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I Regret Getting Married
June 19, 2019
Jessica and her husband have been married for 22 years. Jessica admits that the first 15 years of her marriage were challenging and she has yet to acknowledge the possibility that she made a mistake staying in the marriage or getting married in the first place.
My Friend Is Making A Mistake
June 18, 2019
Kate is ready to sever a 12-year friendship because her friend has decided to move in with her boyfriend who has severe substance abuse issues.
Fixing Past Mistakes
June 18, 2019
More than a decade ago, Dede was in a relationship with a bad guy while she was in graduate school. He was arrested for selling drugs, and Dede got caught up and arrested on a misdemeanor charge. The judgment against her was light, but it has affected her ability to find a teaching job more than a decade later.
Stop Being Overbearing And Pushy
June 17, 2019
Karen's son is 16 and a discus thrower, but his interest in discus is waning. Karen is insistent that he continues in the sport and wants to push him to try harder to gain future college scholarships.
My Family Didn't Even Try - Part 2
June 14, 2019
Margaret Part 2: Margaret's 15-year-old daughter speaks to Dr. Laura to give clarity as to why she and her siblings did nothing for their mother on Mother's Day.
My Family Didn't Even Try - Part 1
June 14, 2019
On Mother's Day morning, Margaret awoke to NO gifts or acknowledgment from her husband or her three children, and she is understandably offended and hurt.
When Friends Act Out
June 14, 2019
Anthony is 11 years old, and his good friend sometimes has outbursts when he is distraught or upset. During a recent episode, his friend included homophobic name-calling. A recent school shooting nearby may be the trigger for this, but Anthony wants his friend to stop acting out.
Remedy For A Sore Loser
June 14, 2019
Taylor's 7-year-old son is a bad loser and Taylor is worried that his unsportsmanlike behavior is not normal.
My Sister Is Always Mad
June 13, 2019
Alice is finding it difficult to keep a relationship with her sister whose anger is on a" hair-trigger".
I'm Not As Good As Other People - Part 2
June 11, 2019
Aaron comes to a very concise understanding of his feelings of inferiority.
I'm Not As Good As Other People - Part 1
June 11, 2019
Aaron has an ongoing sense of inferiority, despite being very eloquent, extremely thoughtful and intelligent. Dr. Laura helps him face his fears and put his perspective IN perspective.
How Do We Define Abuse?
June 10, 2019
Ed has had a tumultuous relationship with his mother. He wants to know how to move forward and stop letting her dictate his life.
Thank You, Dr. Laura
June 07, 2019
Larry calls Dr. Laura to express his gratitude for her help and guidance throughout his adult life.
Does Worrying About The Future Make For A Better Future?
June 07, 2019
Sharon has tried yoga and meditation to help with anxiety and frustration, but she still feels hopeless that she will never be happy again.
Which College Should I Go To?
June 07, 2019
Andreas is graduating high school at age 17 and has a few more days to decide what college to attend. With a good number of options to choose from, he's worried that he may make the "wrong" decision which is causing him to have anxiety.
Why Is Superficial Praise So Important To Us?
June 07, 2019
Marissa quit her job as a car saleswoman in anticipation of her first child. She frequently received praise at her job for her work ethic and sales acumen, but feels she is not getting the same praise from her husband now that she is preparing for life as a stay-at-home mom.
Why Do We Push People Away In Our Time Of Need?
June 06, 2019
Tiffany has been re-diagnosed with brain cancer and has had a very difficult time letting people be part of her life and help her during her brave battle.
Withholding Affection?
June 05, 2019
Terri and Rick have been married for 27 years and Rick has expressed that he doesn't feel that Terri shows him enough affection. Terri agrees that she hasn't been affectionate but in turn doesn't foresee herself changing.
I Had Sex Before Marriage - Part 2
June 04, 2019
Sasha tells her boyfriend that she is waiting till after marriage to have sex and his response is shocking!!!
I Had Sex Before Marriage - Part 1
June 04, 2019
Sasha is 22 and has listened to Dr. Laura since she was a young teenager. She just graduated from college and has been dating her boyfriend for a year. Recently, Sasha and her boyfriend started having sex and she wants to know how to tell her boyfriend she does not want to have sex again till she is married.
Love In The Face of Tragedy
June 03, 2019
Mike, a 62-year-old widower, has been dating a woman from church for 3 years. Mike is a "man's man" but now faces terminal prostate cancer and he doesn't want his girlfriend to "waste time" while he battles his illness. His girlfriend thinks otherwise.
Acting How Others Think You Should Act? - Part 2
May 31, 2019
In Part 2, Angie tells her husband she talked to Dr. Laura and is now ready to be authentic, by acting and speaking truthfully. Angie's husband is ELATED she finally feels free to be herself.
Acting How Others Think You Should Act? - Part 1
May 31, 2019
Angie has been married 21 years and has noticed that she says and does exactly what she thinks her husband would want. Is it time for Angie to be her true self?
What Are The Benefits Of Being A "Bitch"?
May 31, 2019
Debra grew up in a passive-aggressive household and has cultivated a catty and short-tempered personality that she describes as being "bitchy." After years of therapy, she hasn't been able to discard this personality flaw and she seeks Dr. Laura's help to change and salvage her relationships.
How Do We Move Forward From A Tragic Past?
May 31, 2019
Suzanne was sexually abused by her grandfather throughout her childhood. After more than 30 years of therapy, she is married and works to stop child abuse and neglect. Since her childhood, she has always had a difficult time being intimate and it is causing a rift in her marriage. What can Suzanne do to take back her intimacy after such a brutal history of abuse?
Stay Together For The Kids Or Call It Quits?
May 30, 2019
Pamela's husband suffers from a diagnosed anxiety disorder but refuses to get treatment even though the repercussions are devastating for their marriage. Pamela wants to know what she should tell her kids about their father's behavior and if she should even stay in the marriage.
Tattoo Gone Wrong
May 29, 2019
Bridget's husband already has two tattoos and they had planned for him to get a tattoo of her on his body. On their tenth anniversary, Bridget's husband surprised her with the already-completed tattoo. Bridget was surprised and underwhelmed. Should Bridget tell her husband the truth about her opinion of the tattoo?
Not Feeling the Sexual Spark? - Part 2
May 28, 2019
In Part 2, Rose says she does not feel that exciting sexual spark for her fiancé as she did for her random flings. Is this normal?
Am I Ready To Get Married? - Part 1
May 28, 2019
Rose comes from a negative family, and was unable to make many friends as a child. She has also struggled with anxiety. In her early 20's, Rose sought the attention of men through casual trysts and now that's she's engaged to a good man,she is nervous about the future nuptials.
Do You Have A Chronically Jealous Spouse?
May 27, 2019
Alyssa's wife accuses her of having workplace crushes and her wife's jealousy has cost Alyssa numerous jobs. When is it time to say enough is enough?
Can We Make Peace With The Past? - Part 2
May 24, 2019
Jessa finally told her fiancé about her decision to have an abortion eight years ago and his response will have you in tears!
Can We Make Peace With The Past? - Part 1
May 24, 2019
Eight years ago, Jessa had an abortion. As a person who is now strongly pro-life, that past decision still haunts her, but she has yet to tell her fiancé about it. How should Jessa go about sharing this struggle with her fiancé without it hurting their mutual trust and future together?
Is Your Spouse Helping A Family Member Misbehave?
May 24, 2019
Tanya's husband has allowed his grown-up son from a previous marriage to move into their home because he is experiencing 'marital problems.' While living at their house, the son has been actively cheating on his wife and Tanya wants him out.
Should Ex In-Laws Be Invited To Family Gatherings?
May 24, 2019
Kristin's sister separated from her husband over irreconcilable differences. But Kristin still wants to invite him over for holidays and large family gatherings.
What Is More Important?
May 23, 2019
Rebecca asks Dr. Laura if she should take her kids to see the new action hero movie instead of spending time with her dying friend.
Kindergarten Graduation?
May 22, 2019
Erin is a stay-at-home mom and her 6-year-old daughter is graduating...from kindergarten!! Erin is not comfortable with all the ceremony planned around moving on from kindergarten and does not want her daughter involved with an event that she finds superfluous.
I'm Being Manipulated
May 21, 2019
Henry's wife has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and their lack of accessibility to resources has severely hindered her treatment. The couple has 3 children together and looking back, Henry feels like he was manipulated in past situations and recent circumstances.
Is Jealousy Normal?
May 21, 2019
What if jealousy drives bad behavior? Tanya is 60 years old and her husband of 4 years has acted out in fits of jealousy. Tanya loves her husband and believes him to be a good man,but she's tired of his outbursts.
My Husband Is A Workaholic
May 20, 2019
Lee met her husband online and has been married for four and a half years. At first, her husband was sweet and attentive but soon after the wedding, he became work-obsessed and would rather travel for work and golf with coworkers than spend time with her. Lee is hoping there is a magic "cure" for him to change, but wonders if it's time to face the issue and possibly leave.
The Family Business Is Destroying Our Family
May 17, 2019
Kara is in business with her brother and she's tired of his verbal abuse at work. She isreluctant to walk away knowing it will drive a rift in her family and cause a financial hit, but her husband is tired of her being abused.
How Do I Explain This To My Child?
May 17, 2019
Denise has a 23-year-old daughter who is severely mentally ill and institutionalized. Denise's 8-year-old daughter (who never sees her sister) has asked why her parents "hate" her sister. How do they explain mental illness and, in this instance, the need to be protected from family to a child?
I'm Still Angry
May 17, 2019
A year ago, Maylan and her husband lost their newborn. They made the brave and emotional decision to donate their son's organs, which saved over seven children. Recently, Maylan received a heart-shaped "thank-you" box from the family who received her son's heart and it contained their son's heartbeat. Maylan feels the box is an incredible gift, but surprisingly finds herself angry.
