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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Reach Out To My Father?
By Dr. Laura on December 4, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: 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 December 3, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: 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: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Suffering From Mother’s Day Depression
By Dr. Laura on December 2, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: 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 verbally...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Daddy Doesn’t Want Me
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: 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...

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COTD: Should I Minimize The Relationship With My Mom?
By Dr. Laura on November 30, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: 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...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Dredging Up My Childhood Trauma
By Dr. Laura on November 30, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: 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...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Do My Parents Belong In My Life?
By Dr. Laura on November 29, 2021

Bad Childhood, Good Life Week: 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...

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Call of the Day Podcast: It Hurts to Have Had a Bad Childhood
By Dr. Laura on November 20, 2021

Amanda's parents both suffered from mental illness and she's sad about her lost childhood, which was spent raising herself and taking care of her siblings.   Dr. Laura: "Look at yourself as...

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Email of the Day: My Parents’ Bad Behavior Left A Permanent Mark
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2021

It took me a long time to realize I could take the things I saw and learned as a child and walk a completely different path. I’m 59 years old, and was finally able to talk to my parents...

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