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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'm a Pain-in-the-Butt Wife
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2021

Lindsay's 8-year marriage has hit the rocks after years of her being a tired, nagging, annoying, non-sexual wife.   Dr. Laura: "You will be happier when you change your life around to...

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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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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Excited
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2021

Bridget's husband is thrilled about their first vacation since the shutdown began, but she doesn't want to go and hasn't gotten involved with the planning.   Dr. Laura: "Why not allow...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Had to Become the Breadwinner
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2021

Because of Molly's husband's anxiety, she has gone back to work full time while he stays home with the kids.   Dr. Laura: "Terrific people sacrifice for the greater good."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Stay Married, But...
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2021

Annie is finding it difficult to navigate being the mother of five while battling breast cancer and helping her husband who struggles with PTSD.   Dr. Laura: "It's time for you to draw a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Leave My Wife After Retirement?
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2021

Bill's 30-year marriage has been largely sexless and lacking in intimacy. Now that he's close to retirement he's wondering if it is time to leave.   Dr. Laura: "You have the right to...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Husband Too Old to Change?
By Dr. Laura on March 27, 2021

Diane has been happily married for 41 years but has one teeny thing bothering her that she wants Dr. Laura's help with...   Dr. Laura: "Don't mess with a good marriage between two...

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Email of the Day: Before You Go into a Second Marriage with Kids
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2021

I’ve been married for the second time for thirty years. We both had two preschool children coming into the marriage. This has been a very hard marriage. When you tell people on the air...

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Email of the Day: I Didn’t Know How To Be A Good Wife
By Dr. Laura on March 23, 2021

I was raised by a single mother who had four children and a horrible outlook on men, so I never had an example of how to treat a husband properly. I overcame this dysfunction and...

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Email of the Day: It’s The Little Things He Does
By Dr. Laura on March 19, 2021

It is the little things my husband does that makes my love grow. They are not your BIG blow-out type of things.

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Email of the Day: With Loving Gratitude to My Husband
By Dr. Laura on March 16, 2021

This year, I decided to make my Valentine's Day last for weeks. For the 21 days preceding February 14th, I have daily offered to my husband something I call "…With Loving Gratitude." I...

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Email of the Day: My Husband Shows Our Kids How Much He Loves Me
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

I made some dumb decisions in my early twenties, and I am eternally grateful that your strong voice was the one that stayed with me, even when I was rebellious and pushed aside the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: We Have a Problem in the Bedroom
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

Dave snores and feels terrible about keeping his wife up all night, but she doesn't want to sleep in separate rooms.   Dr. Laura: "Getting proper sleep is one of the most important...

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Email of the Day: The Little Things Matter in a Marriage
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2021

After many years of being told by women I once admired that I needed to be strong, powerful and have a big career, I found you and you showed me the light. I have learned from you to be...

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Email of the Day: I Left My Fire-Breathing-Dragon Self Behind
By Dr. Laura on February 26, 2021

I am my husband's girlfriend and my two dogs’ mom. On Christmas Eve, I had a whim to paint our kitchen, pull up the old tile and refinish the hardwood floors underneath. I ordered and...

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