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Email of the Day: I’d Rather Be Adored Than Endured
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2021

I married the man I love. I chose wisely. Early on in our marriage, I decided to live by the motto “I’d rather be adored than endured.” I’m not perfect, but I love to take care of him...

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Blog: Dr. Laura's 3 A's for a Happier Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2021

In her New York Times Bestseller, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura Schlessinger gives women the tools they need to have the marriage of their dreams. 

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Email of the Day: I Neglected My Husband and Almost Lost Him
By Dr. Laura on October 11, 2021

My husband has been a long-time listener of yours, and when he brought your book “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” home, I read it, but not with an open mind. Looking back, I...

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Email of the Day: Treating Him Kindly Made All the Difference
By Dr. Laura on October 8, 2021

During a marriage counseling session, I told my husband I was starting to imagine my life without him. I immediately saw the hurt in his entire being – like I had taken a needle to a...

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Email of the Day: I Was Wrong to View My Husband as Another Needy Human
By Dr. Laura on October 7, 2021

I chose wisely at the young age of 19; my husband was 21 (what were we thinking??). Even though we were very young, we were committed from day one. We had five children in eleven years....

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Email of the Day: I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2021

Thank you for reminding all of us to love and appreciate our spouses. The love I give my husband comes back ten-fold and blesses me every day.   This is a note I wrote to him today:

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Email of the Day: How Not To Be Your Husband’s Girlfriend
By Dr. Laura on October 5, 2021

I watched an old movie recently and thought of you throughout. It’s called “There’s Always Tomorrow,” and it starred Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett and Barbara Stanwyck. It was about a...

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Email of the Day: How Our Good Marriage Got Even Better
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2021

My husband Dave and I have been married 32 years. We were always “in sync” as far as tastes and life philosophies. We always enjoyed the same kinds of entertainment and food and sense...

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Call of the Day Podcast: You Helped Me Save My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on October 3, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Shannon's marriage was on the verge of divorce when she started listening to Dr. Laura and learned to touch, show love and rebuild her...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Saw an Immediate Change
By Dr. Laura on October 3, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: After reading just a couple chapters of “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands,” Rebecca and her husband have reconnected in a powerful way.

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Defensive!!
By Dr. Laura on October 2, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Racheal is finding it difficult to be a good listener and loving wife to her husband without reacting negatively.   Dr. Laura: "Go be...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Is Withdrawing From Me
By Dr. Laura on October 1, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Carol’s husband has become withdrawn and is communicating with an ex-girlfriend. Carol knows he’s doing this because of the arguments between...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Being Sweet Saved My Marriage!
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Michelle shares how Dr. Laura saved her marriage by putting her own problems in the past and becoming accountable for her actions.   Dr. Laura:

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Says “I’m Giving Him Attitude”
By Dr. Laura on September 29, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: 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...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Was On The Verge Of Divorce
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Tracy was going to leave her husband, who has suffered from depression, until she heard the words of Dr. Laura!!   Dr. Laura: "Instead of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Flash Your Husband To End An Argument
By Dr. Laura on September 28, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: 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...

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Call of the Day Podcast: The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Works!
By Dr. Laura on September 27, 2021

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Week: Longtime listener Kristy shares how Dr. Laura’s message to women has helped in her own marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the past can...

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My Book:The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands📖
By Dr. Laura on September 26, 2021

📘 The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands | $1.99 for the eBook on Amazon     The Proper Care & Feeding of...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Not Only Would My Husband Bring Me Lemonade …
By Dr. Laura on September 6, 2021

Happy Labor Day Weekend!! Not only is this our favorite episode, it's your favorite episode too!! Listen to the MOST LISTENED to Call of the Day Episode of all-time!! Lydia shares what...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Demanding a Cat!
By Dr. Laura on September 3, 2021

Robin says her husband is obsessed with the idea of getting a cat even though everyone else in their family hates cats.   Dr. Laura: "Don't deny your husband his desire because you don't...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Go Gray?
By Dr. Laura on August 28, 2021

Tamara colors her hair to cover her prematurely gray hair and worries that her husband may not like it if she allows her gray to grow out.   Dr. Laura: "Hair color is less important to...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Falling Out of Love
By Dr. Laura on August 26, 2021

Gina says she'd like harmony in her home, but her husband has a temper and she's a nag.   Dr. Laura: "Marriages improve when you find ways to compliment instead of complain."

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Email of the Day: I Resented Taking Care of My Husband
By Dr. Laura on July 23, 2021

I was given your book, “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” as a wedding present. We were several months into our marriage when I finally read it, and our marriage abruptly took a...

