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My Husband Bailed On Our Wedding Reception
July 15, 2020
Chandy isn't able to forgive her man after he sneaked away with friends instead of celebrating with his new bride.
I'm Fighting With My Anxiety Parenting – Part 2
July 14, 2020
In the conclusion to this 2-part episode, Rachel reveals why her thinking was wrong thanks to Dr. Laura's words of wisdom.
I'm Fighting With My Anxiety Parenting – Part 1
July 14, 2020
Rachel had a stressful childhood and thinks her anxiety is affecting her ability to be a good mom.
How Do I Discuss My STD When Dating?
July 13, 2020
Gianna suffers from genital herpes and doesn't know when it's best to share this sensitive information.
I'm Terrified Of Snakes!
July 10, 2020
Young Magdalena is so scared of being attacked by the elongated, legless reptiles that she fears playing outside her own home.
I'm Not Finding My Own Happiness – Part 2
July 10, 2020
In the conclusion to this 2-part episode, Andrew discovers why he hasn't been able to find love and satisfaction in his life.
I'm Not Finding My Own Happiness – Part 1
July 10, 2020
Andrew's friends are engaged to be married and he considers himself to be the "odd man out."
I Fear Rejection
July 10, 2020
Katia's thoughts of her past divorce are overwhelming her ability to commit to her current relationship.
To Wear or Not To Wear, That Is The Question
July 09, 2020
Dawn purchased her grandchildren two-piece swimsuits and can't understand why her daughter won't allow them to be worn.
I Feel Inadequate
July 08, 2020
Since the pandemic's spread...Suzy's "active mom" lifestyle has changed dramatically.
Is My Sister's Life My Concern?
July 07, 2020
Brittney thinks her sister is dating a man who is unfit for marriage.
My Mom Never Told Me The Truth
July 07, 2020
Torri's uncertain she can continue to have a relationship with her mom after discovering her dad is not her biological father.
My Friend Is A Shacked-Up Mess!!
July 06, 2020
Kate's friend is seeking help as her relationship is unraveling in turmoil because she's living outside of wedlock.
You Strengthened Me As A Husband
July 03, 2020
Jeff thanks Dr. Laura for helping him to "step up" during his wife's cancer battle.
I Feel Like I'm Losing My Son
July 03, 2020
Kim finds herself very emotional as her son and his wife prepare to relocate.
I Miss My Family
July 03, 2020
Dana has struggled to be happy since the deaths of her parents and sibling.
My Mom Wants To Be My Buddy
July 03, 2020
With her stepmom by her side, Alexandria calls into the program to discuss her bio-mom's wish to be her "best friend" and not a "real mother" to her.
My Son Is Upset With Me For Kicking Him Out
July 02, 2020
Rosemary's 23-year-old son has resorted to name-calling and demeaning behaviors after the passing of his father.
I Haven’t Been My Husband’s Girlfriend
July 01, 2020
Darcey thought her husband was mean, that he didn't love her, and that her needs were not being she started texting another man!
Testimony of 10 Stupid Things Women Do
June 30, 2020
It took time for her to carry out Dr. Laura's advice...but in the end Samantha did the right thing, leaving a relationship with a man she was shacking-up with for years!!
I Struggle When My Mom Says NO
June 30, 2020
Young Lauren finds herself fighting with her parents more and more ...
Should I Return To My Job?
June 29, 2020
Sandy is concerned about returning to her job working at a hospital while the pandemic continues.
I'm Teaching My Daughter To Earn
June 26, 2020
Casey tells Dr. Laura that he's using what she preaches to raise his child right.
When I'm Bad, I'm Bad
June 26, 2020
Tanya had weight loss surgery 4 years ago but has gone from one extreme to another keeping off the pounds.
My Sister 'Matriarchs' Me
June 26, 2020
Amy's sister has taken over the role of matriarch since the passing of their mother.
Your Guidance Has Raised A Man
June 26, 2020
Mike thanks Dr. Laura for helping him raise his son into being a "man" and not a "snowflake" ...
I Don't Deserve My Husband
June 25, 2020
In response to a question Dr. Laura proposed, Crystal shares the many reasons why she doesn't deserve her husband.
My Hope For A Mother Is Gone
June 24, 2020
Suzy's mom passed away from COVID-19 but she finds herself confused by both relief and grief.
Should I Pay For My Daughter's Wedding?
June 23, 2020
Kay's daughter is seeking financial assistance for her upcoming wedding but there's one BIG problem ...
I'm Angry That I Have A Bad Dad
June 23, 2020
Jacob's mom made poor choices leaving him angry that he's never had the father he'd hoped for in life.
I Ceased Being A Shack-Up Honey
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.
Change The Attitude and Be Nice!!
June 19, 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!
I Believe My Mom Is On Drugs
June 19, 2020
17-year-old Aislynn asks for guidance after discovering her mother may be a drug addict.
I Can't Get A Handle On My Weight
June 19, 2020
Jon was unaware that the reason he couldn't lose weight was much more profound than just self discipline.
Choose A Hobby or Divorce
June 19, 2020
Michelle updates Dr. Laura on the advice she was given to either find a "hobby" or "divorce" ... hear her decision!!
My Son Has Eloped!
June 18, 2020
Over a recent holiday weekend, Crystal's son discreetly connected with his girlfriend and eloped!
Can I Have A Relationship With My Divorcing Parents?
June 17, 2020
Gabrielle's parents are she wonders how she can have a relationship with them both?
Now I Know Why I've Picked The Wrong Men
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.
My Life Is In Shambles
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.
Divorce and COVID-19 Are Tearing My Family Apart
June 15, 2020
Brooke divorced Jenna's father, and because of the pandemic's impact, Jenna is even more distanced from her daddy.
Your Words Of Wisdom Corrected My Thinking
June 12, 2020
Moana, molested by her mother's fourth husband, believes she's the "bad person" ...
My In-Laws Don't Care About The Pandemic
June 12, 2020
Kristy's husband is upset that she refuses to attend a family function as her in-laws believe the pandemic is "overblown" ...
My Husband Is Lazy
June 12, 2020
Patsey is growing increasingly frustrated by her husband being unwilling to carry out the simplest of chores.
What's Best For Our Family's Future?
June 12, 2020
Corry's husband has been working far from home but has an opportunity to fix that if they move elsewhere.
Our Daughter Is Dating A Bad Guy
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.
How Do I Get Over My Embarrassment?
June 10, 2020
Susan was embarrassed after her husband revealed to friends and family her poor choice to meet with an ex-boyfriend.
Keeping A Happy Marriage During The Pandemic
June 09, 2020
Teresa calls into the program to share how she's kept her marriage happy while under quarantine.
Is My Brother Being Controlled?
June 09, 2020
John is upset that his brother's wife suggests they are "not brothers" because they have separate fathers.
I Need A Backbone!
June 08, 2020
Marie can't muster the courage to kick her shack-up honey out of her own home!
Not Only Would My Husband Bring Me Lemonade ...
June 05, 2020
Lydia shares what else her husband would bring her if swimming through "shark-infested waters" ...
I'm Afraid To Sleep At Night
June 05, 2020
Young Addie is finding herself "alone and afraid" to the point of crying when its time for bed.
My Husband Is Withdrawing From Me
June 05, 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.
When Do I Set Up Firmer Boundaries?
June 05, 2020
Heather believes she's supposed to "love everybody" but has found this quite difficult to accomplish with her mother-in-law's behavior. 
Should I Reach Out To My Father?
June 04, 2020
Charlie hasn't spoken with her dad since he was found guilty of being a sex offender! 
My Husband Took Your Advice!
June 03, 2020
Audra's husband took Dr. Laura's advice and told his mom the TRUTH! Now he and his mother are working out their differences in a much better direction.
My Hurt and Anger Is Impacting My Marriage
June 02, 2020
In a follow-up call to Dr. Laura, Catherine seeks help "retreading the tire" to keep the hurt and anger she has with her father's new wife from impacting her own marriage. 
How Do I Stop Becoming A YES Man? 
June 02, 2020
Brittanie has become unhappy in her career because of her inability to say "no" when warranted.
Fallout With Mom
June 01, 2020
Iris is an only child and raised by her mom who never married. When she attempts to show her mom attention, things don't go right between them. 
An Apology Owed To Dr. Laura
May 29, 2020
Martin never thought he would stop his procrastination. He even believed Dr. Laura had said the "lamest thing ever" until ... 
Are Emotions Overshadowing My Judgment?
