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Email of the Day: You CAN Find Prince…If You Know What’s Important
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2022

Several years ago, you talked about the qualities of a “true prince.” My ears perked up, and I decided to see how many of those qualities my husband had. Well, he turned out to be 100%...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is Abusing Me
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2022

Mark feels hopeless in his abusive marriage but wants to do what's right for his 8-year-old son.   💡Dr. Laura: "Separation is an appropriate first step in protecting yourself."

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Email of the Day: I’ve Learned To Look At Problems From A Different Perspective
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2022

My husband and I talked about how we really needed to clean out our refrigerator. Prior to our marriage, I had “bachelorette” kitchen habits, meaning that kitchen cleaning was not on my...

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Email of the Day: The Simple Things Keep Love Alive
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2022

This week was our fifteenth wedding anniversary, and my wife and I were going out to a nice restaurant. I came home early from work and she was in her sewing craft room taking in the waist...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Works Too Much
By Dr. Laura on June 19, 2022

Charlene wishes her husband wasn't such a workaholic, although she enjoys the financial benefits.   💡Dr. Laura: "Use your feminine charms to entice him to twice-a-week dates."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Be Jealous?
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2022

Samantha says she was surprised and concerned to see how complimentary and attentive her husband acts toward his female coworker.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't ever forget to make your husband feel...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Chose Poorly
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2022

Is there any way Dana can make a happy home for her children with a husband who is a drug-addicted cheater?   💡Dr. Laura: "Your kids deserve a home free from chaos."

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Email of the Day: Secrets From A Wise Wife
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2022

As a plumbing serviceman, I see lots of home environments. In one case, a husband attempted to install a garbage disposal, but like most guys, didn’t pay attention to the details in the...

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Email of the Day: Choose Wisely, Then Think Before Speaking
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2022

The most useful advice I think you offer married couples comes under the category of “treat kindly.” I am reminded daily (sometimes 50 times a day, depending on how crabby I am) to think...

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Email of the Day: How I Get My Husband to Listen to Me
By Dr. Laura on May 27, 2022

Dr. Laura:   Here’s how I get my husband to listen to me:

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Wrong to Give My Husband a To-Do List?
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2022

Mandy wonders whether her husband’s discontent about to-do lists is a valid response.   Dr. Laura: "Honey to-do lists aren’t the same things as asking politely for something to be done."

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Call of the Day Podcast: We Didn’t Save Up Enough for Retirement
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2022

Sally contends with her and her husband’s uncertain financial future and his sudden plans to retire.   Dr. Laura: "Being pissy without a game plan is not useful."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Disappointed in My Husband
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2022

McKenzie doesn't understand how her husband could agree to leave her at home to go on a trip with his mother and brother.   Dr. Laura: "Don't expect strength of character from a weak man."

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Email of the Day: My Wife Makes Me a Better Man
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2022

I am 63 and my wife is 61. We’ve been married for 28 years. In her own subtle ways, she’s made me a much better man who constantly wants to do the right thing and to be someone who desires...

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Email of the Day: I Finally Have the Marriage I Always Dreamed Of
By Dr. Laura on May 16, 2022

I am a divorced 51-year woman. I married my first husband when I was 19, and we were married for 21 years. I was young and stupid, and we both made mistakes. I was able to accept my part...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Feeling Resentful of My Husband
By Dr. Laura on May 11, 2022

Megan says she's angry that her husband is so busy with work and outside interests while she's the one primarily at home with the kids.   Dr. Laura: "Couples must make time to be husband,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Crazy To Stay With My Husband?
By Dr. Laura on May 9, 2022

Audra didn't divorce her husband after discovering his affair, but she fears her negative feeling aren't going to end.   Dr. Laura: "Every decision comes with a price."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband’s Reliving Painful Memories
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2022

Lisa’s concerned by her husband’s anger after being contacted by a reporter about his sister’s murder.   Dr. Laura: "This is about bringing up his own pain of growing up with violence."

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Email of the Day: Our Mutual Love Will Carry Me Forever
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2022

53 years ago, my husband asked me on a date when we were both college seniors. I wasn’t actually thinking about marriage, but I just knew I wanted to be with him. After five years of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Leave My Cheating Liar of a Husband?
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2022

Although Cindy says her husband lies about money and was caught cheating, she wonders if it's morally correct for her to stay and try to work it out.   Dr. Laura: "It's one thing to make a...

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Email of the Day: My Husband’s Public Love Letter to Me
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2022

My husband and I have social media accounts, and today, he surprised me by posting the following:

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COTD Podcast: How Do I Deal With My Alcoholic Husband? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2022

In Debbie's follow up call, she and her daughter are back living with her husband after he completed rehab, but she's concerned that it may be too soon.   Dr. Laura: "Proceed with caution....

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COTD Podcast: How Do I Deal With My Alcoholic Husband? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2022

Debbie has asked her husband multiple times to go to AA, but since he hasn't, she's wondering what the next best step is for her daughter and herself?   Dr. Laura: "Nothing will improve...

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Email of the Day: What Makes My Husband Special
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2022

My husband is almost ten years older than me. Recently I heard you speak to a woman who lost her husband, and you asked her to share what made him special. I frequently think about all of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Hurt My Wife When I Shunned Her Affection
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2022

Ron's wife is upset that he rejected her hug when she was trying to comfort him.   Dr. Laura: "Let love in especially when you're feeling down on yourself. "

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Email of the Day: Why My Marriage Continues to Thrive
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2022

I am always dumbfounded when I hear some of your women callers talk about how lackluster their marriage is or how he doesn’t seem interested anymore, and they can’t figure out why. Why are...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Getting More Negative With Age
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2022

Susie says it's exhausting living with her husband who seems to constantly find things to complain about and asks Dr. Laura's advice on how to deal with him.   Dr. Laura: "Add a positive...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Help With My Wife's Moodiness?
By Dr. Laura on April 3, 2022

Michael's wife is experiencing angry outbursts as a side-effect of her brain surgery, and it seems everything he does makes the situation worse.   Dr. Laura: "Plan together ways she can...

