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
To Wear or Not To Wear, That Is The Question
Dawn purchased her grandchildren two-piece swimsuits and can't understand why her daughter won't allow them to be worn.
Jul 09, 2020
I Feel Inadequate
Since the pandemic's spread...Suzy's "active mom" lifestyle has changed dramatically.
Jul 08, 2020
Is My Sister's Life My Concern?
Brittney thinks her sister is dating a man who is unfit for marriage.
Jul 07, 2020
My Mom Never Told Me The Truth
Torri's uncertain she can continue to have a relationship with her mom after discovering her dad is not her biological father.
Jul 07, 2020
My Friend Is A Shacked-Up Mess!!
Kate's friend is seeking help as her relationship is unraveling in turmoil because she's living outside of wedlock.
Jul 06, 2020
You Strengthened Me As A Husband
Jeff thanks Dr. Laura for helping him to "step up" during his wife's cancer battle.
Jul 03, 2020
I Feel Like I'm Losing My Son
Kim finds herself very emotional as her son and his wife prepare to relocate.
Jul 03, 2020
I Miss My Family
Dana has struggled to be happy since the deaths of her parents and sibling.
Jul 03, 2020
My Mom Wants To Be My Buddy
With her stepmom by her side, Alexandria calls into the program to discuss her bio-mom's wish to be her "best friend" and not a "real mother" to her.
Jul 03, 2020
My Son Is Upset With Me For Kicking Him Out
Rosemary's 23-year-old son has resorted to name-calling and demeaning behaviors after the passing of his father.
Jul 02, 2020
I Haven’t Been My Husband’s Girlfriend
Darcey thought her husband was mean, that he didn't love her, and that her needs were not being met...so she started texting another man!
Jul 01, 2020
Testimony of 10 Stupid Things Women Do
It took time for her to carry out Dr. Laura's advice...but in the end Samantha did the right thing, leaving a relationship with a man she was shacking-up with for years!!
Jun 30, 2020
I Struggle When My Mom Says NO
Young Lauren finds herself fighting with her parents more and more ...
Jun 30, 2020
Should I Return To My Job?
Sandy is concerned about returning to her job working at a hospital while the pandemic continues.
Jun 29, 2020
I'm Teaching My Daughter To Earn
Casey tells Dr. Laura that he's using what she preaches to raise his child right.
Jun 26, 2020
When I'm Bad, I'm Bad
Tanya had weight loss surgery 4 years ago but has gone from one extreme to another keeping off the pounds.
Jun 26, 2020
My Sister 'Matriarchs' Me
Amy's sister has taken over the role of matriarch since the passing of their mother.
Jun 26, 2020
Your Guidance Has Raised A Man
Mike thanks Dr. Laura for helping him raise his son into being a "man" and not a "snowflake" ...
Jun 26, 2020
I Don't Deserve My Husband
In response to a question Dr. Laura proposed, Crystal shares the many reasons why she doesn't deserve her husband.
Jun 25, 2020
My Hope For A Mother Is Gone
Suzy's mom passed away from COVID-19 but she finds herself confused by both relief and grief.
Jun 24, 2020
Should I Pay For My Daughter's Wedding?
Kay's daughter is seeking financial assistance for her upcoming wedding but there's one BIG problem ...
Jun 23, 2020
I'm Angry That I Have A Bad Dad
Jacob's mom made poor choices leaving him angry that he's never had the father he'd hoped for in life.
Jun 23, 2020
I Ceased Being A Shack-Up Honey
Jesse was shacking up with her boyfriend until the words of Dr. Laura helped her to stop playing games and start growing into a confident, secure woman.
Jun 22, 2020
Change The Attitude and Be Nice!!
Six months ago Patty was frustrated by her husband's frequent visits to the bar...that was until the pandemic unfolded and she made a change!
Jun 19, 2020
I Believe My Mom Is On Drugs
17-year-old Aislynn asks for guidance after discovering her mother may be a drug addict.
Jun 19, 2020
I Can't Get A Handle On My Weight
Jon was unaware that the reason he couldn't lose weight was much more profound than just self discipline.
Jun 19, 2020
Choose A Hobby or Divorce
Michelle updates Dr. Laura on the advice she was given to either find a "hobby" or "divorce" ... hear her decision!!
Jun 19, 2020
My Son Has Eloped!