May 29, 2020
Gerald is 27-years-old and thinking of moving in with his girlfriend, but is unsure if this is right to do. 
My Husband Won't Stop Smoking!
May 29, 2020
Afton's husband is extremely unhealthy and refuses to stop smoking. With his prostate now at risk, is there anything she can do to get him to quit?
I Don't Think I Can Trust My Husband
May 29, 2020
Monica is upset that her semi-retired husband has been spending time and money at the local bar while she's at work.
Being Sweet Saved My Marriage!
May 28, 2020
Michelle shares how Dr. Laura saved her marriage by putting her own problems in the past and becoming accountable for her actions.
I'm Unsure About My Relationship
May 27, 2020
Jessica is dating an actor nearly a decade older than her who's had many past relationships.
Should I Enforce Consequences On My Teen? - Part 2
May 26, 2020
In the conclusion of this 2-part episode, 14-year-old Leilani learns from Dr. Laura how to better conduct her life to avoid long-term ramifications. 
Should I Enforce Consequences On My Teen? - Part 1
May 26, 2020
In this 2-part episode, 14-year-old Leilani finds herself in trouble for her "combative and disrespectful" behaviors towards her parents. Listen to Part 1 ... 
Should My Teen Daughter Be On Social Media?
May 25, 2020
Liz's daughter is begging her mother to be allowed to chat with friends on the social platform "Snapchat,", but is this a good idea?
I Live By Your Mantra, Dr. Laura
May 22, 2020
April lives by her favorite mantra as told by Dr. Laura: "Feelings are not facts!"
Should I Facilitate A Relationship With My Mother-In-Law?
May 22, 2020
Juli ponders if it's important enough to have a relationship with her mother-in-law for the sake of her kids having a grandmother in their lives.
I'm Stressed Working On The Front Lines
May 22, 2020
Angela is feeling the overwhelming stress of working the front lines battling the pandemic at her hospital.
My Girlfriend Says She Doesn't Trust Me
May 22, 2020
While hunkered down under quarantine states away from each other, Johnny's girlfriend is expressing her lack of trust and insecurities. With tough times underway, what should he say to her?
My Son Wants To Bail On His Kid
May 21, 2020
James' adult son wants to join the Marines instead of being a father to his child. What words of wisdom can James share with his son to change his mind?
My Dad Started A New Family
May 20, 2020
Katherine is upset that her father has remarried and started a new family. Now she's being alienated by his new wife!
I Tell Lies All The Time
May 19, 2020
Brandon lies a lot, doesn't like himself much and neglects others around him.
Should I Livestream My Marriage?
May 19, 2020
Brooke's dream wedding has been put on hold due to the pandemic, but she's considering a small ceremony and live streaming it to friends and family.
I Haven't Had A Chance To Grieve
May 18, 2020
Jill is a small business owner under the stress of the pandemic and has not found an opportunity to grieve for her recently departed mother.
Thank You For Saving My Life!!
May 15, 2020
Wesley was on the verge of taking his own life until one day he heard Dr. Laura reveal "the secret of life" ...
My Husband Says I'm Giving Him Attitude
May 15, 2020
Rebecca is facing divorce as her husband has expressed that he's sick of her consistent bad attitude.
I Chose Poorly; Now I'm Divorced
May 15, 2020
Isabelle discovers why her marriage ended in divorce, because she shouldn't have married to begin with!
I'm In Grief Over The Loss Of My Siblings
May 15, 2020
Lettice can't figure out how to handle the grief she's been suffering over the loss of her 3 sisters.
I Believe My Boss Is Weak
May 14, 2020
Amber is angry at her boss for being a "limp dick," but is there anything she can truly do about it?
I'm In Trouble With My Stepson And His Wife
May 13, 2020
Marsha conveyed to her stepson and his wife that she didn't want to be a babysitter to their kids and that's caused a family rift.
I'm Concerned About My Daughter Hitting Rock Bottom - Part 2
May 12, 2020
Jori calls back with her mother one week later to discuss what she's learned from her prior discussion with Dr. Laura.
I'm Concerned About My Daughter Hitting Rock Bottom - Part 1
May 12, 2020
Trish's adult daughter Jori works for her. Trish says she can't make a suggestion or offer an opportunity without Jori getting angry at her.
We Disagree Over My Husband's Mother
May 11, 2020
Audra is ready to cut ties with her mother-in-law, but her husband Jesse is not ready to end it despite the chaos in their marriage.
COTD Classic: My Family Didn't Even Try
May 08, 2020
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Margaret's 15-year-old daughter speaks to Dr. Laura to give clarity as to why she and her siblings did nothing for their mother on Mother's Day.
COTD Classic: Happy Mother's Day, Dr Laura!
May 08, 2020
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Yvonne calls in to thank Dr. Laura for being more of a mom to her than her own birth mother was. With Dr. Laura's guidance, she has raised two successful daughters and has a full and happy life.
COTD Classic: I'm Suffering From Mother's Day Depression
May 08, 2020
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, the last five years of Laura's relationship with her mother were not happy ones to remember. Her mom indulged in alcohol and was physically and verbally abusive.
COTD Classic: My Wife Died on Mother's Day
May 08, 2020
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Cris's wife passed away a few years ago on Mother's Day. He finds it difficult to not cry seeing pictures of his wife around the house. But he wants to have the pictures up for his kids to see. How can he stay strong?
I Was On The Verge Of Divorce
May 07, 2020
Tracy was going to leave her husband, who has suffered from depression, until she heard the words of Dr. Laura!!
Being Upbeat Is Exhausting!!
May 06, 2020
Joanie is feeling drained having to display "positivity and motivation" as part of her fitness training classes while under the COVID-19 quarantine.
Am I Truly Procrastinating?
May 05, 2020
Jennifer feels she's falling short in life but is she truly procrastinating or exaggerating?
How Do I Deal With This Grief?
May 05, 2020
Denise lost both her 82-year-old mother and 53-year-old sister one day apart from each other!
My Friend Wants To Date Me
May 04, 2020
Rebecca's friend says he has feelings for her, but she doesn't feel the same way about him. Is their friendship of many years over?
Flash Your Husband To End An Argument
May 01, 2020
Noelle shared Dr. Laura's classic advice "show your boobs to end an argument" with her church group! THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!!
Is It Too Late To Help My Daughter?
May 01, 2020
After years of avoiding the warning signs, Sandy is concerned for her daughter's lack of friends and feeling of rejection. Is Sandy at fault for her poor choices as a mother?
My Daddy Doesn't Want Me
May 01, 2020
Madeline is sad that her father is spending less time with her as he places his priorities towards his newly pregnant girlfriend.
My Husband Dislikes My Son
May 01, 2020
Shannon is in a second marriage where she's encountering conflict between her husband and son.
I Feel Manipulated By My Brother
April 30, 2020
Heath is in dispute over a piece of land his brother wants and ponders if he should fight back or let him have it?
How Do I Get My Mom To Help Herself?
April 29, 2020
Stephanie's mom is overweight and suffering from diabetes. She gambles and smokes and she's perfectly happy not changing her bad ways.
Thank You For Helping Me With Confrontations
April 28, 2020
Kim shares how Dr. Laura's advice helped her stop freezing up during moments of confrontation.
I'm Feeling Burnout
April 28, 2020
After much time spent taking care of others, Diane feels lazy and unwilling to do anything.
Our Marriage Is Falling Apart
April 27, 2020
Lisa and Tony's therapist has suggested their marriage is more of an arrangement than anything else. Their effort to express more care for each other, however, hasn't worked.
Copying My Cousin Got Me In Trouble!
April 24, 2020
Young Jackson found himself being disciplined after copying the bad behavior of his cousin.
My Husband Is Mad At Me For Visiting My Addict Son
April 24, 2020
Augusta's husband has voiced his unhappiness with his wife's frequent on-again, off-again visits to her addict child.
I'm Not Happy In My Career
April 24, 2020
Allison feels as if she's an impostor in her own place of work as she seeks happiness and success.
I'm Comparing My Life To My Sister-In-Law's
April 24, 2020
Michelle constantly compares her life to that of her sister-in-law's, leaving her in constant frustration.
The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Works!
April 23, 2020
Longtime listener Kristy shares how Dr. Laura's message to women has helped in her own marriage.
My Wife Is Having An Emotional Affair
April 22, 2020
Jason's wife is texting with a man at work because their communication has broken down.
