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Am I Not Upset Enough About My Dad's Alzheimer's Disease?
February 27, 2020
Jennifer's father is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease but he is doing well under his wife's care. Now that things have "normalized" in Jennifer's life,she feels guilty that she doesn't still feel awful and full of grief. When are we allowed to feel happy again after a difficult time?
I'm Tired Of My Husband's Addiction To Chewing Tobacco
February 26, 2020
Sarah's husband has been chewing tobacco for more than 20 years, but Sarah says she has only known about it for the last 11 years. Now she's decided that she wants him to quit.
I Believe My Husband Has Forgotten My Birthday - Part 2
February 25, 2020
In part 2, Jenn tells Dr. Laura all the nice things her husband surprised her with on her birthday.
I Believe My Husband Has Forgotten My Birthday - Part 1
February 25, 2020
Did Jenn's husband really forget her 40th Birthday?
I've Become A Spoiled Brat In Adulthood!!
February 24, 2020
26-year-old Jonathan is a self-described "man child" who still lives at home. He thinks he's immature because his mom has spoiled him and given him money.
My Girlfriend's Family Doesn't Share My Values
February 21, 2020
16-year-old Joseph is dating a girl whose family disagrees with his parents' "strict" way of raising him, which emphasizes hard work and responsibility. Should Joseph go out of his way to keep a relationship with this girl if she and her family are so critical of his?
Should I Accommodate My Daughter's Vegan Lifestyle?
February 21, 2020
16-year-old Tori is vegan and has been butting heads with her meat-loving father to the point where he does not want to supply her with vegan foods. What are the rules, requirements, and responsibilities of both daughter and father?
Should I Fight To Get Custody Of My Nephew?
February 21, 2020
Samantha's 2-year-old nephew has been living with a foster family for 10 months and they would like to adopt him. Samantha has two grown-up kids and two teenage stepchildren who live part-time with their mom...should Samantha take her nephew from a stable home?
Is It Right To Seek More Affection In This New Relationship?
February 21, 2020
Steve is 50-years old and has been dating a woman for a short while. He says he's in "Love". Thankfully for Steve, Dr. Laura sets his head back on straight.
Despite Being In Remission, I Think About My Cancer Daily
February 20, 2020
Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and has had MANY life-threatening complications since then. Even though she has fought and won all her health battles, Michelle is having a tough time feeling positive and moving forward.
How Can I Defend Myself Against Mean Girls?
February 19, 2020
10-year-old Gracie is being verbally bullied by a new girl in her school who has the favor of other girls in Gracie's class. How and SHOULD Gracie respond?
I'm Contending With My Sexual Abuse Trauma
February 18, 2020
Maria was molested by her three brothers from the age of 3 to 15. Although Maria told her mother, her mother ignored the abuse because she feared losing her family. Years later Maria still struggles with the abuse and wonders whether she has "healed enough".
I'm At A Crossroads As A Cancer Survivor
February 18, 2020
At 50-years-old, Elizabeth is in college to change her occupation and is in stage 3 cancer remission. During this time her mother has been supporting her by paying her rent as Elizabeth finishes her degree and treatments. Now that Elizabeth is nearing graduation, her mom wants Elizabeth to move across the country and live with her. What factors should influence Elizabeth's decision and what should not?
My Friends Tease Me For Not Being On Social Media
February 17, 2020
10-year-old Reese does not have a social media account and his classmates make fun of him and tell him that he has an awful life! What negatives come with such an obsessive use of social media at a young age?
My Mom Thinks I'm Not A Good Listener
February 14, 2020
11-year-old London hates doing chores and conflicts with his mom are arising as a result. How can London find the motivation to do chores when the will is just not there?
My Boyfriend Frequently Ghosts Me When We Disagree
February 14, 2020
Elizabeth has been dating her boyfriend for 3 years and he has shown ZERO signs of planning to propose. In fact, he has expressed disdain for marriage. Knowing there is no future, why is Elizabeth sticking around?
My Husband Wants Sex All The Time!!
