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My Friends Are Taking Advantage Of Me
August 16, 2019
Kaitlyn is 13 and is having trouble being assertive around friends she believes are taking advantage of her kind and helpful nature.
You Changed The Way I See My Work
August 16, 2019
Penny is a hospice nurse who was deeply moved by a call regarding a mother battling cancer and her remaining time with her 5-year-old daughter. Penny shares that she has since evoked Dr. Laura's message of 'making memories' with her patients.
I Want More Children But My Husband Doesn't
August 16, 2019
Anita is married with two kids and she is trying to deal with sadness over her husband's disinterest in having any more children.
I Smacked My Daughter
August 16, 2019
Mike's 14-year-old daughter was caught at a sleepover attempting to smoke pot with her friends. Mike smacked his daughter and took everything away from her, and he wants to know if he went too far.
Now That My Kid Is Out, Is It Time For A Divorce?
August 15, 2019
Janet is turning 50 and now that her child is over 18 years old, she is questioning her marriage that has been plagued by online and emotional adultery.
I'm So Angry
August 14, 2019
Vivian is traveling 1000 miles to help move her father into a facility because of his ailing health. She is hesitant about the trip because she has lingering anger towards her mother for moving so far away from family.
Glass Half Empty
August 13, 2019
26-year-old Joanna grew up with an emotionally abusive alcoholic father and she wants to look deeper into her struggles with self-worth and pessimism.
My Husband Doesn't Get Along With His Family
August 13, 2019
Alicia's husband has a contentious relationship with the women on his side of the family which has gotten worse over the last two years. Alicia asks Dr. Laura if she should push for her husband to continue reaching out and maintain a relationship with these family members.
The Secret To 45 Years Of Bliss
August 12, 2019
Greg calls Dr. Laura to express his appreciation for her advice and shares the secret of success to his 45-year marriage.
Should I Get Involved With My Bio Family?
August 09, 2019
Elizabeth was placed into foster care at 11 years old and has remained estranged from her biological mother. Now that she's an adult, Elizabeth's mother and half-sisters have reached out to her. Should keep in contact (her interactions have been primarily negative) or cut off communication completely?
I Need To Face My Fears
August 09, 2019
When Tarin was 13, her mother was sexually assaulted by an intruder while Tarin was away at a sleepover. Although her mother went through extensive therapy, Tarin (who is now married with kids) has never truly addressed her feelings about the assault and its subsequent aftermath.
I Want To See My Bio Dad
August 09, 2019
14-year-old Dani has been raised by her adoptive 'grandparents' with limited contact with her birth parents. However, Dani wants to actively pursue a relationship with her biological father.
Keeping Work And Relationships Separate
August 09, 2019
Rita is a retired social worker who is having a difficult time keeping her professional skills out of her personal relationships.
How Can I Quiet My Negative Thoughts?
August 08, 2019
Bob is a recently retired state trooper/crisis negotiator who served for 30 years. His declining health was a deciding factor in his retirement and Bob finds himself facing regret and self-induced negativity.
The Road To Recovery
August 07, 2019
Rose is a recovering alcoholic and tells Dr. Laura how incredibly instrumental she has been in giving her the courage and self-confidence to address her addiction openly.
I'm The Middle Man
August 06, 2019
Andrea is part of a three-way friendship where the two other "friends" have had a falling out with one another. Andrea now unwittingly finds herself in the middle of the quarrel.
I'm Done With My Mother
August 06, 2019
Susan recently found out that her father raped her older sister when they were both kids AND her mother supported him and blamed the sister. How does Susan appropriately and firmly tell her mother that she doesn't want anything to do with her because of her actions towards her victimized daughter?
How Do I Tell My Daughter That I Might Die?
August 05, 2019
Mindy is 39 and was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She is responding extremely well to treatment, but wants to know if and when she should talk with her 5 year-old daughter about the possibility of this illness being fatal.
Is It Okay To Cry?
August 02, 2019
Kris's husband is in the late stages of brain cancer and she wants to know if it's appropriate to cry and express grief with and around her husband.
