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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Pain-in-the-Butt Wife
By Dr. Laura on November 23, 2021

Here’s a special sneak preview call from the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend Marathon heard exclusively on SiriusXM Triumph 111: Lindsay's 8-year marriage has hit the rocks after years of...

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Email of the Day: Having a Newborn Put Stress on Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 23, 2021

The first few weeks after my son was born, I noticed things taking over that I had previously sworn I would never do. Getting used to being a stay-at-home mom with a newborn was very...

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Email of the Day: A Bike Ride Was a Metaphor for Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2021

My husband and I were enjoying a 21-mile bike ride on a wilderness trail, our first real vacation without our four now-grown kids. The trail was rugged and challenging and after 10...

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Stop Being Angry at My Wife
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2021

Jeff has been angry for years with his wife over one issue and tells Dr. Laura how her advice to another caller to show compassion to people who are struggling made a positive difference...

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Saved My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2021

Jennifer's mom raised her to believe she didn't really need a man, which led to her treating her husband poorly, which led to his emotional affair...until Jennifer took Dr. Laura's...

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Email of the Day: I Adore My Wife!
By Dr. Laura on November 4, 2021

Recently I heard you tell a caller how to be more of a spouse, suggesting she do five things every day for her husband, not expecting anything in return and they would see a difference...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is Stifling My Dreams
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2021

Amy and Adam have worked through many marital issues, but they are still in disagreement over how much time Adam can spend on the hobby that he's been passionate about since their dating...

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Call of the Day Podcast: We're in a Much Better Place!
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2021

John says he was at the end of his rope with an inattentive wife when Dr. Laura's advice helped them reconnect and start the process of reinvigorating their marriage.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Email of the Day: The Power of a Hug
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2021

I decided it was a good day to reset an internet extender that had stopped working months ago. What I thought would be a half hour “fix” turned into a four-hour back-and-forth with...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Giving Up on Me
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2021

Adriana is 5 months pregnant, but her husband says he's unhappy and not sure their relationship is going can last.   Dr. Laura: "You can't force your fantasies on another person."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet And Loving Works
By Dr. Laura on October 18, 2021

Stephanie didn't want to hear it but ultimately took Dr. Laura's advice and now her marriage is much better!    Dr. Laura: "Just be NICE no matter how you "feel" . . .  "

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COTD Podcast: My Husband Confessed to Sleeping with Prostitutes
By Dr. Laura on October 11, 2021

Even though Misty's husband admitted to seeing prostitutes throughout their marriage, she's worried about feeling lonely and losing financially if she chooses to leave him.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Feel Like a Priority
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

Jerica gets upset when her husband doesn't answer his phone or call right back when Jerica calls to check in with him.   Dr. Laura: "The more loving you are, the more giving he will be."

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Email of the Day: A Simple Act of Kindness Changed the Mood
By Dr. Laura on September 24, 2021

My husband and I both had a busy day recently, and neither one of us wanted to make dinner. We agreed that we would order out instead, and my husband would pick it all up on his way...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Tell My Husband I'm Burned Out?
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2021

Robin has an 8-year-old, a job, plus takes care of the family farm and doesn't know how to talk to her husband about how drained and unhappy she is.   Dr. Laura: "Instead of whining,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Home Buying is Hurting Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2021

Trey and Sara sharply disagree on almost everything when it comes to purchasing a new home for their family of four.   Dr. Laura: "Great marriages involve self-sacrifice, compromise and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Wants to Live with His Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2021

Sadie's husband wants to move his mother into their home against Sadie's wishes.   Dr. Laura: "Give up the bad so you can pursue something good."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Mean to Me
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2021

Al's husband treats him poorly, and he doesn't understand why he is putting up with it.   Dr. Laura: "Instead of dwelling on yesterday, move forward to a better tomorrow."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Does My Husband Deserve Another Chance?
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2021

Donna's alcoholic husband keeps asking for forgiveness but continues to disappoint her with his drinking.   Dr. Laura: "Accept that he won't change and make decisions accordingly."

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Blog: The Importance of Touch
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2021

As most of you know, my miniature poodle Bebe – the amazing Bebe – passed after 15 years. That was still in the midst of the pandemic. And I just found myself feeling more anxious and...

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Email of the Day: I Still Have Cocktail Hour With My Husband Even Though He’s Gone
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2021

My husband and I met 15 years ago after we both lost our spouses. Being retired and having only grown children, we had the opportunity to do a lot of fun things, like travel and visit...

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Email of the Day: What Men Need to Remember About Women
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2021

My soon-to-be wife and I bought a house. As we looked at the house, she was thinking of the color of the furniture that would match the color of the walls and something else that would...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Lied to Me
By Dr. Laura on August 7, 2021

Bill's wife just confessed that she cheated on him 12 years ago, but she's asking him to stay with her.   Dr. Laura: "Between now and dead, is this the life you want to live?"

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Marriage Isn't Working
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2021

Asha's family facilitated an arranged marriage, but the newlyweds fight a lot and don't have a connection.   Dr. Laura: "Arranged marriages can be both culturally appropriate and an...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Take Care of Everyone But Myself - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2021

Dr. Laura helps Jennifer come up with a way to be compassionate with herself without running away from her husband and kids.   Dr. Laura: "Change today and all your tomorrows with sweet...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Take Care of Everyone But Myself - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2021

Jennifer is a people-pleaser who has started to focus on her own needs and now feels out of step with being a wife and mother.   Dr. Laura: "Being connected to others requires some...

