Dr. Laura Call of the Day

By Dr. Laura Schlessinger

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 Dec 3, 2018


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

Episode Date
Kindergarten Graduation?
Erin is a stay-at-home mom and her 6-year-old daughter is graduating...from kindergarten!! Erin is not comfortable with all the ceremony planned around moving on from kindergarten and does not want her daughter involved with an event that she finds superfluous.
May 22, 2019
I'm Being Manipulated
Henry's wife has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and their lack of accessibility to resources has severely hindered her treatment. The couple has 3 children together and looking back, Henry feels like he was manipulated in past situations and recent circumstances.
May 21, 2019
Is Jealousy Normal?
What if jealousy drives bad behavior? Tanya is 60 years old and her husband of 4 years has acted out in fits of jealousy. Tanya loves her husband and believes him to be a good man,but she's tired of his outbursts.
May 21, 2019
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.
May 20, 2019
How Do I Explain This To My Child?
Denise has a 23-year-old daughter who is severely mentally ill and institutionalized. Denise's 8-year-old daughter (who never sees her sister) has asked why her parents "hate" her sister. How do they explain mental illness and, in this instance, the need to be protected from family to a child?
May 17, 2019
I'm Still Angry
A year ago, Maylan and her husband lost their newborn. They made the brave and emotional decision to donate their son's organs, which saved over seven children. Recently, Maylan received a heart-shaped "thank-you" box from the family who received her son's heart and it contained their son's heartbeat. Maylan feels the box is an incredible gift, but surprisingly finds herself angry.
May 17, 2019
Is Addiction Driving An Emotional Wedge In Your Family?
Payton is 10 years old and lives with her father and grandmother while her mother is in rehab for alcohol. During visits, her mother continues to blame and belittle Payton's father, while Payton wants the visits to be about their relationship and her mom's recovery and not about her dad.
May 17, 2019
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 isreluctant 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.
May 17, 2019
Should Parents Distance Themselves From Their Children's Social Lives?
Angela is concerned that her 17-year-old daughter Halie, who is graduating high school, makes and then "loses" friends, so she has no one with whom to attend school functions. If Halie is ok to go to these school events alone, should mom back off?
May 16, 2019
Can You Move Forward When Trust Is Lost?
Khali quit smoking 4 years ago but has since started using e-cigarettes without telling his wife Jessica. She caught him smoking in the house twice and feels she can no longer trust him. How can trust be regained?
May 15, 2019
High School Drama
Cera's 17-year-old daughter is graduating from high school and to celebrate, Cera and her husband are throwing a party. Tensions have arisen over the guest list since the daughter has asked that her estranged paternal grandfather does not attend. Cera agrees with her daughter but Cera's husband does not. Should the family take the "high road" and extend a kind familial gesture?
May 14, 2019
Is Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Productive?
Jessica went from being a working mom with 12 years of work experience to a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids. She is finding it difficult to accept that being a stay-at-home mom is as productive as her work life.
May 14, 2019
I'm Not Satisfied
Cathy is a 73-year-old widow and she is now dating a 71-year-old. They go to movies, go out to dinners and have met each other's families but Cathy is concerned and saddened by the lack of physical intimacy between them.
May 13, 2019
Children Need Someone To Rely On
Nanette is going through a messy divorce. Her middle son is aggressively acting up and she's concerned he's taking on his father's negative characteristics. She has decided to take extreme measures to protect her safety but wonders if it will jeopardize her relationship with her son.
May 10, 2019
Does A Single Moment Of Giving In To An Impulse Define Who We Are?
Brittany is 20 years old and just recently had sex with her boyfriend of a month. Brittany is absolutely distraught over what happened and doesn't know how she's going to move forward.
May 10, 2019
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?
May 10, 2019
What Happens When We Become TOO Involved In Our Children's Social Lives?
Robin is divorced and finds herself increasingly emotionally invested in her teenage daughter's dating life. Could the pain of her divorce cause her to live vicariously through her daughter?
May 10, 2019
When Is Enough Actually ENOUGH?
Reagan is 11 years old and a boy in her class consistently touches her on the hand and back. She wants it to stop. How can she communicate this to him without hurting his feelings?
