Dr. Laura Call of the Day

By Dr. Laura Schlessinger

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Great calls!
 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
I Lost My Baby
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? 
Apr 07, 2020
Procrastination Is Hurting My Marriage
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?
Apr 07, 2020
I'm Working Myself Up Over My Future
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.
Apr 06, 2020
How Can I Support My Husband Through His Sadness?
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?
Apr 03, 2020
I'm A Crappy Wife
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.
Apr 03, 2020
I'm Dating Two Women At Once
Jim is dating two women simultaneously and is at a crossroads as to whom to pursue for a long-term relationship.
Apr 03, 2020
Thank You For Reinforcing Family Values During This Crisis
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.
Apr 03, 2020
Even My Baseball Team Has Stopped Playing
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.
Apr 02, 2020
This Pandemic Is Stressing Me Out
Mary Ellen is finding herself stressed out from her recent breast cancer battle and facing the COVID-19 outbreak. 
Apr 01, 2020
Families Reuniting During A Crisis
Dauren has personally seen a silver lining with families coming together again as the global pandemic spreads.
Mar 31, 2020
Thankful For My Family Time
Young Jacob shares his "silver lining" with newfound family time and the overall importance of being together.
Mar 31, 2020
Should I Come Out Of Retirement To Save Lives?
Terry is questioning ending his retirement and returning to the medical field to aid in the battle against the pandemic.
Mar 30, 2020
How Do I Stop Myself From Crying At Work?
Lindsay has been in tears since her boss recently called her out during a meeting at work.
Mar 27, 2020
I'm Upset With My Mom For Not Taking Her Health More Seriously
Helene finds herself getting angry as her frustrations grow with her mom's lack of concern about her own health.
Mar 27, 2020
My Husband Says I'm Being A Brat!
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.
Mar 27, 2020
We Are Renting A Condo To Our Kids and It's Not Going Well
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.
Mar 27, 2020
Should We Celebrate Events Under One Roof As A Broken Family?
Stephanie's ex-husband insists it would be better to celebrate family events under one roof, but she's not sold on the idea.
Mar 26, 2020
Our Global Situation with the Viral Pandemic
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.
Mar 25, 2020
Should I Separate From My Husband Until He Cleans Up His Act?
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?
Mar 25, 2020
I Can't Stop Sabotaging My Weight Loss Plans
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?
Mar 24, 2020
The Call Of The Day Podcast Has Helped Me!
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.
Mar 24, 2020
My Family Is Out To Get Me After My Mom's Death
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.
Mar 23, 2020
How Can I Help My Son Feel More Stability In A Broken Home?
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.
Mar 20, 2020
I'm Upset That I Can't Count On My Sister To Help
Joyce wants to confront her sister who has yet again backed out of a promise to help with their ailing mother.
Mar 20, 2020
My Sister-In-Law Never Acknowledged My Stillbirth
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?
Mar 20, 2020
The Man Who Molested Me Has Passed Away
Greg was molested by his cousin who has since passed, and wonders if he should reveal his terrible childhood to his own wife?
Mar 20, 2020
Is It Okay To Have Feelings As A First Responder?
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.
Mar 19, 2020
My Feelings Are Overwhelming Me!
Despite therapy, Ken is struggling to let go of his feelings so he can be less envious of one person in particular.
Mar 18, 2020
I'm Beating Myself Up Over My Terrible Past
McKenzie is a hairstylist facing many troubles in life since being sexually abused at the age of 5 by her adopted brother.
Mar 17, 2020
My Friends Are Ignoring Me At School
Virginia's classmates have been ignoring her and are not being nice. How can Virginia better decide who she should consider a "friend?"
Mar 17, 2020
My Husband Doesn't Want To Have Sex With Me While I'm Pregnant
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.
Mar 16, 2020
I Can't Move On From My Husband's Emotional Affair
Clara's husband had an emotional affair, and Clara is determined to change how she treated her husband and make him her man again.
Mar 13, 2020
I've Made A Grave Mistake In This Relationship
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.
Mar 13, 2020
My Son Is Not Getting Along With The Neighborhood Kids
Angela found herself under attack by another mom who accused her son of bullying and worries if she handled herself correctly.
Mar 13, 2020
Should I Go Back To Work Now That My Daughter Is Older?
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.
Mar 13, 2020
My Child Can't Focus In The Classroom
Meko is having trouble paying attention in class and instead, finds themself laughing and wasting time with his friends.
Mar 12, 2020
My Sister Is Never There For Me When I Need Her
Chris is tired of being there for a sister who never reciprocates the same level of caring or concern.
Mar 11, 2020
I Struggle With My Mother Since The Death Of My Father
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?
