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Dear Dr. Laura:

My best friend recently shacked up with her boyfriend and ignored my warnings about doing so. I recommended she listen to your show (I've been a fan for just over a year) and warned her that if he wasn't putting a ring on her finger, he wasn't willing to commit and lay his life on the line for her.  She ignored my concerns and became pregnant.  Halfway through the pregnancy, she discovered that he was cheating on her.  I pulled what I have learned from you and suggested she move home and put her child as her number one priority.

She gave birth to a healthy baby boy and after a month, decided to go back to work and put the child in daycare.  I again told her to listen to you and advised that I would not allow her to place her child in an unsupervised kid corral.  After a pajama party of popcorn and listening to your podcast, I'm happy to report that she has come from the dark side and gotten a night job so either her parents or I can care for the baby and he is always loved.  

I had many arguments with her about doing the right thing.  The irony is when I get in her car, you are almost always on.  Thank you for reminding us to be good people!


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Tags: Character-Courage-Conscience, Day Care, Parenting, Personal Responsibility, Shacking Up, Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, Values
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