Dr. Laura Call of the Day

By Dr. Laura Schlessinger

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 Dec 3, 2018


As one of the most popular talk show hosts in radio history, Dr. Laura Schlessinger offers no-nonsense advice infused with a strong sense of ethics, accountability, and personal responsibility; she's been doing it successfully for more than 30 years, reaching millions of listeners weekly. Her internationally syndicated radio program is now heard exclusively LIVE on SiriusXM's Triumph Channel 111 (M-F 2pm - 5pm ET / 11am - 2pm PT), and is streamed on the Internet and podcast. This podcast offers a collection of Call of the Day highlights from the show. To get on-demand access to the full show every day, become a Family Premium member at DrLaura.com. Dr. Laura is a registered trademark of Take On The Day, LLC.

Episode Date
COTD Classic: I Regret Getting Married
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.
Dec 08, 2019
COTD Classic: Red Flag Relationships
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.
Dec 08, 2019
COTD Classic: Withholding Affection?
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.
Dec 08, 2019
Does My Grandchild Come First?
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?
Dec 06, 2019
Should I Be Closer To My Alcoholic Sister?
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?
Dec 06, 2019
Thank You For The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
Lauren has been seeing a premarital counselor with her fiancé and the counselor suggests she read "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands".
Dec 06, 2019
When Is Daddy Coming Home From Heaven?
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?
Dec 06, 2019
I Messed Up My Daughter's Life
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?
Dec 05, 2019
Explaining What Abortion Really Is To A Child
What is the best way, if there is one, to explain abortion to a child?
Dec 04, 2019
Dealing With An Ungrateful Family Member
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?
Dec 03, 2019
I Married A Drunk...Now What?
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.
Dec 03, 2019
I'm Upset That My In-Laws Don't Want To Be Grandparents
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?
Dec 02, 2019
COTD Classic: How Can I Confront My Parents?
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.
Dec 01, 2019
COTD Classic: I Fell In Love With Someone New After Growing Apart From My Wife
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.
Dec 01, 2019
COTD Classic: I'm Tired Of Being A Mom To My Mom
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.
Dec 01, 2019
COTD Classic: My Family Didn't Even Try - Part 1
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.
Dec 01, 2019
COTD Classic: My Family Didn't Even Try - Part 2
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.
Dec 01, 2019
Arguments Are Taking Over Our Relationship
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?
Nov 27, 2019
I Don't Trust My Husband's Employee
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?
Nov 27, 2019
Is My Ego Ruining My Marriage?
Samantha and her husband are constantly fighting and she wants to know if her NEED to be right is sabotaging her marriage.
Nov 27, 2019
My Son Avoided A Speeding Ticket
Shelly THOUGHT she was telling Dr. Laura a great story about how his great conversational ability helped her son get out of a speeding ticket. But Dr. Laura turns the tables and teaches HER a lesson!
Nov 27, 2019
Should I Back Out Of My Brother's Wedding?
Lauren's younger brother is soon to be married but his lifelong anger issues have deeply troubled both his fiancé and Lauren. Should Lauren participate in the upcoming wedding knowing that her brother hasn't changed?
Nov 27, 2019
Should I Relocate For My Grandchild's Sake?
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?
Nov 27, 2019
Co-Parenting With A Cheater
Erica has been divorced for two years and is now co-parenting with her ex. She finds the parenting arrangement difficult, because she still harbors resentment because her ex-husband cheated on her throughout their marriage. How does Erica move past her anger to find the best course of action for her child.
Nov 26, 2019
My Boyfriend Is Hanging Out With Other Women
Megan's boyfriend of ten months is hanging out with female co-workers and only tells her afterward. Is Megan being jealous or is this a HUGE red flag?
Nov 26, 2019
I Want A Relationship With My Mom
Mikhalia is 23-years-old and has always had a strained relationship with her mom, who took more interest in work and her boss's children than in her. How can Mikhalia reign in her resentment?
Nov 25, 2019
Cutting Off My Shack-Up Daughter
Rebecca's daughter is in college and has recently moved in with her boyfriend who she says she is going to marry. Rebecca and her husband stopped paying for her school and her bills and then got a text from the daughter's soon to be in-laws that they should resume paying for the daughter! How should Rebecca respond to her future "family"?
Nov 22, 2019
How Can I Help My Son?
Sandy's 41-year-old son has gained over 100 pounds within the last year. How should she approach her son about his significant weight gain and possible contributing factors?
Nov 22, 2019
I'm Ready For Something Different
Kristina was married for 20 years, has been divorced for 15, and just recently kicked out her live-in boyfriend.
Nov 22, 2019
You Got Through To My Daughter
Janet has been listening to Dr. Laura since 1978! Janet's daughter has taken issue with Dr. Laura's advice and methods over the years but recently she has been asking, "what would Dr. Laura say?".
Nov 22, 2019
Are High Schoolers Ready To Date?
Marie is a high school freshman. and she likes a boy who is a junior, but her parents are against her dating, because she is only 14. Are her parents being reasonable and what age should kids start dating?
Nov 21, 2019
I Need More From My Wife
Both Clay and Michelle are 39 years old and have been married for three years. Recently Michelle's mom passed away and Clay has been at home taking care of their two-year-old, while Michelle has been away. They have begun to fight, because, while she's been with her family, Clay thinks she hasn't checked in enough and has not given him enough attention.
Nov 20, 2019
I Don't Want To Admit That I'm Struggling
Leslie's husband of 60 years has just completed his fifth round of chemo for an aggressive form of cancer. Leslie friends and family are asking her how she is coping with being her husband's caretaker and she feels bad answering truthfully.
Nov 19, 2019
What Is Best For My Family?
Six months ago Lillian's husband and eldest daughter were killed in a car accident leaving Lillian with two small boys. Lillian's parents have invited her and her children to live with them and be surrounded by a supportive family. Lillian is ready to move but she fears she is losing her "backbone" in the midst of all the tragedy and upheaval.
Nov 19, 2019
I'm Not Attracted To My Husband
Paulette is no longer attracted to her husband, to the point where she does not want to be touched by him. She blames it on her "past," but Dr. Laura knows that Paulette's recent aversion to her husband is much more nuanced.
Nov 17, 2019
Am I Mature Enough To Date?
At what age are we mature enough to start seriously dating? Sara is 23-years-old and doesn't feel ready or emotionally mature enough to start do so.
Nov 15, 2019
Everyone Is Being Petty
Sabrina is about to be a first-time grandma but her daughter and her mother-in-law are at odds over petty issues...whose side should Sabrina take when both sides are being petty?
