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Topic: Friendship

Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Avoid Hurting Feelings?
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2021

Suzy has been invited to go hiking but would prefer to decline without upsetting her friend.    Dr. Laura: "YOU are NOT responsible for someone else's hypersensitivity." 

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Email of the Day: I Only LOOK Like I Have It Together
By Dr. Laura on July 22, 2021

Years ago, I was dropping off one of my children at kindergarten and the teacher stopped me and said “I really admire you; you have so much going on all the time and you always seem to...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Like People Much Anymore
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2021

As he gets older, Preston finds himself confronting more and more friends over their political and social positions and losing them in the process.   Dr. Laura: "Avoid what's polarizing...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Girlfriends Are Leaving Me Out
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2021

12-year-old Chloe's “friend” group is proving to have some not-so-nice girls in it.   Dr. Laura: "Don't take the actions of mean girls personally."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Miss My Friend
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

Sadie would like to support her childhood friend who is going through a hard time, but she's being rejected.   Dr. Laura: "Friendship is about mutual respect."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overly Critical
By Dr. Laura on July 9, 2021

Christina wants to become less critical of her kids, friends and family because it's damaging her relationships.   Dr. Laura: "People are more likely to change when they think it's for...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Exclude My Needy, Sensitive Friend?
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

17-year-old Brooke is having a birthday party and wonders if she should invite a girl who is a good friend but a little needy and not well-liked by some others in their social circle.   ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is a Wimp
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2021

Nick's friend was a jerk to Kate but, to Kate's disappointment, Nick is still trying to hang on to the friendship.   Dr. Laura: "Put your wife first and do what it takes to erase her...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend's Son is a Brat
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2021

Jessica and her friend of many years are having trouble with their sons who have started fighting since moving on to junior high school.   Dr. Laura: "Don’t bother talking to someone who...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Outgrown My Friends
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2021

Jeffrey's friends are snowflakes who have no responsibility or goals, and he's ready to move on from them.   Dr. Laura: "Don't confront, just disconnect.

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Help My Friend
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2020

Jenni's friend's mom, an extreme hoarder, just died, and Jenni is overwhelmed by the amount of junk for them to cleanup.   Dr. Laura: "Be open and honest with your friend about your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Childhood Friend Dumped Me
By Dr. Laura on December 5, 2020

Jenna called her best friend's boyfriend a loser, and Jenna is sad that her friend has now pulled away from her.   Dr. Laura: "You are both clinging on to people who aren't good for you."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want My Friend's Help
By Dr. Laura on November 29, 2020

Debbie's good friend tries to tell her what to do about her teenage daughter, even though Debbie hasn't asked for her help.   Dr. Laura: "Unsolicited advice can hurt a friendship."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Jealous of My Friend
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2020

9-year-old Cora believes her friend is prettier, smarter and gets more than she does.   Dr. Laura: "Work to become the best version of yourself."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Constantly Feel Bad for My Friend
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2020

Sandy is struggling with the fact that her best friend is battling cancer.   Dr. Laura: "Compassion doesn't need to be cured."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Have a Friend Problem
By Dr. Laura on October 25, 2020

Someone is trying to come between 11-year-old Levi and his best friend.   Dr. Laura: "Focus on your relationship and on being a good friend."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Childhood Friend Is Mean
By Dr. Laura on July 29, 2020

Trinity is being treated poorly by her “friend,” but has yet to look for the “good” in someone else instead.   Dr. Laura: "Open your heart to someone who wants to be a good friend to...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Is A Shacked-Up Mess!!
By Dr. Laura on July 6, 2020

Kate's friend is seeking help as her relationship is unraveling in turmoil because she’s living outside of wedlock.   Dr. Laura: "Don’t pick friends you CONSTANTLY have to nurse."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Wants To Date Me
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2020

Rebecca’s friend says he has feelings for her, but she doesn’t feel the same way about him. Is their friendship of many years over?   Dr. Laura: "Because it doesn't last forever it...

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