Is Addiction Driving An Emotional Wedge In Your Family?
May 17, 2019
Payton is 10 years old and lives with her father and grandmother while her mother is in rehab for alcohol. During visits, her mother continues to blame and belittle Payton's father, while Payton wants the visits to be about their relationship and her mom's recovery and not about her dad.
Should Parents Distance Themselves From Their Children's Social Lives?
May 16, 2019
Angela is concerned that her 17-year-old daughter Halie, who is graduating high school, makes and then "loses" friends, so she has no one with whom to attend school functions. If Halie is ok to go to these school events alone, should mom back off?
Can You Move Forward When Trust Is Lost?
May 15, 2019
Khali quit smoking 4 years ago but has since started using e-cigarettes without telling his wife Jessica. She caught him smoking in the house twice and feels she can no longer trust him. How can trust be regained?
Is Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Productive?
May 14, 2019
Jessica went from being a working mom with 12 years of work experience to a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids. She is finding it difficult to accept that being a stay-at-home mom is as productive as her work life.
High School Drama
May 14, 2019
Cera's 17-year-old daughter is graduating from high school and to celebrate, Cera and her husband are throwing a party. Tensions have arisen over the guest list since the daughter has asked that her estranged paternal grandfather does not attend. Cera agrees with her daughter but Cera's husband does not. Should the family take the "high road" and extend a kind familial gesture?
I'm Not Satisfied
May 13, 2019
Cathy is a 73-year-old widow and she is now dating a 71-year-old. They go to movies, go out to dinners and have met each other's families but Cathy is concerned and saddened by the lack of physical intimacy between them.
My Friend Is Dating A Murderer
May 10, 2019
Terri's friend consistently makes bad decisions regarding men and most recently started "dating" a man in prison convicted of murder. Why does Terri befriend such a person and try to be her savior?
Children Need Someone To Rely On
May 10, 2019
Nanette is going through a messy divorce. Her middle son is aggressively acting up and she's concerned he's taking on his father's negative characteristics. She has decided to take extreme measures to protect her safety but wonders if it will jeopardize her relationship with her son.
What Happens When We Become TOO Involved In Our Children's Social Lives?
May 10, 2019
Robin is divorced and finds herself increasingly emotionally invested in her teenage daughter's dating life. Could the pain of her divorce cause her to live vicariously through her daughter?
Does A Single Moment Of Giving In To An Impulse Define Who We Are?
May 10, 2019
Brittany is 20 years old and just recently had sex with her boyfriend of a month. Brittany is absolutely distraught over what happened and doesn't know how she's going to move forward.
When Is Enough Actually ENOUGH?
May 09, 2019
Reagan is 11 years old and a boy in her class consistently touches her on the hand and back. She wants it to stop. How can she communicate this to him without hurting his feelings?
Your Were The Only Person Who Was Able To Get Through To Me
May 08, 2019
To get away from her abusive mother, Leigh moved out at a young age and crashed in the basements of people she didn't know very well. She was soon running with a bad crowd, and became an addict. When she was at rock bottom, by chance, she heard Dr. Laura say one sentence that helped her turn her life completely around.
Can Our Marriage Survive? - Part Two
May 07, 2019
An ineffective therapist may have driven the wedge deeper between Melissa and Zach arming them with buzzwords to 'attack' each other. Can reconciliation be made once somebody has been labeled an "Emotional Bully"?
Can Our Marriage Survive? - Part One
May 07, 2019
Melissa and Zach have been married for 5 years, have a 2-year-old, and their marriage is on the verge of collapse If neither one of them is willing to work out their differences, can this marriage survive?
When Is It Time To End A Friendship?
May 06, 2019
Amanda wants to end a friendship because her friend repeatedly makes bad decisions and life choices that get her into trouble.
Your Advice Changed My Life
May 03, 2019
Bruce called Dr. Laura to discuss his sobriety and the future of his marriage (which isn't conducive to his long-term recovery). He had to make some tough decisions in order to gain a sense of freedom.
I Miss My Cat
May 03, 2019
7-year-old Ava's beloved cat passed away, and every time she thinks about him or sees his picture she is overcome with sadness and cries.
My Son Is Being Hard On Himself
May 03, 2019
Jay's youngest son refers to himself as an "idiot" when he makes a mistake. Jay thinks this behavior may stem from a competition between his three sons.
What Do We Do When We Find Out Our Teenagers Are Having Sex?
May 03, 2019
Reggie's 16-year-old daughter snuck a boy in while her parents were away. After finding out they had sex, Reggie responded by pulling her out of school and sports, and sent her to live with her aunt and uncle. Did Reggie overreact?
How Much Are You Willing To Sacrifice For A Dream?
May 02, 2019
Josh is on his high school basketball team and has ambitions to play in the NBA, but he's having trouble focusing on drills outside of practice.
I'm Not Happy Anymore
May 01, 2019
Timothy and his wife got married when they were very young. He has grown "unhappy" with their marriage over the past 13 years and is contemplating leaving.
When Is It Time To Leave?
April 30, 2019
Elizabeth's husband of 15 years is verbally aggressive and disrespectful to her in front of their two children. Elizabeth wonders if it's time to leave the marriage.
What Should We Do When My Kid Shows Anger and Discontent?
April 30, 2019
Kevin's son from a previous marriage shows his discontent when he comes to visit. Kevin wants to know how he should handle his son's anger, and verbal disrespect towards his stepmom.
Hallucinating Or Being Manipulated?
April 29, 2019
Suzanne sought out professional help for "hallucinations" after her husband time and again would say something and then deny it ever being said. Is Suzanne the victim of passive aggressive behavior?
A 10-Year-Old Calling For Advice About Life?
April 26, 2019
10-year-old Diego calls Dr. Laura to get her best advice for someone in his stage of life.
How Do We Give Motherly Advice When Our Children Are Adults?
April 26, 2019
Kara's son is moving home after college; but has been giving her pushback when she gives motherly advice.
Is Making New Friends A Daunting Task?
April 26, 2019
9-year-old Skylar is sad because a friend she's had since 1st grade is no longer being friendly. Now she is trying to summon the courage to make new friends.
You Helped Me Get Sober
April 26, 2019
Chris is celebrating 3 years sobriety and calls to thank Dr. Laura for her tough love advice that saved his life.
How We Speak To Our Children Is Important
April 25, 2019
After listening to Dr. Laura for 6 months, Melissa has begun to prioritize her children more than ever. She calls to share how Dr. Laura has changed her life, and her two daughters lives for the better.
Marriage 101 Is Changing Marriages And Lives!
April 24, 2019
Amy was involved in a horrific car accident at a young age and has put off surgery that would relieve some of her pain. After watching Dr. Laura's Marriage 101 video course she has found the courage to take control of her pain.
What Do You Do When You Have A Controlling Mother?
April 23, 2019
Dylan feels like his mom is trying to compete with his girlfriend for his attention. It is beginning to drive a wedge in his relationship and he doesn't know what to do.
Do We Have A Choice To Keep Going?
April 23, 2019
After a battle with cancer, Sara felt like she didn't have a choice but to be in pain. She shares how Dr. Laura helped her refocus.
When Should We Feel Guilty?
April 22, 2019
Eve had to put her mother in a nursing care facility due to dementia. She can't help but feel guilty and calls Dr. Laura for perspective.
What Is Our Meaning In Life?
April 19, 2019
Harper has been contemplating her importance in life. Ready to face the truth, she calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Should We Have To Explain Ourselves To People?
April 19, 2019
Laura had a fabulous job for 27 years and decided to take a year off. Now that her sabbatical is over, her family keeps asking what she has to show for her time off.
Family Business Causing Tension Within The Family?
April 19, 2019
Nicole's son works for the family business and there is mounting tension between father (the boss), and son (the employee).
Should We Intervene When Strangers Are Behaving Badly?
April 19, 2019
Debbie witnessed a mother at the supermarket berating her two teenage sons and felt compelled to step in. Dr.Laura explains what Debbie should do the next time she sees someone acting inappropriately.
What Happens If We Never Get To Reconcile With An Estranged Parent?
April 18, 2019
James's relationship with his mother was extremely strained due to her addiction and life choices. James always thought there would be time to reconcile with his mother, but after her recent passing, he has no idea how to feel.
How As Parents Do We Reassure A Child Who Is Fixating On Our Death?
April 17, 2019
Susan and her husband adopted a child in their late 50s and now 11 years later their son is expressing his fear that they will die soon.
Part 2: How Do We Reintegrate A Recovering Addict Child Back Into The Family?
April 16, 2019
Sandra played her previous call with Dr. Laura for both her children causing her eldest son to have a powerful moment of reflection and action.
Part 1: How Do We Reintegrate A Recovering Addict Child Back Into The Family?
April 16, 2019
Sandra's 25-year-old son has been sober for 5 months and would like to move home. Her 16-year-old is protesting, because his brother has a history of being verbally abusive and relapsing when he's given his way.
I Don't Want To Have Any More Children
April 15, 2019
Marie and her husband have 3 children. Her husband wants to have more kids, but she is happy with what they have. Feeling like they are at an impasse, Marie calls Dr. Laura for help.
I'm Caught In The Middle Of My Son's Abuse
April 12, 2019
Louise's son has been assaulting his wife. She called the police the first time she saw it happen and now gets calls from the wife's mother whenever he lashes out.
How Can We Move Forward When We Are Consumed With Grief?
April 12, 2019
Jolee recently became a widow. She usually compartmentalizes emotions, but now she is concerned that grieving and crying in front of her young child is unhealthy.
Do You Feel Like Past Abuse Is Hindering Your Happiness?
