Dear Dr. Laura,
I love your program and listen to you almost everyday via podcast downloads. I enjoy your upfront and candid demeanor and you contrast that with humor and insight which can only be envied by any practicing therapist out there!
I have been seeing a therapist for about 5 months now for my problems of low self worth, and difficulties dealing with my situation of being a live in aid for my older special needs brother after my mother passed away.
The therapist has talked with me and given me support, but I feel no different about things now than when I started the therapy sessions months ago. I don't get any real feedback on ways I can change my feelings and my situation. To be honest I get more from listening to your program and your advice than I get from him.
I have gotten the backbone to get my other family members involved in my brother's care. I have started to lose some weight, exercise, and gradually I am feeling better about myself and have hope now that at some point I will have more freedom to live my life the way I need to in order to be happier. I owe ALL that to you and your program. Your shoot from the hip advice and tell it like it is candor just stays with me and helps me to not be weak and passive. I can control my environment more with my thoughts and my actions. I still have a long long way to go but at least I see some light to walk towards now. I just wanted to thank you for what you do and hope you keep doing it as long as possible. Oh and by the way, I dropped my therapist last week. Instead of paying for a session once a week that I don't get much out of, I pay a super reasonable amount of money for the Dr. Laura Family PLUS membership and get a great therapist's advice EVERY weekday on my Ipod!
How can anyone beat that? LOL