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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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Email of the Day: My Husband's Thoughtful Gift
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2020

Even though we’re still in a pandemic, this has been the time of year when many kids go away to college, leaving their parents with an empty nest.  That was my situation twelve years...

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Email of the Day: I Was More Important Than His Car
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2020

The first thing I noticed when I met my now husband was that he drove an old red car which had been out in the sun so long the hood was pink. Although it was old, it worked just fine,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Hub's Addicted To His Cellphone
By Dr. Laura on October 13, 2020

Jill pays the bills and wants to cease paying her husband's cellphone as retaliation to his being constantly on the phone.   Dr. Laura: "Trust and vulnerability are required in a good...

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Email of the Day: Don't Disrespect My Wife!
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2020

I used to think my husband was a little too harsh on our 4 children, as he would correct them on little things that I normally would have let slide.  One time I yelled for one of our...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Right in Leaving?
By Dr. Laura on October 2, 2020

Despite loving his wife Steve finds himself unhappy, criticized and deprived of sex for the past 3 years.   Dr. Laura: "This is a choice of staying miserable or going into the unknown."

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Email of the Day: Sharing a Lifetime of Love and Caring
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2020

I’ve known my wife since the second grade and we’ve raised three children and have fifteen grandchildren.  She is the best partner I could have had, and it’s been over forty years.  She...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Be Upset or Happy He’s Dead?
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2020

Elise wonders why she’s upset instead of happy that her alcoholic husband is gone.   Dr. Laura: "Tell the truth; 'I’m at peace but he was my partner and I miss him.'"

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Email of the Day: Three Rules That Have Made Our Marriage Last
By Dr. Laura on September 25, 2020

Pretty early in our 43-year-marriage, we had two rules for keeping our marriage together.  The first rule was “If you don’t like the way I am doing it, then do it yourself.”  That came...

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Call of the Day Podcast: In Honor of Wife Appreciation Day - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

It’s #WifeAppreciationDay the third Sunday of September. In honor of this day, we’ve pulled a Dr. Laura Call of the Day Classic: James describes how his life has changed since marrying...

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Call of the Day Podcast: In Honor of Wife Appreciation Day - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

It’s #WifeAppreciationDay the third Sunday of September. In honor of this day, we’ve pulled a Dr. Laura Call of the Day Classic: Robert shares what carrying his wife over the threshold...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Living As Roommates
By Dr. Laura on September 17, 2020

Despite counseling after her husband’s affair, Julie finds herself miserable and anxious living as “roommates” in her marriage.   Dr. Laura: "You didn’t change; you just went...

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Email of the Day: We Were Each Other’s First Kiss
By Dr. Laura on September 16, 2020

I met my wife in elementary school, and we ended up being boyfriend and girlfriend in the seventh grade.  I wasn’t ready to settle down at age 12 (a fact I still hear about 30 years...

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Email of the Day: It Was Worth It
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2020

Two weeks ago, my husband and I called in to give you our “first kiss” story which happened at our local skating rink when we were twelve years old.  To make the call, we pulled into a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: The Inheritance Dilemma
By Dr. Laura on August 31, 2020

Rose is due to inherit a large sum of wealth but fears her husband will blow through it as he did once before.   Dr. Laura: "History repeats itself when you don’t confront it." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: A Drunk Is Coming To My Celebration
By Dr. Laura on August 30, 2020

Marissa doesn’t want her husband’s alcoholic friend attending their vow renewal but worries she’s asking too much.   Dr. Laura: "A good man will never put you second to his friends." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: “Side-Seat Driver”
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2020

Ken can’t understand why his wife declines to drive but when she’s in the passenger seat she’ll “do all the driving!”    Dr. Laura: "Back seat drivers want the power without the...

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Email of the Day: Wait for the Right Man
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2020

A friend posted this on social media, and I thought it was worthy of something you would say: 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Finds This Inappropriate
By Dr. Laura on August 25, 2020

Amanda reconnected with an old friend who is engaged to be married. However, Amanda’s husband is bothered by this because he’s a man.    Dr. Laura: "Insecure men are controlling; sadly,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Watches Pornography
By Dr. Laura on August 8, 2020

Letty doesn’t know what to do with her husband of 25 years who’s been watching porn for 23 years of it!    Dr. Laura: "Between now and dead is THIS how you want to live?" 