April 12, 2019
Erin has a self-described awesome life. But the memory of her abusive, alcoholic father is causing her to question her resolve when confronted with a challenge or dilemma at work.
Are Political Debates Causing A Rift In Your Family?
April 12, 2019
Cindy and her sister are on different sides of the political spectrum and have had an unspoken truce for a few years. Recently her sister is pushing Cindy's buttons on political topics and she is afraid that this will hurt their relationship.
How Can I Be Happy With What I Have?
April 11, 2019
Susie has one child and she cannot help but feel depressed because she wants more. Dr. Laura reminds Susie what the Tenth Commandment really means.
How Can I Prepare My Family For Life Without Me?
April 10, 2019
Jenna has a terminal illness and has been focused on helping her family take steps to plan for a life without her. She calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Can Two People From Fractured Families Create A Happy One?
April 09, 2019
Carly and her fiance both come from troubled families. As their wedding draws closer and family drama continues, Carly calls Dr. Laura for her perspective.
Will My Boyfriend Ever Stop Being Lazy?
April 09, 2019
Ashley is concerned that her 22-year-old boyfriend has lazy tendencies that he will never grow out of. She enjoys him as a boyfriend, but is he husband material?
How Do We Cope With And Accept Chronic Health Issues?
April 07, 2019
Karen is in remission but she has lingering effects that require her to put her legs up when sitting for long periods of time. Now she can't help but feel self-conscious.
Why Is My Dating Life Going Nowhere?
April 05, 2019
Chelsea is actively online dating and the results have been less than ideal. Dr. Laura helps Chelsea see why she hasn't been getting anywhere with these dates.
Where Has Being Greedy Ever Gotten You?
April 05, 2019
Greg made risky business deals in the hopes of reaping a large reward. Now that it all turned out to be a scam, he is having trouble facing his family and himself.
Has Your Good Teenager Started Making Some Bad Decisions?
April 05, 2019
Kim's teenage daughter has recently been taking advantage of her privileges. Having had enough of the flippant disrespect to her parental authority, Kim calls Dr. Laura for help.
Can Praising Children Be A Negative?
April 05, 2019
Maureen is hurt and confused that her adult son has recently criticized her for giving him so much praise as a child. He believes her behavior has hindered him in his adult life.
How Do We Maintain Normalcy When Our Child Is Sick?
April 04, 2019
Natalie's son is battling an aggressive disease. Her entire family's world has been turned upside down and Natalie wants to maintain a semblance of normalcy for the sake of her marriage and her children.
How Can I Keep The Past From Holding Me Back?
April 03, 2019
Anne has severe guilt over the relationships she lost or injured during her battle with bipolar disorder. Unable to find trust in herself, she does not know how to move forward.
Are You An Overzealous Sideline Parent?
April 02, 2019
Julie's husband likes to scream and yell from the sidelines at their son's sports games. She's worried that her husband's behavior is bordering on abusive.
Do You Have A Jealous Spouse?
April 02, 2019
Lila thought that getting married would "cure" her spouse's jealousy. Now the wedding has passed and things have only gotten worse. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
How Can You Stop Being Upset and Concerned?
March 31, 2019
Anne Marie has stopped supporting her estranged father who refuses to use the chances he's been given to stabilize his life. Should she feel guilty?
Is The Passion Gone?
March 29, 2019
Alyssa finds herself exhausted after work, leaving her feeling anything but romantic. She calls Dr. Laura to see if her marriage may be in jeopardy.
Is Being A Perfectionist Making You Miserable?
March 29, 2019
Lisa has a successful online career, but she's finding that the stress of being "the best" is bringing her down and ultimately driving a wedge in her marriage.
Ignoring Red Flags?
March 29, 2019
After 40 years of marriage, Jeanne's husband refuses to quit smoking pot and drinking. Jeanne is unhappy and she wants OUT!
Should You Help A Family Member Even If They Are Doing Something Morally Abhorrent?
March 29, 2019
Susan's son has left his wife and two-week-old son for another woman. He has asked Susan if he can move back into her home.
What Is Irrational Guilt?
March 28, 2019
Vicky is mourning the loss of her dachshund she had for 15 years. She is feeling guilty for being more upset over her dog than the death of her estranged mother. Dr. Laura helps Vicky define grieving and its purpose in our lives.
When Is it Time to Tell A Family Member No?
March 27, 2019
Sydney has helped support her sister for years, and her husband has finally had enough. Dr. Laura helps prepare Sydney for the push-back she will endure from her family.
Can We Ensure That We Don't Get Hurt Anymore?
March 26, 2019
Melissa just left a difficult two-year relationship. She talks to Dr. Laura about wanting to move forward with healthy and thoughtful intention.
Dealing With Depression and Anxiety
March 26, 2019
Jessica is having a difficult time coping with bouts of crying. Dr. Laura helps her consider the impact her "uncontrolled emotions" have on her children.
When Does The Future Start?
March 25, 2019
Christina's boyfriend of two years has yet to propose and she's concerned that "intimacy" issues are hindering their future together.
Do I Have A Child I Didn't Know Existed?
March 22, 2019
Cerino recently saw a picture of his ex with a young woman. He has a gut feeling that this woman could be his daughter. Dr. Laura helps Cerino define what the concept of "DAD" truly means.
Is It Time For A Bigger Nest?
March 22, 2019
Emily's husband plans to get his inheritance early so that they can buy a bigger house. Dr. Laura provides some much-needed perspective.
Why Can't My Dad Be Nice To Me?
March 22, 2019
Lisa has spent her entire life seeking kindness from her father. Dr. Laura helps her gain some much-needed perspective.
How Do I Tell My Children That They Are Adopted?
March 22, 2019
Mary wants to tell her two adopted children that they have another biological sibling. She calls Dr. Laura for insight.
I Want Separate Bank Accounts
March 21, 2019
Regina and her husband can't agree on how to handle their finances. Regina calls Dr. Laura to get to the root of the problem.
I Need To Tell My Kids That We're Getting A Divorce
March 20, 2019
Jennifer calls Dr. Laura who helps her plan out the difficult conversation she must have with her kids about her impending divorce.
I'm Having Second Thoughts...
March 19, 2019
Jared is at an impasse regarding his future with his long-term girlfriend. Dr. Laura sets him straight.
I Don't Want To Be Sad Anymore
March 19, 2019
After a successful battle with brain cancer, 12-year-old Renee calls Dr. Laura because she is done living with sadness.
I'm Tired Of Being A Mom To My Mom
March 18, 2019
Janice has acted as the adult in her relationship with her parents. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Our Business Is Running Our Marriage Into The Ground
March 15, 2019
Wendy and her husband have run a business together for years, but they don't see eye-to-eye on some matters, and she's tired of the daily battles. Wendy wants her marriage more than the business, but she's unsure how to express this to her husband without tanking their relationship.
Why Are My Friends Always Complaining?
March 15, 2019
Megan's female friends aren't as happy being single as she is. She is confused by their negativity, and it's putting her relationships with them in jeopardy. In need of guidance, she calls Dr. Laura.
My Friend Is Being Nasty To Me
March 15, 2019
Day has a friend from school who has started to degrade her regularly. Dr. Laura helps her to see the truth.
Did I Do The Wrong Thing?
March 15, 2019
When Michelle found out that she had a half-brother, she decided she wanted to meet him. After meeting him, her mother never spoke to her again. Conflicted by feelings of guilt, Michelle calls for insight.
My Husband Doesn't Talk To Me Anymore
March 14, 2019
Kelly and her husband have been having a hard time connecting. Wanting to save her marriage, Kelly calls Dr. Laura for help.
I Broke The Cycle
March 13, 2019
Magen has superseded her parents' poor example and has made a wonderful life. She can't help but feel guilty, however, about the progress she has made.
Special Edition: I Was A Self-Centered Wife
March 12, 2019
In this thank you call, Jenna explains how taking the advice she got from Dr. Laura has bettered her family in many ways.
I'm Worried About My Children's Safety
March 12, 2019
Laura fears that her children might not be safe being around her brother. Should she continue to allow him to be around her kids?
My Sister And I Have A Bad Relationship
March 12, 2019
Heidi is miserable over her relationship with her sister. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
My Husband Is Disrespecting Me
March 11, 2019
After getting into an argument about their yearly vacation, Sharon's husband has decided to only take his son and leave her behind. She calls Dr. Laura for her perspective.
My Sister Is a Snowflake
March 08, 2019
Michelle's 18-year-old sister is asking to move in with Michelle and her husband. She calls Dr. Laura for no-nonsense advice.
How Can I Trust My Husband Again?
March 08, 2019
Cyndy and her husband are working on their marriage after infidelity. They are making progress but she is having trouble letting herself trust him.
What Do I Do Now That My Marriage Has Ended?
March 08, 2019
After being cheated on by her husband multiple times, Victoria's 23 year marriage has ended. She calls Dr. Laura for advice.
My Husband Is In Denial About Our Son
March 08, 2019
Stephanie's son is autistic and her husband is having a hard time accepting that their son will have limitations. She calls Dr. Laura for guidance.
My Bachelorette Party Felt Like High School
March 07, 2019
After four old friends from her high school acted horribly at her bachelorette party, Kayla is at a loss for what to do.
I Don't Want To Be Touched
March 06, 2019
With the recent birth of her baby, Kelly has struggled with wanting to be sexually intimate with her husband. How can she light the spark again?
I Overspent On A Gift For My Wife
March 05, 2019
Kevin bought his wife a gift, but he knows it cost more than he should have spent. He calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Thank You For Your Wisdom
March 05, 2019
Larry is seeing the successes of the Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands daily. He called Dr. Laura to share the details.
Should I Keep Giving My Friends Advice
March 04, 2019
Lisa's friends call her all the time to vent. She gives them advice, but they never follow through.