May 09, 2019
Your Were The Only Person Who Was Able To Get Through To Me
To get away from her abusive mother, Leigh moved out at a young age and crashed in the basements of people she didn't know very well. She was soon running with a bad crowd, and became an addict. When she was at rock bottom, by chance, she heard Dr. Laura say one sentence that helped her turn her life completely around.
May 08, 2019
Can Our Marriage Survive? - Part One
Melissa and Zach have been married for 5 years, have a 2-year-old, and their marriage is on the verge of collapse If neither one of them is willing to work out their differences, can this marriage survive?
May 07, 2019
Can Our Marriage Survive? - Part Two
An ineffective therapist may have driven the wedge deeper between Melissa and Zach arming them with buzzwords to 'attack' each other. Can reconciliation be made once somebody has been labeled an "Emotional Bully"?
May 07, 2019
When Is It Time To End A Friendship?
Amanda wants to end a friendship because her friend repeatedly makes bad decisions and life choices that get her into trouble.
May 06, 2019
I Miss My Cat
7-year-old Ava's beloved cat passed away, and every time she thinks about him or sees his picture she is overcome with sadness and cries.
May 03, 2019
My Son Is Being Hard On Himself
Jay's youngest son refers to himself as an "idiot" when he makes a mistake. Jay thinks this behavior may stem from a competition between his three sons.
May 03, 2019
What Do We Do When We Find Out Our Teenagers Are Having Sex?
Reggie's 16-year-old daughter snuck a boy in while her parents were away. After finding out they had sex, Reggie responded by pulling her out of school and sports, and sent her to live with her aunt and uncle. Did Reggie overreact?
May 03, 2019
Your Advice Changed My Life
Bruce called Dr. Laura to discuss his sobriety and the future of his marriage (which isn't conducive to his long-term recovery). He had to make some tough decisions in order to gain a sense of freedom.
May 03, 2019
How Much Are You Willing To Sacrifice For A Dream?
Josh is on his high school basketball team and has ambitions to play in the NBA, but he's having trouble focusing on drills outside of practice.
May 02, 2019
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.
May 01, 2019
What Should We Do When My Kid Shows Anger and Discontent?
Kevin's son from a previous marriage shows his discontent when he comes to visit. Kevin wants to know how he should handle his son's anger, and verbal disrespect towards his stepmom.
Apr 30, 2019
When Is It Time To Leave?
Elizabeth's husband of 15 years is verbally aggressive and disrespectful to her in front of their two children. Elizabeth wonders if it's time to leave the marriage.
Apr 30, 2019
Hallucinating Or Being Manipulated?
Suzanne sought out professional help for "hallucinations" after her husband time and again would say something and then deny it ever being said. Is Suzanne the victim of passive aggressive behavior?
Apr 29, 2019
A 10-Year-Old Calling For Advice About Life?
10-year-old Diego calls Dr. Laura to get her best advice for someone in his stage of life.
Apr 26, 2019
How Do We Give Motherly Advice When Our Children Are Adults?
Kara's son is moving home after college; but has been giving her pushback when she gives motherly advice.
Apr 26, 2019
Is Making New Friends A Daunting Task?
9-year-old Skylar is sad because a friend she's had since 1st grade is no longer being friendly. Now she is trying to summon the courage to make new friends.
Apr 26, 2019
You Helped Me Get Sober
Chris is celebrating 3 years sobriety and calls to thank Dr. Laura for her tough love advice that saved his life.
Apr 26, 2019
How We Speak To Our Children Is Important
After listening to Dr. Laura for 6 months, Melissa has begun to prioritize her children more than ever. She calls to share how Dr. Laura has changed her life, and her two daughters lives for the better.
Apr 25, 2019
Marriage 101 Is Changing Marriages And Lives!
Amy was involved in a horrific car accident at a young age and has put off surgery that would relieve some of her pain. After watching Dr. Laura's Marriage 101 video course she has found the courage to take control of her pain.
Apr 24, 2019
Do We Have A Choice To Keep Going?
After a battle with cancer, Sara felt like she didn't have a choice but to be in pain. She shares how Dr. Laura helped her refocus.
