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Blog: Valentine's Day is Just a Reminder
By Dr. Laura on January 27, 2022

Some people– mostly guys– say Valentine's Day is boring. Or that it's silly, it's just a way for companies to make money, it's become just so materialistic, and it's been robbed of blah...

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Email of the Day: I’ve Still Got It!
By Dr. Laura on January 27, 2022

I’ve been married for 23 years, and my body sure isn’t what it used to be. I’m also going through menopause with hot flashes and night sweats appearing daily, so I sleep in the nude....

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Call of the Day Podcast: Our Marriage Is Falling Apart
By Dr. Laura on January 27, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: In this classic couples counseling episode, Lisa and Tony’s therapist has suggested their marriage is more of an arrangement than anything...

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COTD Podcast: I Hate My Husband's Relationship with His Former In-Laws
By Dr. Laura on January 26, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: Lisa's husband is a widower who has maintained a relationship with his former in-laws, and she'd like him to stop seeing them during the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: A Disconnect In Our Marriage - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: 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...

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Call of the Day Podcast: A Disconnect In Our Marriage - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: 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...

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My Book: The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage 📖
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2022

Men and women are as different as apples and bananas! You don't hear that much in this society that feverishly contends that the sexes are equal. But the happiest couples know that it's...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Stressed Out
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2022

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Week: Sue's marriage has gotten better now that her kids are grown up, but her husband is still overworked and under a lot of pressure.   Dr....

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Email of the Day: My 80/20 Formula for Happiness
By Dr. Laura on January 21, 2022

I once heard you say not to allow the negative side of a marriage to overshadow the positive side. If 80% of the relationship is good, that can be enough. That struck a chord with me. I...

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Email of the Day: I Knew He Was a Keeper
By Dr. Laura on January 20, 2022

I’ve been married for three years, and have been honored to be called my husband’s girlfriend, fiancée, wife and someday mommy to his children. When we first dated, I told him I wanted...

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Email of the Day: 3 Rules for a Good Marriage
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2022

As a feminist, I’m an unlikely huge fan of yours. I married at the age of 47, and even though I was not yet a listener of yours, I did have the sense not to “shack up” with him before...

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Email of the Day: I Found Happiness When I Embraced Our Differences
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2022

I called you two years ago. My husband had a strained relationship with his parents, and my mother-in-law would just “pop” into our home unannounced, requesting to take her...

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Email of the Day: What a Joyous Journey Marriage Is!
By Dr. Laura on January 17, 2022

Last night, my husband and I celebrated the anniversary of our engagement. This morning, tucked on the nightstand was a letter from him to me:   My Darling…My Wife:

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Seeing an 18-Year-Old!
By Dr. Laura on January 15, 2022

Hannah just discovered that her husband of 5 years has been sneaking around with a teenager.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes admitting a mistake and moving on is the best thing you can do."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Marriage is Going Downhill
By Dr. Laura on January 13, 2022

Katherine's third husband says she doesn't know how to communicate and makes wrong assumptions, causing unnecessary fighting.   Dr. Laura: "Do something each day to make your husband...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Live Next to My Parents
By Dr. Laura on January 11, 2022

Jen would like her new home to be built next to her parents' home, but is that asking too much of her husband?   Dr. Laura: "Reward your husband for all that he has done for you with...

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Email of the Day: My Husband, The Alpha Male
By Dr. Laura on January 6, 2022

My husband used to drive his motorcycle to work every morning. One day, after he kissed me goodbye, I was awakened by a constant loud pounding on the doorbell. Since he had just left, I...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like More Sex
By Dr. Laura on January 4, 2022

Since becoming parents to twins nearly four years ago, sex has been lacking between Steven and his wife. What can he do to get more?   Dr. Laura: "Women need mental, emotional and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Won't Change
By Dr. Laura on January 3, 2022

Julianne's marriage has had the same problems for forty years. Should she think about leaving him after all this time?   Dr. Laura: "With acceptance comes a lot of peace."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Counseling Isn't Working For Me
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2021

Sean has been in and out of therapy for twenty years trying to work on his insecurities, and it's causing trouble in his marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Treat your wife like she's the most...

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Email of the Day: My Husband Is Better Than Any Fantasy
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2021

My husband and I have shared over 50 years of history, along with the commitment, love, respect, and memories of a lifetime together. He lets me be “me.” We’ve shared and joked about...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Won't Retire
By Dr. Laura on December 8, 2021

Diana has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease and is upset that her husband won't retire to spend more time with her.   Dr. Laura: "Find time in each day to enjoy life with...

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Email of the Day: A Daily Board Meeting Keeps Our Marriage Strong
By Dr. Laura on December 3, 2021

I’m almost finished reading “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands.” The impact of your advice and instruction is immediate and wonderful. I thought we already had a good thing going,...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Pain-in-the-Butt Wife
By Dr. Laura on November 23, 2021

Here’s a special sneak preview call from the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend Marathon heard exclusively on SiriusXM Triumph 111: Lindsay's 8-year marriage has hit the rocks after years of...

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Email of the Day: Having a Newborn Put Stress on Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 23, 2021

The first few weeks after my son was born, I noticed things taking over that I had previously sworn I would never do. Getting used to being a stay-at-home mom with a newborn was very...

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Email of the Day: A Bike Ride Was a Metaphor for Our Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2021

My husband and I were enjoying a 21-mile bike ride on a wilderness trail, our first real vacation without our four now-grown kids. The trail was rugged and challenging and after 10...

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Stop Being Angry at My Wife
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2021

Jeff has been angry for years with his wife over one issue and tells Dr. Laura how her advice to another caller to show compassion to people who are struggling made a positive difference...

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Saved My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2021

Jennifer's mom raised her to believe she didn't really need a man, which led to her treating her husband poorly, which led to his emotional affair...until Jennifer took Dr. Laura's...

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Email of the Day: I Adore My Wife!
By Dr. Laura on November 4, 2021

Recently I heard you tell a caller how to be more of a spouse, suggesting she do five things every day for her husband, not expecting anything in return and they would see a difference...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is Stifling My Dreams
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2021

Amy and Adam have worked through many marital issues, but they are still in disagreement over how much time Adam can spend on the hobby that he's been passionate about since their dating...

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Call of the Day Podcast: We're in a Much Better Place!
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2021

John says he was at the end of his rope with an inattentive wife when Dr. Laura's advice helped them reconnect and start the process of reinvigorating their marriage.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Email of the Day: The Power of a Hug
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2021

I decided it was a good day to reset an internet extender that had stopped working months ago. What I thought would be a half hour “fix” turned into a four-hour back-and-forth with...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Giving Up on Me
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2021

Adriana is 5 months pregnant, but her husband says he's unhappy and not sure their relationship is going can last.   Dr. Laura: "You can't force your fantasies on another person."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet And Loving Works
By Dr. Laura on October 18, 2021

Stephanie didn't want to hear it but ultimately took Dr. Laura's advice and now her marriage is much better!    Dr. Laura: "Just be NICE no matter how you "feel" . . .  "

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COTD Podcast: My Husband Confessed to Sleeping with Prostitutes
By Dr. Laura on October 11, 2021

Even though Misty's husband admitted to seeing prostitutes throughout their marriage, she's worried about feeling lonely and losing financially if she chooses to leave him.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Feel Like a Priority
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

Jerica gets upset when her husband doesn't answer his phone or call right back when Jerica calls to check in with him.   Dr. Laura: "The more loving you are, the more giving he will be."

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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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