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COTD Podcast: Thank You For Expressing The Wisdom of Solomon
By Dr. Laura on May 8, 2022

Mike calls to thank Dr. Laura for helping people see that everything worth having in life is worth the work it takes to achieve it.   Dr. Laura: "Practical advice is the best advice."

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Email of the Day: I Found a Purpose For My Life
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2022

I was raised by a very strong mom, who always inspired me to get out there and make a difference. A few years ago, I went through a very difficult breakup and was really struggling with...

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Email of the Day: My Son Gave Others A Chance At A New Life
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2022

My son, Mike, was born with a rare liver disease. At the age of 11, he was placed on the transplant list. Two years later, as he was slowly dying, he received a new liver. It truly was a...

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Email of the Day: My Proudest Moment
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2022

Growing up in a small midwestern, Mayberry-type town, we had a local Main Street bicycle and lawnmower shop. Ten-speed bicycles had come into style, and the bright green one featured in...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Learned Humility The Hard Way
By Dr. Laura on March 27, 2022

Cori shares one of her most embarrassing experiences and how it turned out to help her in ways she did not expect.   Dr. Laura: "Be willing and humble enough to learn from those around you."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Wouldn't Have Changed a Thing
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

Lacey calls back with an update after Dr. Laura previously offered advice on how to overcome her stage fright.   Dr. Laura: "It's inspiring when a person is able to reboot and change...

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Email of the Day: What I Learned From Losing
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

I was a sprinter in junior high, and I was very fast (already faster than the fastest girl on the high school track team). I didn’t have to work very hard to earn a spot on the relay team,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You For Helping Me Raise My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on March 20, 2022

As she drives to her daughter's wedding weekend, Kate calls to thank Dr. Laura for guiding her through motherhood and helping the family get to this happy milestone.   Dr. Laura: "Good...

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Become a Man
By Dr. Laura on March 13, 2022

Steve says that listening to and following Dr. Laura's advice after becoming a teen husband and father has benefitted two generations of his family.   Dr. Laura: "Any male can help make a...

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Email of the Day: Hardship Helped Shape Our Character
By Dr. Laura on February 18, 2022

When I was 14, my parents were in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. My father’s legs were both crushed into hundreds of fragments and my mother suffered a total facial smash. My...

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Email of the Day: I Found Adventure and Joy Again in My Life
By Dr. Laura on February 8, 2022

Whenever I had free time or money, I would run off to a Broadway show or plan an exotic vacation. And then COVID happened. Having spent almost three months in an ICU 25 years ago due to a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: We're Headed in the Right Direction
By Dr. Laura on January 20, 2022

Ann calls to let Dr. Laura know how helpful her advice was to seek psychiatric care for her daughter.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes moms need the support of professionals."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Your Support Led to Success
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2022

22 years ago, Dr. Laura encouraged Mike to start his own business so he could have more time with his growing family, and the results are inspiring!   Dr. Laura: "No success is sweeter than...

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Email of the Day: I Let Go of My Balloon
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2022

You’ve said many things that have stuck with me over the years, but the one that stayed with me the most was when you suggested that a caller (who was deeply obsessed with something)...

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Call of the Day Podcast: It FINALLY Registered!
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2021

36 years after his first drunken call to Dr. Laura, Marty calls back to apologize for the way he behaved.   Dr. Laura: "Taking responsibility for your actions is true growth."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Thanks For Giving My Daughter The “Sex” Talk
By Dr. Laura on November 22, 2021

Randy is grateful that he and his teenage daughter were listening together when Dr. Laura took a call about premarital sex, setting up a great conversation between Randy and his child.   ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Went from Abused to Victor
By Dr. Laura on November 14, 2021

Melinda calls to thank Dr. Laura for giving her the courage to break from her abusive family and find real peace and joy.   Dr. Laura: "Those who fret over the difficulty of change stay in...

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Raise My Son
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2021

Kelly calls to recount the meaningful conversations she was able to have with her young son about the Dr. Laura Program before he died unexpectedly.   Dr. Laura: "Life is a balance of grief...

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Call of the Day Podcast: The 18-year-old Me Thanks You!
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2021

Chris is a Mormon who credits Dr. Laura with helping him make the choice to go on a mission trip that set him on the path to having a wonderful life.   Dr. Laura: "The maturing and the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Failure is Not an Option
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2021

Karen, a long-time Dr. Laura listener, calls to say how much she appreciates Dr. Laura's consistent message to live up to your marital commitments.   Dr. Laura: "Commitment means...

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Email of the Day: How To Live When Your Child Has Died
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2021

Our daughter, Sarah, was killed in a car accident three years ago. She was sixteen and the fourth of our five children. After that, my husband and I went through grief counseling and...

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Email of the Day: Three Lessons I Learned From You
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2021

Sometimes on your program, you talk about things that have profoundly affected me. Three of them have been especially useful to me:

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped My Son Become a Success
By Dr. Laura on October 10, 2021

When Sheila, a single mom without a support system, needed help guiding her son through a challenging period, she called Dr. Laura and got results beyond her wildest dreams.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Lying to My Daughter Worked!
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2021

Kim's daughter had a fibbing problem until Kim applied Dr. Laura's advice to lie back to her child as a way to illustrate how it feels.   Dr. Laura: "Even white lies can destroy trust...

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Vlog: Let Me Help Save Your Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2021

Over the weekend as I do every day – I still read the letters you send me to drlaura@drlaura.com – we had a call last Tuesday and I think this explains it. This woman called in pretty...

