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On The Job Hunt
September 20, 2019
Nancy is unemployed and she spends the majority of her day looking online for work. Recently, after picking her husband up from his work, he asked what she "does all day" which she took as confrontational and condescending. Was Nancy's husband just curious or showing his frustration?
You've Already Made An Impact On Me
September 20, 2019
Robert is a new listener to Dr Laura, and he calls to thank her for her words of kindness, knowledge, and wisdom.
Is There A Right Way To Mourn?
September 20, 2019
Amy's mom passed away 3 years ago. Amy has never bawled her eyes out in grief and is concerned that she is mourning the "wrong" way.
I Chose The Wrong Man
September 20, 2019
Annie did not choose wisely and her relationship with her husband of only a few years is spiraling. They have a one year old son and she wants to keep the family together for his sake but how can she make a "happy home" work with a man she does not love?
I Want To Renovate The House, But My Husband Said No
September 19, 2019
Cheryl has been married 20 years and she would like to renovate their 100+ year old home, but her husband is hesitant to do so. How can Cheryl convince him to agree to a long, expensive, and overdue renovation?
I Was Reluctant To Take Your Advice
September 18, 2019
Michael called Dr. Laura a year ago and thought the advice he received was "stupid," but it worked and ended up sparing his family from a long and ugly custody battle with his estranged birth parents.
Gaining The Confidence to Say 'No'
September 17, 2019
13-year-old Avery lacks the confidence to tell people around her "NO". Recently, she spent all her money at a local fair paying for her cousin to play games, an activity Avery didn't even want to do. Avery's mom admits that she also has a problem with confidence. How can this mother and daughter find their voice and finally start saying "NO"!!!
My Husband Wants To Be A Rock Star
September 17, 2019
Tina is 38 years old, has been married 14 years and has two kids. She and her husband are members of a cover band and her husband has taken it upon himself to become the sole guitarist in the band. A new guitarist, who is much better, has joined the band and now Tina's husband is expressing dismay and jealousy. How can Tina be supportive, but remind her husband that his main responsibility is to the health and welfare of his family and not being lead guitarist?
I Was a Shack-Up Honey
September 16, 2019
Elizabeth just got out of a 4-year relationship where she was "shacking up." Now that the relationship is over, she wants to know why it ended BUT Dr. Laura wants to know why she shacked up for 4 years in the first place!
When Should You Get A Prenuptial Agreement?
September 13, 2019
Jay is thinking about proposing to his girlfriend but he has kids and this would be his second marriage, so wants to get a prenup. Does asking for one show a lack of faith in the relationship?
Knowing What's Best For Your Family
September 13, 2019
Brittany's father-in-law is dying, and the family is driving to see him over the weekend. They plan to rent an RV and take the long drive in segments, but Brittany (who has small children) wants her husband to resist this idea because it's not ideal with small kids. Should Brittany go along with the overall plan or push back?
My Son Is A Sore Loser
September 13, 2019
11-year-old Ben struggles with feelings and expressions of anger particularly after he loses at a game or a sport. Dr. Laura explains to Ben that these mini "failures" are all necessary on the path of proficiency, achievement, and success.
Setting Expectations With Your Kids
September 13, 2019
Tony has difficulty communicating with his 14-year-old daughter regarding chores and her willingness to help around the house. Dr. Laura helps Tony organize his expectations and together they develop a list of his daughter's favorite activities AND chores that must be done in order to enjoy those activities.
My Brother Is Being Stupid
September 12, 2019
Deanne's brother is dating a woman who regularly abuses drugs, has slept with other men for drugs, and has even been incarcerated for attempting to physically harm him. Deanne's brother continues to see this woman and Deanne asks Dr. Laura if she should try to maintain a relationship with her brother or distance herself from a dangerous situation.
I Don't Want To Relapse
September 11, 2019
Erin is recently sober after years of alcohol abuse and she is feeling better than ever! Her family still drinks, and Erin wants to know how to navigate and maintain relationships with those who drink at every occasion without risking relapse herself.
Staying The Course
September 10, 2019
Mandy thanks Dr. Laura for advice that aided her in navigating and maintaining her marriage and relationships while she battled breast cancer.
Mean Kids At School
September 10, 2019
11-year-old Aiden is having trouble at school because the popular kids enjoy behaving meanly on a computer game and exclude kids like Aiden who don't join in their negativity. Is being popular really worth one's "soul"?
My Daughter Wants To Dye Her Hair
September 09, 2019
Martha's young daughter asked her why she cannot dye her hair or do other aesthetic things that she sees her mother doing. Is Martha's daughter in the right for asking this question and is this a really good teaching opportunity?
My Fiancé Won't Stop Buying Shoes
September 06, 2019
Nicole's fiancé has a large shoe collection and although he is in debt and needs a car, he continues to buy shoes. Nicole yelled at him for his most recent purchase and wonders how she should deal with this situation moving forward.
Marriage Maintenance
September 06, 2019
Jennifer is 49 and has been married since she was 17. She thanks Dr. Laura for 31 years of priceless advice that has helped her lovingly maintain her marriage and truly appreciate her husband for who he is.
Leaving Conflicts Behind
September 06, 2019
Kim thanks Dr. Laura for her advice with regard to dealing with confrontation. Now that Kim has been armed with the tools she needs to effectively deal with confrontation, no one has confronted her!
I Don't Want To Rock The Boat
September 06, 2019
Hillary is part of a social circle where everyone's kids and husbands are also friends. Hillary feels that one woman in particular is not reciprocating her friendliness and wants to know how to back off from this woman without damaging this tightly-knit friendship group.
Facing The Truth
September 05, 2019
Gloria's husband is in his 70s and he is experiencing hearing loss but refuses to address or acknowledge any issue.
My Marriage Wouldn't Be What It Is Without You
September 04, 2019
Kelley thanks Dr. Laura for her years of advice that influenced the behavior changes that saved her marriage.
Dealing With Loss
September 03, 2019
Lou's 21-year-old daughter has endured the loss of a brother, boyfriend and grandfather in close succession and is receiving therapy to cope with the losses. Last night her indoor-outdoor cat went missing and Lou found that the cat hat been hit by a car. Should Lou be forthright with his daughter about the most recent loss?
How To Deal With An Impatient Friend
September 03, 2019
Elise is 13 and she is part of a group chat. One friend in particular gets very impatient in the group chat if other members do not respond immediately.
In Praise Of Stay-At-Home Moms
September 02, 2019
During a recent family get-together, Jon publicly praised his relative who has chosen to be a stay-at-home mother. Turns out her decision to raise her child was heavily influenced by listening to Dr. Laura!
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