Nov 15, 2019
My Daughter Gets Scared At Sleepovers
Olivia is eight years old, and she gets scared during sleepovers and starts to miss her mom. Could these fears and longing be connected to her parent's recent divorce?
Nov 15, 2019
My Daughter Is Dying
Rachel's 23-year-old daughter is in ailing health and may not have long to live. Rachel is worried that if she expresses her extreme sadness it will hurt her daughter's feelings but Dr. Laura urges Rachel to be open and communicate with truly and openly.
Nov 15, 2019
I Resent My Parents
Both Stephanie's parents made her a secondary priority when it came to having relationships rather than raising their daughter, and Stephanie has A LOT of resentment.
Nov 14, 2019
Does Divorce Take An Emotional Toll On Children?
Riley is 8-years-old and she wants to know how she can make her mom less sad while her parents are going through a divorce.
Nov 13, 2019
How Can I Help My Son?
Theresa's son recently harmed himself after finding out that his wife was having an affair. How she can help her son through this tumultuous time?
Nov 12, 2019
I Wish My Kid Was Different
Charlene has three children, and she wants to know if and how she can change parts of her eight-year old's mannerisms and personality.
Nov 12, 2019
Should I Tell My Kids I Was Married Once Before?
Susan wants to tell her young children that she was previously married before being marrying their father... and Dr. Laura asks why.
Nov 11, 2019
I Don't Want To Meet My Half-Siblings
Yolanda has never had a relationship with her father or his family, but recently, her half-siblings (who she's never met), want to develop a relationship. Is it okay for Yolanda not to meet her half-siblings?
Nov 08, 2019
I Feel Betrayed By My Mom
Two years ago, Melody's mother paid a visit to Melody's abusive ex-husband, stating that she never believed that he was actually abusive. Now, Melody's mother wants to visit her and her siblings and Melody worries she wont be able to emotionally handle herself after the "betrayal."
Nov 08, 2019
My Husband Isn't In Love With Me
Jennifer's husband of 14 years has told her he loves her, but he's not "IN LOVE" with her. Has Jennifer's lack of affection pushed her husband away?
Nov 08, 2019
My Son-In-Law Is Being Unreasonable
Jeanne recently lost her husband, but before his passing, he planned his celebration of life ceremony with his daughter. Days before he passed, the daughter's husband said that the celebration of life planning was putting "stress" on his wife.
Nov 08, 2019
Where Should I Focus My Energy?
Elyse is undergoing a double mastectomy within the week, but she is worried about comforting and taking care of her husband, who is stressing out about his adult daughter shacking up.
Nov 07, 2019
Blessed With 40 Years Of Marriage
Don discusses the trials and tribulations that come with 40 years of marriage, and how he would not have traded a single second for anything else in the world!
Nov 06, 2019
How To Deal With Snarky Comments
When she was only 30, Veronica lost her first husband during their honeymoon. Now that she has remarried, people like to comment about how "lucky" she is to find love again. How should Veronica respond to people who she thinks may be snarky?
Nov 05, 2019
They Only Care About Inheritance
Nicole's mother and brother passed away within seven months of each other. Soon after, Nicole's extended family got aggressive about claiming possible inheritance money. How do you cope with grief when greedy "hyenas" are hounding you?
Nov 05, 2019
Realizing My Health Is Important
Charles is 60 years old and has made significant changes in his lifestyle to maintain his health. He calls to thank Dr. Laura for being a motivating force behind this healthy change.
Nov 04, 2019
Are Money Troubles Hurting Your Marriage?
Emily and her husband are always worried about finances. Recently, Emily's husband has expressed that he will not be taking a job that comes with a significant pay increase, and that has caused things to heat up in their marriage.
Nov 01, 2019
I Need To Control Everything
Sue tries to control situations that are uncomfortable for her...she even tries to control Dr. Laura! How can Sue learn to let go of her 'death grip' on social interactions?
Nov 01, 2019
My Dad Has A Shack-Up Honey
17-year-old Lily lives with her father and recently her father's girlfriend of a few weeks has moved in with them. Lily and the girlfriend do not get along and this animosity came to a head in an all-out screaming match. What should Lily do to help her dad see his "piggish" ways?
Nov 01, 2019
My Role Model
Kim thanks Dr. Laura for being her role model.
Nov 01, 2019
Can I Break The Tension In My Marriage?
Michelle's husband of 23 years has a hair-pin temper and he lashes out at the slightest provocation. It's starting to get even worse. After 23 years of this verbal and emotional tension, what is Michelle to do?
Oct 31, 2019
You're My Angel
Mary-Elizabeth sees Dr. Laura as an 'angel' to many women who are in need of truly inspirational advice.
Oct 30, 2019
Does My Mom Genuinely Miss Me?
Chris is 28 years old and has a very strained relationship with his mother who never made him feel wanted. Even though he has limited contact with her, his mom reached out to "mend" their relationship and invited Chris to her destination wedding. He thinks this gesture is insincere and that his mom only wants him there for the photo-op.
Oct 29, 2019
Stopping Class Rumors
12-year-old Ava is in 6th grade and kids in her class have started "dating" which seems to entail holding hands and saying they are boyfriend/girlfriend. Ava has a friend (a boys he's known since she was 5) and she wants to know how to address classmates who constantly ask if they are "dating".
Oct 29, 2019
My In-Laws Aren't Good Parents
Jeff is annoyed with his in-laws' seemingly uncaring nature and he wants to know if he should confront his in-laws on his wife's behalf.
Oct 28, 2019
Does Size Matter?
Lexus is a 24-year-old born-again virgin who wants to be celibate until marriage. She has been dating a guy for 3 months and she wants to know if it's appropriate to ask him about the size and girth of his penis.
Oct 25, 2019
I'm Afraid Of Failure
Fernando has FINALLY gotten a promotion that has ended his stagnant career, but he is afraid of failing in this new position. Is this a normal response to such great news?
Oct 25, 2019
My Husband Has Been Hiring Sex Workers
Jessica and her husband have been married for 13 years and have 2 young kids. Recently Jessica discovered that her husband has been seeing prostitutes and attempting to have casual sex with strangers for 10 years. What does Jessica do NOW?!
Oct 25, 2019
Should I Get Involved In Family Drama?
Jennifer has recently discovered that one of her brothers stole another brother's identity and ran up a large debt to fund his gambling addiction, an addiction his family has hidden from her for years. Should Jennifer get more involved in this mess?
Oct 25, 2019
Sibling Squabbles
10-year-old Maya has a busy morning routine of reading and instrument practice, but she is tired of being distracted by her brother watching television. What can Mom do to solve this issue?