I Don't Approve Of My Friend's Wedding
August 02, 2019
Cynthia's friend of 15 years is engaged to a man who recently cheated on her with an ex-girlfriend and got the ex pregnant. How can Cynthia tell her friend that she doesn't support this wedding and wants no part in it?
Jealousy In Your Marriage
August 02, 2019
Skye has been married for 15 recently has been having a difficult time acting like her husband's girlfriend, because she's jealous of his female co-worker and friend. What can Skye do to quell her jealousy and reignite her romantic spark?
No More Bad Relationships
August 02, 2019
Billae thanks Dr. Laura for helping her find the courage and self-worth to end a bad relationship.
Am I Being Too Nice?
August 01, 2019
Michael has been separated from his wife for a year, but she still asks him for favors like moving or fixing things around her house. Michael agrees to these chores to appease her and maintain a healthy relationship with her for his kids' sake, but he wonders if it's time to say "no".
I Have A Short Fuse
July 31, 2019
Barbara puts a lot of effort into maintaining even the most tentative of relationships, so when they don't turn out the way she wants, she gets mean.
My Parents' Divorce is Still Hurting Me
July 30, 2019
When she was five years old, Laura was devastated by her parent's divorce. She's now 37, and the breakup still negatively her life.
Will My Boyfriend Ever Change?
July 30, 2019
Morgan's boyfriend of 6 months is still displaying behavior that Morgan would like to end even though they've discussed it before.
Should My Toddler Be Socializing More?
July 29, 2019
Danielle is a stay-at-home mom who helps her husband run their family business. It's difficult for her to find other moms with children her age because the majority of new moms in her area hire nannies and caretakers for their kids. Her extended family is pressuring her by saying her child will turn out weird if he (or she) doesn't immediately start socializing with other kids. Dr. Laura does not agree in the slightest!
Things Are Strained With My Father-In-Law
July 26, 2019
Christopher has an awkward and strained relationship with his father in law. He calls to find out if he is acting appropriately and if his expectations for that relationship are appropriate.
I Don't Want To Be Yelled At
July 26, 2019
Ridley's summer soccer camp coach tends to yell at him when he messes up. Ridley wants to find a way to reconcile with his coach and end the yelling.
My Mom Doesn't Believe Me
July 26, 2019
19 year-old Morgan was caught with equipment. Although she had intended to throw it away, her mother doesn't believe her because she has a history of lying.
I'm Ready To Cut Ties
July 26, 2019
Megan's stepfather, who molested her as a child, has passed away. Megan wants to wash her hands of family members who continued to have a relationship with him (including her half-sister).
You Don't Know How Much You've Helped Me
July 25, 2019
Abby is a first year medical school student with her sights set on being a psychiatrist. Abby has listened to Dr. Laura since she was five years old and called in to thank her for all her years of wisdom and advice!
Red Flag Relationships
July 24, 2019
James heard Dr. Laura speak on the statistics of divorce in the U.S. and began to see many red flags in his own relationship.
I'm Having Trouble Processing
July 23, 2019
Cathrine's young son has been battling illness for three years and now, after a bone marrow transplant, is thankfully recovering. Now that life is settling down Cathrine finds herself flooded with both positive and negative emotions and she wants to find a positive outlet for her feelings after enduring such a tumultuous 3 years.
I Want To Help
July 23, 2019
Krystin was one of six siblings, all of whom passed away. Recently her mother and father passed away, and she has found herself wanting to change the past and "save" at least part of her family. Listening to compelling advice her mother once imparted, Krystin has used her tragic family history to help others who are suffering loss and loneliness.
I Want To Know Marriage Is The Goal
July 22, 2019
Elle's long-distance boyfriend broke up with her after she refused to move to him without a plan to be married. Elle calls Dr. Laura to ensure she made the right decision.
My Girlfriend Is Making Plans With Other Guys
July 19, 2019
Ryan is 33, and his girlfriend of five years is 26. He is concerned that she makes plans with her guy friends that do not include him and he wants to know if this is a BIG RED FLAG!
Am I Good Enough?
July 19, 2019
Kristin is in her early 30's and has returned to school to finish her degree. She battles feelings of self-doubt, and she asks Dr. Laura to set her straight!
When Will I Feel Good Again?
