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Topic: Feelings

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is Fading Away
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2021

Laura's mom is in a stage of memory decline, and Laura feels resentful and angry that her family hasn't done more to try to slow the progression of the disease.   Dr. Laura: "It's normal...

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Email of the Day: The Power of Touch
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2021

I recently read a blog post you wrote about the importance of touch. My late mother would always connect with me by touching me in some small way. Touch speaks a language that overcomes...

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Email of the Day: I Told My Dying Grandfather How Much I Loved Him
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2021

I spoke to you not long ago about my dying grandfather, and I wanted to give you an update. I went to see my “paw” (as we call him) recently. My dad was already at his home, so I waited...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to Let Go of My Anger
By Dr. Laura on July 30, 2021

Karen's stepchildren told lies about her years ago, and she's still having a hard time letting go of her anger towards them.   Dr. Laura: "Children are generally not happy about their...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Be Around Pregnant Friends
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2021

Lauren had a miscarriage and finds it difficult to spend time with her pregnant friend.   Dr. Laura: "The best way to combat the sadness of your loss is to help celebrate the joy of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Weak
By Dr. Laura on May 17, 2021

Julie cries in stressful situations, and she wishes she could better control her emotions.   Dr. Laura: "Strength is not sacrificed by showing sweetness."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Let Go of My Bad Childhood
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2021

Elizabeth has spent years trying to get her mother to “like” her and wants to get past the emotional abuse she feels she has endured.   Dr. Laura: "You're never going to get over not...

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Email of the Day: Sometimes All You Have to Do is Ask
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2021

I’m a 48-year-old widow. I lost my wonderful husband five years ago to brain cancer. He was always overly supportive of me and told everyone how much he loved me and was honored to be...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Emotionally Stunted?
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2021

Lauren grew up feeling distant from her mother and fears being emotionally unavailable and a poor role model to her four daughters.   Dr. Laura: "You aren't seeing yourself as the loving...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Overthinking Things?
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2021

Victoria is 22 and having sex with a guy without a commitment or the confidence that he really cares about her.   Dr. Laura: "Victoria is 22 and having sex with a guy without a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Sleep Around!
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2021

Maryann is in her late 50s and would like to find a partner, but feels the men she is meeting expect her to jump into bed.   Dr. Laura: "No matter their age, men don't respect that which...

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COTD Podcast: I'm Having a Hard Time Understanding My Emotions
By Dr. Laura on November 12, 2020

Jenny had a baby during the Coronavirus shutdown and feels angry and irritable all the time.   Dr. Laura: "Being a new mother is full time and overwhelming even without a pandemic."

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Email of the Day: Feeling Bad vs. Feeling Guilty
By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2020

My 29-year-old daughter who lives two hours away was struggling with whether to come home for a party we were having. She texted me and said she really didn’t want to make the drive and...

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COTD Podcast: My Family Has a Pattern of Hating Their Mothers
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

For three generations, the daughters in Kristi's family have hated their mothers, and Kristi would like to break that pattern.   Dr. Laura: "There's a difference between hating and...

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COTD Podcast: I Feel Bad That My Dad is Going into a Nursing Home
By Dr. Laura on October 24, 2020

Christina promised her mom that she would take care of her father, but now he needs to enter a nursing home.   Dr. Laura: "You are doing exactly what you promised to do."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry For My Friend
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2020

Sophia-Rose is concerned for her friend who has been associating himself with bad influences despite her warnings.   Dr. Laura: "It's okay to feel sadness for his choices but you can't...

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COTD Podcast: I’m Upset My Mother-In-Law Didn’t Attend These Events
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2020

Karen wrote a letter sharing her unhappy feelings after her mother-in-law declined to attend both her sons' weddings.   Dr. Laura: "Don't relive your hurt!!"

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Live By Your Mantra, Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2020

April lives by her favorite mantra as told by Dr. Laura: “Feelings are not facts!”   Dr. Laura: "Feelings are not facts." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Feelings Are Overwhelming Me!
By Dr. Laura on March 18, 2020

Despite therapy, Ken is struggling to let go of his feelings so he can be less envious of one person in particular.    Dr. Laura: "Envy is a stagnant feeling...but calling those...

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