Oct 24, 2019
You Nagged Me Into A Better Life
Paula is a marriage and family therapist who thanks Dr. Laura for her lifestyle advice.
Oct 23, 2019
Making Your Marriage Work After Infidelity
Alicia had an affair. Her husband went through a phase of doing everything he could to appease her, but now he is becoming distant. How does a family recover after infidelity and what can the cheater do to help the healing?
Oct 22, 2019
My Daughter Wants To Marry A Snowflake
Michelle's 24-year-old daughter is dating a 26 year who has no job and lives at home, yet they want to get married! Michelle's daughter refuses to understand why her parents are opposed to giving their blessing for this union.
Oct 22, 2019
Dealing With Mean Girls At School
Isabella is in high school and does not want to deal with teen drama, but she finds herself at odds with a particularly difficult girl at school.
Oct 21, 2019
How To Deal With Insensitive People
Sarah and her husband have been battling infertility and all the while Sarah's mom has been making cruel, insensitive, and disparaging remarks about their struggle. How does one deal with a cruel family member?
Oct 18, 2019
I Lost My Wife To Cancer
Izzy lost his wife of 38 years to cancer and doesn't know how he's going to ever get past his grief and pain.
Oct 18, 2019
Life After Abuse
Susan is 58-years-old and is trying to come to terms with the years of her adoptive mom's emotional abuse.
Oct 18, 2019
What Are Reasonable Expectations For Long Distance Relationships?
Andrew is going on his yearly trip to visit his brother and his brother's family. He gets upset that when he is with the family they have a great time, but when he leaves there isn't much communication.
Oct 18, 2019
How Can I Stave Off Unsolicited Gossip?
Julie lives in a condominium complex with a large retiree population that likes to gossip. Julie wants to avoid all the drama, but she finds herself being approached every time she leaves her condo.
Oct 17, 2019
People Think I'm A Pessimist
Do people label you as a "pessimist" when you just look at things realistically?
Oct 16, 2019
Can A Relationship Work If One Party Isn't Sexually Interested?
Mattie is 23-years-old and has been dating a really nice guy for about a year. The only problem is she's NOT attracted to him.
Oct 15, 2019
Why Is Everyone Mothering Me?
Debbie is a successful businesswoman, but she's tired of women in her social circle giving her advice and "mothering" her. Why do the women in her life feel a need to counsel Debbie?
Oct 15, 2019
Should We Mend Our Relationship With Our Neighbors?
Carrie's husband Chris is frequently away for work and Carrie has relied on the generosity of her female neighbor to help fix and maintain the house. Recently the female neighbor gave Chris some unsolicited advice that very quickly turned into an argument where mean things were said.
Oct 14, 2019
Do I Need To Have A Relationship With My Mom?
Jennifer has very limited contact with her mother because of her mother's addiction to alcohol. Jennifer's sibling maintains a relationship with mom, but should Jennifer overlook the alcoholism just to be part of the status quo?
Oct 11, 2019
How Should I Respond To Criticism From Other Moms?
Bethany is a stay-at-home mom and proud of it, but in her social circles she is the odd one out and gets criticized for her choice.
Oct 11, 2019
On-Again Off-Again Relationships
Rachel has been in an on-again/off-again relationship for two years with a guy who cannot fully get over his ex who he dumped for Rachel. Recently Rachel found out that he's still in touch with his ex-girlfriend because she called Rachel to tell her so!
Oct 11, 2019
What Should I Expect Of My College-Aged Son?
Ellisa's 19-year-old son has graduated high school and will be living at home while he attends community college. Ellisa has expectations while her son still lives under her roof, but are those expectations reasonable?
Oct 11, 2019
Your Advice Gave Me the Boost I Needed
Darla called last April about her struggles with finishing her Ph.D and writing her book. After getting Dr. Laura's advice, Darla developed a healthy perspective on her education and has finished her book!
Oct 10, 2019
Should I Give My Marriage A Second Chance?
Robert has been listening to Dr. Laura for 11 months and wants to know if he should invest time into rekindling a relationship with his ex-wife from whom he was recently divorced. Did he make mistakes in the past that led to the divorce?
Oct 09, 2019
I Hate My Passport Photo
Marilyn and Jerry are renewing their passports and Marilyn has decided to delay the process because she doesn't like how her passport picture turned out. Jerry is annoyed with the delay but is it really worth starting a fight over?
Oct 08, 2019
I Want To Adopt My Adult Daughter's Friend
Marlene wants to adopt her daughter's best friend who is 22-years-old and has had a tumultuous family life. Is Marlene doing this to support the young lady or is she doing this to satisfy a savior complex?
Oct 08, 2019
My Sister Is Neglecting Our Aging Parents
Robin's sister does not help in the care of their parents and Robin is extremely frustrated that her parents don't acknowledge her sister's negligence. Should Robin discuss with her parents her sister's obvious lack of concern and caring for their well-being?
Oct 07, 2019
Honor Thy Father And Mother
Sisters Carla and Cara think their mother has a tendency to voice her unsolicited opinion at inappropriate times, while Mom thinks she's just asking questions and being supportive.
Oct 04, 2019
Should I Allow My Parents Back Into My Life?
Maureen ended her relationship with her parents seven years ago because her father was verbally and emotionally abusive. For the last two years, her parents have been calling and texting in an attempt to rekindle a relationship, yet they have not made any attempt to accept responsibility for their actions or say "sorry".
Oct 04, 2019
What If I'm Not A Good Mom?
Rebecca has concerns that she isn't "good enough" to be a mom and Dr. Laura sets her straight!
Oct 04, 2019
Your Guidance Changed My Life
Maggie thanks Dr. Laura for over 30 years of advice and guidance!
Oct 04, 2019
Are We All Worthy Of Love?
Anna is distraught that she has never been married, has no children, and generally shies away from platonic or romantic relationships. Is Anna scared of being rejected or afraid that any relationships will implode? Are we all "worthy" of love?
Oct 03, 2019
Fighting Over Politics
10-year-old Josephine is being bullied at school for her, and her family's, political opinions. How can Josephine navigate the social dynamics of the 4th grade without compromising her support of the President and her own personal thoughts and opinions?
Oct 02, 2019
Can I Influence My Kids' Choices?
Samantha is going to therapy because she wants to understand how better to dictate the actions of her daughter in college. WHAT?!
Oct 01, 2019
Getting Back With Your Ex
Erika has been twice divorced but she has recently rekindled a relationship with herfirst ex-husband. Should it matter that her son from the first marriage disapproves?
