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Topic: 10 Stupid Things

10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Where's My Life Going?
By Dr. Laura on August 11, 2022

22-year-old Connor is at a loss for direction now that his girlfriend of the past 5 years has moved away.   💡Dr. Laura: "You're just at the beginning of figuring out who you are and where...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Trust My Decisions
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2022

Karen is a 56-year-old woman who is still listening to her mother's advice and questions her own ability to make decisions.   💡Dr. Laura: "Doubting yourself gives other people power over...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Time To Move On?
By Dr. Laura on July 7, 2022

21-year-old Cameron and his girlfriend have agreed to take some time apart, but Cameron is having a hard time with the separation.   💡Dr. Laura: "Romantic relationships you have early in...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Boyfriend Wants Me Back
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2022

Lizette broke up with her shack-up honey for several reasons, and now he's trying to convince her to come back.   Dr. Laura: "Once you've made a wise decision, be strong enough to stick...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Why Do I Keep Doing Stupid Things?
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2022

Sara is ashamed to admit that, for most of her 56 years, she has done several of the 10 stupid things Dr. Laura warns women against.   Dr. Laura: "The easiest way to hide from being...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Fiancé Called Off Our Wedding
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2022

Melanie is distraught that her fiancé cancelled their wedding plans, even though he was showing signs of not being good marriage material himself.   Dr. Laura: "Be grateful that you dodged...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Need Direction
By Dr. Laura on May 16, 2022

Amaya says she's ready to “right the ship” after doing several of the 10 stupid things Dr. Laura warned would mess up her life.   Dr. Laura: "Make guiding your girls into adulthood the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Why Have I Wasted My Life?
By Dr. Laura on April 23, 2022

Stella wonders how she got herself into the position of spending more than 9 years of her life with a married man with no plans to divorce.   Dr. Laura: "Settling for a married man is your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Controlling Ways Caused 2 Failed Marriages
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2022

Angel says he believes that the sense of abandonment he felt as a child caused him to try to control the women in his life until they eventually left him.   Dr. Laura: "With hard work, you...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Giving Up Is The Stupid Part
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2022

In response to Dr. Laura's question to men about whether they are idiots to get married, Jared says he is grateful for his 22-year marriage and believes he and his wife have both sacrificed...

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Call of the Day Podcast: What's a Comeback for Why I'm Unmarried?
By Dr. Laura on March 19, 2022

Lindsey says she's frequently asked why she hasn't settled down and would like Dr. Laura's help with a reply.   Dr. Laura: "Be truthful about why you're not ready for such an important...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Why Do I Hate Myself?
By Dr. Laura on March 14, 2022

Brittany says she has always disliked the way she looks and wishes she could feel better about herself.   Dr. Laura: "You'll always be better than some and not as good as others."

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COTD Podcast: I've Never Stopped Seeking the Approval of Others
By Dr. Laura on March 6, 2022

At age 70, Debbie says she's tired of worrying whether people like her and adapting her behavior to suit what she thinks others expect.   Dr. Laura: "Start being yourself and never forget...

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Email of the Day: Beware of Cheap Promises From Unworthy Men
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2022

I heard a call on your program from a young woman who wanted to know if she should wait until she knew her boyfriend better before having sex with him. I have only one answer: NOT THIS...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want To Be More Trusting
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2022

18-year-old Lucy says she's becoming more distrustful and a little paranoid since she has gone to college and started dating.   Dr. Laura: "Let the good values you were raised with guide...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Are Emotions Overshadowing My Judgment?
By Dr. Laura on February 21, 2022

Gerald is 27-years-old and thinking of moving in with his girlfriend, but is unsure if this is right to do.   Dr. Laura: "Don't rob yourself of a blessed memory by shacking up instead of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Long-Distance Love Isn't So Great
By Dr. Laura on February 10, 2022

Hayley is a college sophomore with a long-distance boyfriend, and she's starting to realize that she's not fully enjoying life as a co-ed.   Dr. Laura: "Live in the moment."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Couples' Therapy Isn't Helping
By Dr. Laura on February 6, 2022

Theo admits that he withholds affection from his girlfriend and treats her in un-loving ways even though he claims to have found something special in her.   Dr. Laura: "Hug your mom and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Ready For Marriage
By Dr. Laura on February 1, 2022

Lewis isn't sure that he wants to marry his girlfriend of 9 years.   Dr. Laura: "It's selfish to continue a relationship that you know isn't headed for marriage."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Sexually Selfish?
By Dr. Laura on January 5, 2022

Vanessa's last two boyfriends have complained that she puts too much pressure on them sexually and she knows she might have a sex-related problem.   Dr. Laura: "Physical attention won't...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is Wimpiness in My DNA?
By Dr. Laura on December 13, 2021

Julia doesn't know if she's capable of changing her wimpy behavior and growing into the more confident person she'd like to be.   Dr. Laura: "Be yourself even if it risks disappointing...

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Call of the Day Podcast: This is Not the Way I Want to Live
By Dr. Laura on December 12, 2021

Linda doesn't understand why she's choosing to live an unhappy life with a jerk of a husband.   Dr. Laura: "The most “stupid” thing a person can do is continue to repeat their “stupid”...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Long Should I Feel Bad About My Screwup?
By Dr. Laura on November 21, 2021

Shannon says she earned the guilt she feels but isn't sure how long she should be contrite after trying to make amends.   Dr. Laura: "Only good people feel true guilt."

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COTD Podcast: I Don't Know How to Break from My Alcoholic Boyfriend
By Dr. Laura on November 6, 2021

Mark has been in a relationship with a drunk for the past 12 years, and he's looking for advice on how to move on.   Dr. Laura: "If you want a change for the better, you must be willing to...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Never Thought About it That Way
By Dr. Laura on November 5, 2021

Rosalinda is a divorced mom who's dating a man with four kids, and Dr. Laura helps her realize the huge mistake she's making by letting a guy take time and energy away from Rosalinda's own...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Throw in the Towel?
By Dr. Laura on November 1, 2021

Francis has a bad track records when it comes to marriage, and he's wondering if he can fix his ability to choose the right woman, or if he should just focus on his children.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Stop Relationship Failures?
By Dr. Laura on October 24, 2021

Alvin is going through another divorce after having rushed into marriage to avoid being single.   Dr. Laura: "Don't eat the poison just because you're hungry." 

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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 what...

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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. Enjoy...

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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 in...

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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 up...

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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" and...

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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 to...

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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 for...

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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 date...

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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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