February 14, 2020
Kay and her husband have sex 2-3 times a week and have kept this number consistent throughout more than 20 years of marriage. Recently Kay has become annoyed by this frequency which only leads to HIS needs being met and she wants to install limits.
How Can I Be My Husband's Girlfriend?
February 14, 2020
Hannah says that she is her "kids' mom" but NOT her "husband's girlfriend" and that she hasn't felt romantically invested since her first child was born. If Hannah doesn't change her attitude and perspective could she lose her husband?
During My Pregnancy, I Felt Unloved By My Husband
February 13, 2020
Jennifer has been married for 5 years and they have a 3 year-old daughter. During her pregnancy, Jennifer's husband did not seem interested in having sex and it made Jennifer quite upset, to the point that she fears to get pregnant again and relive the lack of intimacy.
As A Woman In My 20s, You Changed My Way Of Thinking!!
February 12, 2020
Ashley thanks Dr. Laura for her book "How Could You Do That" which helped Ashley stop seeing herself as a victim and gave her the courage to take control of her own future!
My Husband Won't Cut Loose His Drug Addict Son
February 11, 2020
Karen's 29 year-old stepson is an alcoholic drug addict on probation due to a DUI and he is living with Karen and her husband. Even though her stepson is on probation, he still drinks in the house. Should Karen alert the authorities and get him out?
I'm Homesick After Moving Across The Country For Love
February 11, 2020
Lynn moved across the country away from her grown children at the behest of her second husband with whom she's been having problems, and now she is having serious regrets.
Should I Expect This Man To Change After 11 Years Of Dating?
February 10, 2020
Leann has been dumped again by her alcoholic and porn-addicted boyfriend of 11 years. How can Leann fight the urge to contact her ex and try to reconcile?
My Son Is Constantly Lying - Part 2
February 07, 2020
Gram and Mom call back to talk about the strategies Gram must employ to get all his schoolwork done and done well.
My Son Is Constantly Lying - Part 1
February 07, 2020
Gram is 8-years-old and is constantly lying in school to avoid punishment for not doing his assignments. How should Gram work with his teacher to get his school work done on time and stop feeling the need to lie about it?
Should I Reveal To My Kids That I Was Previously Married?
February 07, 2020
Beth is married to a wonderful man, and underwent a double mastectomy last year. Beth's cancer battle has brought her own mortality center stage and not wanting to have any "unfinished" business, she wonders if she should tell her two young children that she was previously married.
I'm Stuck Grieving Over The Passing Of My Cat
February 07, 2020
Sue's mother passed away a year and a half ago and after 72 years of marriage Sue's father was devastated. They rescued a cat to be his companion and they both fell absolutely in love. Sue's father is now in assisted living and sadly after living with her for a few months, the beloved cat had to be put down for health reasons. The grief of losing her mom, placing her dad in a assisted living, and the loss of her cat is weighing heavily on Sue's heart.
Should We Pay Our Kids As A Reward For Good Grades?
February 06, 2020
Lisa's 3 young children have all gotten excellent grades this semester and Lisa's husband wants to give them money for their accomplishments. Should good grades be monetarily incentivized?
I'm Scared Of Leaving My Family After Enlisting In The Marine Corps
February 05, 2020
Jackson is 18-years-old and is reporting for Marine Corps boot camp in 7 days. Jackson and his family are very emotional about his decision and he wants to leave on a happy note and make his parents proud.
I Need Help Teaching My Son The Importance of Making An Effort
February 04, 2020
Steve agrees with Dr. Laura that perseverance is at the core of accomplishment, but perseverance that turns obsessive can lead one down a rabbit hole of bad situations and missed opportunities.
My Mother Is Going Around Me Attempting To Reach My Children
February 04, 2020
Annie called Dr. Laura 5 years ago and after the call decided to cut out her family from her life. Annie's mom got her grandson's number and tried to make contact. After so many years, Annie is feeling hesitant that she made the wrong decision. Should she allow her extended family back into her immediate family's life?
I'm Sick Of My Classmate Copying Everything That I Do!
February 03, 2020
Chiya is 10-years-old and has an obsessive ex-friend who copies Chiya's actions to get her attention. How should Chiya deal with this awkward behavior?
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