Oct 01, 2019
I Keep Confessing My Infidelities
James has been married for 15 years. He has confessed his multiple infidelities to his wife because his "conscience" couldn't handle the "guilt." Is James trying to be a better man or is this bombshell confession just more self-centered behavior?
Sep 30, 2019
Do As I Say Not As I Do
Kevin is 23 and pursuing a degree in psychology with hopes of going to grad school and becoming a counselor. Kevin's mom is concerned becausehis history is anything BUT responsible and she's tired of supporting him completely.
Sep 27, 2019
Should Moms Have Vespas?
Sara wants to buy a Vespa for her 48th birthday but her husband worries about her safety and what would happen to their kids if they were to lose their mom to an accident.
Sep 27, 2019
Stop People Pleasing
Sunday wants to stop being a people pleaser and she's sick and tired of her kindness being taken advantage of by manipulators in her life.
Sep 27, 2019
What Is Controlling?
Martin and his wife of less than a year are in their 50s and every so often Martin's wife has an impromptu girls night out without consulting Martin. Should Martin dictate when his wife goes out with friends?
Sep 27, 2019
I Wish My Mother Would Change
Jeff is having trouble opening a dialogue with his "emotionally detached" mother.He wonders if a talk can really change someone.
Sep 26, 2019
What's Wrong With Shacking Up?!
Theresa is in a relationship and feels there is no need for marriage because its "just a piece of paper." Why should she even consider marriage?
Sep 25, 2019
Daddy Issues
Nicole's father was an abusive drunk throughout her childhood. Now that he has passed away, she wants to know if she should "forgive" him.
Sep 24, 2019
Should I Be Worried?
Toni received a call from her daughter's gynecologist regarding "test results." Should Toni be concerned?
Sep 24, 2019
Are Gifts Sacred?
8-year-old Jordan received a gift from his 5 year-old neighbor for his birthday. Jordan wants to know if and how he can return the gift and get something he wants without hurting the neighbor's feelings.
Sep 23, 2019
I Chose The Wrong Man
Annie did not choose wisely and her relationship with her husband of only a few years is spiraling. They have a one year old son and she wants to keep the family together for his sake but how can she make a "happy home" work with a man she does not love?
Sep 20, 2019
Is There A Right Way To Mourn?
Amy's mom passed away 3 years ago. Amy has never bawled her eyes out in grief and is concerned that she is mourning the "wrong" way.
Sep 20, 2019
On The Job Hunt
Nancy is unemployed and she spends the majority of her day looking online for work. Recently, after picking her husband up from his work, he asked what she "does all day" which she took as confrontational and condescending. Was Nancy's husband just curious or showing his frustration?
Sep 20, 2019
You've Already Made An Impact On Me
Robert is a new listener to Dr Laura, and he calls to thank her for her words of kindness, knowledge, and wisdom.
Sep 20, 2019
I Want To Renovate The House, But My Husband Said No
Cheryl has been married 20 years and she would like to renovate their 100+ year old home, but her husband is hesitant to do so. How can Cheryl convince him to agree to a long, expensive, and overdue renovation?
Sep 19, 2019
I Was Reluctant To Take Your Advice
Michael called Dr. Laura a year ago and thought the advice he received was "stupid," but it worked and ended up sparing his family from a long and ugly custody battle with his estranged birth parents.
Sep 18, 2019
Gaining The Confidence to Say 'No'
13-year-old Avery lacks the confidence to tell people around her "NO". Recently, she spent all her money at a local fair paying for her cousin to play games, an activity Avery didn't even want to do. Avery's mom admits that she also has a problem with confidence. How can this mother and daughter find their voice and finally start saying "NO"!!!
Sep 17, 2019
My Husband Wants To Be A Rock Star
Tina is 38 years old, has been married 14 years and has two kids. She and her husband are members of a cover band and her husband has taken it upon himself to become the sole guitarist in the band. A new guitarist, who is much better, has joined the band and now Tina's husband is expressing dismay and jealousy. How can Tina be supportive, but remind her husband that his main responsibility is to the health and welfare of his family and not being lead guitarist?
Sep 17, 2019
I Was a Shack-Up Honey
Elizabeth just got out of a 4-year relationship where she was "shacking up." Now that the relationship is over, she wants to know why it ended BUT Dr. Laura wants to know why she shacked up for 4 years in the first place!
Sep 16, 2019
Knowing What's Best For Your Family
Brittany's father-in-law is dying, and the family is driving to see him over the weekend. They plan to rent an RV and take the long drive in segments, but Brittany (who has small children) wants her husband to resist this idea because it's not ideal with small kids. Should Brittany go along with the overall plan or push back?
Sep 13, 2019
My Son Is A Sore Loser
11-year-old Ben struggles with feelings and expressions of anger particularly after he loses at a game or a sport. Dr. Laura explains to Ben that these mini "failures" are all necessary on the path of proficiency, achievement, and success.
Sep 13, 2019
Setting Expectations With Your Kids
Tony has difficulty communicating with his 14-year-old daughter regarding chores and her willingness to help around the house. Dr. Laura helps Tony organize his expectations and together they develop a list of his daughter's favorite activities AND chores that must be done in order to enjoy those activities.
Sep 13, 2019
When Should You Get A Prenuptial Agreement?
Jay is thinking about proposing to his girlfriend but he has kids and this would be his second marriage, so wants to get a prenup. Does asking for one show a lack of faith in the relationship?
Sep 13, 2019
My Brother Is Being Stupid
Deanne's brother is dating a woman who regularly abuses drugs, has slept with other men for drugs, and has even been incarcerated for attempting to physically harm him. Deanne's brother continues to see this woman and Deanne asks Dr. Laura if she should try to maintain a relationship with her brother or distance herself from a dangerous situation.
Sep 12, 2019
I Don't Want To Relapse
Erin is recently sober after years of alcohol abuse and she is feeling better than ever! Her family still drinks, and Erin wants to know how to navigate and maintain relationships with those who drink at every occasion without risking relapse herself.
Sep 11, 2019
Mean Kids At School
11-year-old Aiden is having trouble at school because the popular kids enjoy behaving meanly on a computer game and exclude kids like Aiden who don't join in their negativity. Is being popular really worth one's "soul"?
Sep 10, 2019
Staying The Course
Mandy thanks Dr. Laura for advice that aided her in navigating and maintaining her marriage and relationships while she battled breast cancer.
Sep 10, 2019
My Daughter Wants To Dye Her Hair
Martha's young daughter asked her why she cannot dye her hair or do other aesthetic things that she sees her mother doing. Is Martha's daughter in the right for asking this question and is this a really good teaching opportunity?