Over a recent holiday weekend, Crystal's son discreetly connected with his girlfriend and eloped!
Jun 18, 2020
Can I Have A Relationship With My Divorcing Parents?
Gabrielle's parents are divorcing...now she wonders how she can have a relationship with them both?
Jun 17, 2020
Now I Know Why I've Picked The Wrong Men
Rene heard Dr. Laura's advice to another caller of the program and realized why she's been picking bad men over the good ones.
Jun 16, 2020
My Life Is In Shambles
Coming off a failed marriage, Tiffany is a wreck and doesn't know how to get things back on the right track.
Jun 16, 2020
Divorce and COVID-19 Are Tearing My Family Apart
Brooke divorced Jenna's father, and because of the pandemic's impact, Jenna is even more distanced from her daddy.
Jun 15, 2020
Your Words Of Wisdom Corrected My Thinking
Moana, molested by her mother's fourth husband, believes she's the "bad person" ...
Jun 12, 2020
My In-Laws Don't Care About The Pandemic
Kristy's husband is upset that she refuses to attend a family function as her in-laws believe the pandemic is "overblown" ...
Jun 12, 2020
My Husband Is Lazy
Patsey is growing increasingly frustrated by her husband being unwilling to carry out the simplest of chores.
Jun 12, 2020
What's Best For Our Family's Future?
Corry's husband has been working far from home but has an opportunity to fix that if they move elsewhere.
Jun 12, 2020
Our Daughter Is Dating A Bad Guy
Tony and Louise's teen daughter is dating a guy that they don't like. Tony has banned him from their home but Louise fears her daughter will be angry.
Jun 11, 2020
How Do I Get Over My Embarrassment?
Susan was embarrassed after her husband revealed to friends and family her poor choice to meet with an ex-boyfriend.
Jun 10, 2020
Keeping A Happy Marriage During The Pandemic
Teresa calls into the program to share how she's kept her marriage happy while under quarantine.
Jun 09, 2020
Is My Brother Being Controlled?
John is upset that his brother's wife suggests they are "not brothers" because they have separate fathers.
Jun 09, 2020
I Need A Backbone!
Marie can't muster the courage to kick her shack-up honey out of her own home!
Jun 08, 2020
Not Only Would My Husband Bring Me Lemonade ...
Lydia shares what else her husband would bring her if swimming through "shark-infested waters" ...
Jun 05, 2020
I'm Afraid To Sleep At Night
Young Addie is finding herself "alone and afraid" to the point of crying when its time for bed.
Jun 05, 2020
My Husband Is Withdrawing From Me
Carol's husband has become withdrawn and is communicating with an ex-girlfriend. Carol knows he's doing this because of the arguments between them.
Jun 05, 2020
When Do I Set Up Firmer Boundaries?
Heather believes she's supposed to "love everybody" but has found this quite difficult to accomplish with her mother-in-law's behavior. 
Jun 05, 2020
Should I Reach Out To My Father?
Charlie hasn't spoken with her dad since he was found guilty of being a sex offender! 
Jun 04, 2020
My Husband Took Your Advice!
Audra's husband took Dr. Laura's advice and told his mom the TRUTH! Now he and his mother are working out their differences in a much better direction.
Jun 03, 2020
My Hurt and Anger Is Impacting My Marriage
In a follow-up call to Dr. Laura, Catherine seeks help "retreading the tire" to keep the hurt and anger she has with her father's new wife from impacting her own marriage. 
Jun 02, 2020
How Do I Stop Becoming A YES Man? 
Brittanie has become unhappy in her career because of her inability to say "no" when warranted.
Jun 02, 2020
Fallout With Mom
Iris is an only child and raised by her mom who never married. When she attempts to show her mom attention, things don't go right between them. 
Jun 01, 2020
An Apology Owed To Dr. Laura
Martin never thought he would stop his procrastination. He even believed Dr. Laura had said the "lamest thing ever" until ... 
May 29, 2020
Are Emotions Overshadowing My Judgment?
Gerald is 27-years-old and thinking of moving in with his girlfriend, but is unsure if this is right to do. 
May 29, 2020
My Husband Won't Stop Smoking!
Afton's husband is extremely unhealthy and refuses to stop smoking. With his prostate now at risk, is there anything she can do to get him to quit?
May 29, 2020
I Don't Think I Can Trust My Husband
Monica is upset that her semi-retired husband has been spending time and money at the local bar while she's at work.