Mar 10, 2020
Pouring Cold Water Over My Kid's Head Worked!!
Dr. Laura solves a case of an oversleeping kid!
Mar 10, 2020
Is My Anger Towards My In-Laws Justified?
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.
Mar 09, 2020
Do My Parents Deserve An Apology?
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?
Mar 06, 2020
How Do I End This Affair?
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?
Mar 06, 2020
My Husband Doesn't Feel Valued By Me
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?
Mar 06, 2020
My Mother Is Lashing Out At My Husband!!
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?
Mar 06, 2020
My Mother-In-Law's Health Problems Are Becoming Too Much
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.'
Mar 05, 2020
Dr. Laura, You're My Inspirational Role Model!!
10-year-old Lily thanks Dr. Laura for being an inspiration and a good role model.
Mar 04, 2020
My Husband Drinks More Since Retiring
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.
Mar 03, 2020
Should I Be Concerned About My Homebody Habits?
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'?
Mar 03, 2020
How Can I Resolve The Dispute With My Boyfriend's Sister?
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?
Mar 02, 2020
Discussing My Mistakes With My Teen Daughter
Meagan has a 12-year-old daughter and is anticipating having to soon answer some tough questions about growing up.
Feb 28, 2020
I'm Heartbroken That My Dog Is Nearing Death
Andrea is devastated because her beloved dog is in declining health. She wants to know if there is a 'fix' for her grief.
Feb 28, 2020
My Classmate Is Being Bossy!
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?
Feb 28, 2020
What Can I Do About My Mom Making Bad Choices?
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?
Feb 28, 2020
Am I Not Upset Enough About My Dad's Alzheimer's Disease?
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?
Feb 27, 2020
I'm Tired Of My Husband's Addiction To Chewing Tobacco
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.
Feb 26, 2020
I Believe My Husband Has Forgotten My Birthday - Part 1
Did Jenn's husband really forget her 40th Birthday?
Feb 25, 2020
I Believe My Husband Has Forgotten My Birthday - Part 2
In part 2, Jenn tells Dr. Laura all the nice things her husband surprised her with on her birthday.
Feb 25, 2020
I've Become A Spoiled Brat In Adulthood!!
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.
Feb 24, 2020
Is It Right To Seek More Affection In This New Relationship?
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.
Feb 21, 2020
My Girlfriend's Family Doesn't Share My Values
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?
Feb 21, 2020
Should I Accommodate My Daughter's Vegan Lifestyle?
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?
Feb 21, 2020
Should I Fight To Get Custody Of My Nephew?
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?
Feb 21, 2020
Despite Being In Remission, I Think About My Cancer Daily
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.
Feb 20, 2020
How Can I Defend Myself Against Mean Girls?
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?
Feb 19, 2020
I'm At A Crossroads As A Cancer Survivor
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?
Feb 18, 2020
I'm Contending With My Sexual Abuse Trauma
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".
Feb 18, 2020
My Friends Tease Me For Not Being On Social Media
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?
Feb 17, 2020
How Can I Be My Husband's Girlfriend?
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?
Feb 14, 2020
My Boyfriend Frequently Ghosts Me When We Disagree
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?
Feb 14, 2020
My Husband Wants Sex All The Time!!
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.
Feb 14, 2020
My Mom Thinks I'm Not A Good Listener
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?
Feb 14, 2020
During My Pregnancy, I Felt Unloved By My Husband
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.
Feb 13, 2020
As A Woman In My 20s, You Changed My Way Of Thinking!!
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!
Feb 12, 2020
I'm Homesick After Moving Across The Country For Love
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.
Feb 11, 2020
My Husband Won't Cut Loose His Drug Addict Son
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?
Feb 11, 2020
Should I Expect This Man To Change After 11 Years Of Dating?
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?
Feb 10, 2020
I'm Stuck Grieving Over The Passing Of My Cat
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.
Feb 07, 2020
My Son Is Constantly Lying - Part 1
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?
Feb 07, 2020
My Son Is Constantly Lying - Part 2
Gram and Mom call back to talk about the strategies Gram must employ to get all his schoolwork done and done well.
Feb 07, 2020
Should I Reveal To My Kids That I Was Previously Married?
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.
Feb 07, 2020
Should We Pay Our Kids As A Reward For Good Grades?
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?
Feb 06, 2020
I'm Scared Of Leaving My Family After Enlisting In The Marine Corps
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.
Feb 05, 2020
I Need Help Teaching My Son The Importance of Making An Effort
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.
Feb 04, 2020
My Mother Is Going Around Me Attempting To Reach My Children
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?
Feb 04, 2020
I'm Sick Of My Classmate Copying Everything That I Do!
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?