Sep 09, 2019
I Don't Want To Rock The Boat
Hillary is part of a social circle where everyone's kids and husbands are also friends. Hillary feels that one woman in particular is not reciprocating her friendliness and wants to know how to back off from this woman without damaging this tightly-knit friendship group.
Sep 06, 2019
Leaving Conflicts Behind
Kim thanks Dr. Laura for her advice with regard to dealing with confrontation. Now that Kim has been armed with the tools she needs to effectively deal with confrontation, no one has confronted her!
Sep 06, 2019
Marriage Maintenance
Jennifer is 49 and has been married since she was 17. She thanks Dr. Laura for 31 years of priceless advice that has helped her lovingly maintain her marriage and truly appreciate her husband for who he is.
Sep 06, 2019
My Fiancé Won't Stop Buying Shoes
Nicole's fiancé has a large shoe collection and although he is in debt and needs a car, he continues to buy shoes. Nicole yelled at him for his most recent purchase and wonders how she should deal with this situation moving forward.
Sep 06, 2019
Facing The Truth
Gloria's husband is in his 70s and he is experiencing hearing loss but refuses to address or acknowledge any issue.
Sep 05, 2019
My Marriage Wouldn't Be What It Is Without You
Kelley thanks Dr. Laura for her years of advice that influenced the behavior changes that saved her marriage.
Sep 04, 2019
Dealing With Loss
Lou's 21-year-old daughter has endured the loss of a brother, boyfriend and grandfather in close succession and is receiving therapy to cope with the losses. Last night her indoor-outdoor cat went missing and Lou found that the cat hat been hit by a car. Should Lou be forthright with his daughter about the most recent loss?
Sep 03, 2019
How To Deal With An Impatient Friend
Elise is 13 and she is part of a group chat. One friend in particular gets very impatient in the group chat if other members do not respond immediately.
Sep 03, 2019
In Praise Of Stay-At-Home Moms
During a recent family get-together, Jon publicly praised his relative who has chosen to be a stay-at-home mother. Turns out her decision to raise her child was heavily influenced by listening to Dr. Laura!
Sep 02, 2019
Good Childhood, BAD Life Choices?
Nancy believes that she raised her two children well, yet both children dropped out of high school in their senior year.
Aug 30, 2019
I Don't Like My Mom's Husband
Megan is 17 and she does not like or get along with her mom's husband of one year. Megan has strong opinions about their marriage and dynamic but is it any of her business?
Aug 30, 2019
Should I Give Up?
Carole is heavily involved in the sport of dressage but with more failures than successes during competitions, Carole is beginning to doubt herself and lose her passion.
Aug 30, 2019
You Saved My Marriage
Allison recently completed Dr. Laura's Marriage 101 course and she wholeheartedly believes it saved her marriage.
Aug 30, 2019
On Saving Yourself For Marriage
Neve is a college senior and after listening to Dr. Laura she has COMPLETELY reconsidered her values regarding sex and especially sex before marriage.
Aug 29, 2019
Thank You
Marget calls to thank Dr. Laura for her years of good advice!
Aug 28, 2019
How To Have A Fun Marriage
Anna tells Dr. Laura how her advice has helped her marriage not just survive but be fun and exciting!
Aug 27, 2019
When Tragedy Strikes
Jack and his wife unexpectedly lost a child and he wants to express his gratitude to Dr. Laura for her work as a whole, and her influence in his family's life as they move forward from such tragedy.
Aug 27, 2019
Working On Your Marriage After Infidelity
Tommy cheated on his wife two years ago and since then, they have been separated so that they may 'work' on themselves'. Dr. Laura dispels all the psychobabble and sets Tommy straight on what he needs to do to get his family back!
Aug 26, 2019
Is Seeking Closure A Good Idea?
Shannon's ex-boyfriend wants closure on why she would never let him see her phone or explain who was texting and calling her. Shannon is weighing whether to re-engage in this old conflict or block him completely for RED FLAG behavior.
Aug 23, 2019
My Friends Make Me Anxious
Kristen has awful anxiety when she is around a select handful of friends and family, and she hopes Dr. Laura can rid her of this negative response to people in her life.
Aug 23, 2019
Struggling With Fertility
Cherise and her husband are on the physically and emotionally difficult journey of fertility treatments and Cherise hopes Dr. Laura can give her some much-needed HOPE.
Aug 23, 2019
Talking About Marriage
Maxine has been dating a man for 7 years and although in the beginning of the relationship she was ok with being just a girlfriend, that sentiment has changed. She cries when she thinks about approaching her boyfriend about marriage, because she fears he will leave if she does.
Aug 23, 2019
How To Turn Around A Bad Day
Amber tells Dr. Laura how BAD her day was and how it all turned around when her 3-year-old daughter tuned in to Dr. Laura by herself.
Aug 22, 2019
How Can I Stop Snapping at People?
Megan is moving across country to start her PhD. As the date approaches, she finds herself becoming increasingly nervous and short-tempered with friends and family.
Aug 21, 2019
My Mother-In-Law Is In The Wrong - Part 1
Dawn's husband was molested by his older brother when they were very young. Dawn and her husband have tried to maintain zero contact with his brother, who is now in jail for molestation, but his mother continues to pass along letters and keep in contact with her jailed son. How does Dawn tell her mother-in-law that this is unacceptable to them and will not be tolerated?
Aug 20, 2019
My Mother-In-Law Is In The Wrong - Part 2
Dawn's husband was molested by his older brother when they were very young. Dawn and her husband have tried to maintain zero contact with his brother, who is now in jail for molestation, but his mother continues to pass along letters and keep in contact with her jailed son. How does Dawn tell her mother-in-law that this is unacceptable to them and will not be tolerated?
Aug 20, 2019
Dealing With Loss
Scott lost numerous family members over the years and was able to emotionally cope with the losses...or so he thought. Recently his dog of 7 years passed away and Scott finds himself "unable" to cope with the grief and sadness.
Aug 19, 2019
I Smacked My Daughter
Mike's 14-year-old daughter was caught at a sleepover attempting to smoke pot with her friends. Mike smacked his daughter and took everything away from her, and he wants to know if he went too far.
Aug 16, 2019
I Want More Children But My Husband Doesn't
Anita is married with two kids and she is trying to deal with sadness over her husband's disinterest in having any more children.
Aug 16, 2019
My Friends Are Taking Advantage Of Me
Kaitlyn is 13 and is having trouble being assertive around friends she believes are taking advantage of her kind and helpful nature.
Aug 16, 2019
You Changed The Way I See My Work
Penny is a hospice nurse who was deeply moved by a call regarding a mother battling cancer and her remaining time with her 5-year-old daughter. Penny shares that she has since evoked Dr. Laura's message of 'making memories' with her patients.