July 19, 2019
Maggie tragically had a miscarriage, and she has no idea how and when she will ever feel better. Is it REALLY the correct path to try and limit the healing journey of grief?
How Do I Make Friends?
July 19, 2019
Selena is 15 and a sophomore in high school. She has noticed that girls her age are into forming cliques, and wants to know the best way to navigate this hostile and exclusionary environment.
Why Do I Choose Bad Men?
July 18, 2019
Roberta's ex-boyfriend was an alcoholic who stopped drinking after he received a DUI with his kids in the car. Roberta asks Dr. Laura's help to figure out why she chooses men who behave so poorly.
Should We Hold Our Son Back?
July 17, 2019
Garret is 14 and homeschooled by his parents. His parents feel he is not mature for his age and are considering holding him back a grade which would have him graduate high school at 18 instead of 17.
Who Should Make The Move?
July 16, 2019
Joy is contemplating whether or not she should move to be closer to her grown-up children or whether they should move closer to be with her.
I'm A Failure
July 16, 2019
Natalie feels that she has done a lousy job in life both personally and with raising her children, and she can't seem to shake this seemingly untrue burden.
Proper Parenting
July 15, 2019
Lois recently saw her grandson getting very upset with his mother (Lois' daughter) for saying "no" to him. Lois is very proud of how her daughter handled the situation and wants to share with other parents the proper path for dealing with a child who thinks they are talking to a "friend" and not a parent.
I Don't Want To Grow Up!
July 12, 2019
Linda is 56, and is having a tough time accepting she is getting older. She misses the overt male attention she used to receive and hopes Dr. Laura can help her come to terms with aging.
My Friend Is Marrying A Pedophile
July 12, 2019
Christine has been asked by her friend since high school to be part of her wedding. She has discovered her friend's fiancé is a convicted "Peeping Tom" who targets teenage girls, and wants to know if it is appropriate to tell her friend, "absolutely not."
I'm Scared
July 12, 2019
Justin lives in a small town, and he is extremely troubled by the alarming rate of teen suicides within the last few years.
Kids Fighting After Divorce
July 12, 2019
Brother and sister Ian and Ava have been at odds since their parent's recent divorce, and Mom is concerned that their relationship has deteriorated based on her actions and those of her ex-husband.
Is Your Past Sabotaging Your Future?
July 11, 2019
Jessica has been married for six years, but is concerned that a previous string of bad relationships has made her jaded and overly suspicious.
Moving On From Betrayal
July 10, 2019
Daniel came from a struggling household and built a company from the ground up. During his business' infancy, a mentor helped and guided him, but once the business became successful, the mentor turned on Daniel and demanded ownership of a large chunk of what Daniel had built.
Losing Mom
July 09, 2019
Marjorie's mother passed away four months ago. Since then, Marjorie has been plagued by doubt, questions, and regret. How do we learn to cope with losing a loved one?
Seeking Validation
July 09, 2019
Alexis is 21 years old , and has had a strained and distant relationship with her 65 year old father who shows little interest in her. When is it time to stop seeking validation from uncaring and disinterested family?
Stepping Up
July 08, 2019
Norman's young nephew recently lost his father and has asked to stay with Norman for the summer. Norman is concerned he isn't up to the challenge of being a surrogate father, even though he genuinely knows he is.
What If My Dad Doesn't Love Me? - Part 2
July 03, 2019
Odessa Part 2: Odessa's mom weighs in on her daughter's fears that her stepfather doesn't love her as much as her siblings.
What If My Dad Doesn't Love Me? - Part 1
July 03, 2019
Odessa is 13 years old, and her father passed away when she was one. Her mother remarried when she was 3, and her stepdad adopted her when she was 5. Odessa is concerned that her stepfather shows favoritism towards her half-brothers and that he may not love her as much as he loves them.
Am I Hurting Myself?
July 03, 2019
Teagen is 15 years old and recently had a serious case of alcohol poisoning. After the experience, Teagen is worried that his risk-seeking behaviors are more than teenage angst and that he may be dabbling in self-harm.
How Do We Let Go?
