Hi Dr. Laura:
I began listening to you three years ago. I was already a one-year newlywed for the second time. I have three children and my husband has three children. We came back from a dream family vacation intended to make our newly formed "salad" family of six children bond with each other.
The vacation I envisioned was not how it turned out, and when we returned, I was angry at my husband and stepchildren. I was arguing with my husband, putting him in the middle, and I was creating tension and rifts that even a counselor couldn't resolve. My marriage was going down a bad path, even though we had spent seven years dating (with no shacking up).
Then I found your program. At first, I thought you were too blunt. How could these listeners call in and be talked to like that? But as I began listening more, it started to dawn on me. You don't sugar-coat things. You give the hard truth which is needed. Boy, that was a wake-up call for me. I then started to slowly realize that it wasn't my stepchildren or husband that caused our vacation to not go according to my plan. It was me!! I had set unrealistic expectations and never shared or discussed my vision with anyone else. I created the problem, and I WAS the problem. You knocked some painful but needed common sense into myself that summer. You helped me and my family tremendously, and we now have a great marriage, thanks to you.
Please stay on the air forever!
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