Aug 16, 2019
Now That My Kid Is Out, Is It Time For A Divorce?
Janet is turning 50 and now that her child is over 18 years old, she is questioning her marriage that has been plagued by online and emotional adultery.
Aug 15, 2019
I'm So Angry
Vivian is traveling 1000 miles to help move her father into a facility because of his ailing health. She is hesitant about the trip because she has lingering anger towards her mother for moving so far away from family.
Aug 14, 2019
Glass Half Empty
26-year-old Joanna grew up with an emotionally abusive alcoholic father and she wants to look deeper into her struggles with self-worth and pessimism.
Aug 13, 2019
My Husband Doesn't Get Along With His Family
Alicia's husband has a contentious relationship with the women on his side of the family which has gotten worse over the last two years. Alicia asks Dr. Laura if she should push for her husband to continue reaching out and maintain a relationship with these family members.
Aug 13, 2019
The Secret To 45 Years Of Bliss
Greg calls Dr. Laura to express his appreciation for her advice and shares the secret of success to his 45-year marriage.
Aug 12, 2019
I Need To Face My Fears
When Tarin was 13, her mother was sexually assaulted by an intruder while Tarin was away at a sleepover. Although her mother went through extensive therapy, Tarin (who is now married with kids) has never truly addressed her feelings about the assault and its subsequent aftermath.
Aug 09, 2019
I Want To See My Bio Dad
14-year-old Dani has been raised by her adoptive 'grandparents' with limited contact with her birth parents. However, Dani wants to actively pursue a relationship with her biological father.
Aug 09, 2019
Keeping Work And Relationships Separate
Rita is a retired social worker who is having a difficult time keeping her professional skills out of her personal relationships.
Aug 09, 2019
Should I Get Involved With My Bio Family?
Elizabeth was placed into foster care at 11 years old and has remained estranged from her biological mother. Now that she's an adult, Elizabeth's mother and half-sisters have reached out to her. Should keep in contact (her interactions have been primarily negative) or cut off communication completely?
Aug 09, 2019
How Can I Quiet My Negative Thoughts?
Bob is a recently retired state trooper/crisis negotiator who served for 30 years. His declining health was a deciding factor in his retirement and Bob finds himself facing regret and self-induced negativity.
Aug 08, 2019
The Road To Recovery
Rose is a recovering alcoholic and tells Dr. Laura how incredibly instrumental she has been in giving her the courage and self-confidence to address her addiction openly.
Aug 07, 2019
I'm Done With My Mother
Susan recently found out that her father raped her older sister when they were both kids AND her mother supported him and blamed the sister. How does Susan appropriately and firmly tell her mother that she doesn't want anything to do with her because of her actions towards her victimized daughter?
Aug 06, 2019
I'm The Middle Man
Andrea is part of a three-way friendship where the two other "friends" have had a falling out with one another. Andrea now unwittingly finds herself in the middle of the quarrel.
Aug 06, 2019
How Do I Tell My Daughter That I Might Die?
Mindy is 39 and was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She is responding extremely well to treatment, but wants to know if and when she should talk with her 5 year-old daughter about the possibility of this illness being fatal.
Aug 05, 2019
I Don't Approve Of My Friend's Wedding
Cynthia's friend of 15 years is engaged to a man who recently cheated on her with an ex-girlfriend and got the ex pregnant. How can Cynthia tell her friend that she doesn't support this wedding and wants no part in it?
Aug 02, 2019
Is It Okay To Cry?
Kris's husband is in the late stages of brain cancer and she wants to know if it's appropriate to cry and express grief with and around her husband.
Aug 02, 2019
Jealousy In Your Marriage
Skye has been married for 15 recently has been having a difficult time acting like her husband's girlfriend, because she's jealous of his female co-worker and friend. What can Skye do to quell her jealousy and reignite her romantic spark?
Aug 02, 2019
No More Bad Relationships
Billae thanks Dr. Laura for helping her find the courage and self-worth to end a bad relationship.
Aug 02, 2019
Am I Being Too Nice?
Michael has been separated from his wife for a year, but she still asks him for favors like moving or fixing things around her house. Michael agrees to these chores to appease her and maintain a healthy relationship with her for his kids' sake, but he wonders if it's time to say "no".
Aug 01, 2019
I Have A Short Fuse
Barbara puts a lot of effort into maintaining even the most tentative of relationships, so when they don't turn out the way she wants, she gets mean.
Jul 31, 2019
My Parents' Divorce is Still Hurting Me
When she was five years old, Laura was devastated by her parent's divorce. She's now 37, and the breakup still negatively her life.
Jul 30, 2019
Will My Boyfriend Ever Change?
Morgan's boyfriend of 6 months is still displaying behavior that Morgan would like to end even though they've discussed it before.
Jul 30, 2019
Should My Toddler Be Socializing More?
Danielle is a stay-at-home mom who helps her husband run their family business. It's difficult for her to find other moms with children her age because the majority of new moms in her area hire nannies and caretakers for their kids. Her extended family is pressuring her by saying her child will turn out weird if he (or she) doesn't immediately start socializing with other kids. Dr. Laura does not agree in the slightest!
Jul 29, 2019
I Don't Want To Be Yelled At
Ridley's summer soccer camp coach tends to yell at him when he messes up. Ridley wants to find a way to reconcile with his coach and end the yelling.
Jul 26, 2019
I'm Ready To Cut Ties
Megan's stepfather, who molested her as a child, has passed away. Megan wants to wash her hands of family members who continued to have a relationship with him (including her half-sister).
Jul 26, 2019
My Mom Doesn't Believe Me
19 year-old Morgan was caught with equipment. Although she had intended to throw it away, her mother doesn't believe her because she has a history of lying.
Jul 26, 2019
Things Are Strained With My Father-In-Law
Christopher has an awkward and strained relationship with his father in law. He calls to find out if he is acting appropriately and if his expectations for that relationship are appropriate.
Jul 26, 2019
You Don't Know How Much You've Helped Me
Abby is a first year medical school student with her sights set on being a psychiatrist. Abby has listened to Dr. Laura since she was five years old and called in to thank her for all her years of wisdom and advice!
Jul 25, 2019
Red Flag Relationships
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.
Jul 24, 2019
I Want To Help
Krystin was one of six siblings, all of whom passed away. Recently her mother and father passed away, and she has found herself wanting to change the past and "save" at least part of her family. Listening to compelling advice her mother once imparted, Krystin has used her tragic family history to help others who are suffering loss and loneliness.