My Sister Failed To Help When I Needed Her Most
April 21, 2020
Lindy feels hurt that her sister didn't race to assist her after losing a home during the brush fires that ravaged her town.
My Husband Wants Sex When I Want Sleep!
April 21, 2020
Jessica's husband comes home late from work and then collapses in the chair for TV. time. When he's ready to make love to his wife, Jessica is ready for bed. How can Jessica and her husband get on the same schedule for intimacy?
I'm Sad That My Cat Died
April 20, 2020
Lauren unexpectedly had to put her cat down and she's not dealing well with the loss. She's tempted to get a new kitten to reduce the pain.
I Procrastinate Organizing for Myself
April 17, 2020
Sandra is a performer who is always putting her own organizing chores on the back-burner, and she's frustrated by her behavior.
You Helped Me Manage My Expectations
April 17, 2020
Michelle had several expectations of her recently departed brother until she heard the words of Dr. Laura. Listen as she shares how she learned to appreciate what he was able to give her.
Should I Minimize The Relationship With My Mom?
April 17, 2020
Josie's therapist has suggested the choice is hers to have a relationship with her mother or not. She's considering a minimal one but is unsure how to "navigate the waters" doing so. 
My 19-Year-Old Son Is A Brat!
April 17, 2020
Patrick's son is fussing about his car which his father purchased for him, and now wants a new one!!
I'm Questioning My Daughter's Ability To Execute My Will
April 16, 2020
Michelle is uncertain that her financially-challenged daughter can handle the responsibility of the money tied to her last will and testament.
Am I Too Old To Behave The Way I Do?
April 15, 2020
Kim believes she is a very weak woman. Dr. Laura helps Kim discover what truly scares her when she has to decide between what's right and what's wrong.
The Side Effects Of My Surgery Are Impacting My Life
April 14, 2020
Anne is trying to cope mentally with the physical pain she's suffered after a eye surgery didn't go as planned.
My Fiancé's Parents Are Interfering With Our Wedding Plans
April 14, 2020
Rebecca's future in-laws are dictating her wedding plans and she's not happy about it. What should Rebecca's fiancé be doing to handle his parents' behavior?
My Ex-Wife Has Thrown Out Her Parenting Card
April 13, 2020
Jeremy has been raising his 3 children essentially alone since his wife decided to no longer be a mom and moved out. Should Jeremy give her an opportunity to see the children or fully remove that right?
My Mom Is Upset That I Invited My Father To My Wedding
April 10, 2020
Marie's father was a deadbeat dad who bailed on his marriage and fathering duties. Now Marie wants him to participate in her wedding, which has upset her mother.
I Don't Believe I Loved My Husband Enough
April 10, 2020
Mary recently lost her husband and questions if she "loved him enough."
I'm Dredging Up My Childhood Trauma
April 10, 2020
Betsy continues to go back to her childhood trauma from 30 years ago that she allows to manifest daily.
My Sister Says We Have Abandoned Her
April 10, 2020
Heather's sister was incarcerated for drunk driving, causing a fatality. She wrote a letter of resentment to Heather saying she feels abandoned by her family for not showing her support.
Do We Cave Into Our Grandson's Request?
April 09, 2020
Carol's grandson wants to use her beach home as a wedding venue, but she's not particularly happy with what she sees as an abusive marriage in the making.
Do My Parents Belong In My Life?
April 08, 2020
Charlie was physically abused by his mother until his mid-teens. This abuse has taken its toll on his ability to be a good dad and has made it difficult to maintain a relationship with his parents.
I Lost My Baby
April 07, 2020
Amy's baby was stillborn at 32 weeks into her pregnancy and she is suffering from grief. How can she learn to embrace what she has in order to be happy again? 
Procrastination Is Hurting My Marriage
April 07, 2020
Marissa says she's aware of the damage she's causing her marriage by procrastinating. How can she learn to take 100 percent responsibility for her actions and end her poor behavior?
I'm Working Myself Up Over My Future
April 06, 2020
Nathaniel's mother would like for him to attend college and set a course for his future. However, Nathaniel finds himself confused and depressed from the pressure of his mom's request.
How Can I Support My Husband Through His Sadness?
April 03, 2020
Joanna's mother-in-law is battling liver cancer and her husband is not handling the rapid progress of her demise all that well. How can Joanna ensure she's doing the right thing when it comes to helping her husband through his sorrow?
I'm A Crappy Wife
April 03, 2020
Stephanie has been a horrible partner to her husband when it comes to showing affection towards him. Dr. Laura helps her explore how she managed to fake her affection for so many years and get to this point in her marriage.
I'm Dating Two Women At Once
April 03, 2020
Jim is dating two women simultaneously and is at a crossroads as to whom to pursue for a long-term relationship.
Thank You For Reinforcing Family Values During This Crisis
April 03, 2020
Bruce thanks Dr. Laura for her strong family values instilled upon him...which in turn is helping his own family through the COVID-19 crisis.
Even My Baseball Team Has Stopped Playing
April 02, 2020
As the team baseball coach, Mark shares how he's handled the impact the pandemic has had upon his players, their parents and overall expectations.
This Pandemic Is Stressing Me Out
April 01, 2020
Mary Ellen is finding herself stressed out from her recent breast cancer battle and facing the COVID-19 outbreak. 
Thankful For My Family Time
March 31, 2020
Young Jacob shares his "silver lining" with newfound family time and the overall importance of being together.
Families Reuniting During A Crisis
March 31, 2020
Dauren has personally seen a silver lining with families coming together again as the global pandemic spreads.
Should I Come Out Of Retirement To Save Lives?
March 30, 2020
Terry is questioning ending his retirement and returning to the medical field to aid in the battle against the pandemic.
I'm Upset With My Mom For Not Taking Her Health More Seriously
March 27, 2020
Helene finds herself getting angry as her frustrations grow with her mom's lack of concern about her own health.
My Husband Says I'm Being A Brat!
March 27, 2020
Natalie's husband is a counselor and recently told her that she's behaving like a brat when it comes to his parents visiting them.
How Do I Stop Myself From Crying At Work?
March 27, 2020
Lindsay has been in tears since her boss recently called her out during a meeting at work.
We Are Renting A Condo To Our Kids and It's Not Going Well
March 27, 2020
Terry has been renting a condominium to her daughter and son-in-law with the explicit rule of no pets. They decided to adopt a dog, however, and Terry is unsure if there should be consequences for their action.
Should We Celebrate Events Under One Roof As A Broken Family?
March 26, 2020
Stephanie's ex-husband insists it would be better to celebrate family events under one roof, but she's not sold on the idea.
Should I Separate From My Husband Until He Cleans Up His Act?
March 25, 2020
Rachel's therapist has suggested she legally separate from her husband as he seeks to clean himself up from drug and alcohol abuse. If he accomplishes this goal, should Rachel take him back for the sake of their children?
Our Global Situation with the Viral Pandemic
March 25, 2020
Dr. Laura shares her thoughts on continuing her daily routine communicating with friends and family, working out virtually with her trainer and what she's lost as a result of the viral pandemic that has changed our lives.
The Call Of The Day Podcast Has Helped Me!
March 24, 2020
Chelsea had been struggling to accept reality when it comes to a healthy relationship with her alcoholic sister. Listening to a Call of the Day episode re-framed her thinking.
I Can't Stop Sabotaging My Weight Loss Plans
March 24, 2020
Lynn finds herself unable to stick with the plan when it comes to losing weight and frequently finds herself off course. How can she finally accomplish her goal of being a healthier and thinner person?
My Family Is Out To Get Me After My Mom's Death
March 23, 2020
Rebecca's therapist has concluded she's the "odd man out" when it comes to the relationship with her siblings. However, she's having a hard time accepting this and staying focused while under constant attack as her mother's estate is divided among them.
My Sister-In-Law Never Acknowledged My Stillbirth
March 20, 2020
Carrie's sister-in-law wants to visit this summer but never expressed condolences after a tragic stillbirth. How can Carrie host an in-law who ignored her during a time of need?
How Can I Help My Son Feel More Stability In A Broken Home?
March 20, 2020
Sara has been divorced for 2 years and has a 9-year-old child. She's attempting to set up regular visitations with her son's father, but it's been a chaotic mess impacting her child.
The Man Who Molested Me Has Passed Away
March 20, 2020
Greg was molested by his cousin who has since passed, and wonders if he should reveal his terrible childhood to his own wife?
I'm Upset That I Can't Count On My Sister To Help
March 20, 2020
Joyce wants to confront her sister who has yet again backed out of a promise to help with their ailing mother.
