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Topic: Confrontation

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Sick of Eating Dirt
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2022

Sue says her husband is tired of being taken for granted and is angry that she hasn't shown more disapproval over her disrespectful son.   💡Dr. Laura: "Right is right and wrong is wrong,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should We Drug Test Our Daughter's Boyfriend?
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2022

Melissa is concerned that her husband is too extreme in his request to test their daughter's boyfriend for drugs before allowing him to visit.   What should we do when we've been wronged?...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2022

Andrea wonders how she can maintain a relationship with her parents who don't get along and constantly put Andrea in the middle of their drama.   What should we do when we've been wronged?...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want My Mommy
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2022

Katie wishes her mom would spend more time with her instead of being overly involved in the life of one of Katie's sisters.   What should we do when we've been wronged? In "Surviving a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Was a Middle School Bully
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2022

Michael answers Dr. Laura's call to discuss a time when someone apologized for being a bully.   What should we do when we've been wronged? In "Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land)," I wrote...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Bullied Because I'm Home-Schooled
By Dr. Laura on July 26, 2022

The kids in Elliott's neighborhood have started teasing him for being home-schooled, including some that he thought were true friends. What should we do when we've been wronged?   What...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Did My Co-worker Stab Me in the Back?
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2022

After hearing Dr. Laura discuss her book, “Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land),” Richard calls to ask if he is correct in thinking his co-worker was a shark.   What should we do when we've...

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Blog: Can You Survive A Shark Attack (On Land)?
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

Betrayals! It’s unbelievable how many of you have suffered all kinds of betrayals. Maybe you didn’t call it a betrayal. For example, we all know the parent who abuses their child is a bad...

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Email of the Day: My Parents Threw Away a Perfectly Good Daughter
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

For as long as I can remember, I have been my parents’ therapist. I was the one who fixed any big argument between them, and now I’m a mom of two boys and a very happy wife to a wonderful...

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Email of the Day: My Friends Turned On Me
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2022

My husband and I were close friends with a group of people throughout our early twenties. I was under the impression that they were pro “live your life however you want,” but we learned...

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Email of the Day: 7 Things That Helped Me Cope With Betrayal
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2022

I’ve had a horrendous few years brought about by family betrayal and my son’s selection of a brutal wife. I suffered greatly emotionally, but I found several things that helped me through...

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Email of the Day: I Don’t Have to Forgive To Move On
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2022

I received an unexpected gift from reading your book “Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land).” In the five years since my divorce, I’ve struggled with the “need” to forgive my ex-spouse for...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Honor My Mom's Final Wish
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2022

Colleen and her brother haven't spoken since having a fight just before their mother died, but she'd like to find a way to honor her mom's final wish for the two of them to get along.   💡...

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Call of the Day Podcast: People Call Me a Complainer
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2022

Gayle's family and friends have told her that she comes across as negative, and she'd like Dr. Laura's help to change.   💡Dr. Laura: "Make connections with people by discussing things that...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Our Teens Need Help Problem-Solving
By Dr. Laura on June 20, 2022

A class of home-schooled teenagers calls Dr. Laura to discuss the best way to solve problems among their peer group.   💡Dr. Laura: "Make decisions based on how proud your future self would...

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COTD Podcast: I'm Struggling to Feel Compassion Towards My Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2022

Katherine has had four stepfathers and says she's not interested in consoling her mother over her latest husband's death.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's reasonable to feel annoyed, but there's no...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Where Do We Go From Here?
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2022

Eric's son picked a fight at a family function while high on drugs, leaving Eric at a loss to how to handle future interactions.   Dr. Laura: "He should be clean and sober for 6 months...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Put Me in My Place
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2022

Kim reads Dr. Laura the angry letter she received from her adult daughter, outlining the ways Kim and her husband are overbearing and driving her and their grandchildren away.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want a Bad Relationship with My Sister
By Dr. Laura on February 27, 2022

Sarah had to cancel babysitting for her younger sister recently, and it has caused a rift in their relationship that she fears will be long-lasting.   Dr. Laura: "Closeness is a two-way...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Won't Let the Past Go
By Dr. Laura on February 20, 2022

Lynn wishes her adult children would stop bringing up stories of the “dark days” when their parents' fought all the time.   Dr. Laura: "Listening and apologizing is the way to make amends...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My In-Laws Get on My Nerves
By Dr. Laura on February 7, 2022

Carol has finally blown up after years of ignoring her in-laws' negative behavior, and now everything is awkward.   Dr. Laura: "You're not under any obligation to let negative comments roll...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Meet My Dad's Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2022

Is it wrong for Christy's dad to be dating again just a year after her mom died?   Dr. Laura: "The living have to live."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Foster Son Won't Forgive His Mom
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2022

Steven wants to encourage his foster son to have goodwill toward his bio-mom even though she's never been a positive force in his life.   Dr. Laura: "People need to come to terms with the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Hate Letting People Down
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2022

Diane has a hard time saying no to people, and it stresses her out to disappoint anyone.   Dr. Laura: "People who really care about you will respect your preferences."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Did I Do The Right Thing?
By Dr. Laura on November 21, 2021

Josh's mom prefers to take pictures of her adult children without their spouses, but Josh has had enough and recently demanded his wife be by his side.   Dr. Laura: "Good men protect their...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My In-Laws Aren't COVID Cautious
By Dr. Laura on November 18, 2021