July 03, 2019
Jimmy is 10 years old and gets down on himself when he does not play to his full potential in baseball. How do we let past mistakes go and allow ourselves to move on?
One Conversation Changed Everything
July 03, 2019
James is a retired corrections officer who felt as though he was just a glorified babysitter until a fateful interaction with a young inmate positively changed both their lives.
How Do I Let Go?
July 03, 2019
Rachel is 32 and lives with chronic autoimmune disorders. Her childhood was extremely rough, growing up with a verbally and emotionally abusive father. Now she is having trouble letting go of all his verbal putdowns.
I'm Finally Happy
July 02, 2019
Sharon calls Dr. Laura to thank her for life advice that has led to her having a happy life.
I Don't Want To Raise A Snowflake
July 02, 2019
Luke has listened to Dr. Laura since he was in high school and now as a father, he wants to make sure he's not raising a "snowflake." When his daughter one morning had on mismatched socks, Luke laughed, which made her cry and never want to wear the socks again. He wants to know what steps he should take to make things "right" with his daughter.
Should I Take The Chance?
July 01, 2019
Throughout her life, Robbi's estranged father has battled alcohol abuse, and she is now concerned that he would be a negative presence in her young children's lives. Should she take the chance?
My Father Left Me
June 28, 2019
11-year-old Madison has had a strained relationship with her father since her parents divorced when she was 5. Madison's dad has now moved to Arizona to be with a new girlfriend, and Madison is heartbroken that her father would choose to leave her and her sister for a transient love interest.
I Don't Want To Miss My Daughter's Life
June 28, 2019
Ella has terminal Stage 3 ovarian cancer and is experiencing strong feelings of anger and jealousy that she will not see her 9-year-old daughter grow up.
My Relationship Is Over
June 28, 2019
Fred wants to end his relationship and calls Dr. Laura to find out the "right words" to use to mitigate any hurt.
I've Been Living In A Lie
June 28, 2019
Susan moved in with her boyfriend under the impression that he was going through a divorce. Two years later she now knows he wasn't divorced, just separated, and told his family that Susan was his "house mate." She's uncovered other lies, and now wants to know if it's time to get out.
Can Words Ever Be Taken Back?
June 27, 2019
Karen has been married 27 years and recently vented to her family about her marital problems. Since then, her family has been extremely cold to her husband and Karen wants this standoffish behavior to stop.
My Daughter Caught Me Cheating
June 26, 2019
Amy's infidelity was discovered by her 14-year-old daughter who saw messages on Amy's cell phone. Since mother/daughter relationship has understandably been strained.
I'm Not Ready For An Empty Nest
June 25, 2019
Natalia is 58, has 3 boys, and has been married for twenty years. Her youngest is graduating from high school and Natalia feels strong "empty nest" emotions.
It's Too Late
June 25, 2019
Michelle has decided to cut off communication with her estranged father because she feels there is no point salvaging a relationship after a lifetime of semi-abandonment and disappointment.
I'm Overwhelmed
June 24, 2019
Diana's seven and a half-year-old daughter has special needs, and Diana has a hard time emotionally with the circumstances of her daughter's struggles.
My Sister Acts Like She Is My Daughter's Mom
June 21, 2019
Kelley's sister-in-law never had children and has always been very close with Kelley's two now grown-up daughters. Although neither is engaged, the sister-in-law has offered to pay for their wedding dresses when the time comes, and Kelley feels like this is overstepping her bounds.
My Husband Is Being Selfish
June 21, 2019
Elise has two children, and her husband decided to have a vasectomy even after Elise asked him to reconsider. She cannot let go of her anger toward him.
I Was Never Enough
June 21, 2019
Kelly is an only child and feels that she has suffered emotional and verbal abuse because her family desired more children.
I Have No Idea What I'm Doing
June 21, 2019
Brittany is 26. She just got out of a long-term relationship, works at a job that brings her no satisfaction, and generally feels "lost in life."
Do You Give Up Easily?
June 20, 2019
Lauren has three children, and her son, who is nine years old, excels academically but struggles with sports. Lauren is frustrated that he gives up when a sport doesn't come naturally to him, and she fears her own "perfection complex" has negatively affected his ability to fail graciously.
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.
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