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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm in Pain
By Dr. Laura on September 4, 2021

Alex wants help moving forward from the grief he feels from the loss of his parrot.   Dr. Laura: "Emotional pain is a natural response to losing something of value."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad is Dying
By Dr. Laura on August 22, 2021

Donna is distraught over her dad who is suffering the end stages of Parkinson's disease.   Dr. Laura: "Unresolved feelings can live long beyond relationships."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Angry at My Dad
By Dr. Laura on August 20, 2021

11-year-old Hunter's father killed himself, leaving him confused and angry.   Dr. Laura: "Focus on and find joy in the blessings you do have."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Lost My Baby
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2021

Meegan and her husband are struggling to cope with the death of their daughter in utero just two days before a scheduled c-section.   Dr. Laura: "Helping someone through their pain can...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Stop Being Sad?
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2021

10-year-old Mark is grieving the death of his pastor and calls with his mom for advice on how best to cope.   Dr. Laura: "The beauty of grief is that it's a reflection of the positive...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Forgive My Dead Husband?
By Dr. Laura on July 6, 2021

Kathy's husband killed himself five years ago, and she wonders if she can ever forgive him for destroying their life together.   Dr. Laura: "The brains of the profoundly depressed lack...

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Call of the Day Podcast: There's a Shadow Over My Wedding
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2021

Meagan would like to skip her friend's funeral, which is taking place the day before Meagan's wedding.   Dr. Laura: "You showed great compassion; now, get back to your life."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Torn Up Over the Way Things Were
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

Cody and his father are estranged because of his dad's opioid addiction, and he frequently breaks down over the damage done to their relationship and their family business.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Died and I Survived
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2021

Debbie gets distraught for several months every year around the anniversary of the car accident that killed her mom and nearly paralyzed Debbie.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let survivor's guilt...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm So Angry That My Husband Died
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2021

Margaret and her husband were married for more than 50 years before he died, and she is struggling to cope.   Dr. Laura: "There's no easy way through grief, but it passes as you reinvent...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Done with My Son
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2021

Deborah can't forgive her son after he left his children alone one evening and all four died in a house fire.   Dr. Laura: "Forgiveness is not earned without taking responsibility and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom is No Help
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2021

Adrienne is grieving the death of her daughter, and she doesn't find her own mother to be comforting or helpful.   Dr. Laura: "You have a 'mother,' not a 'mommy.'"

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I'm Letting Everyone Down
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2021

Mary is struggling with infertility and believes she is disappointing her husband and family.   Dr. Laura: "Biology is not in our control."

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Call of the Day Podcast: What Was it All For?
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2021

Gigi's husband of 43 years died recently, and in her grief, she finds herself questioning the meaning of life and death.   Dr. Laura: "Four decades of beautiful memories are the reason."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Doesn't Know Me Anymore
By Dr. Laura on February 5, 2021

John feels guilty if he doesn't visit his wife each day at her nursing home, but it's terribly painful since she doesn't recognize him anymore.   Dr. Laura: "Remember the past forty...

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Email of the Day: Grit, Grace and Grief
By Dr. Laura on January 29, 2021

My mother died suddenly last year on my husband’s birthday, and I’m now the oldest living female on my mother’s side. Despite several health issues, my mother was an avid runner, and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Cope with My Mom's Death?
By Dr. Laura on January 13, 2021

Joan took care of her 92-year-old mother, and since her mother's death, Joan's daily routine has turned upside down.   Dr. Laura: "In time you'll adjust to the new rhythm of your life."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I've Lost My Dad Twice - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

After speaking to Dr. Laura about her recently deceased father, Nancy watched hours of home movies and calls back to discuss the impact they made on her.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to purge...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I've Lost My Dad Twice - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

After 12 years of suffering with Parkinson's disease, Nancy's father has died and she's having trouble remembering the dynamic dad he used to be.   Dr. Laura: "Take the time to mourn the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Paralyzed by My Husband's Death
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2020

Marla's husband recently died of a heart attack in front of her, and she is really struggling with her shock and grief.   Dr. Laura: "Friends and time to grieve are the best medicine."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad's Death is Haunting Me
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2020

Mitch's dad died when they were on a trip together, and Mitch is having nightmares over the way he found him.   Dr. Laura: "Make the last thing you see before you sleep at night your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Has Passed Away
By Dr. Laura on October 20, 2020

Lynette’s husband died in a car accident, and she finds herself questioning if she showed him the love and appreciation he deserved.   Dr. Laura: "You are in shock and mourning; don’t...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Lost My Daughter’s Twin
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2020

During pregnancy Desiree lost her daughter’s twin brother and now worries about the day her child comes to learn of this tragic event.   Dr. Laura: "Avoid focusing on tragedy to ensure...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Consumed By My Bad Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2020

Since the passing of her husband, Maureen has been struggling with the fact that her mom was a terrible person.   Dr. Laura: "It may have been crappy but you’ve demonstrated resilience."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Husband Insensitive?
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2020

Megan unexpectedly lost her mother and she’s upset with her husband’s handling of the tragedy.   Dr. Laura: "Just hold her and shut up." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: A Friend Shared My Tragedy
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2020

Connie is angry that her friend told others the details of her son’s death due to a heroin overdose.   Dr. Laura: "You’re upset because he didn’t intend to live." 

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Email of the Day: Moving from Death to Life
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2020

I was stranded in another state sorting through a big house owned by my deceased parents, as I handled their estate.  While inventorying antiques, going through family albums, and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Sad Saying Goodbye
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2020

Barbara finds herself in tears when heading home after visiting her adult children.   Dr. Laura: "This is about your facing your mortality." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Can’t Get Over The Pain and Loss
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2020

Mark came out to his parents 12 years ago and it instantly turned into them feeling bad for themselves ending their relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Now you can have 'tears of relief' …" 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Lonely!!
By Dr. Laura on August 6, 2020

Ann’s divorced, her daughter has moved out, and she’s feeling really lonely now.   Dr. Laura: "You’re up to your eyeballs right now…this is temporary." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mother Has Taken Her Own Life
By Dr. Laura on July 18, 2020

After suffering a stroke and not getting better...Lauren's mom ended it all deciding she no longer wished to be a burden.    Dr. Laura: "Your mom loved you; you loved her and she felt ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Getting The Sympathy I Need
By Dr. Laura on July 17, 2020

Celia is upset that her in-laws have apparently stopped showing care and concern over the loss of her mom to COVID-19 … or have they?    Dr. Laura: "Honor the memory of your mother."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Haven’t Had A Chance To Grieve
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2020

Jill is a small business owner under the stress of the pandemic and has not found an opportunity to grieve for her recently departed mother.   Dr. Laura: "Honor someone's memory with...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m In Grief Over The Loss Of My Siblings
By Dr. Laura on May 15, 2020

Lettice can’t figure out how to handle the grief she’s been suffering over the loss of her 3 sisters.   Dr. Laura: "They don't know you NEED help right now...drop the veil of "tough" and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Deal With This Grief?
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2020

Denise lost both her 82-year-old mother and 53-year-old sister one day apart from each other!   Dr. Laura: "Even when it’s totally dark and overcast...the sun is still shining…you just...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Sad That My Cat Died
By Dr. Laura on April 20, 2020

Lauren unexpectedly had to put her cat down and she’s not dealing well with the loss. She’s tempted to get a new kitten to reduce the pain.   Dr. Laura: "When you have love to give…give...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Lost My Baby
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2020

Amy’s baby was stillborn at 32 weeks into her pregnancy and she is suffering from grief. How can she learn to embrace what she has in order to be happy again?     Dr. Laura: "When we...

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