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Email of the Day: I Almost Lost My Husband
By Dr. Laura on September 21, 2020

I am 55 years old and married for 31 years, with three sons.  It wasn’t always so wonderful.  Seven years in, my husband had an affair for six months that I discovered.  We tried...

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Email of the Day: I Treated My Husband As a Sibling
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2020

My father passed away when I was an infant, and my mom was left with eight children to raise, all under the age of nine!  Somehow, she managed, and growing up, I always felt safe and...

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Email of the Day: Why My Husband Loves to Do the Dishes
By Dr. Laura on September 9, 2020

My husband and I just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary.  We didn’t listen to you way back then, because I was only 18, and he was 21 when we married.  All we knew then was that...

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Blog: Ways To Be Your Husband's Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on September 1, 2020

Marriages die when husbands stop treating their wives like girlfriends and wives stop treating their husbands like boyfriends. Being your spouse’s boyfriend/girlfriend means treating...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Ask Him To Stop Complaining?
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2020

Laura’s husband is griping about visiting her family despite being given the option not to go.   Dr. Laura: "Sit on his lap and tell him how grateful you are that he is sacrificing for...

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Email of the Day: You Made Me a Better Wife and Mom
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2020

My husband and I are both 40 years old and Iraq combat veterans.  We have two boys, 12 and 7.  Despite having two loving parents who were married for 50 years until my dad died, I did a...

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Email of the Day: Staying Home With My Husband
By Dr. Laura on August 14, 2020

My husband and I have been married 37 years and are empty nesters.  Here’s how we’re able to not only tolerate but really enjoy each other during the pandemic. 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want To Move Home
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2020

Jo would like to move back to her hometown but her husband says he won’t be happy there.   Dr. Laura: "You can’t expect him to embrace your history." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Defensive!!
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2020

Racheal is finding it difficult to be a good listener and loving wife to her husband without reacting negatively.   Dr. Laura: "Go be adorable to your husband." 

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Email of the Day: Life is Too Short to Be Bitter
By Dr. Laura on July 30, 2020

I am 54 years old  and married for 31 years. I have become very bitter to my husband over things that have happened throughout the years.  Last year was really bad, so I went to buy...

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Email of the Day: Be Sweet And Adorable
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2020

I have three kids and am my husband's girlfriend. We have a terrific marriage that is built on love, trust, commitment, and friendship with a good dose of passion as well!

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Email of the Day: Love And Marriage In Quarantine
By Dr. Laura on June 25, 2020

You have been a part of my family's life for a long time. I'm a better wife and better mom to our son who is 23 years old because of you. 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Deserve My Husband
By Dr. Laura on June 25, 2020

In response to a question Dr. Laura proposed, Crystal shares the many reasons why she doesn’t deserve her husband.   Dr. Laura: "He hasn't failed all the testing you've done...so now...

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Email of the Day: I AM Treated Like A Queen
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2020

I've been married for 23 years and my husband and I have a 16-year-old daughter.

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Email of the Day: Continued Education
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2020

When you would give callers “ assignments” and ask them to follow up with you later, I did whatever you assigned to those callers!  And I learned a lot about myself from refraining,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Change The Attitude and Be Nice!!
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2020

Six months ago Patty was frustrated by her husband’s frequent visits to the bar…that was until the pandemic unfolded and she made a change!   Dr. Laura: "Look in the mirror and take a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Choose A Hobby or Divorce
By Dr. Laura on June 19, 2020

Michelle updates Dr. Laura on the advice she was given to either find a “hobby” or “divorce” ... hear her decision!!   Dr. Laura: "You kicked me in the ass and I got new attitude." 

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Email of the Day: A Man Needs His Woman
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2020

I am 45 years old, have been menopausal a few years, am still in good shape, and am so fortunate to have a man who loves and appreciates me for exactly who and what I am. He tells me...

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Email of the Day: Keeping Your Marriage Hot
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2020

Here is a list of ways I keep the sizzle in my marriage:

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Email of the Day: The Importance Of Intimacy
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2020

My husband and I have been married for 11 years, and we have 2 boys.  When they were young, our sex life was practically non-existent, which was a major change from before we had...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Keeping A Happy Marriage During The Pandemic
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2020

Teresa calls into the program to share how she’s kept her marriage happy while under quarantine.   Dr. Laura: "Kiss and make up!" 