Special Edition: You Can Learn A Lot About Being A Good Parent From Caller Keri
March 01, 2019
Keri is insisting her son become a man by taking responsibility for himself. At 22-years-old, he thinks he has all the power to make good life decisions.
I Want A Real Relationship - Part 2
March 01, 2019
After taking time to process the huge breakthrough he had in his first call with Dr. Laura, Cory calls back to share what he has learned.
I Want A Real Relationship - Part 1
March 01, 2019
Cory has been holding himself back in relationships due to a fear of heartbreak. He calls Dr. Laura for insight.
I Don't Want To Be A Snowflake
March 01, 2019
Marcus called previously with his parents to see if he was engaging in "snowflake" behavior. After taking the hard truth to heart, he calls back to share his progress.
Am I Ready To Give Up My Job?
March 01, 2019
Katie has had terminal breast cancer for a few years now. She is still working full time, but thinks it may be time to walk away.
A Letter To My True Father
February 28, 2019
Sheryl has had a revelation about her father and is ready to move on from the hurt and anger she holds towards him. She calls Dr. Laura to see if she is taking a step in the right direction.
I've Been Trying To Prove My Worth
February 27, 2019
Kim has known from a young age that her mother intended to terminate her pregnancy. After spending her whole life trying to prove that she was worthy of keeping, she calls Dr. Laura with a breakthrough.
I'm Tired Of Repeating Myself!
February 26, 2019
Natasha is sick of her children not listening to her when she asks them to take responsibility. She calls Dr. Laura for guidance.
My Marriage Has Been On The Back Burner
February 26, 2019
Sara's husband went out of town for both his birthday and Valentine's Day. Should she still give him gifts even though their marriage has been rocky?
How Do I Avoid A Divorce?
February 25, 2019
Angela and her husband have been contemplating getting a divorce but have hesitated because they have two kids. Angela calls Dr. Laura to see if there is a way they can avoid splitting up.
If My Mom Was A Bad Parent, Why Do I Miss Her?
February 22, 2019
Sarah has been estranged from her mother for years; but has recently found out that she passed away. Now she can't help but feel that the sadness she feels is misplaced.
My Husband Is A Hoarder
February 22, 2019
After 20 years of hoping her husband's behavior would change Debbie is finally fed up with his clutter. She calls Dr. Laura to see if there is a solution.
How Can I Be A Good Wife?
February 22, 2019
Amanda's husband has just lost his step-mom. She calls Dr. Laura to see how she can be a good wife to him through this time of grieving.
I Want To Break Up With My Boyfriend
February 22, 2019
Monica just found out that her boyfriend is planning her a surprise party for her birthday. The only problem is she has been planning on breaking things off. She calls Dr. Laura for advice because she doesn't want to hurt his feelings.
Having A Relationship With My Mom Isn't Worth The Pain
February 21, 2019
Jacqueline hasn't had a great relationship with her mom. She's still angry and disappointed with her mother not being a great parent. She calls Dr. Laura for guidance to see if she should cut her losses.
I Need To Kick Out My Granddaughter But I'm A Chicken
February 20, 2019
Bessie was nice enough to allow her granddaughter to move in, but she has now overstayed her welcome. In need of some extra courage, she calls Dr. Laura.
How Can I Explain My Choices To My Mother-In-Law? - Part 2
February 19, 2019
After following Dr. Laura's advice and talking her mother-in-law; Brittany calls back to give an update on what happened.
How Can I Explain My Choices To My Mother-In-Law? - Part 1
February 19, 2019
Brittany's mother-in-law continually complains about little things, like her use of cloth diapers. She wants to put a pin in the criticism without offending her mother-in-law.
My Friend Just Passed Away
February 18, 2019
Lori is having a hard time controlling her emotions after her friend passed away. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Week Of Love: How Do You Move On When You've Lost The Love Of Your Life?
February 15, 2019
Ever since his wife died from cancer, Steven has been struggling to pick up the pieces and move forward with his life. What is he doing wrong?
Week Of Love: My Ex Told Me She Is Still In Love With Me
February 15, 2019
Chris's ex-fiancée is calling him saying that she still loves him even though she is now married to another man. What should he do?
Week Of Love: My Date To The School Dance Just Professed His Love To Me
February 15, 2019
Gigi's friend set her up with a guy to go to a school dance, and after just one encounter, he professed his love to her. Should she still go to the dance with him?
Week Of Love: I Love Her, But She Lies
February 15, 2019
Matt has been with his girlfriend for almost a year and he's concerned about her consistent pattern of deceit. He loves her, but the constant lies she tells make it hard to trust her and he's not sure what he should do.
Week Of Love: I'm Afraid To Give My Wife The Love She Deserves
February 14, 2019
Denny knows he has been a jerk towards his wife, but he's afraid of what might happen if he makes himself vulnerable. How can he get over his fears and be a better husband?
Week Of Love: Were We In Love? Or Was It Just Lust?
February 13, 2019
After 6 years of marriage, Ben and Erin aren't happy and not sure if they were ever in love to begin with. Dr. Laura guides them through honoring their commitment to each other so they can find happiness again.
Week Of Love: Why Do I Keep Dating Bad Guys?
February 12, 2019
Macy keeps making poor choices in men. Why does she go after men who continue to hurt her?
Week Of Love: I Fell In Love With Someone New After Growing Apart From My Wife
February 12, 2019
Jerry feels like he and his wife have grown apart and he has started seeing a younger woman. He's conflicted between this new love and his commitment to being a father and husband to his family and calls for advice.
Week Of Love: I Feel Like My Fiancé Doesn't Really Love Me
February 10, 2019
Jessica has accused her fiancé John of not showing her real love in their relationship. Where should this engaged couple go from here?
I'm Turning Into My Dad
February 08, 2019
Allison's father gave her constructive criticism as a child; now she is doing the same thing to her son. Worried about hurting his feelings, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
I'm Worried About My Son's Behavior At School
February 08, 2019
Crystal's son got in trouble at school for something he claims he did not do. She calls Dr. Laura to see if he should start seeing the school counselor.
I Don't Love My Stepson
February 08, 2019
John has a hard time expressing feelings of affection for his stepson the way that he does to his own children. Is it wrong for him to feel this way?
My Sister Tells Me Everything I Do Is Wrong
February 08, 2019
Julie's sister is overly critical of her choices. Fed up with the constant scrutiny, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
I Want To Help My Daughter
February 07, 2019
Karen is worried about her daughter who has been medically discharged from the National Guard. She calls Dr. Laura for advice.
I Resent My Mom
February 06, 2019
Jessica has noticed that she is often very mean to her mom. Worried about her behavior, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
I Got Too Involved In My Friend's Drama
February 05, 2019
Yolanda's friend vents to her daily and while she usually tries to stay out of it, she finally broke. After telling her friend that her husband sucks, Yolanda is worried that she shouldn't have said anything.
It's The Third Anniversary Of My Mom's Death
February 05, 2019
Sheri has been having recurring dreams where her mother is still alive. She calls Dr. Laura to see what may be causing her to continue having these dreams.
My Husband Told Me I Need Help
February 04, 2019
Katy keeps lashing out at her husband without being provoked. Afraid of ruining her marriage, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
I Don't Want To Deal With My Ex's New Wife
February 01, 2019
Jeanne had an altercation with her ex-husband's wife at her daughter's wedding a year ago. Now that her second daughter is getting married, she is worried that the drama will continue.
My Daughter Doesn't Appreciate Her Mom
February 01, 2019
Chris is worried that his daughter is not appreciative of her mother. He calls Dr. Laura to be sure that he is doing everything she can to raise her right.
Should I Stay With My Husband For The Sake Of Our Kids?
February 01, 2019
Jennifer did not choose wisely and has ended up in a marriage with an abusive husband. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
I Feel Smothered By My Husband
February 01, 2019
Emily feels overwhelmed by the amount of affection she receives from her husband. Dr. Laura helps her unpack why she is so intimidated by his show of love.
What Do I Do with Myself?
January 31, 2019
Jessica raised her kids as a single mom. Now that her youngest is off on her own, Jessica doesn't know what to do with her time.
Will I Ever Be Able to Have a Relationship with My Brother?
January 30, 2019
Cindy wants to have a relationship with her brother but feels like none of her efforts are paying off. Dr. Laura helps her to see the true reality of her situation.
We Caught Our Son in a Lie
January 29, 2019
Preston lied to his parents about finishing his homework and then overslept because he stayed up all night texting. The family calls Dr. Laura to see what punishment fits the crime.
I'm Worried About My Husband's Anger
January 29, 2019
Ronnie is quick to anger over small things. His wife Melissa is beginning to worry about his behavior. They call Dr. Laura for help.
Am I Finally In A Good Place?
January 28, 2019
Jeanine has been married six times, starting at the age of 15. Now that she is finally in a good marriage, she can't help but beat herself up for her past mistakes.
Nobody Is Buying My Arts and Crafts
January 25, 2019
Susan has found herself losing the joy she once gained from crafting because she has been unable to sell any of her creations. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
I'm Afraid to Take A Chance
January 25, 2019
Lynn and her husband are thinking about moving away, but they are worried about losing their friends and sense of home.
My Husband and Son Are At An Impasse
January 25, 2019
Gait is home from college for winter break and feels his father is being unfair about expectations for him. Gait and his mom call Dr. Laura for advice.
Should Sam Give in to Her Husband's Demand for Sexy Photos?
January 25, 2019
Sam's husband has threatened to withhold sex from her if she does not give him sexy pictures whenever he requests. At a loss for what to do, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
What Should Casey Do When Her Mom Talks Trash Behind Her Back?
January 24, 2019
Casey, a self-proclaimed "Momma's Girl" has just found out that her mother has been talking badly about her behind her back. After prioritizing her mom for so many years, Casey wonders why she would do this.