Feb 03, 2020
I Don't Want To Celebrate My Own Birthday After My Son's Murder
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?
Jan 31, 2020
Thank You For Helping Me Get Through A Life-Threatening Moment
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!!!
Jan 31, 2020
You Changed My Thinking About Being A Stay-At-Home Mom!
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.
Jan 31, 2020
You Helped Me To Stop People Pleasing Others
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.
Jan 31, 2020
How Do I Explain My Father's Incarceration To Friends and Family?
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.
Jan 30, 2020
I Have Nothing In Common With My Friend
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?
Jan 29, 2020
I'm Feeling Anxious and Overwhelmed In My Life - Part 1
Laura feels stretched "too thin," and her drive to be "perfect" is causing her mental and emotional anguish.
Jan 28, 2020
I'm Feeling Anxious and Overwhelmed In My Life - Part 2
In Part II, Laura and Dr.Laura strategize how Laura can declutter and simplify her life for her future health and happiness.
Jan 28, 2020
Am I Dating The Right Man?
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?
Jan 27, 2020
Bonus Episode: I Chose Wisely and Treated Kindly!!
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!
Jan 27, 2020
My 15-Year-Old Son Wants To Parent A Child
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?
Jan 24, 2020
Should I Ask My Husband To Stop Drinking?
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?
Jan 24, 2020
Thank You For Telling Us The Truth!
Bollo thanks Dr. Laura for telling it like it is.
Jan 24, 2020
Your Advice To Me Has My Daughter Wanting To Be You!
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!
Jan 24, 2020
A Grown Man Is Dating My 18-Year-Old Daughter
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.
Jan 23, 2020
My Mom Is Friends With My Ex's Mother And I Don't Like It
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?
Jan 22, 2020
Coach Dad Says Hurtful Words To Our Son - Part 1
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.
Jan 21, 2020
Coach Dad Says Hurtful Words To Our Son - Part 2
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?
Jan 21, 2020
You've Helped Me Improve My Personal Relationships
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.
Jan 20, 2020
After Our Recent Fallout, My Mother Only Wants To See Her Grandchild And Not Me
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?
Jan 17, 2020
I Feel Guilty Asking My Grown Daughter To Leave Home - Part 1
Theresa's 24-year-old daughter still lives at home and Theresa feels guilty about finally wanting her to move out.
Jan 17, 2020
I Feel Guilty Asking My Grown Daughter To Leave Home - Part 2
Theresa has an amazing and powerful breakthrough into why she has let her daughter live at home for so long.
Jan 17, 2020
My Husband Gets Frustrated Interacting With Our Young Daughter
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???
Jan 17, 2020
Should I Write A Letter To My Mom About My Bad Childhood?
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?
Jan 16, 2020
I'm Bothered By My Friend's Constant Advice!
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.
Jan 15, 2020
I Sabotage My Relationships
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.
Jan 14, 2020
My Father Is Hurting My Feelings
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?!
Jan 14, 2020
My Mom Puts Too Much Pressure On Me!
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?
Jan 13, 2020
I Don't Want Anything To Do With My Addict Mother
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?
Jan 10, 2020
I Knowingly Place Myself In Bad Situations
Carla has a dysfunctional family and she no longer wants to exhibit behaviors and habits as they do.
Jan 10, 2020
I Threatened To End My Life After Being Bullied
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.
Jan 10, 2020
I Want To Find Happiness Again After Suffering Personal Losses
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?
Jan 10, 2020
My Husband's Dinner Expectations Are Making Me Mad
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!
Jan 09, 2020
Should I Reconnect With A Friend Who Has Backed Away?
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?
Jan 08, 2020
I Feel Uncertain About My Future If I Reconcile With My Husband
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?
Jan 07, 2020
Is It My Fault That I Was Sexually Assaulted?
17-year-old Holly was sexually assaulted at a party, and she cannot relieve the pain of blaming herself for the assault.
Jan 07, 2020
Caller Testimony: If You Love Your Husband, Then Do Right by Him
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.
Jan 06, 2020
Grief Is Affecting My Marriage
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?
Jan 03, 2020
How Can I Be A Good Daughter-In-Law?
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!
Jan 03, 2020
My Ex Is Making Our Kids Feel Bad
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?
Jan 03, 2020
My Son Smoked Pot Instead Of Studying
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?
Jan 03, 2020
Should One Ever Acknowledge Hearsay?
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?
Jan 02, 2020
1.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I'm Tired Of Being A Mom To My Mom
Janice has acted as the adult in her relationship with her parents. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Dec 31, 2019
10.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I've Been Buying My Son's Love
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.
Dec 31, 2019
11.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - My Friend Is Dating A Murderer
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?