May 29, 2020
Being Sweet Saved My Marriage!
Michelle shares how Dr. Laura saved her marriage by putting her own problems in the past and becoming accountable for her actions.
May 28, 2020
I'm Unsure About My Relationship
Jessica is dating an actor nearly a decade older than her who's had many past relationships.
May 27, 2020
Should I Enforce Consequences On My Teen? - Part 2
In the conclusion of this 2-part episode, 14-year-old Leilani learns from Dr. Laura how to better conduct her life to avoid long-term ramifications. 
May 26, 2020
Should I Enforce Consequences On My Teen? - Part 1
In this 2-part episode, 14-year-old Leilani finds herself in trouble for her "combative and disrespectful" behaviors towards her parents. Listen to Part 1 ... 
May 26, 2020
Should My Teen Daughter Be On Social Media?
Liz's daughter is begging her mother to be allowed to chat with friends on the social platform "Snapchat,", but is this a good idea?
May 25, 2020
I Live By Your Mantra, Dr. Laura
April lives by her favorite mantra as told by Dr. Laura: "Feelings are not facts!"
May 22, 2020
Should I Facilitate A Relationship With My Mother-In-Law?
Juli ponders if it's important enough to have a relationship with her mother-in-law for the sake of her kids having a grandmother in their lives.
May 22, 2020
I'm Stressed Working On The Front Lines
Angela is feeling the overwhelming stress of working the front lines battling the pandemic at her hospital.
May 22, 2020
My Girlfriend Says She Doesn't Trust Me
While hunkered down under quarantine states away from each other, Johnny's girlfriend is expressing her lack of trust and insecurities. With tough times underway, what should he say to her?
May 22, 2020
My Son Wants To Bail On His Kid
James' adult son wants to join the Marines instead of being a father to his child. What words of wisdom can James share with his son to change his mind?
May 21, 2020
My Dad Started A New Family
Katherine is upset that her father has remarried and started a new family. Now she's being alienated by his new wife!
May 20, 2020
I Tell Lies All The Time
Brandon lies a lot, doesn't like himself much and neglects others around him.
May 19, 2020
Should I Livestream My Marriage?
Brooke's dream wedding has been put on hold due to the pandemic, but she's considering a small ceremony and live streaming it to friends and family.
May 19, 2020
I Haven't Had A Chance To Grieve
Jill is a small business owner under the stress of the pandemic and has not found an opportunity to grieve for her recently departed mother.
May 18, 2020
Thank You For Saving My Life!!
Wesley was on the verge of taking his own life until one day he heard Dr. Laura reveal "the secret of life" ...
May 15, 2020
My Husband Says I'm Giving Him Attitude
Rebecca is facing divorce as her husband has expressed that he's sick of her consistent bad attitude.
May 15, 2020
I Chose Poorly; Now I'm Divorced
Isabelle discovers why her marriage ended in divorce, because she shouldn't have married to begin with!
May 15, 2020
I'm In Grief Over The Loss Of My Siblings
Lettice can't figure out how to handle the grief she's been suffering over the loss of her 3 sisters.
May 15, 2020
I Believe My Boss Is Weak
Amber is angry at her boss for being a "limp dick," but is there anything she can truly do about it?
May 14, 2020
I'm In Trouble With My Stepson And His Wife
Marsha conveyed to her stepson and his wife that she didn't want to be a babysitter to their kids and that's caused a family rift.
May 13, 2020
I'm Concerned About My Daughter Hitting Rock Bottom - Part 2
Jori calls back with her mother one week later to discuss what she's learned from her prior discussion with Dr. Laura.
May 12, 2020
I'm Concerned About My Daughter Hitting Rock Bottom - Part 1
Trish's adult daughter Jori works for her. Trish says she can't make a suggestion or offer an opportunity without Jori getting angry at her.
May 12, 2020
We Disagree Over My Husband's Mother
Audra is ready to cut ties with her mother-in-law, but her husband Jesse is not ready to end it despite the chaos in their marriage.
May 11, 2020
COTD Classic: My Family Didn't Even Try
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Margaret's 15-year-old daughter speaks to Dr. Laura to give clarity as to why she and her siblings did nothing for their mother on Mother's Day.
May 08, 2020
COTD Classic: Happy Mother's Day, Dr Laura!