Is It Okay To Have Feelings As A First Responder?
March 19, 2020
Jason is a first responder who witnessed a terrible car accident while off-duty. He finds himself overwhelmed by his feelings, but isn't sure if this is normal considering his occupation.
My Feelings Are Overwhelming Me!
March 18, 2020
Despite therapy, Ken is struggling to let go of his feelings so he can be less envious of one person in particular.
I'm Beating Myself Up Over My Terrible Past
March 17, 2020
McKenzie is a hairstylist facing many troubles in life since being sexually abused at the age of 5 by her adopted brother.
My Friends Are Ignoring Me At School
March 17, 2020
Virginia's classmates have been ignoring her and are not being nice. How can Virginia better decide who she should consider a "friend?"
My Husband Doesn't Want To Have Sex With Me While I'm Pregnant
March 16, 2020
Martha is pregnant and has been in a sexual drought for the past 2 months. She's asked her husband to make love to her, but he responded that he's "turned off" by her request.
My Son Is Not Getting Along With The Neighborhood Kids
March 13, 2020
Angela found herself under attack by another mom who accused her son of bullying and worries if she handled herself correctly.
I've Made A Grave Mistake In This Relationship
March 13, 2020
Nicole made mistakes in a relationship, and she wants to know if she should 'make things better' or accept that it's over, learn from the mistakes, and move on.
I Can't Move On From My Husband's Emotional Affair
March 13, 2020
Clara's husband had an emotional affair, and Clara is determined to change how she treated her husband and make him her man again.
Should I Go Back To Work Now That My Daughter Is Older?
March 13, 2020
Audra's oldest daughter has special needs, and Audra has been a stay-at-home mom for 21 years. Now that her kids are in their early 20's and late teens, Audra is wondering if she should go back to work while her heart would rather raise her family.
My Child Can't Focus In The Classroom
March 12, 2020
Meko is having trouble paying attention in class and instead, finds themself laughing and wasting time with his friends.
My Sister Is Never There For Me When I Need Her
March 11, 2020
Chris is tired of being there for a sister who never reciprocates the same level of caring or concern.
Pouring Cold Water Over My Kid's Head Worked!!
March 10, 2020
Dr. Laura solves a case of an oversleeping kid!
I Struggle With My Mother Since The Death Of My Father
March 10, 2020
Pam was very close to her father who recently passed away. Although her parents had a wonderful marriage for over 60 years, Pam did not like how her mom treated her father in his last remaining months. Should Pam be angry at her mother or more empathetic to the woman who just lost the love of her life?
Is My Anger Towards My In-Laws Justified?
March 09, 2020
Serra's husband has been diagnosed with psychological and emotional conditions that could have been treated and managed at a younger age...and Serra is furious that her in-laws did nothing and allowed these serious issues to grow.
Do My Parents Deserve An Apology?
March 06, 2020
Apologies, like saying I love you, are sacred and, therefore, MUST be sincere. So, why does Kim keep on placating her parents by apologizing for things she hasn't even done?
How Do I End This Affair?
March 06, 2020
Cindy has had a rough few years, including the death of family members, coworkers, and even an ex-fiancé. All this time, Cindy has also fought breast cancer. With so much grief and tragedy, Cindy is now in a bad situation, having an affair with a married man. She wants out of the affair, but every time she's about to call it quits, he reels her back in with talk about leaving his wife. How does Cindy break free from the comfort he provides her?
My Mother Is Lashing Out At My Husband!!
March 06, 2020
Lisa has been in therapy because her mom, who is now on her third marriage is overall not a very nice person. Question is...Why is Lisa in therapy about her Mom?
My Husband Doesn't Feel Valued By Me
March 06, 2020
Amber's husband has expressed to her that he does not feel "valued," which is the cause of growing animosity between them. What steps should Amber take to show her husband that she still loves and values him as her man?
My Mother-In-Law's Health Problems Are Becoming Too Much
March 05, 2020
Dave bought his in-laws a house so that they could be close by, but with their health now deteriorating, Dave and his wife seem to be over their house every day putting out 'fires.'
Dr. Laura, You're My Inspirational Role Model!!
March 04, 2020
10-year-old Lily thanks Dr. Laura for being an inspiration and a good role model.
Should I Be Concerned About My Homebody Habits?
March 03, 2020
Jan recently retired and is enjoying herself by doing not much at all and being a homebody. Jan's very active friend is urging Jan to do "more" and insinuating that Jan is not living life to the fullest. Do we have to live with other people's definitions of 'living'?
My Husband Drinks More Since Retiring
March 03, 2020
Barb and her husband have been drinking much more frequently now that they are retired. Barb wants it to stop, but is concerned her husband will get defensive and not deal with her concerns.
How Can I Resolve The Dispute With My Boyfriend's Sister?
March 02, 2020
Katie is 26-years-old and has been dating her boyfriend for three months. His sister does not approve of the couple because there is some "history" between her and Katie. Should Katie address the bad blood that exists?
I'm Heartbroken That My Dog Is Nearing Death
February 28, 2020
Andrea is devastated because her beloved dog is in declining health. She wants to know if there is a 'fix' for her grief.
Discussing My Mistakes With My Teen Daughter
February 28, 2020
Meagan has a 12-year-old daughter and is anticipating having to soon answer some tough questions about growing up.
My Classmate Is Being Bossy!
February 28, 2020
One of 9-year-old Ally's group of friends is very bossy and demanding. How can Ally stand up to this aggressive girl while still maintaining individual friendships within the whole group?
What Can I Do About My Mom Making Bad Choices?
February 28, 2020
8-year-old Wyatt lives with his grandma and Wyatt's mom is now dating someone who he says is mean. How should Wyatt come to terms with his parents being selfish and thoughtless people?
Am I Not Upset Enough About My Dad's Alzheimer's Disease?
February 27, 2020
Jennifer's father is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease but he is doing well under his wife's care. Now that things have "normalized" in Jennifer's life,she feels guilty that she doesn't still feel awful and full of grief. When are we allowed to feel happy again after a difficult time?
I'm Tired Of My Husband's Addiction To Chewing Tobacco
February 26, 2020
Sarah's husband has been chewing tobacco for more than 20 years, but Sarah says she has only known about it for the last 11 years. Now she's decided that she wants him to quit.
I Believe My Husband Has Forgotten My Birthday - Part 2
February 25, 2020
In part 2, Jenn tells Dr. Laura all the nice things her husband surprised her with on her birthday.
I Believe My Husband Has Forgotten My Birthday - Part 1
February 25, 2020
Did Jenn's husband really forget her 40th Birthday?
I've Become A Spoiled Brat In Adulthood!!
February 24, 2020
26-year-old Jonathan is a self-described "man child" who still lives at home. He thinks he's immature because his mom has spoiled him and given him money.
My Girlfriend's Family Doesn't Share My Values
February 21, 2020
16-year-old Joseph is dating a girl whose family disagrees with his parents' "strict" way of raising him, which emphasizes hard work and responsibility. Should Joseph go out of his way to keep a relationship with this girl if she and her family are so critical of his?
Should I Accommodate My Daughter's Vegan Lifestyle?
February 21, 2020
16-year-old Tori is vegan and has been butting heads with her meat-loving father to the point where he does not want to supply her with vegan foods. What are the rules, requirements, and responsibilities of both daughter and father?
Should I Fight To Get Custody Of My Nephew?
February 21, 2020
Samantha's 2-year-old nephew has been living with a foster family for 10 months and they would like to adopt him. Samantha has two grown-up kids and two teenage stepchildren who live part-time with their mom...should Samantha take her nephew from a stable home?
Is It Right To Seek More Affection In This New Relationship?
February 21, 2020
Steve is 50-years old and has been dating a woman for a short while. He says he's in "Love". Thankfully for Steve, Dr. Laura sets his head back on straight.
Despite Being In Remission, I Think About My Cancer Daily
February 20, 2020
Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and has had MANY life-threatening complications since then. Even though she has fought and won all her health battles, Michelle is having a tough time feeling positive and moving forward.
How Can I Defend Myself Against Mean Girls?
February 19, 2020
10-year-old Gracie is being verbally bullied by a new girl in her school who has the favor of other girls in Gracie's class. How and SHOULD Gracie respond?
I'm Contending With My Sexual Abuse Trauma
February 18, 2020
Maria was molested by her three brothers from the age of 3 to 15. Although Maria told her mother, her mother ignored the abuse because she feared losing her family. Years later Maria still struggles with the abuse and wonders whether she has "healed enough".
