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Call of the Day Podcast: Helping My Mean Mommy
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2020

Despite showing kindness towards her, Kim’s mother has been physically and mentally abusive throughout her life.   Dr. Laura: "Stop thinking she’ll turn into a nice mommy." 

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Email of the Day: A Predator Dated My Mom To Get to Me
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2020

My parents divorced when I was 12.  My father moved out-of-state and within a month, my mother began dating a new guy.  My mother’s boyfriend was known to us, because he was her...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Have Animosity Toward My Aunt
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2020

Because they had bad parents, Julie’s mom raised a younger sister, and Julie is still hurt and angry.   Dr. Laura: "You can stop getting wet from the rain by coming indoors." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: Finding A Middle Ground With Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2020

Melissa has a long history of poor communication and being unable to live up to her mom’s expectations.   Dr. Laura: "Stop being rebellious; be sweet and you’ll see a different “mommy.”" 

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Email of the Day: My Mother Should Not Have Been My Friend
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2020

Being sequestered with my husband and children has made me reflect on my family and childhood.  I’m a new listener, but when I heard you say “turning your child into your ‘friend’ is a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: “Why Is This Happening Now?!”
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2020

Molested at age five, Nicole now faces long-term damage as an adult.   Dr. Laura: "In truth...you should be more angry with your mother!" 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Still Angry With My Dad
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2020

Tabitha was placed into foster care after her father ruined her childhood by leaving her mother.    Dr. Laura: "You are an amazing woman; you came from hell and built heaven."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Miss My Family
By Dr. Laura on July 4, 2020

Dana has struggled to be happy since the deaths of her parents and sibling.    Dr. Laura: "Don't let sadness become a habit."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Wants To Be My Buddy
By Dr. Laura on July 3, 2020

With her stepmom by her side, Alexandria calls into the program to discuss her bio-mom’s wish to be her “best friend” and not a “real mother” to her.    Dr. Laura: "Lean on the love."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Hope For A Mother Is Gone
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2020

Suzy’s mom passed away from COVID-19 but she finds herself confused by both relief and grief.    Dr. Laura: "You are mourning the loss of hope." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Angry That I Have A Bad Dad
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2020

Jesse was shacking up with her boyfriend until the words of Dr. Laura helped her to stop playing games and start growing into a confident, secure woman.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes our...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Believe My Mom Is On Drugs
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2020

17-year-old Aislynn asks for guidance after discovering her mother may be a drug addict.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes PARENTS turn out to be the bad apples." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: Your Words Of Wisdom Corrected My Thinking
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2020

Moana, molested by her mother’s fourth husband, believes she's the "bad person" ...    Dr. Laura: "A Light Bulb Went Off!" 

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Reach Out To My Father?
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2020

Charlie hasn’t spoken with her dad since he was found guilty of being a sex offender!    Dr. Laura: "Never embrace evil for a dream or fantasy." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: Fallout With Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2020

Iris is an only child and raised by her mom who never married. When she attempts to show her mom attention, things don’t go right between them.    Dr. Laura: "Pity lets you care without...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Suffering From Mother’s Day Depression
By Dr. Laura on May 9, 2020

In this Call of the Day Classic episode, the last five years of Laura’s relationship with her mother were not happy ones to remember. Her mom indulged in alcohol and was physically and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Daddy Doesn’t Want Me
By Dr. Laura on May 2, 2020

Madeline is sad that her father is spending less time with her as he places his priorities towards his newly pregnant girlfriend.   Dr. Laura: "There are some things we can never have." 

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COTD: Should I Minimize The Relationship With My Mom?
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2020

Josie’s therapist has suggested the choice is hers to have a relationship with her mother or not. She’s considering a minimal one but is unsure how to “navigate the waters” doing so.    ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Dredging Up My Childhood Trauma
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2020

Betsy continues to go back to her childhood trauma from 30 years ago that she allows to manifest daily.    Dr. Laura: "Don't bother rehashing childhood misery unless it is really an...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Do My Parents Belong In My Life?
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2020

Charlie was physically abused by his mother until his mid-teens. This abuse has taken its toll on his ability to be a good dad and has made it difficult to maintain a relationship with...

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