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Email of the Day: I THOUGHT I Was Being My Husband’s Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2022

I am a stay-at-home mom, and I always have dinner ready for my husband when he comes home. I’m happy to see him. I thank him for “knockin’ out that rent.” And I have always made sure we...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Salvage My Menopausal Sex Life?
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2022

Miriam says menopause has zapped her sex drive, and she's worried about how it's going to impact her marriage.

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Call of the Day Podcast: Our Golden Years Aren't As Happy As I'd Hoped
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2022

Since retiring a year ago, Gerald says his wife acts increasingly annoyed by him and is also unwilling to go to counseling or do any work to make their marriage happier.

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Email of the Day: Dancing is Like Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2022

Recently, my wonderful husband of over 25 years agreed to take a ballroom dance class. Not only was it a great date night, but it was also an excellent way to “connect” with a swing, dip...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Doesn't Like My Son
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2022

Jewell is frustrated that his wife isn't being a better stepmother to his son.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's damaging for children to be around stepparents who don't care for them."

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Email of the Day: My Wife Finally Got The Message
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2022

I lost my wife last year due to cancer. Over our 30 years together, she was surprised that I listened to you on the radio and asked me to change the station when you were on, because she...

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Email of the Day: The Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2022

My husband and I are a great team. We entertain a lot, and he knows that I always deal with menu planning, set up, and general logistics. He always asks me to give him a “punch list” of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Caught My Husband Chatting With Other Women
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2022

Lynn's husband says she's a complainer who's hard to live with and now he has started chatting online with other women.   💡Dr. Laura: "Whet his appetite each day to come home to you."

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Email of the Day: My Husband and I Make a Great Team
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2022

I wanted to share an argument that my husband and I had the other day. He was micromanaging how I do things around the house instead of rolling up his sleeves and jumping in to help. I...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Have I Damaged My Girls?
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2022

Melissa wants her daughters to avoid relationships with abusive men, but she knows that she set the opposite example with her marriage to their father.   💡Dr. Laura: "You can't change the...

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Email of the Day: Good Advice for a Bride-to-Be
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2022

Recently, I was at a bridal shower, and one of the “games” was to fill in the blanks on a pre-printed card marked “Advice for the Bride-to-Be.” I’ve been married for 32 years, so I had a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Sex is Our Only Real Issue
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2022

Abby and Rob would like to work on improving the quality of their sex life.   💡Dr. Laura: "Sensuality and sex are important parts of caring for yourself."

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Email of the Day: My Husband’s Marriage Poem
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2022

My then-boyfriend and I started listening to you in 2018. I was dealing with work-related stress, and he was hesitant about getting married due to childhood experiences. Our relationship...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is a Bully
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2022

Valerie feels bullied by her husband into sex on demand and fears the turmoil in their home is damaging the kids.   💡Dr. Laura: "Exposing your kids to your abuse is a form of child abuse."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Fantasizing About Other Women
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2022

Chase's wife's interest in sex has begun to dwindle during menopause, and he's starting to fantasize about other women.   💡Dr. Laura: "Share your insecurities with your wife."

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Email of the Day: I Married a Really Good Woman
By Dr. Laura on September 13, 2022

Last year, when the withdrawal from Afghanistan was going on, I went to work daily and thought of nothing else. Anger turned to sadness the day thirteen service members were killed. I got...

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Blog: Don’t Build Your Marriage Solely on Happiness
By Dr. Laura on September 12, 2022

Happiness is the ultimate privilege. Some believe they’re entitled to be happy, no matter who or what they mess up on their journey. Lesli Doares addresses this belief in her article “Bad...

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Email of the Day: Our Marriage Has Gone From Healthy to Super-Healthy
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2022

I started listening to your show two months ago. I’m 53 and my husband is 54. We’ve been married for 19 years and have no children. Your book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage, has...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Tired Of Feeling This Way
By Dr. Laura on September 7, 2022

Whenever she's away from her husband and young child, Liana feels a sense of dread and anxiety.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let your husband share your burdens."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not the Wife I Want to Be
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2022

Katie has been married for only 6 months and worries that she's not giving her husband the respect and attention that he gives to her.   💡Dr. Laura: "Let your actions illustrate your love...