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Yvonne calls in to thank Dr. Laura for being more of a mom to her than her own birth mother was. With Dr. Laura's guidance, she has raised two successful daughters and has a full and happy life.
May 08, 2020
COTD Classic: I'm Suffering From Mother's Day Depression
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, the last five years of Laura's relationship with her mother were not happy ones to remember. Her mom indulged in alcohol and was physically and verbally abusive.
May 08, 2020
COTD Classic: My Wife Died on Mother's Day
In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Cris's wife passed away a few years ago on Mother's Day. He finds it difficult to not cry seeing pictures of his wife around the house. But he wants to have the pictures up for his kids to see. How can he stay strong?
May 08, 2020
I Was On The Verge Of Divorce
Tracy was going to leave her husband, who has suffered from depression, until she heard the words of Dr. Laura!!
May 07, 2020
Being Upbeat Is Exhausting!!
Joanie is feeling drained having to display "positivity and motivation" as part of her fitness training classes while under the COVID-19 quarantine.
May 06, 2020
Am I Truly Procrastinating?
Jennifer feels she's falling short in life but is she truly procrastinating or exaggerating?
May 05, 2020
How Do I Deal With This Grief?
Denise lost both her 82-year-old mother and 53-year-old sister one day apart from each other!
May 05, 2020
My Friend Wants To Date Me
Rebecca's friend says he has feelings for her, but she doesn't feel the same way about him. Is their friendship of many years over?
May 04, 2020
Flash Your Husband To End An Argument
Noelle shared Dr. Laura's classic advice "show your boobs to end an argument" with her church group! THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!!
May 01, 2020
Is It Too Late To Help My Daughter?
After years of avoiding the warning signs, Sandy is concerned for her daughter's lack of friends and feeling of rejection. Is Sandy at fault for her poor choices as a mother?
May 01, 2020
My Daddy Doesn't Want Me
Madeline is sad that her father is spending less time with her as he places his priorities towards his newly pregnant girlfriend.
May 01, 2020
My Husband Dislikes My Son
Shannon is in a second marriage where she's encountering conflict between her husband and son.
May 01, 2020
I Feel Manipulated By My Brother
Heath is in dispute over a piece of land his brother wants and ponders if he should fight back or let him have it?
Apr 30, 2020
How Do I Get My Mom To Help Herself?
Stephanie's mom is overweight and suffering from diabetes. She gambles and smokes and she's perfectly happy not changing her bad ways.
Apr 29, 2020
Thank You For Helping Me With Confrontations
Kim shares how Dr. Laura's advice helped her stop freezing up during moments of confrontation.
Apr 28, 2020
I'm Feeling Burnout
After much time spent taking care of others, Diane feels lazy and unwilling to do anything.
Apr 28, 2020
Our Marriage Is Falling Apart
Lisa and Tony's therapist has suggested their marriage is more of an arrangement than anything else. Their effort to express more care for each other, however, hasn't worked.
Apr 27, 2020
Copying My Cousin Got Me In Trouble!
Young Jackson found himself being disciplined after copying the bad behavior of his cousin.
Apr 24, 2020
My Husband Is Mad At Me For Visiting My Addict Son
Augusta's husband has voiced his unhappiness with his wife's frequent on-again, off-again visits to her addict child.
Apr 24, 2020
I'm Not Happy In My Career
Allison feels as if she's an imposter in her own place of work as she seeks happiness and success.
Apr 24, 2020
I'm Comparing My Life To My Sister-In-Law's
Michelle constantly compares her life to that of her sister-in-law's, leaving her in constant frustration.
Apr 24, 2020
The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands Works!
Longtime listener Kristy shares how Dr. Laura's message to women has helped in her own marriage.
Apr 23, 2020
My Wife Is Having An Emotional Affair
Jason's wife is texting with a man at work because their communication has broken down.
Apr 22, 2020
My Sister Failed To Help When I Needed Her Most
Lindy feels hurt that her sister didn't race to assist her after losing a home during the brush fires that ravaged her town.
Apr 21, 2020
My Husband Wants Sex When I Want Sleep!
Jessica's husband comes home late from work and then collapses in the chair for TV. time. When he's ready to make love to his wife, Jessica is ready for bed. How can Jessica and her husband get on the same schedule for intimacy?
Apr 21, 2020
I'm Sad That My Cat Died
Lauren unexpectedly had to put her cat down and she's not dealing well with the loss. She's tempted to get a new kitten to reduce the pain.