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Call of the Day Podcast: A Disconnect In Our Marriage - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2020

In the conclusion to this 2-part episode, Renee discovers what’s been preventing him from being closer to his wife.   Dr. Laura: "You can be loving and vulnerable and not lose your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: A Disconnect In Our Marriage - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 2, 2020

Elissa feels rejected and saddened because her husband Renee can’t seem to open up to her.   Dr. Laura: "Reveal the secret to your problem in order to be happy. " 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband’s Kids Won’t Accept Me
By Dr. Laura on August 1, 2020

Nancy is in a second marriage and finding that her husband’s adult children are not fond of their Dad’s new union.    Dr. Laura: "His adult children are not required to adore...just to...

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Email of the Day: Recipe for a Military Wife
By Dr. Laura on July 15, 2020

I am a former paratrooper.  I was with the 82nd Airborne and later the Recruiting Command. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife for 20 years and she has stood by me during part of my...

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Email of the Day: Don't Waste A Good Thing
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2020

I am 45 years old, have been menopausal a few years, am still in good shape (5'5", 133 lbs) and am so fortunate to have a man who loves and appreciates me for exactly who and what I am....

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Email of the Day: Celebrating Love Together
By Dr. Laura on July 1, 2020

My husband and I have two sons and we recently celebrated our 35th anniversary. We have a good marriage and worked hard to take care of each other and our family. We had planned a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Lazy
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2020

Patsey is growing increasingly frustrated by her husband being unwilling to carry out the simplest of chores.   Dr. Laura: "Don't give up the good stuff." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Get Over My Embarrassment?
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2020

Susan was embarrassed after her husband revealed to friends and family her poor choice to meet with an ex-boyfriend.   Dr. Laura: "Some actions are not forgivable." 

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Email of the Day: Marriage Wisdom From Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2020

Back before COVID-19, I hosted a bridal shower for a lovely young woman I have known for many years. She chose a wonderful young man and has made great choices in her life. The guests...

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Email of the Day: Making The Decision To Be Happy
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2020

Both of us were able to come to this realization because we did not touch each other at all while we were dating or engaged. I When SiriusXM was offering its free trial, I signed up so...

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Email of the Day: Actions Vs. Empty Promises
By Dr. Laura on June 3, 2020

Hi Dr. Laura, I am constantly amazed at how couples struggle in maintaining a loving relationship, yet one or both parties are always thinking of themselves rather than the spouse.  I...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Hurt and Anger Is Impacting My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2020

In a follow-up call to Dr. Laura, Catherine seeks help “retreading the tire” to keep the hurt and anger she has with her father’s new wife from impacting her own marriage.   Dr. Laura: "...

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Email of the Day: Thankful Beyond Words
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2020

Shakespeare couldn't come up with words to express how grateful I am for you.  Because of you, my three boys have a mom and a dad, still together, working to have a strong bond, and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don’t Think I Can Trust My Husband
By Dr. Laura on May 29, 2020

Monica is upset that her semi-retired husband has been spending time and money at the local bar while she’s at work.   Dr. Laura: "I don't think I can trust my husband: It's not all...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Livestream My Marriage?
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2020

Brooke’s dream wedding has been put on hold due to the pandemic, but she’s considering a small ceremony and live streaming it to friends and family.   Dr. Laura: "Use your wedding vows...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Died on Mother's Day
By Dr. Laura on May 8, 2020

In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Cris's wife passed away a few years ago on Mother's Day. He finds it difficult to not cry seeing pictures of his wife around the house. But he...

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Email of the Day: The Importance Of Touch
By Dr. Laura on May 7, 2020

I've been happily married for 18 years, and I very much agree with what you have told several people about the importance of touch. 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Dislikes My Son
By Dr. Laura on May 1, 2020

Shannon is in a second marriage where she’s encountering conflict between her husband and son.   Dr. Laura: "In a second marriage your obligation is still to protect your child." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: Our Marriage Is Falling Apart
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2020

Lisa and Tony’s therapist has suggested their marriage is more of an arrangement than anything else. Their effort to express more care for each other, however, hasn’t worked.   Dr. Laura:

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COTD: My Husband Is Mad At Me For Visiting My Addict Son
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2020

Augusta’s husband has voiced his unhappiness with his wife’s frequent on-again, off-again visits to her addict child.   Dr. Laura: "Come to me to get “Unwussified!!" 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife Is Having An Emotional Affair
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2020

Jason’s wife is texting with a man at work because their communication has broken down.    Dr. Laura: "Tell her the truth and cry in each other's arms." 

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