Jul 23, 2019
I'm Having Trouble Processing
Cathrine's young son has been battling illness for three years and now, after a bone marrow transplant, is thankfully recovering. Now that life is settling down Cathrine finds herself flooded with both positive and negative emotions and she wants to find a positive outlet for her feelings after enduring such a tumultuous 3 years.
Jul 23, 2019
I Want To Know Marriage Is The Goal
Elle's long-distance boyfriend broke up with her after she refused to move to him without a plan to be married. Elle calls Dr. Laura to ensure she made the right decision.
Jul 22, 2019
Am I Good Enough?
Kristin is in her early 30's and has returned to school to finish her degree. She battles feelings of self-doubt, and she asks Dr. Laura to set her straight!
Jul 19, 2019
How Do I Make Friends?
Selena is 15 and a sophomore in high school. She has noticed that girls her age are into forming cliques, and wants to know the best way to navigate this hostile and exclusionary environment.
Jul 19, 2019
My Girlfriend Is Making Plans With Other Guys
Ryan is 33, and his girlfriend of five years is 26. He is concerned that she makes plans with her guy friends that do not include him and he wants to know if this is a BIG RED FLAG!
Jul 19, 2019
When Will I Feel Good Again?
Maggie tragically had a miscarriage, and she has no idea how and when she will ever feel better. Is it REALLY the correct path to try and limit the healing journey of grief?
Jul 19, 2019
Why Do I Choose Bad Men?
Roberta's ex-boyfriend was an alcoholic who stopped drinking after he received a DUI with his kids in the car. Roberta asks Dr. Laura's help to figure out why she chooses men who behave so poorly.
Jul 18, 2019
Should We Hold Our Son Back?
Garret is 14 and homeschooled by his parents. His parents feel he is not mature for his age and are considering holding him back a grade which would have him graduate high school at 18 instead of 17.
Jul 17, 2019
I'm A Failure
Natalie feels that she has done a lousy job in life both personally and with raising her children, and she can't seem to shake this seemingly untrue burden.
Jul 16, 2019
Who Should Make The Move?
Joy is contemplating whether or not she should move to be closer to her grown-up children or whether they should move closer to be with her.
Jul 16, 2019
Proper Parenting
Lois recently saw her grandson getting very upset with his mother (Lois' daughter) for saying "no" to him. Lois is very proud of how her daughter handled the situation and wants to share with other parents the proper path for dealing with a child who thinks they are talking to a "friend" and not a parent.
Jul 15, 2019
I Don't Want To Grow Up!
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.
Jul 12, 2019
I'm Scared
Justin lives in a small town, and he is extremely troubled by the alarming rate of teen suicides within the last few years.
Jul 12, 2019
Kids Fighting After Divorce
Brother and sister Ian and Ava have been at odds since their parent's recent divorce, and Mom is concerned that their relationship has deteriorated based on her actions and those of her ex-husband.
Jul 12, 2019
My Friend Is Marrying A Pedophile
Christine has been asked by her friend since high school to be part of her wedding. She has discovered her friend's fiancé is a convicted "Peeping Tom" who targets teenage girls, and wants to know if it is appropriate to tell her friend, "absolutely not."
Jul 12, 2019
Is Your Past Sabotaging Your Future?
Jessica has been married for six years, but is concerned that a previous string of bad relationships has made her jaded and overly suspicious.
Jul 11, 2019
Moving On From Betrayal
Daniel came from a struggling household and built a company from the ground up. During his business' infancy, a mentor helped and guided him, but once the business became successful, the mentor turned on Daniel and demanded ownership of a large chunk of what Daniel had built.
Jul 10, 2019
Losing Mom
Marjorie's mother passed away four months ago. Since then, Marjorie has been plagued by doubt, questions, and regret. How do we learn to cope with losing a loved one?
Jul 09, 2019
Seeking Validation
Alexis is 21 years old , and has had a strained and distant relationship with her 65 year old father who shows little interest in her. When is it time to stop seeking validation from uncaring and disinterested family?
Jul 09, 2019
Stepping Up
Norman's young nephew recently lost his father and has asked to stay with Norman for the summer. Norman is concerned he isn't up to the challenge of being a surrogate father, even though he genuinely knows he is.
Jul 08, 2019
Am I Hurting Myself?
Teagen is 15 years old and recently had a serious case of alcohol poisoning. After the experience, Teagen is worried that his risk-seeking behaviors are more than teenage angst and that he may be dabbling in self-harm.
Jul 03, 2019
How Do I Let Go?
Rachel is 32 and lives with chronic autoimmune disorders. Her childhood was extremely rough, growing up with a verbally and emotionally abusive father. Now she is having trouble letting go of all his verbal putdowns.
Jul 03, 2019
How Do We Let Go?
Jimmy is 10 years old and gets down on himself when he does not play to his full potential in baseball. How do we let past mistakes go and allow ourselves to move on?
Jul 03, 2019
One Conversation Changed Everything
James is a retired corrections officer who felt as though he was just a glorified babysitter until a fateful interaction with a young inmate positively changed both their lives.
Jul 03, 2019
What If My Dad Doesn't Love Me? - Part 1
Odessa is 13 years old, and her father passed away when she was one. Her mother remarried when she was 3, and her stepdad adopted her when she was 5. Odessa is concerned that her stepfather shows favoritism towards her half-brothers and that he may not love her as much as he loves them.
Jul 03, 2019
What If My Dad Doesn't Love Me? - Part 2
Odessa Part 2: Odessa's mom weighs in on her daughter's fears that her stepfather doesn't love her as much as her siblings.
Jul 03, 2019
I Don't Want To Raise A Snowflake
Luke has listened to Dr. Laura since he was in high school and now as a father, he wants to make sure he's not raising a "snowflake." When his daughter one morning had on mismatched socks, Luke laughed, which made her cry and never want to wear the socks again. He wants to know what steps he should take to make things "right" with his daughter.
Jul 02, 2019
I'm Finally Happy
Sharon calls Dr. Laura to thank her for life advice that has led to her having a happy life.
Jul 02, 2019
Should I Take The Chance?
Throughout her life, Robbi's estranged father has battled alcohol abuse, and she is now concerned that he would be a negative presence in her young children's lives. Should she take the chance?
Jul 01, 2019
I Don't Want To Miss My Daughter's Life
Ella has terminal Stage 3 ovarian cancer and is experiencing strong feelings of anger and jealousy that she will not see her 9-year-old daughter grow up.