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Call of the Day Podcast: Not Only Would My Husband Bring Me Lemonade …
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2020

Lydia shares what else her husband would bring her if swimming through “shark-infested waters” …    Dr. Laura: "This is what happens when you choose the right man." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Withdrawing From Me
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2020

Carol’s husband has become withdrawn and is communicating with an ex-girlfriend. Carol knows he’s doing this because of the arguments between them.   Dr. Laura: "How does a nice woman...

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Email of the Day: Listening Has Opened My Eyes
By Dr. Laura on June 2, 2020

Within the past year, I discovered your " Call of the Day" podcast and now listen to it regularly.  You've helped me tremendously over the last six months.  I'm newly married and always...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet Saved My Marriage!
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2020

Michelle shares how Dr. Laura saved her marriage by putting her own problems in the past and becoming accountable for her actions.   Dr. Laura: "We women DO have the benevolent power in...

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Email of the Day: The Magic Of The Proper Care And Feeding Of Husbands
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2020

For years, I've heard you talking about your book, " The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands," yet I never purchased it, because I believed I was taking great care of my husband.  I'm...

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Email of the Day: Making A Change To Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on May 20, 2020

My mom's been an alcoholic for 30 years and is 3 times divorced. My family has a history of women putting men down and divorcing them if they (the men) refuse to be abused or berated. ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Says “I’m Giving Him Attitude”
By Dr. Laura on May 17, 2020

Rebecca is facing divorce as her husband has expressed that he’s sick of her consistent bad attitude.   Dr. Laura: "It is being a mommy and her husband's woman that makes a house a home."

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Email of the Day: Men Are Not Children
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2020

My wife is wonderful in most respects, and I thank God for her. One habit of hers which turns me off, however, is her reflexive disagreement with things I say. She begins her responses...

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Email of the Day: Cherishing Quarantine
By Dr. Laura on May 13, 2020

It's my birthday this week, and as I reflect on those years while in quarantine, across from me sits my husband, who is the same age. 

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Email of the Day: Making 'Love' A Daily Routine
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2020

Recently, I heard you speak with a woman about " loving her husband" as a VERB.  How spot on you were!  I wake up every morning and think how I can make my husband's life happier,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Was On The Verge Of Divorce
By Dr. Laura on May 7, 2020

Tracy was going to leave her husband, who has suffered from depression, until she heard the words of Dr. Laura!!   Dr. Laura: "Instead of being mad...give him a hug." 

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Email of the Day: How Men Feel Accepted
By Dr. Laura on May 6, 2020

Dr. Laura, I tell men and women that, of all the women who post their opinions about how men think, you, Dr. Laura, are light years ahead of your competition. I came across an old blog...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Flash Your Husband To End An Argument
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2020

Noelle shared Dr. Laura’s classic advice “show your boobs to end an argument” with her church group! THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!!   Dr. Laura: "A religious study group repeated my "flash your...

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Email of the Day: Appreciate Your Husband While You Have Him
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2020

I read " The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" about six years ago. I was a good wife, I believed in the division of labor, and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. 

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Call of the Day Podcast: The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Works!
By Dr. Laura on April 23, 2020

Longtime listener Kristy shares how Dr. Laura’s message to women has helped in her own marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the past can help you respect your present." 

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Email of the Day: I will ALWAYS Be His Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on April 23, 2020

I've been listening since a very young age.  I'm 34 now, and I've finally taken your dating advice and found an incredible man.

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Email of the Day: Changing the Routine For Love
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2020

Last year, you had a caller whose husband left early and came home late, and he didn't feel appreciated because she was usually asleep when he saw her!  I thought about my husband.

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Email of the Day: Something New For Lent
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2020

During the season of Lent, I used to give up things as a sacrifice, but it was usually chocolate, coffee or dessert.  This year, I tried something new, based on your book “ The Proper...

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Email of the Day: Cherishing the Time We Have
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2020

My husband usually has an hour or more commute each way for work.  Most nights, when he comes home, he's tired, so we only have a few hours before it's time to go to sleep. 

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Email of the Day: Truth In Humor
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2020

The other night, my husband and I were relaxing on the couch. I was surfing on Pinterest and came across this quote posted by another woman:

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