Dec 31, 2019
12.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - My Husband Is Grieving the Loss of His Father
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.
Dec 31, 2019
13.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - Meeting My New Nephew Is Bringing up Painful Childhood Memories
Ashley is planning to go back to her hometown to meet her 6-month-old nephew. But recalling her rough upbringing has her conflicted.
Dec 31, 2019
14.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - What Is Our Meaning In Life?
Harper has been contemplating her importance in life. Ready to face the truth, she calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Dec 31, 2019
15.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - Tammie Wants To Stop Being Controlled By Her Feelings
Tammie is stuck in a routine of keeping herself busy to bury her feelings. Dr. Laura helps her make a life changing breakthrough.
Dec 31, 2019
2.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - How Can I Confront My Parents?
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 31, 2019
3.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I Fell In Love With Someone New After Growing Apart From My Wife
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 31, 2019
4.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - My Husband Is A Workaholic
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.
Dec 31, 2019
5.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - How Do I Find My Purpose?
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.
Dec 31, 2019
6.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - My Son Asked Me Why I Haven't Gotten a Divorce
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.
Dec 31, 2019
7.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - The Family Business Is Destroying Our Family
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.
Dec 31, 2019
8.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - 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.
Dec 31, 2019
9.) COTD Top 15 of 2019 Countdown - I'm Not Happy Anymore
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.
Dec 31, 2019
Coming To Grips With My Spouse's Cancer Diagnosis
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?
Dec 30, 2019
How Do I Help My Struggling 18-Year-Old Daughter?
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?
Dec 30, 2019
My Daughter Is Playing Dumb With Me Regarding Homework
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.
Dec 30, 2019
My Friends Are Name-Calling!
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"?
Dec 30, 2019
COTD Classic: Why Is My Dating Life Going Nowhere?
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.
Dec 29, 2019
Do I Share My Sexual Past With My Child?
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?
Dec 27, 2019
I Want To Cut Ties With My Mother
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).
Dec 27, 2019
I'm Not Doing A Good Job of Mothering
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.
Dec 27, 2019
My Husband Is Always Complaining!
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?
Dec 27, 2019
Who Is My Real Daddy?
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?
Dec 26, 2019
Carrying On In Life Without Your Sibling
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.
Dec 23, 2019
My Prior Bad Marriage Is Affecting My New Relationship
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.
Dec 23, 2019
My Sex Life With My Husband Is Frustrating!
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.
Dec 23, 2019
My Teen Daughter Wants To Have Sex
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?
Dec 23, 2019
COTD Classic: Is Being A Perfectionist Making You Miserable?
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.
Dec 22, 2019
COTD Classic: My Sister Is A Snowflake
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.
Dec 22, 2019
I Worry About My Daughter's Self-Esteem
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?
Dec 20, 2019
I'm Missing School And Now I'm Anxious
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?
Dec 20, 2019
My Daughter-In-Law Constantly Points Out My Parenting Flaws
Nina's daughter in law complains and blames Nina for her husband's bad behavior. How should Nina respond to these attacks?
Dec 20, 2019
You Taught Me The World Won't Wait For Me
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!
Dec 20, 2019
Do I Have To Spend Christmas With My Brother-In-Law?
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?
Dec 19, 2019
My Mom Is Taking Away Christmas!
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?
Dec 18, 2019
I Don't Want To Spend The Holidays With My In-Laws
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?
Dec 17, 2019
I Wasn't Invited To My Friend's Holiday Party
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?
Dec 17, 2019
My Wife Is Unpleasant Towards Me
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?
Dec 16, 2019
COTD Classic: How Do You Move On When You've Lost The Love Of Your Life?
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?
Dec 15, 2019
COTD Classic: I Can't Keep My Husband Happy
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.
Dec 15, 2019
COTD Classic: If My Mom Was A Bad Parent, Why Do I Miss Her?
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.
Dec 15, 2019
Doing The Right Thing After Tragedy
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.
Dec 13, 2019
I Feel Bad For Turning In My Son
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?
Dec 13, 2019
My Mother Is Belittling My Church
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.
Dec 13, 2019
Should I Quit My Job As A Stay-At-Home Mom?
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?
Dec 13, 2019
Thank You For Helping Me With My Mother
Elizabeth thanks Dr. Laura for helping her end a terrible relationship with her mother, even though it was really difficult to do so.
Dec 12, 2019
My Best Friend Is Flirting With My Girlfriend
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?
Dec 11, 2019
Difficulty Bonding With Others
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.
Dec 10, 2019
How Can We Keep The Peace Raising Our Child?
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?
Dec 10, 2019
My Husband Is Placing Work Before Family
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?
Dec 09, 2019
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