Jun 28, 2019
I've Been Living In A Lie
Susan moved in with her boyfriend under the impression that he was going through a divorce. Two years later she now knows he wasn't divorced, just separated, and told his family that Susan was his "house mate." She's uncovered other lies, and now wants to know if it's time to get out.
Jun 28, 2019
My Father Left Me
11-year-old Madison has had a strained relationship with her father since her parents divorced when she was 5. Madison's dad has now moved to Arizona to be with a new girlfriend, and Madison is heartbroken that her father would choose to leave her and her sister for a transient love interest.
Jun 28, 2019
My Relationship Is Over
Fred wants to end his relationship and calls Dr. Laura to find out the "right words" to use to mitigate any hurt.
Jun 28, 2019
Can Words Ever Be Taken Back?
Karen has been married 27 years and recently vented to her family about her marital problems. Since then, her family has been extremely cold to her husband and Karen wants this standoffish behavior to stop.
Jun 27, 2019
My Daughter Caught Me Cheating
Amy's infidelity was discovered by her 14-year-old daughter who saw messages on Amy's cell phone. Since mother/daughter relationship has understandably been strained.
Jun 26, 2019
I'm Not Ready For An Empty Nest
Natalia is 58, has 3 boys, and has been married for twenty years. Her youngest is graduating from high school and Natalia feels strong "empty nest" emotions.
Jun 25, 2019
It's Too Late
Michelle has decided to cut off communication with her estranged father because she feels there is no point salvaging a relationship after a lifetime of semi-abandonment and disappointment.
Jun 25, 2019
I'm Overwhelmed
Diana's seven and a half-year-old daughter has special needs, and Diana has a hard time emotionally with the circumstances of her daughter's struggles.
Jun 24, 2019
I Have No Idea What I'm Doing
Brittany is 26. She just got out of a long-term relationship, works at a job that brings her no satisfaction, and generally feels "lost in life."
Jun 21, 2019
I Was Never Enough
Kelly is an only child and feels that she has suffered emotional and verbal abuse because her family desired more children.
Jun 21, 2019
My Husband Is Being Selfish
Elise has two children, and her husband decided to have a vasectomy even after Elise asked him to reconsider. She cannot let go of her anger toward him.
Jun 21, 2019
My Sister Acts Like She Is My Daughter's Mom
Kelley's sister-in-law never had children and has always been very close with Kelley's two now grown-up daughters. Although neither is engaged, the sister-in-law has offered to pay for their wedding dresses when the time comes, and Kelley feels like this is overstepping her bounds.
Jun 21, 2019
Do You Give Up Easily?
Lauren has three children, and her son, who is nine years old, excels academically but struggles with sports. Lauren is frustrated that he gives up when a sport doesn't come naturally to him, and she fears her own "perfection complex" has negatively affected his ability to fail graciously.
Jun 20, 2019
I Regret Getting Married
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.
Jun 19, 2019
Fixing Past Mistakes
More than a decade ago, Dede was in a relationship with a bad guy while she was in graduate school. He was arrested for selling drugs, and Dede got caught up and arrested on a misdemeanor charge. The judgment against her was light, but it has affected her ability to find a teaching job more than a decade later.
Jun 18, 2019
My Friend Is Making A Mistake
Kate is ready to sever a 12-year friendship because her friend has decided to move in with her boyfriend who has severe substance abuse issues.
Jun 18, 2019
Stop Being Overbearing And Pushy
Karen's son is 16 and a discus thrower, but his interest in discus is waning. Karen is insistent that he continues in the sport and wants to push him to try harder to gain future college scholarships.
Jun 17, 2019
My Family Didn't Even Try - Part 1
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.
Jun 14, 2019
My Family Didn't Even Try - Part 2
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.
Jun 14, 2019
Remedy For A Sore Loser
Taylor's 7-year-old son is a bad loser and Taylor is worried that his unsportsmanlike behavior is not normal.
Jun 14, 2019
When Friends Act Out
Anthony is 11 years old, and his good friend sometimes has outbursts when he is distraught or upset. During a recent episode, his friend included homophobic name-calling. A recent school shooting nearby may be the trigger for this, but Anthony wants his friend to stop acting out.
Jun 14, 2019
My Sister Is Always Mad
Alice is finding it difficult to keep a relationship with her sister whose anger is on a" hair-trigger".
Jun 13, 2019
I'm Not As Good As Other People - Part 1
Aaron has an ongoing sense of inferiority, despite being very eloquent, extremely thoughtful and intelligent. Dr. Laura helps him face his fears and put his perspective IN perspective.
Jun 11, 2019
I'm Not As Good As Other People - Part 2
Aaron comes to a very concise understanding of his feelings of inferiority.
Jun 11, 2019
How Do We Define Abuse?
Ed has had a tumultuous relationship with his mother. He wants to know how to move forward and stop letting her dictate his life.
Jun 10, 2019
Does Worrying About The Future Make For A Better Future?
Sharon has tried yoga and meditation to help with anxiety and frustration, but she still feels hopeless that she will never be happy again.
Jun 07, 2019
Thank You, Dr. Laura
Larry calls Dr. Laura to express his gratitude for her help and guidance throughout his adult life.
Jun 07, 2019
Which College Should I Go To?
Andreas is graduating high school at age 17 and has a few more days to decide what college to attend. With a good number of options to choose from, he's worried that he may make the "wrong" decision which is causing him to have anxiety.
Jun 07, 2019
Why Is Superficial Praise So Important To Us?
Marissa quit her job as a car saleswoman in anticipation of her first child. She frequently received praise at her job for her work ethic and sales acumen, but feels she is not getting the same praise from her husband now that she is preparing for life as a stay-at-home mom.
Jun 07, 2019
Why Do We Push People Away In Our Time Of Need?
Tiffany has been re-diagnosed with brain cancer and has had a very difficult time letting people be part of her life and help her during her brave battle.
Jun 06, 2019
Withholding Affection?
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.
Jun 05, 2019
I Had Sex Before Marriage - Part 1
Sasha is 22 and has listened to Dr. Laura since she was a young teenager. She just graduated from college and has been dating her boyfriend for a year. Recently, Sasha and her boyfriend started having sex and she wants to know how to tell her boyfriend she does not want to have sex again till she is married.
Jun 04, 2019
I Had Sex Before Marriage - Part 2
Sasha tells her boyfriend that she is waiting till after marriage to have sex and his response is shocking!!!
Jun 04, 2019
Love In The Face of Tragedy
Mike, a 62-year-old widower, has been dating a woman from church for 3 years. Mike is a "man's man" but now faces terminal prostate cancer and he doesn't want his girlfriend to "waste time" while he battles his illness. His girlfriend thinks otherwise.
Jun 03, 2019