I'm At A Crossroads As A Cancer Survivor
February 18, 2020
At 50-years-old, Elizabeth is in college to change her occupation and is in stage 3 cancer remission. During this time her mother has been supporting her by paying her rent as Elizabeth finishes her degree and treatments. Now that Elizabeth is nearing graduation, her mom wants Elizabeth to move across the country and live with her. What factors should influence Elizabeth's decision and what should not?
My Friends Tease Me For Not Being On Social Media
February 17, 2020
10-year-old Reese does not have a social media account and his classmates make fun of him and tell him that he has an awful life! What negatives come with such an obsessive use of social media at a young age?
My Mom Thinks I'm Not A Good Listener
February 14, 2020
11-year-old London hates doing chores and conflicts with his mom are arising as a result. How can London find the motivation to do chores when the will is just not there?
My Boyfriend Frequently Ghosts Me When We Disagree
February 14, 2020
Elizabeth has been dating her boyfriend for 3 years and he has shown ZERO signs of planning to propose. In fact, he has expressed disdain for marriage. Knowing there is no future, why is Elizabeth sticking around?
My Husband Wants Sex All The Time!!
February 14, 2020
Kay and her husband have sex 2-3 times a week and have kept this number consistent throughout more than 20 years of marriage. Recently Kay has become annoyed by this frequency which only leads to HIS needs being met and she wants to install limits.
How Can I Be My Husband's Girlfriend?
February 14, 2020
Hannah says that she is her "kids' mom" but NOT her "husband's girlfriend" and that she hasn't felt romantically invested since her first child was born. If Hannah doesn't change her attitude and perspective could she lose her husband?
During My Pregnancy, I Felt Unloved By My Husband
February 13, 2020
Jennifer has been married for 5 years and they have a 3 year-old daughter. During her pregnancy, Jennifer's husband did not seem interested in having sex and it made Jennifer quite upset, to the point that she fears to get pregnant again and relive the lack of intimacy.
As A Woman In My 20s, You Changed My Way Of Thinking!!
February 12, 2020
Ashley thanks Dr. Laura for her book "How Could You Do That" which helped Ashley stop seeing herself as a victim and gave her the courage to take control of her own future!
My Husband Won't Cut Loose His Drug Addict Son
February 11, 2020
Karen's 29 year-old stepson is an alcoholic drug addict on probation due to a DUI and he is living with Karen and her husband. Even though her stepson is on probation, he still drinks in the house. Should Karen alert the authorities and get him out?
I'm Homesick After Moving Across The Country For Love
February 11, 2020
Lynn moved across the country away from her grown children at the behest of her second husband with whom she's been having problems, and now she is having serious regrets.
Should I Expect This Man To Change After 11 Years Of Dating?
February 10, 2020
Leann has been dumped again by her alcoholic and porn-addicted boyfriend of 11 years. How can Leann fight the urge to contact her ex and try to reconcile?
My Son Is Constantly Lying - Part 2
February 07, 2020
Gram and Mom call back to talk about the strategies Gram must employ to get all his schoolwork done and done well.
My Son Is Constantly Lying - Part 1
February 07, 2020
Gram is 8-years-old and is constantly lying in school to avoid punishment for not doing his assignments. How should Gram work with his teacher to get his school work done on time and stop feeling the need to lie about it?
Should I Reveal To My Kids That I Was Previously Married?
February 07, 2020
Beth is married to a wonderful man, and underwent a double mastectomy last year. Beth's cancer battle has brought her own mortality center stage and not wanting to have any "unfinished" business, she wonders if she should tell her two young children that she was previously married.
I'm Stuck Grieving Over The Passing Of My Cat
February 07, 2020
Sue's mother passed away a year and a half ago and after 72 years of marriage Sue's father was devastated. They rescued a cat to be his companion and they both fell absolutely in love. Sue's father is now in assisted living and sadly after living with her for a few months, the beloved cat had to be put down for health reasons. The grief of losing her mom, placing her dad in a assisted living, and the loss of her cat is weighing heavily on Sue's heart.
Should We Pay Our Kids As A Reward For Good Grades?
February 06, 2020
Lisa's 3 young children have all gotten excellent grades this semester and Lisa's husband wants to give them money for their accomplishments. Should good grades be monetarily incentivized?
I'm Scared Of Leaving My Family After Enlisting In The Marine Corps
February 05, 2020
Jackson is 18-years-old and is reporting for Marine Corps boot camp in 7 days. Jackson and his family are very emotional about his decision and he wants to leave on a happy note and make his parents proud.
I Need Help Teaching My Son The Importance of Making An Effort
February 04, 2020
Steve agrees with Dr. Laura that perseverance is at the core of accomplishment, but perseverance that turns obsessive can lead one down a rabbit hole of bad situations and missed opportunities.
My Mother Is Going Around Me Attempting To Reach My Children
February 04, 2020
Annie called Dr. Laura 5 years ago and after the call decided to cut out her family from her life. Annie's mom got her grandson's number and tried to make contact. After so many years, Annie is feeling hesitant that she made the wrong decision. Should she allow her extended family back into her immediate family's life?
I'm Sick Of My Classmate Copying Everything That I Do!
February 03, 2020
Chiya is 10-years-old and has an obsessive ex-friend who copies Chiya's actions to get her attention. How should Chiya deal with this awkward behavior?
You Helped Me To Stop People Pleasing Others
January 31, 2020
Sunday called one month ago about being a people pleaser. She calls BACK to tell Dr. Laura how her advice has affected her life and relationships.
Thank You For Helping Me Get Through A Life-Threatening Moment
January 31, 2020
Melby was out to dinner with her husband when she started to choke. Luckily she remembered a Dr. Laura call from weeks prior that may have saved her life!!!
I Don't Want To Celebrate My Own Birthday After My Son's Murder
January 31, 2020
Sherri is turning 50-years-old and is 14 years sober, but she does not want to celebrate either milestone because at this time two years ago her son was murdered in a drive-by shooting. Should Sheri's ongoing grief affect her marking these other milestones?
You Changed My Thinking About Being A Stay-At-Home Mom!
January 31, 2020
Elizabeth has been a listener for 25 years and as a teen disagreed with Dr. Laura about the importance of stay-at-home moms. When she got married and had her daughter, Elizabeth chose to stay-at-home and raise her. Tragically her daughter passed away from cancer and Elizabeth wants to share how thankful she is that she got to be with her daughter for all the years she had.
How Do I Explain My Father's Incarceration To Friends and Family?
January 30, 2020
Dwayne was molested by his father when he was a young boy. His father died in prison two years ago after being convicted of molesting Dwayne's nephews. Dwayne has lived a full, and generally happy life but he still has so many emotions regarding all that has transpired in his family.
I Have Nothing In Common With My Friend
January 29, 2020
Denice is in recovery for pain meds and has a best friend who is in the depths of a battle with prescribed pain meds. How does Denice maintain a friendship with a person who is slowly killing herself and refuses help?
I'm Feeling Anxious and Overwhelmed In My Life - Part 2
January 28, 2020
In Part II, Laura and Dr.Laura strategize how Laura can declutter and simplify her life for her future health and happiness.
I'm Feeling Anxious and Overwhelmed In My Life - Part 1
January 28, 2020
Laura feels stretched "too thin," and her drive to be "perfect" is causing her mental and emotional anguish.
Am I Dating The Right Man?
January 27, 2020
Elizabeth has recently started dating a man she has known as a friend for 5 years. They've talked about the future and he has expressed his displeasure and disagreement that Elizabeth expects to be a stay-at-home mom when she has children. Should she continue to date a man who doesn't feel that a child deserves to be raised by their mother?
Bonus Episode: I Chose Wisely and Treated Kindly!!
January 27, 2020
Today is Elizabeth's birthday and she called to share the beautiful words that her husband wrote to her in a card portraying just what a wonderful wife he has!
Thank You For Telling Us The Truth!
January 24, 2020
Bollo thanks Dr. Laura for telling it like it is.
Should I Ask My Husband To Stop Drinking?
January 24, 2020
Carine wants to ask her husband to stop drinking and stop hanging out with his "work wife". Does Carine have the right to dictate her husband's choices and what does she do if he refuses to act appropriately?
My 15-Year-Old Son Wants To Parent A Child
January 24, 2020
Ken's 15-year-old son got his 15-year-old girlfriend pregnant and they want to keep and raise the baby, under the impression that their parents will financially support them. Should these teens consider adoption and is that the best option for their child?