Michelle Learned That Marriage Means You Don't Have to Go It Alone
January 23, 2019
Every few months, Michelle shuts down and won't let anyone in. It is beginning to affect her marriage so she calls Dr. Laura for help.
Megan Doesn't Want Her Bad Childhood to Ruin Her Married Life
January 22, 2019
Megan grew up in a very negative home with lots of yelling. Now if she ever feels like her husband is raising his voice, her defenses go from 0 to 60.
Now That Katie's Mother Is a Grandma, Can She Change Her Stripes?
January 22, 2019
After having kids, Katie decided to give her not-so-great mother another chance. She realized her mother hasn't changed at all, and is beginning to regret that decision. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
My Daughter's Friend Is a Bad Seed
January 21, 2019
A neighborhood friend of Tracy's 8-year-old daughter stole a toy from their home and continues to behave badly. Tracy calls Dr. Laura to seek advice on how to handle this friendship.
Whitney's Sister Is Pregnant, but She's Not. How Can She Cope?
January 18, 2019
Whitney and her sister were both trying to get pregnant, but were having infertility issues. While Whitney is still struggling, her sister has announced her pregnancy. She calls Dr. Laura to talk through her feelings.
Should Kaitlin Insert Herself into Her Divorced Parents Drama?
January 18, 2019
Kaitlin's father has just told her that he is planning on proposing to his girlfriend. She calls Dr. Laura to ask if she should give her mom a heads up to avoid drama.
Don and His Family Are Being Ignored by His In-Laws
January 18, 2019
Don's in-laws have little time for his family, yet always seem to be available for their son's family. Dr. Laura helps him see why his brother-in-law gets all the attention.
My Mother Is Competing With My Husband For My Affection
January 17, 2019
Previous caller Emily gives an update on her last call where she told Dr. Laura she was homesick. She solved that problem by spending more time on her marriage. But now her mom and brother are pushing back.
How Can I Get My Husband to Stop Working So Much?
January 16, 2019
Jill is worried her husband is stretching himself too thin because he never has time to spend with her. Dr. Laura opens Jill's eyes to other reasons he might not be prioritizing her.
Tammie Wants To Stop Being Controlled By Her Feelings
January 15, 2019
Tammie is stuck in a routine of keeping herself busy to bury her feelings. Dr. Laura helps her make a life changing breakthrough.
My Husband's Drinking May Cost Him His Job!
January 15, 2019
Jennifer's husband of 16 years is going into rehab for his drinking problems after being threatened by his company. Dr. Laura helps her to dig deep and find the reason why she has put up with his drinking for so long.
My Mom and I Are Both Getting Divorced
January 14, 2019
Priya is in the midst of her own divorce and now her parents are getting divorced as well. They're leaning on her shoulder, but she's getting no sympathy in return.
My Husband Is Grieving the Loss of His Father
January 11, 2019
After sharing the success story of her previous call with Dr. Laura, Brittany enlists her help once again. Her husband has recently lost his father and she wonders how she can best support him.
Should People Post Our Pictures Online Without Our Permission?
January 11, 2019
Vicky has a strict "no phones" policy with her children. But one of her son's friends posted a video of him on social media without asking him first. Vicky calls Dr. Laura for guidance.
How Can I Get Comfortable with the Loss of What Is Comfortable and Familiar?
January 11, 2019
Emily and her husband moved away after getting married. It has been 7 months now and Emily finds herself missing the familiarity of her hometown. Dr. Laura helps her retrain her thinking.
Sometimes Digging Down Deep to Truly Understand the Source of Your Troublesome Feelings Is the Best Therapy
January 11, 2019
Carl gets angry with himself for the smallest things. Dr. Laura helps him realize what the cause of these outbursts truly is.
My Son Asked Me Why I Haven't Gotten a Divorce
January 10, 2019
After finding Dr. Laura, Mary realized that she did not choose wisely. Now her 16-year-old son is noticing the way her husband treats her as well and is asking her why she hasn't ended the marriage.
Plans and Dreams Often Have to Change in Time
January 09, 2019
Naomi and her husband have two kids, but recently she has been wanting to have a third. She knows they cannot afford to have another child and is having trouble coping.
Meeting My New Nephew Is Bringing up Painful Childhood Memories
January 08, 2019
Ashley is planning to go back to her hometown to meet her 6-month-old nephew. But recalling her rough upbringing has her conflicted.
Am I Overreacting to Red Flags?
January 08, 2019
Jenny has started noticing some possible red flags in her relationship. Dr. Laura helps her to see the bigger picture.
How Do I Give My Parents Upsetting News?
January 07, 2019
Reid and his wife (who are Mormons) have decided to leave the church because they no longer believe. Reid calls Dr. Laura to ask how he should break the news to his parents.
I've Been Buying My Son's Love
January 04, 2019
Laura and her husband have been making the relationship with their adult son happen by giving him everything he needs. Dr. Laura helps her to realize what she needs to do.
How Can I Stop Procrastinating?
January 04, 2019
Jessica keeps putting off tasks at work. She knows they need to be done, but fears that she may not be smart enough to complete them. Dr. Laura helps Jessica dig deep to reveal what has been holding her back.
How Do I Find My Purpose?
January 04, 2019
Bryden is 21-years-old and is still searching for his purpose in life. He calls Dr. Laura to ask for help as he feels that time is fleeting.
Am I Taking Too Big of a Risk?
January 04, 2019
Chuck thrives on knowing that everything will work out. Now that he has decided to make a change with his job, he has lost his feeling of comfort. But can he cope with his fear of the unknown?
I Feel Anxious All the Time
January 02, 2019
After winding up in the hospital two years ago, Angelo has been struggling to see the good in life. He calls Dr. Laura to find out how he can deal with all the pressure.
15.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Ex Keeps Telling Me She Still Loves Me
December 21, 2018
Chris's ex-fiancee is calling him saying that she still loves him even though she is now married to another man. What should he do?
14.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Doesn't Want Me To Go On Trips Without Him
December 21, 2018
Evonne often goes on trips with her best friend. But her husband, Michael is starting to feel like second fiddle. They call Dr. Laura for advice.
13.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Kids Have No Respect For Me
December 21, 2018
After years of trying to cater to her kids, Cheryl no longer feels like an authority figure in her home. What can Cheryl do to turn the tables?
12.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Stopped Speaking to Me. What Should I Do?
December 21, 2018
Lynn and her husband haven't spoken in 24 hours after having a huge blowup on the phone. What's Lynn's next move?
11.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Bridesmaids Bailed On Me
December 21, 2018
Lindsey's bridesmaids all dropped out of her bridal shower at the last minute. Is she right to be upset?
10.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - I've Been Keeping A Secret from My Wife
December 21, 2018
John has a secret from before he was married that he hasn't shared with his wife. Should he tell her now or continue to keep it to himself?
9.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Doesn't Notice Me Anymore
December 21, 2018
Jamie's husband works all day and when he comes home, he is too tired for sex. What can Jamie do to bring the spark back?
8.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - How Do I Tell My Sister She Upsets Me?
December 21, 2018
Susannah gets upset when her sister speaks badly of their parents and upbringing. What happened while they were growing up to cause her sister's hatred?
7.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - How Should I Respond to My Son's Hurtful Words?
December 21, 2018
Marie found a letter that her 17-year-old son wrote to his teacher saying that he is much closer to his dad than his mom. How should Marie approach him about it?
6.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - How Can I Learn To Be Less Frustrated And Irritable?
December 21, 2018
DeAnne is quick to annoyance and anger and slow to let it go. Why does she get so riled up over small things?
5.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Has A Sexual Addiction
December 21, 2018
After giving her husband chance after chance, Alma doesn't think she can stay married to him anymore. What should she tell the kids?
4.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - I Compromised My Values For A Guy
December 21, 2018
Katelyn has been making poor decisions since she started dating her boyfriend. She and her mother, Monica call Dr. Laura for help.
3.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Got Mad at Me for Private Messaging Other Men
December 21, 2018
Josie has been trading private messages with male friends from her past, much to her husband's chagrin. Is Josie being inappropriate?
2.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - Should I Confront the Man Who Molested Me?
December 21, 2018
Justin was molested by his father's friend as a young boy. Now 21, Justin wonders if he should confront him...
1.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Got Lunch with a Former Female Co-Worker
December 21, 2018
Rebecca is upset with her husband, Michael, for going out to lunch with a woman who used to work with him. However, Michael doesn't understand what the big deal is. Did Michael cross the line?
I Can't Keep My Husband Happy
December 21, 2018
Erica and David have been married for 10 years and have 2 children. Erica thinks that it's her fault that David isn't happy and has become exhausted trying to please him. She says that David is happy one moment, then questions why they're together and threatens to divorce her in the next. David says that he doesn't want to leave and won't divorce her, but he doesn't feel appreciated and thinks that she ignores him. They call in together to ask Dr. Laura for advice.
Am I Doing the Right Thing?
December 21, 2018
Lyndsey's grandmother sent her a text that has left her feeling very guilty. Dr. Laura helps Lyndsey to realize what her real priorities are.
My Son Is Getting on My Last Nerve
December 21, 2018
Jenny's 13-year-old son has been disrespecting her. She is starting to lose patience with his behavior and calls Dr. Laura for guidance.
Thanks to You I Found My Dream Job
December 21, 2018
Janice called previously because she felt stuck in her career. After taking Dr. Laura's advice she calls back to share her success story.
I Wish I Had The Energy To Do More
December 20, 2018
Sarah has been sick for several years and is working with a team of doctors to get better. Though she has very little energy to do much beyond the basics, she does her best to find peace and succeeds at keeping her husband happy. He is supportive and takes care of their family, but she wishes she had more to give and calls for advice.
