March 6, 2015
I Prayed for Truth...and Called Dr. Laura
Hi Dr. Laura,
Seventeen years ago, I was 20 years old and in an abusive, toxic relationship. I had shacked up with the devil and desperately wanted out. I had no courage. It was then I first discovered your radio program. After a few months of listening, I had the courage and clarity I needed. During that time, I had also discovered I was pregnant. So, I packed up my things and left. And I never looked back.
My son was born and I raised him by myself for 13 years. The struggle of staying single and not dragging him through relationship after relationship was completely worth it. We had a really good life. Then, I made a huge mistake. I fell in love and put my wants and half-brained fairy tales before his wellbeing. I ended up with a man who progressively became more and more critical and negative towards my son.
It's four years later, and I called your show yesterday. You asked me, "What kind of mother would do that?" I could barely speak because you were absolutely right. I am awake now and I know what to do. The road ahead looks daunting, but my son is absolutely deserving of a home free of unwarranted criticism. My heart breaks I have allowed this to go on for so long. Thank you for helping me pull my head out of my a$$. It was dark and confusing in there. And perhaps if I wouldn't have lost touch with your program all those years ago, I wouldn't be in this situation now.
Posted by Staff at 10:58 AM