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Email of the Day: It’s Not Difficult To Be Kind To Your Spouse
By Dr. Laura on August 29, 2022

I have been listening to your program for at least 30 years, and it still amazes me that women have to be told how to treat their spouses. My husband and I have been married for almost 40...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband and I Haven't Had Sex for 3 Years
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2022

Jennifer loves her husband and their life together but is unhappy that they never have sex due to his weight issues.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's harder to live without love and companionship than...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Failed at Helping My Husband
By Dr. Laura on August 23, 2022

Karen's husband is a hoarder and a hypochondriac who can't hold a job and she's frustrated that hasn't been able to help him get better.   💡Dr. Laura: "Unravel this unhealthy dependency...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Violated My Stepdaughter
By Dr. Laura on August 19, 2022

Andrew is a recovering addict who is sorry about touching his stepdaughter inappropriately and wants to know how to proceed from here.   💡Dr. Laura: "Any action that doesn't put the...

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Blog: Putting Your Spouse Before Your Parents
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2022

Many married couples have trouble with the question of who comes first, your spouse or your parents? The answer is your spouse – that’s your first obligation.  When you get married, you...

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Email of the Day: Our Marriage Was Never Hard Work
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2022

I was married to my wife for 16 years, 8 months, 3 days, and 15.1 hours before she passed away from cancer.   Our marriage was never hard work. I really can’t understand how or even why a...

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COTD Podcast: My Husband is Addicted to Porn, But I Have the Problem
By Dr. Laura on August 18, 2022

Why is Valerie driven to obsessively snoop on her husband's devices looking for porn when finding it makes her so unhappy?   💡Dr. Laura: "You've designed a way to protect yourself and gain...

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Email of the Day: I'm Taking the Dr. Laura Challenge
By Dr. Laura on August 16, 2022

I heard a call from a woman who no longer loved her husband. You advised her to be sweet, nice and loving to him for a month.   I took this to heart. My husband and I have a two-year-old...

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Email of the Day: I Wasn’t Taking Care Of My Appearance
By Dr. Laura on August 15, 2022

After two years of marriage, my husband and I had our first daughter. I’ve learned to adjust my days from board meetings and business suits to breast feeding and T-shirts that can be...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Did My Husband Cheat on Me?
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2022

Joyce is happily married, but confused as to how she contracted HPV.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's time to calmly discuss the facts and next steps."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Holding On To So Much Anger
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2022

Bill and Gertie are looking forward to retirement but aren't thrilled to also be taking care of Gertie's mom who was abusive during much of her life.   💡Dr. Laura: "This is your time to be...

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Email of the Day: I Used Tears to Manipulate My Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 27, 2022

Growing up, I used to listen to you in the car with my mom. I always asked her to turn on “that lady on the radio who yells at everyone!” I gave birth to my first child during the height...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Think I Made a Mistake
By Dr. Laura on July 21, 2022

Cecilia is worried that her husband is an alcoholic because he turns to drinking to unwind from stressful days.   💡Dr. Laura: "Ignite your feminine charms and give him alternative ways to...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Wasn't Helpful
By Dr. Laura on July 19, 2022

Anna is upset that her husband didn't jump in and help her manage their 15-month-old daughter at a recent pool party.   💡Dr. Laura: "Men are very direction-oriented so simply ask for what...

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COTD Podcast: My Wife and I Are Fighting Over Air Conditioning
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2022

Jacob's wife is worried about their finances, and he's not sure how to handle their latest run-in over running the A/C in their home.   💡Dr. Laura: "Uncomfortable conversations go down...

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Email of the Day: My Grandmother Taught Me How To Care For My Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 14, 2022

When my grandmother was a young stay-at-home mom, she was very unhappy in her marriage. She had grown up on a farm, with hard-working strict parents who gave her very little affection. Her...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Isn't Giving Me What I Need
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2022

Maria says that, since giving birth to her daughter three years ago, her husband has grown distant and isn't showing her the love and affection she needs.   💡Dr. Laura: "You have to give...

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Email of the Day: Getting Sober Helped Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2022

My wife and I have been married for thirteen years, and we have a nine-year-old daughter. Two years ago, I started an inappropriate relationship with a former co-worker. The relationship...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife and I Don't Like Each Other
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2022

After 30 years of marriage, Frank feels he and his wife no longer enjoy each other's company and that they need help before the marriage fails.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't underestimate the power...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Caught My Husband Flirting
By Dr. Laura on July 6, 2022

Sarah's husband has admitted to enjoying a flirtatious relationship with an extended family member, and now Sarah is uncomfortable attending their upcoming family trip.   💡Dr. Laura: "Your...

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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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