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Email of the Day: My Husband Thought He Had Failed Me
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2021

Normally, I am very outgoing, and I work very hard to keep my man happy in every way. However, I went through a funk, and during that time, I noticed that my husband got increasingly...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Had a Secret Family
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2021

Blair's father was unfaithful and had a secret family and Blair is afraid of her own husband doing the same thing.   Dr. Laura: "Life is like monkey bars; to move forward, you must let...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Money Trouble is Hurting Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2021

Since moving into a more expensive neighborhood, Tyson says he is struggling financially and with his marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Work as a team to resolve problems you've both created."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My New Husband is an Addict
By Dr. Laura on July 24, 2021

After only three months of marriage, Michelle has discovered that her husband has a cocaine addiction.   Dr. Laura: "You will gain self-respect when you correct your mistake."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Stay, or Should I Go?
By Dr. Laura on July 7, 2021

Delia got pregnant and married at 18 and, two kids and ten years later, she is thinking of leaving her husband.   Dr. Laura: "Endure the less-than-perfect situation you chose for the...

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COTD Podcast: I Failed My Daughter and My Daughter Has Failed
By Dr. Laura on July 1, 2021

Since her parents split up, Karen's 15-year-old is struggling emotionally and has failed her freshman year of high school.   Dr. Laura: "Couples need to quadruple the effort they put...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is an Alcoholic
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2021

Linda doesn't want to divorce her husband, but she needs help coping with his alcoholism.   Dr. Laura: "If you want to stay with a drunk, go to Al-Anon to become informed and supported."

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Email of the Day: A Simple Plan
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2021

I heard you read a beautiful message from a woman who said her parents had been married 70 years, and you remarked that you didn’t think you’d heard of anyone being married that long. I...

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Email of the Day: My Husband Had My Back
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2021

My husband and I were at a Christmas party and our daughter was two months old. It was our first time out, and we weren’t planning on staying long. A friend of ours told me I looked...

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Email of the Day: I'm a Changed Man
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2021

I was being a crabby, short tempered jerk, going to work early, staying late and coming home just long enough for a shower and some sleep. About a month into this stupid behavior, my...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is Done with Me!
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2021

Wayne's wife is ready to leave him after 17 years of marriage, and he's asking Dr. Laura if there's a way to fix what he broke.   Dr. Laura: "The time to work on a marriage is before one...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Care for My Husband Anymore
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2021

Stacey's husband will be moving into a skilled nursing facility because of his deteriorating health, and she doesn't know what to say when people ask her about it.   Dr. Laura: "You're...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Destroying My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2021

Bob says that he needs pornography to avoid feelings and problems even though it's destroying his marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Stop hiding from your wife and let her love the real you."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Trust My Husband Anymore
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2021

Rachel is thinking of leaving her husband who lost almost all of their retirement in risky investments that he made without telling her.   Dr. Laura: "Don't put your future in the hands...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Isn't the Man I Thought He Was
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2021

Jill has been married six years to a man who is showing a pattern of being controlling.   Dr. Laura: "Marriage is about compromise, sacrifice and agreements."

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Email of the Day: I Truly Do Have It All
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2021

I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary to my hottie boyfriend of a husband. I had seen firsthand what a broken home can do to a child, and refused to build a family on a cracked...

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Email of the Day: No Returns!!
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2021

During the early years of my younger sister’s marriage, she and her new husband arrived on my mother’s doorstep. My brother-in-law said to my mother something along the lines of “This...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Think About My Husband's Affair Every Day
By Dr. Laura on May 30, 2021

Ashley's husband cheated on her before they had their second child together, and she finds herself obsessing over whether he will do it again.   Dr. Laura: "Be pleasant and focused on...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Didn't Marry My Match
By Dr. Laura on May 29, 2021

Julie's husband is a workaholic who doesn't give her much of his time, and she wonders what type of therapy might help them better connect.   Dr. Laura: "Don't waste life whining when...

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Email of the Day: My Wedding Day Speech to My Son and His Wife
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2021

  My short speech at my son’s wedding was partly inspired by (and even directly mentioned) you. Here’s what I said to the happy couple:

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Fantasizes About His Ex
By Dr. Laura on May 10, 2021

Julie's husband has confessed that he's never gotten over his high school girlfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Fantasies are an escape from the challenges of adulthood."

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Call of the Day Podcast: When is it OK to Get Remarried with Kids?
By Dr. Laura on May 7, 2021

Sara wants to follow Dr. Laura's guidelines for getting remarried when children are involved and calls for some clarification.   Dr. Laura: "Second marriages have a higher fail rate if...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Support My Husband?
By Dr. Laura on May 6, 2021

Amy's husband is using the money she needs for household bills to fund his new business, leaving her worried and upset.   Dr. Laura: "As the matriarch, there are times to be sweet and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Can My Wife Ever Forgive Me?
By Dr. Laura on April 29, 2021

Craig cheated on his wife of 30 years and wants to know how to help his wife forgive him and stop bringing it up daily.   Dr. Laura: "The consequence of cheating is that you will never...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Insecure
By Dr. Laura on April 24, 2021

Jenny would like to know what to say to her husband who is never satisfied with the way he looks even though he works out regularly and is in good shape.   Dr. Laura: "Abandonment in...

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