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Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You For The Impact On My Life
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2021

Emily shares how her mom was terrible at choosing men until she found Dr. Laura and they started listening together ...     Dr. Laura: "I make decisions based on fact, not feelings."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Having Trouble Dating After My Divorce
By Dr. Laura on October 10, 2021

Brent has started dating again after a failed 20-year marriage, and he's worried that he doesn't know how to find “Ms. Right.”   Dr. Laura: "Finding “the one” is easier once you know...

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COTD Podcast: I Want to Break Away from This Unhealthy Relationship
By Dr. Laura on September 25, 2021

Laura made a poor choice in a man and would like to make sure she doesn't ever go back to the relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Let intellect, not emotion, influence your decisions."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Life Has Taken a Dump on Me
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2021

21-year-old Nick feels depressed since dealing with his mom's substance abuse issues and his father's health issues.   Dr. Laura: "Let go of yesterday. Don't try to control tomorrow....

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Consumed By Self-Doubt
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2021

Linda is in her 60s and says her fear of making mistakes has prevented her from enjoying life.   Dr. Laura: "Fix your mistakes and move forward. "

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriend's Family Doesn't Like Me
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2021

Anthony is trying to get closer to his girlfriend's parents, but they don't seem interested in getting to know him.   Dr. Laura: "Don't underestimate the significance of extended family...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Have Hopes or Dreams
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2021

Michael has lost direction and enthusiasm for life since his marriage ended 10 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "When life doesn't go according to plan, get a new plan."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Shack-up
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2021

Jackie knows her mom and Dr. Laura's opinion on shacking up, but she wants to do it anyway.   Dr. Laura: "Understand the ripple effects of your decision."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Leave My Husband?
By Dr. Laura on August 5, 2021

Elizabeth's husband has recently stopped drinking after being an alcoholic for 11 years, but she feels like it's still time to leave him.   Dr. Laura: "The personality of an alcoholic...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Get Married, But How?
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2021

Kendall is 36 and finally ready to “find a nice guy,” but her past is interfering with her ability to be open and vulnerable in relationships.   Dr. Laura: "It can be difficult to give...

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Email of the Day: I Now Sleep With A Clean Conscience
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2021

I was “shacking up” with my boyfriend for over two years. I always felt it wasn’t right, but I did it anyway. Then I found your book “Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives"...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Did I Make a Mistake?
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2021

Sarah is second-guessing her decision to break up with her boyfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let your emotions undermine intelligent decisions."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to be More Disciplined
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2021

Annika thinks she knows what she'd like to do with her life, but she gets overwhelmed when she considers of all of her options.   Dr. Laura: "The first step to better self-discipline is...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My School Caught Me Being Inappropriate
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2021

16-year-old Jackie was caught talking about sex with a teenage boy.   Dr. Laura: "Find healthy ways to fulfill your need for fun and attention."

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Call of the Day Podcast: It's No Fun to Be Alone
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2021

Even though she knows the guy she's shacking up with isn't interested in marriage, Kanika isn't sure she's ready to move on and be alone.   Dr. Laura: "Fill your life with quality people...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriend Has a Boyfriend
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2021

JP wants to know if he's crazy to keep pursuing a relationship with a woman who is dating a married man.   Dr. Laura: "What does it say about you to date such a low-quality woman?"

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Stupid
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2021

Julianna gets frustrated and upset when she doesn't perform up to her own expectations.   Dr. Laura: "Growing up without a loving mom can cause kids to be overly self-critical."

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Be Less Insecure?
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2021

23-year-old Megan believes she could accomplish more if she would stop making men the focus of her life.   Dr. Laura: "If you want to think well of yourself, do something that gives your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Ready to Throw in the Towel
By Dr. Laura on April 2, 2021

Bobby married and had a baby with a man she dated for only two months, and now he has become physically abusive.   Dr. Laura: "You cannot raise a child in an abusive situation."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Boyfriend Wants Me to Stop Drinking
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2021

Azade's boyfriend of one year has given her an ultimatum that she doesn't want to accept.   Dr. Laura: "You each have the right to decide what you want in a relationship."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Depressed?
By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2021

30-year-old Mary is unmarried, feeling lonely because of the pandemic and is panicking that she will be single forever.   Dr. Laura: "Humans aren't meant to be alone so it's important...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Never Going to Date Again!
By Dr. Laura on March 19, 2021

19-year-old Phillip feels burned by a long-distance relationship and is down on dating now.   Dr. Laura: "To date properly, you need to be in the same town and experience real life...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Keep Dating an Ambivalent Man?
By Dr. Laura on February 27, 2021

Corinne isn't happy that her boyfriend doesn't hold her hand, falls asleep when they watch movies together and basically shows little interest in being with her, but she continues to...