Apr 20, 2020
I Procrastinate Organizing for Myself
Sandra is a performer who is always putting her own organizing chores on the back-burner, and she's frustrated by her behavior.
Apr 17, 2020
You Helped Me Manage My Expectations
Michelle had several expectations of her recently departed brother until she heard the words of Dr. Laura. Listen as she shares how she learned to appreciate what he was able to give her.
Apr 17, 2020
Should I Minimize The Relationship With My Mom?
Josie's therapist has suggested the choice is hers to have a relationship with her mother or not. She's considering a minimal one but is unsure how to "navigate the waters" doing so. 
Apr 17, 2020
My 19-Year-Old Son Is A Brat!
Patrick's son is fussing about his car which his father purchased for him, and now wants a new one!!
Apr 17, 2020
I'm Questioning My Daughter's Ability To Execute My Will
Michelle is uncertain that her financially-challenged daughter can handle the responsibility of the money tied to her last will and testament.
Apr 16, 2020
Am I Too Old To Behave The Way I Do?
Kim believes she is a very weak woman. Dr. Laura helps Kim discover what truly scares her when she has to decide between what's right and what's wrong.
Apr 15, 2020
The Side Effects Of My Surgery Are Impacting My Life
Anne is trying to cope mentally with the physical pain she's suffered after a eye surgery didn't go as planned.
Apr 14, 2020
My Fiancé's Parents Are Interfering With Our Wedding Plans
Rebecca's future in-laws are dictating her wedding plans and she's not happy about it. What should Rebecca's fiancé be doing to handle his parents' behavior?
Apr 14, 2020
My Ex-Wife Has Thrown Out Her Parenting Card
Jeremy has been raising his 3 children essentially alone since his wife decided to no longer be a mom and moved out. Should Jeremy give her an opportunity to see the children or fully remove that right?
Apr 13, 2020
My Mom Is Upset That I Invited My Father To My Wedding
Marie's father was a deadbeat dad who bailed on his marriage and fathering duties. Now Marie wants him to participate in her wedding, which has upset her mother.
Apr 10, 2020
I Don't Believe I Loved My Husband Enough
Mary recently lost her husband and questions if she "loved him enough."
Apr 10, 2020
I'm Dredging Up My Childhood Trauma
Betsy continues to go back to her childhood trauma from 30 years ago that she allows to manifest daily.
Apr 10, 2020
My Sister Says We Have Abandoned Her
Heather's sister was incarcerated for drunk driving, causing a fatality. She wrote a letter of resentment to Heather saying she feels abandoned by her family for not showing her support.
Apr 10, 2020
Do We Cave Into Our Grandson's Request?
Carol's grandson wants to use her beach home as a wedding venue, but she's not particularly happy with what she sees as an abusive marriage in the making.
Apr 09, 2020
Do My Parents Belong In My Life?
Charlie was physically abused by his mother until his mid-teens. This abuse has taken its toll on his ability to be a good dad and has made it difficult to maintain a relationship with his parents.
Apr 08, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Man Who Molested Me Has Passed Away
Joyce wants to confront her sister who has yet again backed out of a promise to help with their ailing mother.
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
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
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
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
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
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 himself 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
Pouring Cold Water Over My Kid's Head Worked!!
Dr. Laura solves a case of an oversleeping kid!
Mar 10, 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
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 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 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-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
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
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
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
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
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
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 2
In part 2, Jenn tells Dr. Laura all the nice things her husband surprised her with on her birthday.
Feb 25, 2020
I Believe My Husband Has Forgotten My Birthday - Part 1
Did Jenn's husband really forget her 40th 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Thank You For Telling Us The Truth!
Bollo thanks Dr. Laura for telling it like it is.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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'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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Mary 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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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: 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: 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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I Want A Relationship With My Mom
Mikhalia is 23-year-old and has always had a strained relationship with her mom, who took more interest in work and her boss' children than in her. How can Mikhalia reign in her resentment?
Nov 25, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
My Role Model
Kim thanks Dr. Laura for being her role model.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Your Guidance Changed My Life
Maggie thanks Dr. Laura for over 30 years of advice and guidance!
Oct 04, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Should I Be Worried?
Toni received a call from her daughter's gynecologist regarding "test results." Should Toni be concerned?
Sep 24, 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
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
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
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
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
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'