Should I Go Home For Christmas?
December 19, 2018
Debra has been married for 3 years and they recently had their first child in August. They are considering going to visit her parents for Christmas, but they live 3 hours away and Debra isn't sure if they should travel with their new baby.
What Can I Do About My Husband's Odd Behavior?
December 18, 2018
Julie's husband retired several years ago and has started to develop odd behaviors with his diet and keeping their home sterile. When she travels out of state, he has started getting rid of furniture. She's become concerned and calls for advice on what to do.
How Do I Handle My Passive-Aggressive Mother?
December 18, 2018
Nicole has always had a difficult relationship with her mother. When she and her sister weren't able to coordinate a time for both of their families to travel to their parents' house for their mother's birthday and to receive their Christmas money, their mother told them to forget it and she would just mail them a check. Nicole has tried to be accommodating, but this behavior is typical for her mother and she isn't sure how she should handle it.
How Do I Fix My Relationship With My Oldest Child?
December 17, 2018
Rita has three children, aged 24, 19, and 16. She is struggling to get along with her oldest daughter and isn't sure what she can do to fix their relationship. Should she keep trying to change things between them or just take it for what it is?
My Niece Started Calling Me Mom
December 14, 2018
Stephanie's sister is upset because her daughter has started calling Stephanie mom. She calls Dr. Laura to find out how to handle this sticky situation.
My Boyfriend Hired His Ex
December 14, 2018
Cathey and her boyfriend have been together for a few years. But Cathey has just recently found out that he hired one of his ex-girlfriends to work for him. Dr. Laura helps her realize why he might have hidden it in the first place.
I Resent My Biological Parents
December 14, 2018
Anthony was adopted by his aunt and uncle when his biological parents gave him up at 2 weeks old. His parents are now trying to be in contact with him, but he's still angry and resentful that they gave him up but kept his two older brothers. Should he hold on to his anger?
Thank You For Helping Me Focus On What's Important!
December 14, 2018
Ranay called 6 weeks ago about her lack of intimacy with her husband while she has been going through breast cancer treatment. Dr. Laura advised her to stop being hard on herself and to communicate with her husband. Something flipped in her once she started talking to her husband about her concerns. She started working out on her own and with her family and it has helped her focus her mind. She calls to thank Dr. Laura for helping her be mindful of what is truly important in life.
My Husband and I Don't Agree On Our Children's Schedule
December 13, 2018
Alison and her husband have disagreed about how to raise their children for years. She likes to keep a schedule with them, especially when it comes to bedtime, but he doesn't agree with her and won't back her up. She has considered counseling and calls Dr. Laura to find out what to do.
I Don't Want To Raise a Snowflake
December 12, 2018
Nicole has a 25-year-old son who she has promised to support through college. He ended up taking the "long path" and ultimately quit college to get his yoga teacher certification. She has been paying all of his bills, including rent, but he is about to get his certificate and she isn't sure how to cut off his financial support.
My Wife Found Out That I've Been Unfaithful
December 11, 2018
Mark and his wife have been married for over 20 years and he has cheated on her with more than one woman. His wife recently found out and he is willing to do whatever it takes to save his marriage. Dr. Laura asks if he is only willing to change because he was caught and places him on hold to think about how he will replace the excitement he felt from sneaking around.
I Thought My Parents Didn't Want Me When They Put Me In Daycare
December 11, 2018
Joey had a horrible experience when he was briefly put in daycare as a child. He didn't understand why and thought that his parents didn't want him anymore. He calls to tell Dr. Laura his emotional story and support that no child should ever be put in daycare.
What Can I Do About My Sadness?
December 10, 2018
Laura is having a tough time and thinks she might be mildly depressed. Her oldest daughter recently left home to go to college and though she misses her daughter, she is mostly sad that the job of raising her is over and calls Dr. Laura for advice.
I'm Having Issues With My Bipolar Disorder
December 07, 2018
Sylvia was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago and began taking medication that made her miserable, so she stopped. She recently had an episode and her psychiatrist put her back on medication. It's making her feel terrible again and she isn't sure what to do. Dr. Laura encourages her to keep trying and explains how she can explain her illness to her two sons.
Did I Overstep With My Son and His Future Wife?
December 07, 2018
Nancy's 32-year-old son is getting married for the first time to a 32-year-old woman who was married before, and their family is worried about the turbulent relationship. When her son and his future wife asked what Nancy would be able to contribute to the wedding, she said she would only help them out if they agreed to go to premarital counseling. Her son is willing, but his fiancee is furious and Nancy is now worried that she might have overstepped her boundaries.
I Realized I Was Wrong About Abortion
December 07, 2018
25 Years ago, Lisa was 27-years-old, unmarried with no kids, and working full time. Her co-workers would casually discuss their children having abortions and she didn't think much about it at the time. Her view completely changed when she went with her sister to her 16 week ultrasound and heard those two little heartbeats. She realizes that she was being fed the wrong information and has been pro-life ever since.
I Realized I Was Wrong About YOU Dr. Laura!
December 07, 2018
When Rachel and her husband bought a new car with SiriusXM, she noticed that her husband was listening to Dr. Laura. She thought that Dr. Laura was rude and told her husband she didn't want to listen. She eventually gave the show a chance and changed her opinion when she realized the depth of the conversations that Dr. Laura has with her callers. She has now been listening for 8 years, is a stay-at-home mom and no longer sends her kids to daycare.
Should I Break Up With My Boyfriend When I Leave For College?
December 06, 2018
Brianna is 17, comes from a broken family and currently lives with her grandmother who doesn't provide her with any guidance. She is going away to college in 5 months and is having mixed emotions about staying in a relationship with her boyfriend of 4 years when she leaves. She is worried about being alone, so Dr. Laura advises her on how she can morph her relationship with the boy and learn to be on her own.
How Do I Say No To My Family Members?
December 05, 2018
Christy has issues with her family, her mother and brother in particular. She thinks that she needs to set boundaries with them, but Dr. Laura advises her on what she actually needs to learn to do.
I'm Worried I Will Regret Not Helping My Alcoholic Father
December 04, 2018
Nikki recently found out that her alcoholic father has health issues and that her cousin is taking care of him. She never had a good relationship with her father, but she is worried that she will regret it if she doesn't try to help him and calls Dr. Laura for advice.
My Promotion Is Giving Me Anxiety
December 04, 2018
Kelly was promoted to a top position at work this past July. She has been handling the normal stress that comes with a promotion, but recently has become worried that she is a fraud and anxious that she shouldn't have gotten the job in the first place.
My Sisters Don't Get Along--What Should I Do About Christmas?
December 03, 2018
Lesha gets along with her 3 sisters, but they don't get along with each other. They're all a little extreme while Lesha tends to be more amicable and easy going. She is married with two kids and is starting to plan for the holidays, but she isn't sure how to deal with her sisters constant drama. Dr. Laura advises Lesha on how to handle the holidays like an adult.
My Husband Doesn't Want To Spend Family Time Together
November 30, 2018
Sonya ia a stay-at-home mom of two children, aged 2 and 5. She has tried getting her husband to spend a day with her and their kids as a family, but he doesn't want to participate and would rather do his own thing instead. She feels like this problem isn't fixable and calls for Dr. Laura's advice on how to get her husband to spend more time with her and their children.
My Husband Has Changed, But I Still Have A Wall Up
November 30, 2018
Tracey and her husband bought an investment property 3 years ago that ended up being more work than they expected. The stress and financial pressure caused her and her husband to argue and their relationship suffered. Now that they have sold the property, her husband has become a different man and is now more playful and relaxed. She is still feeling hurt from the mean things he said to her and hasn't been able to let down the wall she built up. She calls to ask Dr. Laura if she is handling the situation properly.
Should I Try To Get My Family Back?
November 30, 2018
Debra was married to her now ex-husband for 10 years and they had 3 kids together. They went to marriage counseling for 2 years before she decided to give up and file for divorce 10 years ago. Now, after listening to Dr. Laura's program, she realizes that she was the problem in her marriage and that the divorce was a huge mistake. She would like to reunite with her ex-husband and calls for Dr. Laura's advice.
Do I Hire My Other Son?
November 30, 2018
Cindy and her husband have twin sons and run their own HVAC company. They employ one of the twins, but the other son would like to leave his current job and work for the family business as well. They're concerned because they have enough issues getting one son to work and know that bringing in his twin would cause more chaos.
My Daughter Doesn't Want To Invite Her Sister To Her Wedding
November 30, 2018
Linda has two adult daughters that don't get along. One has always been petty and controlling while the other has tried her best to placate her sister. The animosity between the sisters has escalated and the bratty daughter doesn't want to invite her sister to her upcoming wedding. Linda is paying for the wedding and isn't sure what to do to make the situation work.
Am I Overreacting About My In-Laws?
November 29, 2018
K.D.'s sister-in-law and family have some serious issues, including DUIs and infidelity. One of her nephews threatened to kill her daughter, but her sister and mother-in-law are being dismissive about the seriousness of the threat and she is angry. K.D. would like to limit her children's exposure to these family members and her husband agrees with her, but she isn't sure what she should do with the holidays approaching and calls to ask if she is overreacting.
I Feel Like I Have No Purpose In Life.
November 29, 2018
Sara was a nurse before she had her two children. They are both older now and she has been trying to find a part-time job while they attend school. She has become depressed because she can't find anything and feels like she has no purpose in life. Dr. Laura advises her on what she can do to feel more valuable.
I Can't Stop Thinking About What If...
November 28, 2018
Rachel has been divorced for 4 years and has 3 small children. She strives to be the best possible mom and keep her kids safe, but she can't stop thinking about how things could go wrong. She feels like she isn't enjoying her time with her kids and call to ask how she can stop thinking negatively.
