Must Reads and Listens

Dr. Laura's The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2020

A new, six-class online education course from Dr. Laura, designed to provide YOU with the solutions you need to rebuild your marriage. 

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: The Importance Of Treasured Time With Your Children
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2020

I'm married, with two small children, ages 1 and 4. Although I listened to you growing up, a friend recently recommended The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, and I am back to...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Return To My Job?
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2020

Sandy is concerned about returning to her job working at a hospital while the pandemic continues.   Dr. Laura: "This is a mission for you...not just a job." 

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Teaching My Daughter To Earn
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

Casey tells Dr. Laura that he’s using what she preaches to raise his child right.   Dr. Laura: "I'm earning my fishing rod, Dad!" 

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: When I’m Bad, “I’m Bad”
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

Tanya had weight loss surgery 4 years ago but has gone from one extreme to another keeping off the pounds.   Dr. Laura: "Find a way to feel better "right now" that doesn't hurt you...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister "Matriarchs" Me
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

Amy’s sister has taken over the role of matriarch since the passing of their mother.    Dr. Laura: "Ohhhhh I see! I get it now!!" 

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Good Husbands Raise Great Husbands
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

One day I heard you say that you should treat your family as a safe haven, and not as a waste dump. My husband has been doing that for a long time. He never once brought stress home...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Guidance Has Raised A Man
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

Mike thanks Dr. Laura for helping him raise his son into being a "man" and not a “snowflake” ...    Dr. Laura: "We have a GREAT 18-year-old son thanks to our learning from you on how to...

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Marriage 101

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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Marriage 101

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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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Timeless Advice From Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 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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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Hope For A Mother Is Gone
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2020

Suzy’s mom passed away from COVID-19 but she finds herself confused by both relief and grief.    Dr. Laura: "You are mourning the loss of hope." 

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Pay For My Daughter’s Wedding?
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2020

Kay’s daughter is seeking financial assistance for her upcoming wedding but there's one BIG problem ...   Dr. Laura: "You are under no obligation to be traditional when your daughter...

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Marriage 101

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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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Angry That I Have A Bad Dad
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2020

Jesse was shacking up with her boyfriend until the words of Dr. Laura helped her to stop playing games and start growing into a confident, secure woman.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes our...

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Marriage 101

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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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Ceased Being A Shack-Up Honey
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2020

Jesse was shacking up with her boyfriend until the words of Dr. Laura helped her to stop playing games and start growing into a confident, secure woman.   Dr. Laura: "Self-confidence...

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Marriage 101

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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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Believe My Mom Is On Drugs
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2020

17-year-old Aislynn asks for guidance after discovering her mother may be a drug addict.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes PARENTS turn out to be the bad apples." 

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Can’t Get A Handle On My Weight
By Dr. Laura on June 20, 2020

Jon was unaware that the reason he couldn’t lose weight was much more profound than just self discipline.   Dr. Laura: "Is it quality of life or life itself that you choose?" 

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Dads

Email of the Day: My Dad Is A Unicorn
By Dr. Laura on June 19, 2020

In the 1950s, my dad had three small children and a marriage that was headed for divorce. He did something which is common today, but not then. He convinced a judge he could take better...

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Marriage 101

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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Dads

Email of the Day: Treasured Moments
By Dr. Laura on June 18, 2020

The most memorable trip I took was with my Dad when I was in high school. I was on the dance team and we traveled to Florida for the national competition. I do not really remember the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Has Eloped!
By Dr. Laura on June 18, 2020

Over a recent holiday weekend, Crystal’s son discreetly connected with his girlfriend and eloped!   Dr. Laura: "Once an adult child starts making their own decisions...give them the...

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Dads

Email of the Day: Dads Are Magical
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2020

Several years ago, my 10-year-old son and I arrived together for his 4th grade awards ceremony and graduation. His dad, who is career military in the National Guard, hadn't shown up...

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Divorce

COTD: Can I Have A Relationship With My Divorcing Parents?
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2020

Gabrielle’s parents are divorcing...now she wonders how she can have a relationship with them both?    Dr. Laura: "Tough to negotiate as a child around divorcing parents." 

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Now I Know Why I’ve Picked The Wrong Men
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2020

Rene heard Dr. Laura’s advice to another caller of the program and realized why she's been picking bad men over the good ones.   Dr. Laura: "I was afraid of being thrown away." 

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Divorce

EOTD: I Sacrificed For My Children's Happiness And It Was Worth It
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2020

Twenty-five years ago, I wanted to leave my failing marriage, but I had two young girls.  While he was not an addict nor physically abusive, I did ignore all the signs that he would not...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: My Life Is In Shambles
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2020

Coming off a failed marriage, Tiffany is a wreck and doesn’t know how to get things back on the right track.   Dr. Laura: "In your case, it is the “Angel of Divorce” …" 

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grandparents

Email of the Day: The Greatest Gift You Could Give To A Child
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2020

I grew up in a family that seldom gave a hug.  Fortunately, I married into a family that enjoyed hugging, and I eventually became comfortable giving hugs.  Four years ago, I became a...

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Divorce

COTD: Divorce and COVID-19 Are Tearing My Family Apart
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2020

Brooke divorced Jenna’s father, and because of the pandemic’s impact, Jenna is even more distanced from her daddy.    Dr. Laura: "You're right...this COVID-19 situation sucks...we have...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Words Of Wisdom Corrected My Thinking
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2020

Moana, molested by her mother’s fourth husband, believes she's the "bad person" ...    Dr. Laura: "A Light Bulb Went Off!" 

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My In-Laws Don’t Care About The Pandemic
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2020

Kristy’s husband is upset that she refuses to attend a family function as her in-laws believe the pandemic is “overblown” …    Dr. Laura: "This is a sacrament, not just a party." 

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Marriage

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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Marriage 101

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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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: What’s Best For Our Family’s Future?
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2020

Corry’s husband has been working far from home but has an opportunity to fix that if they move elsewhere.   Dr. Laura: "Make your husband happy!" 

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Marriage 101

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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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Daughter Is Dating A Bad Guy
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2020

Tony and Louise’s teen daughter is dating a guy that they don’t like. Tony has banned him from their home but Louise fears her daughter will be angry.   Dr. Laura: "No snowflake here!" 

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Marriage 101

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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Marriage

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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Marriage 101

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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Marriage

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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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Brother Being Controlled?
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2020

John is upset that his brother’s wife suggests they are “not brothers” because they have separate fathers.   Dr. Laura: "Sometimes all we have left are the good memories." 

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Marriage

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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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Need A Backbone!
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2020

Marie can’t muster the courage to kick her shack-up honey out of her own home!   Dr. Laura: "The need for human contact sometimes short-circuits rational decisions." 

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Marriage 101

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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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Afraid To Sleep At Night
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2020

Young Addie is finding herself “alone and afraid” to the point of crying when it's time for bed.   Dr. Laura: "You are not alone when you hold people in your heart." 

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Marriage 101

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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Dating

Email of the Day: Dating With Purpose
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2020

Confident is the best word to describe how I felt when my husband proposed marriage. As an observant Jew, my husband (then my date) and I only talked and laughed.  We found out we...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: When Do I Set Up Firmer Boundaries?
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2020

Heather believes she’s supposed to “love everybody” but has found this quite difficult to accomplish with her mother-in-law’s behavior.    Dr. Laura: "Forget being all...

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Procrastination

Email of the Day: Don't Wait Till It's Too Late
By Dr. Laura on June 4, 2020

I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mommy. I worked for over 30 years and I thought work defined me. Then I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The symptoms got worse, my health took...

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