Your Advice To Me Has My Daughter Wanting To Be You!
January 24, 2020
Cara spoke to Dr. Laura a few months ago, after her father had a fatal heart attack while driving, which caused an accident that killed another driver. It was a horrible tragedy and Cara was afraid to reach out to the other driver's family, even though she wanted to. After the call, Cara reached out and the response that she got was warm and gracious!
A Grown Man Is Dating My 18-Year-Old Daughter
January 23, 2020
Allie is 18-years-old, in college and, much to the dismay of her parents, dating a 26-year-old man. Allie and Dr. Laura break down why such an age gap at this time of life is so important.
My Mom Is Friends With My Ex's Mother And I Don't Like It
January 22, 2020
Julie is 16-years-old and had a boyfriend for 2 years. During that time, both of their mothers became good friends. Julie's boyfriend behaved poorly and things ended on bad terms. Should the mothers have to end their friendship?
Coach Dad Says Hurtful Words To Our Son - Part 2
January 21, 2020
Logan is 13-years-old and his parents are divorced. Logan's dad is a part-time coach on his basketball team and can be very cruel and negative when Logan doesn't play perfectly. Should Logan's mom have another male relative intervene?
Coach Dad Says Hurtful Words To Our Son - Part 1
January 21, 2020
Logan is 13-years-old and his parents are divorced. Logan's dad is a part-time coach on his basketball team and can be very cruel and negative when Logan doesn't play perfectly. Logan's mom wants to know how to make her ex-husband see the hurt he is causing his son.
You've Helped Me Improve My Personal Relationships
January 20, 2020
Tara's mom used to "force" her to listen to Dr. Laura when she was younger, and Tara hated it...but now at 28 years-old, Tara thanks Dr Laura for all her wisdom and advice.
I Feel Guilty Asking My Grown Daughter To Leave Home - Part 2
January 17, 2020
Theresa has an amazing and powerful breakthrough into why she has let her daughter live at home for so long.
I Feel Guilty Asking My Grown Daughter To Leave Home - Part 1
January 17, 2020
Theresa's 24-year-old daughter still lives at home and Theresa feels guilty about finally wanting her to move out.
My Husband Gets Frustrated Interacting With Our Young Daughter
January 17, 2020
29-year-old Kristen has been married for five years and has a 2-year-old daughter. Although her husband provides for his family and makes it possible for Kristen to raise their child, he is not a very hands-on dad and gets easily frustrated with their daughter. How can Kristen help build a better father-daughter relationship???
After Our Recent Fallout, My Mother Only Wants To See Her Grandchild And Not Me
January 17, 2020
Amy has always had a strained relationship with her mother, and they recently had an awkward encounter during a visit to see Amy's sister and new baby. Now her mother only wants to see Amy's four-year-old daughter on the next family visit and not her! Should Amy just say no or try to repair the relationship with her mom?
Should I Write A Letter To My Mom About My Bad Childhood?
January 16, 2020
Kathleen's 94-year-old mom has just moved into a nursing home near Kathleen and her family. Although they only see her mom once a week, Kathleen feels this is too much because of her rocky childhood and her mom's parenting. Should the past be left in the past?
I'm Bothered By My Friend's Constant Advice!
January 15, 2020
Kathy's daughter got married this past summer and is due to have a "honeymoon baby." Kathy is frustrated, because her church friends are giving their unsolicited advice about her daughter's pregnancy and she wants a strategy to maintain her friendships while asserting her role as the mom and chief giver of advice.
I Sabotage My Relationships
January 14, 2020
Megan had a very difficult childhood moving back and forth between family members' homes while her mom and dad remarried and divorced numerous times. She fears that this early example of dysfunction is sabotaging her present relationships.
My Father Is Hurting My Feelings
January 14, 2020
Aliya is 15-years-old and her parents have been divorced since 2011. Recently , she has butted heads with her new step mom who is attempting to impose restrictions on her even while Aliya is living with her biological mother. Her father disregards her feelings by saying that his new wife IS her NEW mom and that as an adult he doesn't have to take this from a child. How can Aliya keep a relationship with her father when he seems to care so little?!
My Mom Puts Too Much Pressure On Me!
January 13, 2020
Kathryn manages twelve department stores and now that her mother's large department store has lost its lease, Kathryn feels it's her duty to step in and help her, despite the huge burden it will be on her career and family. Does she have to come to the rescue of family?
I Threatened To End My Life After Being Bullied
January 10, 2020
15-year-old Hannah threatened suicide on social media because she is very upset about how she is treated and bullied at school. She has been placed on a mandatory watch and she and her parents want to know how to move past this traumatic situation.
I Want To Find Happiness Again After Suffering Personal Losses
January 10, 2020
74-year-old Maria has lost two husbands and two of her three children. Her surviving child lives out of town. After so much loss and tragedy, how does she find some semblance of happiness?
I Don't Want Anything To Do With My Addict Mother
January 10, 2020
Danielle does not want her longtime addict mother and brother in her life but she continues to reach out and allow them to negatively influence her present. How should Danielle break this dysfunctional cycle?
I Knowingly Place Myself In Bad Situations
January 10, 2020
Carla has a dysfunctional family and she no longer wants to exhibit behaviors and habits as they do.
My Husband's Dinner Expectations Are Making Me Mad
January 09, 2020
Patty has been married for 42 years and for the past ten years her husband has been going to the bar with his friends after work for up to 2 hours. When he comes home intoxicated he expects dinner to be made even though Patty runs their family business. Now, Patty has found herself having enough of this routine!
Should I Reconnect With A Friend Who Has Backed Away?
January 08, 2020
Henry's close girlfriend has recently pulled away from their friendship and he's taken measures to block her on social media in retaliation. Henry now wants to reconnect with this friend, but does he have the right to force himself into her life?
I Feel Uncertain About My Future If I Reconcile With My Husband
January 07, 2020
Holly is 58-years-old and caught her husband of 13 years sending nude photos of himself to other women on Facebook. Should Holly forgive her husband's awful and disgusting behavior?
Is It My Fault That I Was Sexually Assaulted?
January 07, 2020
17-year-old Holly was sexually assaulted at a party, and she cannot relieve the pain of blaming herself for the assault.
Caller Testimony: If You Love Your Husband, Then Do Right by Him
January 06, 2020
Marie's husband of 31 years passed away six months ago. She calls into the program to emphasize how important it is to cherish your spouse, because you don't know how long you will have them.
Grief Is Affecting My Marriage
January 03, 2020
Amy's mother suddenly passed away a year ago, and lingering grief has begun to impact her marriage. How should Amy deal with her sadness over losing her mom while keeping her marriage alive?
My Ex Is Making Our Kids Feel Bad
January 03, 2020
Anita is currently divorced and her ex-husband only sees the kids on Sundays. The children are showing disinterest in seeing their father and he's angry and dismayed by their lack of caring. How should Anita support her ex-husband in spending more time with their children?
How Can I Be A Good Daughter-In-Law?
January 03, 2020
Laura's mother-in-law is a hoarder and her living situation is "disgusting". Laura wants to confront her mother-in-law about her seeming disinterest in her health and well-being, but at this point,it may be too little too late!
My Son Smoked Pot Instead Of Studying
January 03, 2020
Debbie recently accompanied her 19-year-old son Robert to Los Angeles to explore job opportunities in the music industry. Robert promised he wouldn't smoke marijuana while there but ultimately did. Debbie has since pulled the plug on supporting this plan. Since he doesn't keep his promises, is it time for Robert to become financially responsible for his own life?
Should One Ever Acknowledge Hearsay?
January 02, 2020
Marie's is still close to her former in-laws. Her ex-husband's new girlfriend, however, has been sharing with them gossip and rumors about Marie. How should Marie handle this situation without looking defensive and starting a war with this sneaky woman?
15.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - Tammie Wants To Stop Being Controlled By Her Feelings
December 31, 2019
Tammie is stuck in a routine of keeping herself busy to bury her feelings. Dr. Laura helps her make a life changing breakthrough.
14.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - What Is Our Meaning In Life?
December 31, 2019
Harper has been contemplating her importance in life. Ready to face the truth, she calls Dr. Laura for advice.
13.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - Meeting My New Nephew Is Bringing up Painful Childhood Memories
December 31, 2019
Ashley is planning to go back to her hometown to meet her 6-month-old nephew. But recalling her rough upbringing has her conflicted.