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Email of the Day: Our Love Is Like A Favorite Song
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2022

My husband and I had a rough year, caused by several outside factors over which we had little control. However, our relationship grew through facing these difficulties together. So, I...

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COTD Podcast: My Husband and I Don't Know How to Be Together Anymore
By Dr. Laura on March 28, 2022

Ever since Stacy's kids have grown up and moved out, she says she and her husband have felt disconnected and she's not sure how to get the romance back into their lives.   Dr. Laura: "Women...

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Blog: How to Avoid Motivation Burnout
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2022

I want to talk about four concepts or attitudes that will kill your motivation and how you can avoid that. Just four. This is from an article that was in pickthebrain.com, titled “4 Venoms...

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Email of the Day: I Discovered the Power of Being Sweet
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2022

I finally tried being sweet to my husband and found sweetness (and the absence of sweetness) to be more potent in affecting his mood than anything else I do.   Recently, my husband and I...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Handle My Wayward Husband?
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2022

Mary is a new mom who found texts between her husband and his co-worker that makes her suspect an affair.   Dr. Laura: "It's time for you to take back the power."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Jealous Man
By Dr. Laura on March 13, 2022

Michael suffers from retrograde jealousy and is demanding a picture of the man his wife used to date before they were married nearly 50 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "You're allowed to have...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Man's a Cheating Liar
By Dr. Laura on March 12, 2022

Kimberly discovered a sex tape on her husband's phone and wonders what she should do now.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to take responsibility for yourself and your children."

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Email of the Day: How I Cherish My Wife
By Dr. Laura on March 10, 2022

Early on, I made a decision to love, honor, and adore my wife forever. I’ve also decided: 1. that she is absolutely perfect for me. 2. there is not a cuter and more beautiful girl in the...

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Email of the Day: Little Sweet Things Improve My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2022

My husband and I are empty-nesters, and have gotten into the bad habit of eating dinner while watching TV. This has bothered me, but I’ve been too lazy to do anything about it. This past...

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Email of the Day: My Husband Cheated Right Before Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2022

During the pandemic, I learned that my husband cheated on me right before we got married. Although I had always feared this to be true, when it was finally confirmed, I was angry,...

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Email of the Day: I Hope You Dance
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2022

I often hear you speak of the importance of couples holding hands, and how you compliment them when you see this. My husband and I are one of those couples, and I want to encourage...

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Call of the Day Podcast: What's the Secret to Making My Wife Happy?
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2022

Garrett is frustrated that no matter what he tries, he can't get the connection and intimacy he wants with his wife.   Dr. Laura: "Rebuild your connection by giving tenderness without...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Religion is Tearing My Marriage Apart
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2022

After 51 years of marriage, Dennis says he cannot live with his wife if she continues to follow her new religion.   Dr. Laura: "Marriage is about compromising and sacrificing for the...

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Email of the Day: Married Love Has Many Stages
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2022

I think we go through different stages of love in our married lives. There was the love that attracted me to my wife, which resulted in me courting her for 18 months. And then there was...

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Blog: Respect Your Marriage Vows by Not Shacking Up First
By Dr. Laura on February 17, 2022

If you call anything a ‘piece of artwork’ or if you call something sacred, don't you immediately look at it differently from everyday objects or experiences? It doesn't matter if you're...

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Email of the Day: My Severely Injured Husband is Still My Protector
By Dr. Laura on February 16, 2022

Two years ago, I heard you encourage a caller to show her emotion to her terminally ill husband, and allow him to comfort her. At around the same time, my husband suffered a severe...

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Blog: Valentine's Day is Just a Reminder
By Dr. Laura on February 15, 2022

Some people– mostly guys– say Valentine's Day is boring. Or that it's silly, it's just a way for companies to make money, it's become just so materialistic, and it's been robbed of blah...

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COTD Podcast: How Do You Move On When You've Lost The Love ...
By Dr. Laura on February 14, 2022

In this classic episode...ever since his wife died from cancer, Steven has been struggling to pick up the pieces and move forward with his life. What is he doing wrong?   Dr. Laura: "You...

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Email of the Day: Am I Affectionate Enough?
By Dr. Laura on February 11, 2022

My husband and I have been joyfully married for 38 years. I’m pretty sure we have the happiest marriage of anyone we know (except, maybe, our daughter and her husband, who are newlyweds,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Sure I Want to Get Married
By Dr. Laura on February 9, 2022

Chris is a widower who says he feels himself resisting the overtures to get married by his girlfriend of two years.   Dr. Laura: "It's always a good idea to follow your gut."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Shouldn't Have Married My Husband
By Dr. Laura on February 8, 2022

Izabella's husband is a good lover and a good father, but she's unhappy with how self-centered he is and says she'd leave if they didn't have kids.   Dr. Laura: "Be grateful for what you do...

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My Book: The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage 📖
By Dr. Laura on January 31, 2022

Men and women are as different as apples and bananas! You don't hear that much in this society that feverishly contends that the sexes are equal. But the happiest couples know that it's...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm an Obnoxious Know-It-All
By Dr. Laura on January 30, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: Lisa's husband is annoyed by her constant need to correct him and always be right.   Dr. Laura: "No one was ever loved for being right."

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