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Blog: 10 Ways to Tell a Prince from a Frog
By Dr. Laura on February 18, 2021

Finding a guy to be your boyfriend is easy - just go to any bar. What's more difficult is finding a man who deserves to be your prince. EVERY woman wants a prince. That doesn't mean you...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Really Happy
By Dr. Laura on February 15, 2021

Samantha raised her 12-year-old son alone after his bio dad walked away, and she feels joyless and unsatisfied with life.   Dr. Laura: "Even when life doesn't go the way we want, we do...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Marry My Son's Father?
By Dr. Laura on February 6, 2021

Ansley has a 3-year-old with a man she met online, and even though he's a nice guy, she's just not sure if he's husband material.   Dr. Laura: "The needs of a child supersede those of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: This Guy Confuses Me
By Dr. Laura on February 4, 2021

Lindsey is dating an erratic guy who wants to “take things slow,” but is moving fast when it comes to affection.   Dr. Laura: "Every woman should hold out for a mature, self-confident...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Get Over My Ex?
By Dr. Laura on February 3, 2021

Elizabeth is having a hard time with her recent breakup and worries that she'll never meet someone she likes as much.   Dr. Laura: "You can be better, and you can have better."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Relapse
By Dr. Laura on February 2, 2021

Jay is in recovery from a meth habit, recently out of a shacked-up relationship and scared of what the future holds.   Dr. Laura: "Finding productive ways to fill time will help you...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Relationship Has Become Stagnant
By Dr. Laura on January 31, 2021

Gina fears that her boyfriend of six years is never going to marry her.   Dr. Laura: "Change the course of your life by changing your feelings of unworthiness into self-compassion."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Mean What I Say
By Dr. Laura on January 29, 2021

When he gets uncomfortable in relationships, Patrick lashes out and pushes people away instead of dealing with the issues at hand.   Dr. Laura: "Let's not waste more time protecting...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Be Mad at My Mom?
By Dr. Laura on January 26, 2021

Days after Sarah's knee surgery her mother asked her to dog-sit. Now Sarah is mad at her mom for asking and even more mad at herself for not having the backbone to say no.   Dr. Laura: "...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm 25 and Still Seeking my Parents' Approval
By Dr. Laura on January 14, 2021

Jackie feels child-like, stuck and depressed because she needs her parents' approval over everything from what clothes she should wear to what career she should pursue.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: The Men in My Life Have Done Me Wrong
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2021

Suza is “pissed off” at the main men in her life and can't stop going over the pain in her mind.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to FORGIVE in order to LET GO."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter-in-Law is an Unfit Mother
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2021

Debbie thinks her daughter-in-law is not taking proper care of her grandchildren and wants to know what she can do about it.   Dr. Laura: "If you don’t like how something is being done,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Forgive Myself
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2021

Shannon's anxiety and anger problems have driven her husband away, and she's having a hard time forgiving herself and moving on.   Dr. Laura: "Let your feelings of embarrassment and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is He the Guy for Me?
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2021

Kellee gets anxious when her boyfriend, who has a 6-year-old son, doesn't make the time to call and text her.   Dr. Laura: "His child, not you, will and should be the center of his life."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Wants to Gift Us a Down Payment
By Dr. Laura on December 20, 2020

Sarah is newly engaged and wonders if she and her fiancé should accept her father's gift of money for a home.   Dr. Laura: "The man you marry should earn the threshold he carries you...

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Call of the Day Podcast: What Do Husbands Need to Do for Wives?
By Dr. Laura on December 18, 2020

If the three things men mainly need from their wives are sex, food and back rubs, Donna wonders what things women need from their husbands?   Dr. Laura: "If you take good care of a good...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Low Self-Esteem is Ruining My Life
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

Jenny lost 150 pounds, escaped an abusive relationship and is dating a good guy, but she's still searching for something...   Dr. Laura: "You're seeking reassurance that you are lovable."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Got Pregnant 6 Months into Dating
By Dr. Laura on November 8, 2020

Kim has a baby with a man she only knew 6 months before getting pregnant, and they have no interest in getting married.   Dr. Laura: "Do what's right, good and just in spite of your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Have a Bad Track Record with Men
By Dr. Laura on November 8, 2020

Nikki has been married three times, has three young children and is still looking for a man.   Dr. Laura: "Good mothers think of their children's wellbeing first."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Shack-up Honey
By Dr. Laura on November 5, 2020

Kayla's failure to demand respect has led to a shack-up relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Put yourself on a pedestal, and make a man earn you."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Believe in Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 2, 2020

Mary doesn't want to marry her boyfriend even though they have a 4-year-old son together.   Dr. Laura: "Give your child the hope and dream of a loving, committed relationship."

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Saved My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2020

David's daughter kicked her drug-addicted boyfriend out of her home and started reading Dr. Laura's “10 Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives.” After only a few chapters, she is...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is There Hope for Me?
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

Nicole has cheated in the past and finds herself tempted again.   Dr. Laura: "You don't solve a problem by becoming the kind of person you're ashamed of."

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Blog: Bad Habits to Avoid Developing in Your 20s
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Being in your 20s is the best of times and the worst of times. You finally have the freedom to explore yourself and the world around you without Mom and Dad telling you no. However,...

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Top Call of the Day Episode: Now I Know Why I've Picked The Wrong Men
By Dr. Laura on October 11, 2020

This week we're listening to the Top Call of the Day episodes of All-Time!! Rene heard Dr. Laura’s advice to another caller of the program and realized why she's been picking bad men...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I A Mama’s Boy?
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2020

31-year-old Jerod has been criticized for allowing his mommy to clean his home!!   Dr. Laura: "It’s your mom’s responsibility to understand 'the bird has left the nest.'"

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Take These Feelings To The Grave?
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2020

Happy #InternationalPodcastDay -  Soraya ponders sharing her affection for a man at church who has recently become involved with another woman.   Dr. Laura: "You don’t interfere with...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Messed Up My Life Dating This Woman
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2020

Eric saw many signs that the woman he was dating was bad for him but stayed out of desperation for love instead.   Dr. Laura: "You bought into it because you wanted to."

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