My Son Doesn't Want To Visit a Classmate With Cancer
November 27, 2018
Kelly's son became fast friends with a group of boys his age when they moved to a new neighborhood. One of the friends joined the football team and started treating Kelly's son badly, so he stopped being friends with the boy. That boy now has cancer and the family is encouraging friends to visit to cheer him up, but Kelly's son is still holding a grudge and refuses to visit.
My Wife Wants To Be Buried Next To Her Previous Husband
November 27, 2018
Jeff and his wife are in their 50's have been married for 12 years. He recently discovered that she plans to be buried next to her deceased husband, with whom she had 4 children. She says that her children would be upset if they couldn't visit both of their parents graves together, but he is upset that she won't be next to him when they pass and calls to ask Dr. Laura if he's being selfish.
Can I Take a Break?
November 26, 2018
Joanna has been trying to do everything she can for her veteran husband and has become very overwhelmed. Her doctor has told her to take some time away from work, but she doesn't feel like she can give herself permission to do so. Dr. Laura digs deep and helps Joanna realize why she doesn't feel worthy of a break.
My Marriage Hasn't Improved After 22 Years
November 23, 2018
Vanessa's husband of 22 years has anger issues that stem from a condition that causes him chronic pain. She has been in therapy for a while to try to make her marriage work and he has been going with her for the past year, but things have not improved and she isn't sure what to do. Dr. Laura asks Vanessa to think about why she made the mistake of marrying him in the first place and what she can do to make her life better.
I'm Hesitant To Marry My Boyfriend
November 23, 2018
Whitney is 25 and has been dating a man for two years. They have been discussing getting married but she is questioning if they should. She wants to have kids of her own someday, but he already has a 4-year-old son and feels that it wouldn't be the right thing to do. Dr. Laura advises her on what the outcome might be if she were to start a family with him.
Will My Husband Change or Should I Go Through With My Divorce?
November 23, 2018
Lynn has recently filed for divorce from her manipulative and controlling husband. He has always had to get his way but he says he can change and that he will go to therapy. She is also going to therapy and trying to be stronger, but she isn't sure if he will actually change so they can be happy together. Dr. Laura helps her to see the reality of her situation and what needs to happen.
My Parents Want Me To Attend a University, But I Can't Afford It
November 23, 2018
Sarah is 18 and lives with her father while she attends community college. Her parents want her to attend a university, but she is already struggling to pay for school as it is and calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Should I Donate My Kidney?
November 22, 2018
Eric and his wife have been friends with a woman for a year who has kidney failure and needs a transplant. They decided that Eric would donate a kidney to her and started the process, but his kidney wasn't an exact match. He could still donate his kidney to a stranger, which would match their friend with a kidney from someone else, but his wife is now hesitating about the process since it wouldn't be going directly to their friend. He wants to help, but is now questioning if he should go through with it.
I Cut Off My Manipulative Parents and Now I Feel Guilty
November 21, 2018
Lynn had called previously about her manipulative parents and Dr. Laura encouraged her to stick up for herself. She recently decided to block their numbers and remove them from Facebook. She calls to follow-up and asks Dr. Laura how she can let go of the fear that she won't have an opportunity to talk to them before they pass away.
My Family Has Too Many Relatives To Visit During the Holidays
November 20, 2018
Will and his wife of 18 years have 3 kids of their own and have adopted his wife's late sisters 2 kids. His wife's parents have been divorced for years and don't get along. He is fed up with the chaos and has started dreading the holidays because he's tired of having to drag their 5 kids around in order to accommodate everyone. Dr. Laura gets straight to the point and advises him on how he should handle the holidays from here on out.
My Son Wants To Know Who His Biological Father Is
November 20, 2018
Amanda's son is 14-years-old and she has been with her husband for 12 years. A few years ago, her son started asking who his biological dad is but Amanda hesitated to tell him because the father wanted her to terminate the pregnancy. She fears that her son would try to contact him, so she told her son she would tell him when he's older. She calls Dr. Laura to ask when and how she should explain the situation to her son.
I Started Treating My Husband the Way I Wanted To Be Treated and It Worked!
November 19, 2018
Tami's husband would come home from work stressed and she was never sure what mood he would be in when he arrived. She started greeting him at the door and telling him that she missed him. Everything changed and he started sitting down with her to talk about her day and even started helping her in the kitchen. Tami was amazed at how easy it was to treat her husband the way she wanted to be treated and calls to thank Dr. Laura for the relationship changing advice.
What Do I Do About My Overbearing Mother?
November 16, 2018
Hayley has always lived close to her family, but has decided to finally move 6 hours away to live close to the beach. Her mother has always been overbearing with her and the rest of their family but has now been sending hurtful messages non-stop to her. Hayley is ready to either cut contact or set boundaries, but she has always wanted her mother's approval and she's not sure if she's making the right choice.
My Girlfriend Won't Help Plan For Our Future Together
November 16, 2018
Alan has been dating a woman for 3 years and they have a 1-year-old child together. He has tried to discuss what their plans for the future are, but he's concerned about her hesitancy and he thinks she might still be hung up on her past. He calls to see how he should handle it.
I Can't Stop Thinking About My Ex
November 16, 2018
Amy was dating a man about 20 years ago, but broke it off to be with her now-husband. She knows she made the right choice, but she is ashamed because she still constantly thinks about her ex and feels like she is betraying her husband. Dr. Laura helps Amy realize why she keeps thinking about this other man and what she needs to do.
Am I Being a Grouch or Is My Wife Being Annoying?
November 16, 2018
Rob recently heard Dr. Laura telling women to stop being annoying and he decided to call in. He gets annoyed when his wife asks him "Should I...?" or "Should we...?" questions because he feels that they open up discussions about things he doesn't care about. Dr. Laura guides him through examples of these moments to help him learn how to better talk with his wife when she asks these questions.
Why Do My Husband and I Fight So Much?
November 15, 2018
Courtney and her husband have been married for 5 years and argue a lot. They both have attitudes and aren't very nice to each other when they're having discussions or trying to get things done. Dr. Laura helps guide Courtney on how to adjust their conversations based on their vows and not their attitudes.
Why Don't My Friends Like Me?
November 14, 2018
Marissa's husband noticed that she either thinks that everyone hates her or she hates them. She recently had a problem with a friend who she felt drop-kicked her, but she hasn't reached out to find out why. She is having a hard time making friends and is now being defensive about it and calls for advice.
How Do I Stop Lashing Out at My Friends and Family?
November 13, 2018
Victoria was quiet and introverted when she was in school and was bullied as a result of it. She now finds herself lashing out at the people closest to her. She knows it's not fair, but she isn't sure how to change.
My Family Doesn't Respect Me and I Shut Down
November 13, 2018
Maria gets angry and shuts down when she feels like her husband and kids don't understand her or things don't go the way she thinks they should. She feels like they don't validate her and are mean about it, but is that truly what is happening? Dr. Laura talks to Maria and gets down to the root of the problem.
I Resent My Husband For Not Wanting More Kids
November 12, 2018
Lois is 42 and is married with two kids. She always felt like she should have had more children, but her husband was adamant that he didn't want more. Now that she is past the point of being able to, she finds herself resenting her husband for the decision and isn't sure how to come to terms with it.
Thank You For Helping Me With The Guilt of My Father's Sexual Abuse
November 09, 2018
Tom called previously to talk to Dr. Laura about his feelings of guilt for not appreciating the good things his father did when he was a child, despite being sexually and physically abusive. Though he originally became defensive at Dr. Laura's words, Tom broke down and sobbed after the first call. He called back to thank Dr. Laura for opening his eyes and giving him a sense of freedom that enabled him to recognize that his father's behavior was not okay.
Am I Overreacting?
November 09, 2018
Cathy's 13-year-old daughter passed away about 3 years ago and her husband left her within that same year. She stayed single for almost 2 years before she started dating again. She had been dating a man for about a year, but recently she found a list in his phone detailing things she should accomplish before she is marriage material. They are no longer together but she is worried that she might be overreacting and calls for advice.
I'm Struggling To Support Myself and I Feel Hopeless
November 09, 2018
Amy is 52 and has been divorced 3 times. She currently has two master's degrees, but hasn't been able to find a job in those fields. She's done well working in sales, but lost her last position when she was injured and unable to do the job anymore. She's having a hard time finding a job and is discouraged by all of the younger applicants for the same positions. She calls Dr. Laura to find some hope and a way to focus.
Thank You For All of Your Wisdom Over The Years!
November 09, 2018
Wendy is 29 and has recently gone through a break-up, but the wisdom she has gained from Dr. Laura over the past 4 years has helped her be strong and have clarity. She knows what to look for and what it should be like when someone truly cares about you, but she also knows that sometimes love isn't enough. Her ex-boyfriend was a great guy, but he wanted only to focus on his career. Wendy calls to thank Dr. Laura for everything she has learned.
My Kids Are Moving Away From Me After College
November 08, 2018
Catherine is a stay-at-home mom and has been listening to Dr. Laura for about 30 years. She calls because she thought she raised her kids well, but they're now moving to other states as they graduate from college.She is sad that she doesn't have the relationship with them that she thought she would and calls Dr. Laura for help on how to process missing them. Dr. Laura helps her to realize that she has done her job well.
How Can I Be More Consistent in School?
November 07, 2018
Magali doesn't have a problem meeting deadlines at work, but she has trouble getting up and getting things done for school. She hasn't flunked out yet but wants to be more consistent in school so she can get her degree and be promoted at work. She calls to find out what is wrong and what she can do about it.
Is It Time For My Addict Brother-In-Law To Move Out?