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Vlog: Let Your Guard Down
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

Over the weekend as I do every day – I still read the letters you send me to drlaura@drlaura.com – we had a call last Tuesday and I think this explains it. This woman called in pretty...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Been a Bratty Wife
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

Because of something she heard on the Dr. Laura show, Andrea realizes she hasn't been the type of wife a husband wants to come home to...   Dr. Laura: "Husbands need to be shown...

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Email of the Day: The Proper Care and Feeding of Me
By Dr. Laura on September 22, 2021

In my early years of dating, I brushed off the guidance my parents gave me because it sounded too old-fashioned. Unfortunately, because of my stubborn nature, it took me years of trial and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm So Grateful for You!
By Dr. Laura on September 19, 2021

Whitney calls with an emotional update on her marriage since taking Dr. Laura's advice.   Dr. Laura: "Men are straight lines…women are curlicues!"

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Let My Mom Go Like a Balloon
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2021

Kaily updates Dr. Laura on how blocking her addict mother's phone calls has changed her life.   Dr. Laura: "The less drama you have, the lighter you feel. "

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Email of the Day: I Get to Embrace All the Firsts...and Lasts
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2021

I called you several months ago, and you helped me with one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do, which was telling my husband that our four-year-old little girl has a terminal...

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Dump a Mean “Friend”
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2021

Carol calls Dr. Laura to let her know how her advice to another caller helped Carol walk away from a negative relationship.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to keep hurtful people in your life."

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Email of the Day: You Help Me Get Out of Bed Every Morning
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2021

I used to spend two hours in my car each day commuting. When the pandemic hit and we were sent home to work, I decided to take advantage of the two extra hours and committed to walking...

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Email of the Day: What I Learned After I Was Physically Attacked
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2021

Several years ago, while riding my bike on a road I’ve ridden thousands of times, I was attacked and nearly killed by a stranger. The attacker was almost 20 years younger than me, several...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Better Late Than Never!
By Dr. Laura on July 25, 2021

Lauren spent most of her life in relationships with alcoholic men but finally, in her golden years, she has learned to treat herself with more respect.   Dr. Laura: "Be true to yourself."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm No Longer Living Under a Cloud
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2021

Andrew called Dr. Laura last year, sad that his friends were getting married while he had no prospects. But, with this update, he reveals the amazing journey that original call took him on.

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Call of the Day Podcast: Sound Advice Saved My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2021

Adele thanks Dr. Laura for the 25 years of guidance that has helped her to become a better and happier mother and wife.   Dr. Laura: "Relationships benefit when you're willing to give more...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Inspired!
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2021

Margaret's life has improved in important ways thanks to Dr. Laura's advice and support.   Dr. Laura: "Stay on the path of morality no matter where others are going."

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Email of the Day: The Final Lesson My Mother Taught Me
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2021

When my mother was diagnosed with a degenerative genetic disease, she faced it head-on. She did research, enrolled in a genetic study and started working out with a trainer to combat the...

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Dr. Laura Donates Lego sets to the WOW Museum in Lodi
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2021

Lodi News-Sentinel | Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Steve Mann / About Town - Popular radio show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger donated her collection of Lego sets to the World of Wonders Science...

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Email of the Day: The Two Great Men in My Life
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2021

My dad passed away almost twenty years ago. He was tough, but loving, and when I became an adult, I would jokingly tell people that I never had an opportunity to stray off the straight and...

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Email of the Day: Play to Your Strengths
By Dr. Laura on March 12, 2021

I was a music student when I originally went to college, with piano as my major. My piano teacher was brilliant and eccentric. Upon hearing that my ambition was to be a concert pianist,...

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Blog: 5 Tips to Be More Confident
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2021

Confidence is believing that you have something of value to offer. Sadly, many of you come from really crappy families and don’t have that sense. The good news is, confidence is like a...

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Email of the Day: A Stranger Overwhelmed Me With Kindness
By Dr. Laura on February 25, 2021

It was my daughter's 7th birthday, and I was required to bring her 1st grade class fresh flowers and snacks for the week. This was an extremely challenging financial time for our family...

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Email of the Day: You Are a Feminist in the Best Way Possible
By Dr. Laura on February 2, 2021

I’ve been listening to you since the early 90s, when I was young. Recently, I heard you say that feminists would get mad at you for certain things you say about women and how you advise...

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Email of the Day: A Life Lesson from My High School Basketball Coach
By Dr. Laura on December 15, 2020

Back in my high school days, I played basketball for our school. We were on the road to play at another school, which had an old basketball court that needed repair. The floor had many...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Realized Something Huge!
By Dr. Laura on December 12, 2020

Penny has been married for 37 years and only last week, after listening to Dr. Laura, did she realize that she has neglected her husband sexually and treated him a little unkindly.   Dr....

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Email of the Day: The Eight Hours that Changed My Life
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2020

My husband and I did everything wrong. We shacked up for years, then got engaged, got pregnant and got married. We put our infant into daycare at 6 months old and both worked over 50 hours...

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Email of the Day: The Top 10 Things I've Learned from Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2020

I love your brutal honesty, telling callers what others don’t always have the guts to say. Over 20 years, I’ve developed a list of the Top 10 things I’ve learned by listening to you.

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Call of the Day Podcast: This Crazy World is Bad for the Kids
By Dr. Laura on December 6, 2020

Jeff is a grandfather who is dismayed that we're living in a time when the seemingly abnormal is accepted as normal, and he worries about how it will affect his grandchildren.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Am What I Do Today
By Dr. Laura on December 6, 2020

At age 65, Lenora is thrilled to have learned that what's important in life is not her past but what she's doing right here, right now.   Dr. Laura: "There's freedom in letting go of the...

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