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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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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm an Obnoxious Know-It-All
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2021

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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Email of the Day: You Gave Me a Marital Karate Kick
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2021

My husband and I were in a rut and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I realized that I fell into bad habits after our fourth child was born. I felt entitled and was overall just...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Takes His Depression Out on Me
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2021

Renee's husband gets mean when he's feeling depressed, and she doesn't know how to handle it.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to tolerate abusive behavior."

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Email of the Day: I Blamed My Husband for Everything
By Dr. Laura on February 17, 2021

My husband and I have been married for 15 years. I’m sorry to say it took that long for me to treat him with sincere affection, appreciation and approval. Before I read “The Proper Care...

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Email of the Day: Living Together, But Not Loving Together
By Dr. Laura on February 11, 2021

I have been married to my husband for 15 years and have 4 children. We have historically had a good marriage. However over 3 years, I had 3 brain surgeries for a rare neurological...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Taking Your Advice Changed Everything
By Dr. Laura on January 30, 2021

Laura calls back to update Dr. Laura on how her advice turned Laura's marriage around.   Dr. Laura: "You gave your husband the opportunity to express himself without anger."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Anti-Social
By Dr. Laura on January 27, 2021

Christine's husband doesn't like to socialize and pressures her and their children to stay away from friends and family.   Dr. Laura: "Your children need the contact and connection with...

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Email of the Day: My Husband is the Most Selfless Person I Know
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2021

When my now-husband and I got engaged (but were living 12 hours apart until I finished my last year of college), I was driving a car that was on its last tire! My incredible man...

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Email of the Day: I’m Done Nagging My Husband
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2021

Marriage is a marathon, not a sprint. And it’s a race that needs practice! My husband and I are married for nine years this month. We have a great marriage and had fallen into a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is it the Right Time to Have a Baby?
By Dr. Laura on January 9, 2021

Gabe is a step-mom to her husband's 11-year-old son, and she's wondering if she should have a baby of her own.   Dr. Laura: "Your step-son would not benefit having to compete with...

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Email of the Day: I Got Marriage Advice When I Was Five Years Old
By Dr. Laura on January 8, 2021

When I was five, I had a great piece of advice given to me about marriage.

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Email of the Day: My “Gift of the Magi” Marriage
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2021

Before the holiday, you told the story of “The Gift of the Magi.” I always tear up at that story. And, yes, there ARE marriages like that.

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Call of the Day Podcast: Do Spats Damage Our Kids?
By Dr. Laura on December 23, 2020

Pete and Shelby fear their petty squabbles are hurting the children, and Dr. Laura shares the story, “The Gift of the Magi,” to help them see what's really important.   Dr. Laura: "Live...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Too Old to Have Another Baby?
By Dr. Laura on December 22, 2020

After 16 years of marriage, Bridget and her husband are wondering if they should add a baby to their family.   Dr. Laura: "Don't do anything you're not ready to sacrifice for."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Says She Needs Space
By Dr. Laura on December 21, 2020

David desperately wants more time and attention from his wife, but she is annoyed by his clinginess.   Dr. Laura: "Act like you just met her and you want to make her like you."

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Email of the Day: Differences Between the Sexes
By Dr. Laura on December 18, 2020

I got this lighthearted note from Rumi whose “wonderful husband” sent her these little tidbits about the “Differences Between the Sexes:”

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Email of the Day: Tips From an Extremely Happy Husband
By Dr. Laura on December 11, 2020

I've been married to the same woman for 31 years. It took a while to figure this out, but some of the qualities that I believe make a marriage work are:

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Email of the Day: The Best Quality in a Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 9, 2020

The thing I love about marriage is there seems to be someone for everyone. We're all different, and finding that person who gets us (or tolerates us) is a feat in itself. Once we're...

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Email of the Day: I Almost Got Cold Feet
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2020

My fiancé and I had been dating over a year and a half, and we were wildly in love. Still, only a few months before the big day, I remember wondering if I would always love my fiancé to...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Politics is Hurting Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2020

Kristen and Chris have been on opposite sides of the political spectrum for most of their 5-year marriage, and things are especially tense with COVID-19 and the recent election.   Dr....

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Double Mastectomy a Turnoff?
By Dr. Laura on December 4, 2020

Anna is a tough, feisty wife and mom who is confused about how to handle her post-breast cancer body and a husband she caught checking out boobs on the net.   Dr. Laura: "You're the one...

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Email of the Day: I Wanted to Make Things Right
By Dr. Laura on November 30, 2020

Several years after our first and only child was born, I became so angry with my husband, I decided I would replace him. I rekindled an old friendship and before long I was sneaking...

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Email of the Day: We Vowed to Keep Our Marriage Strong
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2020

My husband and I have been married 28 years. It has not always been easy, but we have kept - and will continue to keep - our marriage strong, not just until the kids are up and out, but...

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Email of the Day: Never, Ever Give Up!
By Dr. Laura on November 16, 2020

I’ve been married for 37 years. We’ve been through cancer, the loss of parents, sick family members, disability, loss of jobs, and mystery illnesses that would challenge even the most...

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Email of the Day: How To Cook A Husband
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

While searching through a handwritten cookbook from 1946, I came across a very simple recipe at the back. It has a corny picture of a husband in a hot frying pan. I had to read on, and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Traumatized by My Husband’s Infidelity
By Dr. Laura on November 6, 2020

Keri suffered childhood trauma and she feels re-traumatized by her unfaithful husband, even though it was 13 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "When we are betrayed the hurt never goes away...

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Email of the Day: My Man Earns “Awesome Husband” Points
By Dr. Laura on October 29, 2020

My husband and I have been married 43 years. We made a promise from the beginning to keep making each other happy and not have our children suffer from the effects of divorce (my...

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Email of the Day: The Little Things DO Matter!
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

Recently, I heard you work with a woman who was no longer attracted to her husband, and then with a man who was asked to think about the happiness and electricity that was present at...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Suffocated by My Budget
By Dr. Laura on October 25, 2020

Allison is a new stay-at-home mom to her three children and is missing the autonomy and money she had when she was working full time.   Dr. Laura: "Two Words: Grow. Up."

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Email of the Day: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Dr. Laura, I have been an avid listener for more years than I would like to admit. I agree with your stance on stay-at-home mothers and doing things in the right order, which brings me...

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Email of the Day: Why I Loved My Wife
By Dr. Laura on October 20, 2020

I heard your program recently when husbands called in and told you why they loved their wives.  My wife loved me with everything she had, telling me “I just want to make you happy.”  ...

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Email of the Day: I Thought I Knew What Was Best. I Was Wrong.
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2020

My wife and I have been married 25 years.  This was her second marriage, but my first, and she already had a child when we married.  I tried to do everything right, providing a good...

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COTD Podcast: My Husband Is Secretly Messaging Another Woman
By Dr. Laura on October 16, 2020

After 18 years of marriage Shelly discovered her husband has been messaging another woman because he was unhappy.   Dr. Laura: "Before you can fix a problem, you must admit you have one."

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