toying with the idea of switching sports, and she wants to make sure advises him correctly.   Dr. Laura: "Some old comforts may be relinquished when you embrace...

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Dating

COTD Podcast: I'm Willing To Swim Through Shark Infested Waters ...
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2021

Ron calls in looking for advice on how to better connect with his girlfriend when Dr. Laura points out that he may be better off disconnecting from her altogether.   Dr. Laura: "Do you just...

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Silver Love Stories

Dr. Laura's Silver Love Stories
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2021

In 2020 I started asking my listeners who have reached their "silver" anniversaries (25 years) and beyond to share the secrets of their marriage longevity with me. These couples don't have...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Buck Up, Quit Bawling, and Deal With It
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2021

Since my granddaughter was around 3, she heard your program every time I had her in my car. She would comment occasionally on your advice, so I knew she was listening.   As a teenager,...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Tween Girls Are So Annoying!
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2021

11-year-old Dean is looking for Dr. Laura's advice on how to respond to the girls who frequently text him photos of themselves.   Dr. Laura: "Turn off the text feature and get on with life."

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Bad Childhood

My Book: Bad Childhood, Good Life 📖
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2021

Can you relate to Chuck? He's a caller that I featured in Bad Childhood, Good Life. Chuck felt stuck in the past, filled with pain from his childhood abuse. It was damaging the good life...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Pay Attention to Your Children
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2021

When I heard you tell a caller to “listen to your kids,” it struck a nerve with me. Children and spouses both love attention.   At the park today, a toddler was playing on the playground...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should My Sister Be Dating?
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2021

Karen's sister is dating less than a year since her husband died, and Karen thinks it's too early.   Dr. Laura: "It's never too soon to start a better chapter in life."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: A Car Wash Helped Me Clean My Soul
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2021

I recently got caught and now have to face a demon that’s haunted me for years. I’m retired from the healthcare field, but over the years, I started stealing medications to calm me. I...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Won't Retire
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2021

Diana has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease and is upset that her husband won't retire to spend more time with her.   Dr. Laura: "Find time in each day to enjoy life with the...

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stay-at-home mom

Blog: Do the Right Thing (For Your Kids)
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2021

I had a call last week, a husband and wife. I don't think she was enthralled to be on the line. He had been listening to me for quite a while, thinking. They...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want My Mother-in-Law's Help - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2021

In part 2 of this call, Dr. Laura speaks with Sarah's husband on how to best care for his family.   Dr. Laura: "A husband's job is to protect, even if it's from his own mother."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: The Little Things DO Count!
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2021

Recently, I heard you read an email from a listener who sent her husband out the door to work with a warm breakfast. I couldn’t remember the last time I did something like that, and my...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want My Mother-in-Law's Help - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2021

Sarah is pregnant with her second child, grieving her mother's recent death and dreading having her mother-in-law step in to help with the transition from one to two children.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I'll EARN the Right to Be My Children's Mother
By Dr. Laura on December 6, 2021

My sister-in-law and I both come from families that have a lot of money. We married brothers who also have a lot of money. I grew up with a couple of nannies, and I didn’t care for them....

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friends Are Doing Better Than I Am
By Dr. Laura on December 6, 2021

Tyler feels like he's behind in life compared with the friends he grew up with and wonders how he'll ever stop comparing himself to others.   Dr. Laura: "Every person has a unique path to...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Words Of Wisdom Corrected My Thinking
By Dr. Laura on December 5, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: Moana, molested by her mother’s fourth husband, believes she's the "bad person" ...    Dr. Laura: "A Light Bulb Went Off!" 

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Hope For A Mother Is Gone
By Dr. Laura on December 5, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: Suzy’s mom passed away from COVID-19 but she finds herself confused by both relief and grief.    Dr. Laura: "You are mourning the loss of hope." 

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Reach Out To My Father?
By Dr. Laura on December 4, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: Charlie hasn’t spoken with her dad since he was found guilty of being a sex offender!    Dr. Laura: "Never embrace evil for a dream or fantasy." 

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