12.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - My Husband Is Grieving the Loss of His Father
December 31, 2019
After sharing the success story of her previous call with Dr. Laura, Brittany enlists her help once again. Her husband has recently lost his father and she wonders how she can best support him.
11.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - My Friend Is Dating A Murderer
December 31, 2019
Terri's friend consistently makes bad decisions regarding men and most recently started "dating" a man in prison convicted of murder. Why does Terri befriend such a person and try to be her savior?
10.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I've Been Buying My Son's Love
December 31, 2019
Laura and her husband have been making the relationship with their adult son happen by giving him everything he needs. Dr. Laura helps her to realize what she needs to do.
9.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I'm Not Happy Anymore
December 31, 2019
Timothy and his wife got married when they were very young. He has grown "unhappy" with their marriage over the past 13 years and is contemplating leaving.
8.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I Don't Want To Grow Up!
December 31, 2019
Linda is 56, and is having a tough time accepting she is getting older. She misses the overt male attention she used to receive and hopes Dr. Laura can help her come to terms with aging.
7.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - The Family Business Is Destroying Our Family
December 31, 2019
Kara is in business with her brother and she's tired of his verbal abuse at work. She is reluctant to walk away knowing it will drive a rift in her family and cause a financial hit, but her husband is tired of her being abused.
6.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - My Son Asked Me Why I Haven't Gotten a Divorce
December 31, 2019
After finding Dr. Laura, Mary realized that she did not choose wisely. Now her 16-year-old son is noticing the way her husband treats her as well and is asking her why she hasn't ended the marriage.
5.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - How Do I Find My Purpose?
December 31, 2019
Bryden is 21-years-old and is still searching for his purpose in life. He calls Dr. Laura to ask for help as he feels that time is fleeting.
4.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - My Husband Is A Workaholic
December 31, 2019
Lee met her husband online and has been married for four and a half years. At first, her husband was sweet and attentive but soon after the wedding, he became work-obsessed and would rather travel for work and golf with coworkers than spend time with her. Lee is hoping there is a magic "cure" for him to change, but wonders if it's time to face the issue and possibly leave.
3.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I Fell In Love With Someone New After Growing Apart From My Wife
December 31, 2019
Jerry feels like he and his wife have grown apart and he has started seeing a younger woman. He's conflicted between this new love and his commitment to being a father and husband to his family and calls for advice.
2.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - How Can I Confront My Parents?
December 31, 2019
Reid and his wife (who are Mormons) have decided to leave the church because they no longer believe. Reid calls Dr. Laura to ask how he should break the news to his parents.
1.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I'm Tired Of Being A Mom To My Mom
December 31, 2019
Janice has acted as the adult in her relationship with her parents. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
My Daughter Is Playing Dumb With Me Regarding Homework
December 30, 2019
Lauren's 7-year-old daughter has high marks with in-class reading. However, when Lauren assists her with at-home reading assignments, her daughter struggles to the point of tears! Lauren is concerned that her daughter is just playing "dumb," but worries that she should get to the bottom of her daughter's reaction.
Coming To Grips With My Spouse's Cancer Diagnosis
December 30, 2019
Jeff's wife has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. Since this tragic news, they have been "snapping" at each other frequently. How should Jeff react when his wife expresses her completely reasonable anger, hurt, confusion and dismay?
How Do I Help My Struggling 18-Year-Old Daughter?
December 30, 2019
Jerome has twin 18-year-old daughters attending college. One daughter is thriving while the other is struggling both academically and socially. Is the struggling daughter really doing what she wants to or is she in college to please her parents while trying to keep up with her sister?
My Friends Are Name-Calling!
December 30, 2019
Ava is 13-years-old and in the 8th grade. She has two "best friends" and they sometimes all razz each other, but today went beyond simple teasing and her friends reported her to the teacher. How should Ava make sure that the "playful banter" doesn't turn "bitter and mean"?
COTD Classic: Why Is My Dating Life Going Nowhere?
December 29, 2019
Chelsea is actively online dating and the results have been less than ideal. Dr. Laura helps Chelsea see why she hasn't been getting anywhere with these dates.
I Want To Cut Ties With My Mother
December 27, 2019
Alexis has cut all ties with her selfish mother who has gone overboard complaining about the estate left to her by her late ex-husband (and father to Alexis).
My Husband Is Always Complaining!
December 27, 2019
69-year-old Lea's husband is much older than she and for the last several years has been doing things that annoy her, even though she loves him just as much as the first day that they met. Should Lea start accepting that his irritating behaviors are his efforts to still have some semblance of power and control at this time in his life?
Do I Share My Sexual Past With My Child?
December 27, 2019
In front of her young son and husband, Laura's daughter asked if Laura had sex when she was in high school. The daughter took Laura's shock and hesitation as all the answer she needed. How should Laura turn this awkward situation into a learning moment?
I'm Not Doing A Good Job of Mothering
December 27, 2019
Carrie had a full-term stillborn a few weeks ago and is finding it hard to go back to being a happy, always on-the-go attentive mother to her other children while she is deep in mourning.
Who Is My Real Daddy?
December 26, 2019
Sara is a happily married stay-at-home mom to a 7-year-old who is not biologically her husband's, but her husband did legally adopt him at 14-months. Tara has tried to explain to her 7-year-old that his father is not his bio-dad but her son shows little understanding or interest. Should Tara postpone this discussion until he is older?
Carrying On In Life Without Your Sibling
December 23, 2019
Alice has decided to heed Dr. Laura's advice and is finally ready to cut ties after enduring five years of her sister's bad behavior.
My Teen Daughter Wants To Have Sex
December 23, 2019
Tara's 15-year-old daughter sent her a hurtful text about their relationship, while singing the praises of her friend's mother who allows HER daughter to spend more time with a boyfriend. Is Tara's daughter using very hurtful coercion through text?
My Prior Bad Marriage Is Affecting My New Relationship
December 23, 2019
63-year-old Debra spent 35 years in a bad marriage with a man who rejected her affection. Now years later, she's dating a man who is everything she could have ever hoped for, but she can't fully open up and embrace his love.
My Sex Life With My Husband Is Frustrating!
December 23, 2019
Laura has a one-year-old daughter with her husband, but she is frustrated with her husband's lack of sexual prowess and giving in the bedroom. While Laura admits this has been the case since the beginning of their relationship, she is ready to go on a sex strike until her husband gives in to her wishes.
COTD Classic: Is Being A Perfectionist Making You Miserable?
December 22, 2019
Lisa has a successful online career, but she's finding that the stress of being "the best" is bringing her down and ultimately driving a wedge in her marriage.
COTD Classic: My Sister Is A Snowflake
December 22, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Michelle's 18-year-old sister is asking to move in with Michelle and her husband. She calls Dr. Laura for no-nonsense advice.
My Daughter-In-Law Constantly Points Out My Parenting Flaws
December 20, 2019
Nina's daughter in law complains and blames Nina for her husband's bad behavior. How should Nina respond to these attacks?
I'm Missing School And Now I'm Anxious
December 20, 2019
13-year-old Gabrielle suffers from a medical condition that sadly has her missing a lot of school. As an academic achiever, her absences cause her a significant amount of stress. How should Gabrielle and her family approach the school and come to an arrangement to help Gabrielle succeed?
You Taught Me The World Won't Wait For Me
December 20, 2019
Julia recently graduated from college and felt very lost until she called Dr. Laura. After speaking to Dr. Laura, Julia is now working full time, prioritizing her health, and even following her passion for writing!
I Worry About My Daughter's Self-Esteem
December 20, 2019
Sarah has three daughters, and her eldest daughter, who is four, receives the lion's share of praise about her looks. How should Sarah protect the self-esteem of her three-year-old middle daughter?
Do I Have To Spend Christmas With My Brother-In-Law?
December 19, 2019
Sally's not happy with the way her brother-in-law has been treating her own mother at holiday family functions. However, she has avoided addressing the matter directly with her sister. How can Sally find the guts to stand up to these bad people?
My Mom Is Taking Away Christmas!
December 18, 2019
8-year-old Xavier has been on the "naughty list" having been disrespectful to his mom. Now his mother wants to take away Christmas as punishment. Is his mom being fair or should she take another approach to his poor behavior?
I Don't Want To Spend The Holidays With My In-Laws
December 17, 2019
Stevie has chosen not to spend the holidays with her husband and his family as doing so has been unpleasant in past years. Her husband has been supportive of this decision, but she wonders if this move is truly generous on her part?