November 06, 2018
Jerry and his wife let his brother-in-law move in after he overdosed on heroin. It's been two years now and Jerry thinks that it's time for his brother-in-law to leave, but he's worried it might be too soon and would feel responsible if he relapsed after moving out.
My Wife Has Changed Her Mind About Our Retirement Plans
November 06, 2018
Ken is 58 and has been married to his wife for 35 years. They had always planned to retire and move to the country, but Ken feels that they have grown apart and his wife now wants to stay in the city. He tells Dr. Laura that he is a workaholic and hasn't said "I love you" to his wife in five years. She advises him on how to repair the broken relationship with his wife.
What Do I Do About My Drama-Mama?
November 05, 2018
Tiffany's mom is always complaining and causing drama and her husband is starting to get irritated when Tiffany grovels to her. She knows that she can't change her mom, but she wants to find a solution to the drama so that she can keep her husband's respect. Dr. Laura has Tiffany role play how the conversation with her mom should go to help her prepare.
I Found My Biological Father. Now What?
November 02, 2018
Jeremy's mom got pregnant with him when she was a teenager and he never knew his biological father. His stepfather adopted him when he was young and has always been there for him, but Jeremy recently found out who his biological father is and that he has a half-brother. He's not sure what to do now with this new information and calls in for advice.
My Husband Is Dying and I Don't Know What To Do
November 02, 2018
Karen and her husband have been married for 20 years. They had planned to retire to Florida, but he was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2012 and then lung and brain cancer in 2016. He was depressed that they weren't going to be able to move, so she packed up and they moved. She has established some friends there but as his health continues to disintegrate, she can't imagine her life without him and isn't sure how to cope.
Should I Continue To Work In Education?
November 02, 2018
Lisa is feeling disheartened and isn't sure about her career path. She is currently a librarian but feels that the education system has changed and has become more difficult. She is considering getting re-certified as a teacher, but wonders if that is her true path.
My Mother-In-Law Won't Stop Talking About Her Missed Inheritance
November 02, 2018
Lisa's mother-in-law constantly talks about an unresolved issue with her siblings regarding an inheritance. It makes Lisa uncomfortable and she doesn't think it's any of her business. She calls Dr. Laura for advice on how to talk to her mother-in-law.
I Do What I Love Because of You!
November 01, 2018
Dr. Laura recently asked her listeners to tell her who they would like to be for 10 minutes. Amy called in and said she'd like to be Shalane Flanagan, "a fast-as-lightning" long distance runner. Amy is training for her 3rd marathon and listening to Dr. Laura while she trains has gotten her through the pain and exhaustion of training. Dr. Laura asks her to report back after her upcoming marathon.
What Can I Do About My Panic Attacks?
October 31, 2018
Sophia is 34 and has struggled with anxiety and panic attacks for years following a traumatic domestic violence issue. She's been going to therapy but she is still having problems with flashbacks that send her into panic mode. She doesn't know what is triggering the episodes now and calls in with her mom to find a solution. Dr. Laura explains why Sophia is still experiencing these attacks and helps her understand what she needs to do to feel better.
Should We Move Away From Close Family for My Husband's Career?
October 30, 2018
High school sweethearts Eric and Kristen are contemplating relocating for Eric's career. But they are worried about moving their two kids away from their grandparents. What should they do?
Should My Family Go On Vacation With My Parents?
October 30, 2018
Vanessa's mom is overbearing when it comes to parenting her 10-year-old autistic son. Her mom and dad have invited Vanessa and her family to come on a winter vacation with them, but she knows that her mom will try to interfere. She calls Dr. Laura to see what she should do.
My Shack Up Of Eight Years Has Ended
October 29, 2018
Kathy's boyfriend of 8 years told her he wasn't happy and that he was planning to move out. He moved a week ago, but then Kathy started receiving Facebook messages from a woman who claims she has been in a relationship with Kathy's ex while they were still together. She offered to show Kathy texts and pictures to prove it and Kathy calls Dr. Laura to discuss her situation.
Should I Invite A Recently Widowed Acquaintance To Come To A New Gym?
October 26, 2018
Liz met and became acquainted with a married couple at her old gym. The husband recently passed away and the wife is having a difficult time. Liz doesn't know the woman very well, but she thinks that it would be helpful to invite her to come with her to the new gym that she's been going to, but calls to ask Dr. Laura if it would be inappropriate.
Thank You For Helping Me Spice Up My Marriage!
October 26, 2018
Sandra chose wisely, but she and her husband had recently been dealing with a lot of daily stress which has led to a dry spell in the bedroom. After listening to Dr. Laura, Sandra decided to reboot their relationship and texted him that she'd lit a fire and was naked in bed! Their relationship has improved and she is continuing to be the best wife that she can. She calls Dr. Laura to thank her for being a rockstar!
My Brother Isn't Taking Good Care of Our Mother
October 26, 2018
Ann's mom is 85 and recently had surgery on her rotator cuff. Her mom lives 3 hours away with Ann's other brother and sister-in-law, but Ann would rather her mother spend the next 6-8 weeks of rehab living with her. She doesn't feel like her brother maintains things properly and has argued with him about it. Ann is on the road to go talk to her mother and calls to get Dr. Laura's advice.
How Do I Balance My Husband, Kids, and Work?
October 26, 2018
Amy and her husband run their own business. They have 3 teenaged sons, so she only works while they're in school. Her husband likes to have her help at their business because she has certain skills that he doesn't, but she's struggling to maintain their home and family life. She thinks that he's unhappy and asks Dr. Laura what she should do.
How Is Sending My Child To Kindergarten Different From Daycare?
October 25, 2018
Trisha is a stay-at-home mom of two, aged 3 and 5 years old. She recently enrolled her oldest in kindergarten at a private school, but she is having a hard time with the decision. She calls to ask how sending your child to kindergarten is different from daycare and if her son is old enough to be away from her loving arms all day. Dr. Laura explains the difference and how a child's mind needs to develop before they can start attending school.
I Think My Daughter Knows That I Have Breast Cancer
October 25, 2018
Kristi was diagnosed with breast cancer in April. After a few procedures, she is now about to undergo radiation and has a 95% prognosis of surviving. She and her husband haven't been completely honest with their two children, aged 8 and 10. Her 10-year-old daughter has been asking questions and Kristi thinks she has caught on. Should she tell her daughter the truth about her condition?
Thank You For Your Advice!
October 24, 2018
John called about 4 years ago when he was trying to understand how to deal with the grief of losing his mother. Dr. Laura asked him "What do you do when a huge ocean wave is coming at you?" and he has used this analogy to this day to let stress and grief roll over him. He calls to thank Dr. Laura for her wise words.
My Aunt Invited My Mom To Our Family Reunion...Should I Go?
October 23, 2018
Kelly's extended family holds an annual reunion. Her mother's behavior has always been intolerable and she hasn't attended for years. Kelly's aunt wants to have the mom at the reunion, against Kelly's wishes. Kelly has worked herself into a frenzy with worry about whether or not she should go, and calls Dr. Laura for help.
My Mom Wants Us To Help Support Our Brother
October 22, 2018
Lola's parents have supported her 57-year-old brother for the past 30 years. Her father has passed, but her brother is still harassing their 83-year-old mother for help. Her mother wants Lola and her siblings to help him, but Lola knows that her brother is just using them and doesn't think she should have to support him. Dr. Laura helps her to realize that sometimes people have a hard time facing their failures.
I Was a Shack-Up Honey
October 19, 2018
Judy is 67-years-old and was a shack-up honey for over 2 years. She knows that she was stupid for putting up with him and letting him live with her. She finally kicked him out when she found out he was having an affair with a woman that they worked with. She's had to rebuild her life and is finally happy again, but she's worried that she may be filtering out men from her life.
I Don't Trust My Husband
October 19, 2018
Sherry's husband has always been a workaholic and they haven't really been close or intimate in their relationship because of it. She has caught him with porn a few times, but he denies that it's his and she is struggling to trust him. Dr. Laura feels like there may be a deeper reason why Sherry didn't choose wisely and gets down to what is truly going on.
Is It Time To Confront My Mom About My Childhood?
October 19, 2018
Linda's mom gave her up to the state when she accused her step father of sexually abusing her at the age of 12. Her mom is in denial about how bad Linda and her siblings childhood actually was. Is it time to confront her mom or should she move on?
Should I Pay For My Niece To Go To College?
October 18, 2018
Pamela's sister is an addict, so she has legal custody of her niece and has been raising her since she was a baby. Now that her niece is 17, Pamela is wondering if she is morally obligated to pay for college. She isn't sure that her niece will take going to school seriously and Dr. Laura advises her on what she should do.
I'm Thankful I Was Able To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom
October 17, 2018
Angela was listening to Dr. Laura 20 years ago and decided to quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom. She is proud of the adults her children grew up to be. Her 19-year-old son passed away last year from a sudden illness and she is grateful that she had the opportunity to be his mom and spend all those years raising him.
My Boss Is A Bully!
October 15, 2018
Mary is having problems with her boss who is a bully. She only has to work with her one day a week and she calls to find out if she should tolerate the behavior or report her boss. Dr. Laura helps Mary find the strength to do the right thing. Listen to this Call of the Day to hear the answer.
I Want to Have a Peaceful Visit With My Mom and My Sick Sister
October 12, 2018
Lynn wants to have a peaceful visit with her younger sister who has stage 4 cancer and lives with their mother. The sister and the mother don't get along and Lynn is worried about the effect of the tension on herself. Dr. Laura advises her that the price to pay to see them is a lowered expectation of peace.
My Boyfriend Still Talks To His Ex
October 12, 2018
Chris is 32 years old and has been with his boyfriend for 12 months. He recently found out that his boyfriend's ex was recently diagnosed with cancer and they've been talking. Chris isn't sure if he should be worried about it or let it go.