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Email of the Day: Every Night’s a Date Night At Our House
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

During breakfast one day, my husband and I heard a promotion on the radio where you could win dinner and tickets to a show. They called the promotion a “date night” giveaway. Without...

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Email of the Day: How I Turned My Husband’s Bad Day into a Good One
By Dr. Laura on July 12, 2021

My husband called me on his way home from work one day and said he had had a bad day and that all he wanted to do was come home, sit outside and have a drink. I was also on my way home...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband's OCD is Out of Control
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2021

Ann can no longer deal with her husband who gets explosively irritated with their children if he comes home and sees anything out of order in their home.   Dr. Laura: "People are more...

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Email of the Day: A Formerly Nagging Wife
By Dr. Laura on July 7, 2021

I used to be a nagging wife. I gave my husband hell – “take out the trash,” “mow the lawn,” “put your shoes outside—they smell,” “Go to the store. Here’s the list, and don’t be gone too...

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Call of the Day Podcast: When I Changed, He Changed
By Dr. Laura on June 20, 2021

Lynn applied the advice she got from Dr. Laura's Marriage 101 course and says her husband's response has been amazing.   Dr. Laura: "Profound changes can happen when you have the proper...

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Email of the Day: I Got Good Marriage Advice From My Dog!
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2021

We have a black Labrador who is joined at the hip to my husband when he is home. Before my husband even pulls into the driveway, the dog is already at the window, barking and yelping....

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Email of the Day: Show Me You Love Me
By Dr. Laura on May 14, 2021

I was listening to your podcasts and heard a handful of calls involving wives whose husbands had been cheating. As I carefully listened to the pain in the voices of these women and your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Social Anxiety is Causing Marital Problems
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2021

Stacy triggers fights in her marriage because she is uncomfortable in social situations and gets angry at her husband when he has a good time.   Dr. Laura: "It's your responsibility to...

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Email of the Day: 24 Hours That Changed My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2021

My husband has a government job and has frequently traveled around the world. A few years ago, he went half way around the world for a few months. I was at home with our 3 children ages...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Need Help Talking to My Husband
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2021

Amber is a mom of seven who needs help communicating with her husband.   Dr. Laura: "Step one in communicating is having clarity in what you want the person to understand."

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Email of the Day: Take Care of Your Man
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2021

Women's attitudes seem to be that when their kids need water, they're thirsty, but when their husband wants some loving, he's a jerk!

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Email of the Day: Excuse Me, But I’m Needed Here
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2021

I’ve been married for almost 30 years. During this time, I have come to rely and treasure my husband’s hugs, but I never really thought to ask for them. After listening to you, I...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Having Marital Problems
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2021

Suzie feels annoyed by her second husband much like she did with her first husband.   Dr. Laura: "Pushing others away can be a sign of self-protection."

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Email of the Day: With Lots of Work, I Got the Fairy-Tale Ending
By Dr. Laura on March 31, 2021

I started listening to you nine years ago and realized I had been doing everything wrong in my life. I married and divorced twice, seeking happiness I could never find. I learned from...

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Email of the Day: How I Reconnected With My Husband
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2021

I have been married for almost five years to a WONDERFUL, hardworking husband who treats me like a queen. Since having children, our marriage had started to lack intimacy because of our...

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Email of the Day: I Love to Spoil My Man
By Dr. Laura on February 18, 2021

I wanted to share with you a note my husband left for me this morning. It sums up the reciprocal love in our marriage. Here’s what it said:

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Too Moody
By Dr. Laura on February 17, 2021

Vida's husband loses his temper when stressed, and she's tired of dealing with it.   Dr. Laura: "Use your wifely powers to soothe him and diminish his stress."

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Email of the Day: I Wanted a Head Start on How to Treat a Man
By Dr. Laura on November 18, 2020

I waited with much anticipation for your book "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands." I didn't have a husband. I was a single (knocked-up) mother who hoped maybe someday I would have...

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Email of the Day: You Helped Me Save My Husband's Life
By Dr. Laura on October 16, 2020

My husband’s boss wanted him on a project across the country for two weeks, ten hours a day, plus the airplane travel to and from the location.  He didn’t think he could turn down the...

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Top COTD Episode: Not Only Would My Husband Bring Me Lemonade …
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2020

This week we're listening to the Top Call of the Day episodes of All-Time!! Lydia shares what else her husband would bring her if swimming through “shark-infested waters” …    Dr. Laura:

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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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