Sharon wants to know the best way to tell her relatives that she's not going to see them at indoor gatherings because they don't follow the same COVID protocols that Sharon believes are...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Skipped a Funeral, and My Friend is Angry
By Dr. Laura on November 16, 2021

Christine is a caregiver who chose to be by the side of her patient as she died instead of at her best friend's mom's funeral and now her friend is mad.   Dr. Laura: "Friends support...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Protect My Parents from My Sister?
By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2021

Here’s a special sneak preview call from the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend Marathon heard exclusively on SiriusXM Triumph 111: Megan's sister is an addict with financial problems and has...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Ready to Say I'm Sorry
By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2021

Lucas thought he and his Godmother would be closer when he moved nearby, but their relationship is strained primarily by his disregard for her beliefs and values.   Dr. Laura: "You don't...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Disappointed with My Parents
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2021

Amy married a military man and wishes her parents would try harder to move near her since her kids are growing up without family or good friends nearby.   Dr. Laura: "Understand that...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Family Protected My Molester
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2021

Kathy was molested by a close friend of her grandparents, and her anger and confusion has recently resurfaced.   Dr. Laura: "Just because someone is related, doesn't make them reliable."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Get Involved?
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2021

Kim's husband is pushing her to try to help work out the problems between her mother and brother, but Kim's not sure it's the right thing to do.   Dr. Laura: "Not every problem can be...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Family is Disappointed in Me
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2021

Kavita's brother and father say she didn't set her nephew up in a grand enough way when she helped him move into his college dorm.   Dr. Laura: "Unreasonable people cannot be made happy."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Overstepping Boundaries?
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2021

Joe's married son is asking him to call just once a week for 15 minutes instead of every day as he has been doing.   Dr. Laura: "Be proud that you've raised a son who doesn't share your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Protect My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2021

Christine is worried about her daughter who recently broke off her engagement and found a new man online that she wants to shack-up with.   Dr. Laura: "We only have control of our side of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Won't Talk to Me
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2021

Jeph disrespected his mother 14 years ago, and he doesn't know how to repair the damage that caused his relationship with her.   Dr. Laura: "The first step to being forgiven is taking...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Stuck in the Middle
By Dr. Laura on July 31, 2021

Susan would like to know the best way to extract herself from disagreements between her daughter and her husband.   Dr. Laura: "When adult children don't respect authority, it's time for...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Niece Hurts My Feelings
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2021

Zoi's relationship with her niece has been strained ever since Zoi married her niece's father-in-law.   Dr. Laura: "Let go of the things that are unimportant to your life."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Neighbor is Endangering My Health
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2021

Karen lives in an attached home and finds the second-hand smoke coming from her neighbor is upsetting her health conditions.   Dr. Laura: "Each of us is responsible for fulfilling our own...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Momma's Girl
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2021

Even though Ivonne is married with a baby, she is still extremely close to her mother, allowing her to visit for months at a time.   Dr. Laura: "You're a wife and mother now, not her little...

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Email of the Day: Let’s Hug It Out
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2021

I was recently inspired by your advice of hugging someone instead of arguing with them. My husband and I are both strong-willed and seem to find too many silly things to argue about, so I...

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COTD Podcast: Is There a Way to Successfully Date Long Distance?
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2021

25-year-old Chad is “dating” someone he has never met in person, and he'd like Dr. Laura's opinion on whether the relationship can work.   Dr. Laura: "Long distance relationships are cute,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother is a Bully
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2021

Cholly's older brother likes to pick on him, and Cholly wants Dr. Laura's advice on how to handle him.   Dr. Laura: "Take him by surprise with a, 'thanks for noticing me!' comment."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Brother Thinks I'm a Brat
By Dr. Laura on March 25, 2021

Avery's 17-year-old brother hates the way she treats their parents and is mean to her as a result.   Dr. Laura: "The good thing about knowing you're the problem is that you have the power...

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Email of the Day: My Husband’s Down-to-Earth Comeback
By Dr. Laura on March 18, 2021

Before my husband passed away, someone asked him why, after over 23 years of marriage, we had NO children. God never blessed us with a child. They went on to ask if we even liked children.

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sick of "Short" Jokes
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

Mike is short and wants to know how to respond to people's rude comments about short men.   Dr. Laura: Reply with, “I'm not sure that was a thoughtful thing to say to me.”

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom's Sisters Skipped Her Funeral
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2021

Leeanne's mom died recently, and she is angry that her aunts didn't attend the service even though COVID safety precautions were taken.   Dr. Laura: "A person can grieve profoundly without...

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Email of the Day: I’m So Sorry I Hurt You
By Dr. Laura on February 8, 2021

I’m 58-years-old and have always had problems with my father. While other kids learned to throw a baseball and use a glove, I learned how to properly dust with Pledge and vacuum straight...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is Manipulative
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2021

Jen's mom told her she should “honor thy father and mother” instead of listening to Dr. Laura.   Dr. Laura: "Honoring does not mean tolerating abuse."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Wants My Brother Divorced
By Dr. Laura on December 22, 2020

Laura's brother confided in their father about his marital problems. Now their dad is mad that he has decided to reconcile.   Dr. Laura: "Misery loves company."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Makes Me So Mad!
By Dr. Laura on December 2, 2020

Carrie and her dad are fighting about politics, but her anger runs deeper.   Dr. Laura: "If you want a present-day relationship, don't bring up the past."

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