I Wasn't Invited To My Friend's Holiday Party
December 17, 2019
The communication between 14-year-old Amelia and her best friend has been dwindling throughout the school year. Most recently, her friend chose not to invite her to a Christmas party. Now, in response, Amelia wonders if she should exclude her friend from her own party?
My Wife Is Unpleasant Towards Me
December 16, 2019
Jim says his wife has been unpleasant since the birth of their second child nearly 19 years ago. Does he have an obligation to wait it out till his son graduates high school or should the marriage end today?
COTD Classic: I Can't Keep My Husband Happy
December 15, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Erica and David have been married for 10 years and have 2 children. Erica thinks that it's her fault that David isn't happy and has become exhausted trying to please him. She says that David is happy one moment, then questions why they're together and threatens to divorce her in the next. David says that he doesn't want to leave and won't divorce her, but he doesn't feel appreciated and thinks that she ignores him. They call in together to ask Dr. Laura for advice.
COTD Classic: If My Mom Was A Bad Parent, Why Do I Miss Her?
December 15, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Sarah has been estranged from her mother for years; but has recently found out that she passed away. Now she can't help but feel that the sadness she feels is misplaced.
COTD Classic: How Do You Move On When You've Lost The Love Of Your Life?
December 15, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode...ever since his wife died from cancer, Steven has been struggling to pick up the pieces and move forward with his life. What is he doing wrong?
I Feel Bad For Turning In My Son
December 13, 2019
Tracy is having a hard time coming to terms with her decision to call the authorities on her son for abusing his girlfriend. How can she get past the feeling of sadness, even though she knows she did the right thing?
Should I Quit My Job As A Stay-At-Home Mom?
December 13, 2019
Leanne resents her husband's request that she transition from "stay-at-home mom" to "career mom" to assist with the finances. How can they find a common ground as her husband pursues a new dream occupation?
My Mother Is Belittling My Church
December 13, 2019
Tara's mother refuses to stop belittling the Mormon church she attends and shares that view directly with Tara's teenage daughter. Tara has asked her mom to stop, but she refuses to back down. Tara doesn't like confrontation, so she's wondering what she should do next.
Doing The Right Thing After Tragedy
December 13, 2019
Lilian's family was involved in a traffic car crash that killed both her husband and daughter. She is finding it very hard to pack her bags and move her surviving children to be closer with family. She calls Dr. Laura to seek a "backbone" to push ahead with the move for the sake of her kids' well-being.
Thank You For Helping Me With My Mother
December 12, 2019
Elizabeth thanks Dr. Laura for helping her end a terrible relationship with her mother, even though it was really difficult to do so.
My Best Friend Is Flirting With My Girlfriend
December 11, 2019
A close friend is flirting with Jack's girlfriend and sending inappropriate pictures to her. What steps should Jack take to hold his friend accountable for his actions?
How Can We Keep The Peace Raising Our Child?
December 10, 2019
Erica was married to her abusive ex-husband for three years and finds it hard to interact with him. With her anger and resentment building, what can Erica do to co-parent in a peaceful fashion?
Difficulty Bonding With Others
December 10, 2019
Debra has felt "rejected" her entire life and believe it stems in part from her father having an affair and being disinterested in his family when Debra was young. Moving forward, Debra is very social but her fear of rejection has made her emotionally and romantically distant.
My Husband Is Placing Work Before Family
December 09, 2019
Michelle and Adam are both 33-years-old and have been married for 15 years. Adam owns and operates a medium-sized business that consumes a majority of his life and Michelle is raising their four children aged 14, 6, 3, and 3 months. What can Michelle and Adam do to find a healthy and viable work-life balance while building a business and raising four kids?
COTD Classic: Red Flag Relationships
December 08, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, James heard Dr. Laura speak on the statistics of divorce in the U.S. and began to see many red flags in his own relationship.
COTD Classic: Withholding Affection?
December 08, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Terri and Rick have been married for 27 years and Rick has expressed that he doesn't feel that Terri shows him enough affection. Terri agrees that she hasn't been affectionate but in turn doesn't foresee herself changing.
COTD Classic: I Regret Getting Married
December 08, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Jessica and her husband have been married for 22 years. Jessica admits that the first 15 years of her marriage were challenging and she has yet to acknowledge the possibility that she made a mistake staying in the marriage or getting married in the first place.
Thank You For The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
December 06, 2019
Lauren has been seeing a premarital counselor with her fiancé and the counselor suggests she read "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands".
Should I Be Closer To My Alcoholic Sister?
December 06, 2019
Taylor has had no relationship with her sister for the past year because of her sister's alcoholism and seeming jealousy over Taylor's new baby. Should Taylor attempt to reconnect with her sister?
Does My Grandchild Come First?
December 06, 2019
Mary has been divorced for two years after her husband of twenty-six years had an affair. He is now shacking up with "the other woman."Mary's adult daughter is having a birthday party for Mary's grandchild and Mary's ex will be attending with his shack-up honey. Should Mary attend the birthday for her granddaughter's sake?
When Is Daddy Coming Home From Heaven?
December 06, 2019
Chris's best friend died leaving behind a wife and two small children who have not come to terms with their father's passing. Chris has explained that their daddy is up in heaven and not coming back but they can't accept this answer. What should Chris do from this point?
I Messed Up My Daughter's Life
December 05, 2019
Brenda was in a bad marriage and thinks she has set a bad example for her daughter regarding how a woman should be treated by a man, especially by a husband. How can Brenda redeem herself with her daughter who is now 21?
Explaining What Abortion Really Is To A Child
December 04, 2019
What is the best way, if there is one, to explain abortion to a child?
I Married A Drunk...Now What?
December 03, 2019
Caroline met her now-husband in college, but most of their relationship has been long-distance due to work. Caroline quit her job and moved in with him a year ago. Having now been married for a month, she's been concerned about his drinking and feels awful she's made the mistake of moving in and marrying him.
Dealing With An Ungrateful Family Member
December 03, 2019
Claire has a 19-year-old niece who seemingly takes advantage of her mom and rarely reciprocates any niceties. Does Claire have an obligation to maintain a relationship with her niece or end it?
I'm Upset That My In-Laws Don't Want To Be Grandparents
December 02, 2019
28-year-old Megan has been married for two years and has a toddler. Despite her in-laws living in the same town, they rarely come to visit. Instead, they visit her sister-in-law and children who live two hours away. How should Megan approach her in-laws regarding their blatant favoritism?
COTD Classic: I'm Tired Of Being A Mom To My Mom
December 01, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Janice has acted as the adult in her relationship with her parents. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
COTD Classic: How Can I Confront My Parents?
December 01, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Reid and his wife (who are Mormons) have decided to leave the church because they no longer believe. Reid calls Dr. Laura to ask how he should break the news to his parents.
COTD Classic: My Family Didn't Even Try - Part 1
December 01, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode...on Mother's Day morning, Margaret awoke to NO gifts or acknowledgment from her husband or her three children, and she is understandably offended and hurt.
COTD Classic: My Family Didn't Even Try - Part 2
December 01, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode...Margaret Part 2: Margaret's 15-year-old daughter speaks to Dr. Laura to give clarity as to why she and her siblings did nothing for their mother on Mother's Day.
COTD Classic: I Fell In Love With Someone New After Growing Apart From My Wife
December 01, 2019
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Jerry feels like he and his wife have grown apart and he has started seeing a younger woman. He's conflicted between this new love and his commitment to being a father and husband to his family and calls for advice.
I Don't Trust My Husband's Employee
November 27, 2019
Karina and her husband own a small business and she's decided to step back from her role to spend more time with their kids. A woman who has been working for them will assume Karina's position and duties even though she may not be up to the task. How does Karina approach her husband about this leadership change without sounding jealous or petty?
Should I Relocate For My Grandchild's Sake?
November 27, 2019
63-year-old Steve lives 3,000 miles from his three children. Recently, he was asked by one of his daughters to move in and help her raise her son while her "baby daddy" is in jail. Steve feels that he has enabled and saved his daughter too many times and is hesitant to accept her offer. If Steve moves in...would he really be helping his daughter or more so his grandson?
Arguments Are Taking Over Our Relationship
November 27, 2019
25-year-old Cody has been dating his girlfriend for a little over a year. After a few recent fights, Cody feels she gets annoyed with him too easily and does not respect him as a partner or a man. Should Cody stay in this relationship or should he heed the red flags?