Apr 23, 2019
What Do You Do When You Have A Controlling Mother?
Dylan feels like his mom is trying to compete with his girlfriend for his attention. It is beginning to drive a wedge in his relationship and he doesn't know what to do.
Apr 23, 2019
When Should We Feel Guilty?
Eve had to put her mother in a nursing care facility due to dementia. She can't help but feel guilty and calls Dr. Laura for perspective.
Apr 22, 2019
Family Business Causing Tension Within The Family?
Nicole's son works for the family business and there is mounting tension between father (the boss), and son (the employee).
Apr 19, 2019
Should We Have To Explain Ourselves To People?
Laura had a fabulous job for 27 years and decided to take a year off. Now that her sabbatical is over, her family keeps asking what she has to show for her time off.
Apr 19, 2019
Should We Intervene When Strangers Are Behaving Badly?
Debbie witnessed a mother at the supermarket berating her two teenage sons and felt compelled to step in. Dr.Laura explains what Debbie should do the next time she sees someone acting inappropriately.
Apr 19, 2019
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.
Apr 19, 2019
What Happens If We Never Get To Reconcile With An Estranged Parent?
James's relationship with his mother was extremely strained due to her addiction and life choices. James always thought there would be time to reconcile with his mother, but after her recent passing, he has no idea how to feel.
Apr 18, 2019
How As Parents Do We Reassure A Child Who Is Fixating On Our Death?
Susan and her husband adopted a child in their late 50s and now 11 years later their son is expressing his fear that they will die soon.
Apr 17, 2019
Part 1: How Do We Reintegrate A Recovering Addict Child Back Into The Family?
Sandra's 25-year-old son has been sober for 5 months and would like to move home. Her 16-year-old is protesting, because his brother has a history of being verbally abusive and relapsing when he's given his way.
Apr 16, 2019
Part 2: How Do We Reintegrate A Recovering Addict Child Back Into The Family?
Sandra played her previous call with Dr. Laura for both her children causing her eldest son to have a powerful moment of reflection and action.
Apr 16, 2019
I Don't Want To Have Any More Children
Marie and her husband have 3 children. Her husband wants to have more kids, but she is happy with what they have. Feeling like they are at an impasse, Marie calls Dr. Laura for help.
Apr 15, 2019
Are Political Debates Causing A Rift In Your Family?
Cindy and her sister are on different sides of the political spectrum and have had an unspoken truce for a few years. Recently her sister is pushing Cindy's buttons on political topics and she is afraid that this will hurt their relationship.
Apr 12, 2019
Do You Feel Like Past Abuse Is Hindering Your Happiness?
Erin has a self-described awesome life. But the memory of her abusive, alcoholic father is causing her to question her resolve when confronted with a challenge or dilemma at work.
Apr 12, 2019
How Can We Move Forward When We Are Consumed With Grief?
Jolee recently became a widow. She usually compartmentalizes emotions, but now she is concerned that grieving and crying in front of her young child is unhealthy.
Apr 12, 2019
I'm Caught In The Middle Of My Son's Abuse
Louise's son has been assaulting his wife. She called the police the first time she saw it happen and now gets calls from the wife's mother whenever he lashes out.
Apr 12, 2019
How Can I Be Happy With What I Have?
Susie has one child and she cannot help but feel depressed because she wants more. Dr. Laura reminds Susie what the Tenth Commandment really means.
Apr 11, 2019
How Can I Prepare My Family For Life Without Me?
Jenna has a terminal illness and has been focused on helping her family take steps to plan for a life without her. She calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Apr 10, 2019
Can Two People From Fractured Families Create A Happy One?
Carly and her fiance both come from troubled families. As their wedding draws closer and family drama continues, Carly calls Dr. Laura for her perspective.
Apr 09, 2019
Will My Boyfriend Ever Stop Being Lazy?
Ashley is concerned that her 22-year-old boyfriend has lazy tendencies that he will never grow out of. She enjoys him as a boyfriend, but is he husband material?
Apr 09, 2019
How Do We Cope With And Accept Chronic Health Issues?
Karen is in remission but she has lingering effects that require her to put her legs up when sitting for long periods of time. Now she can't help but feel self-conscious.
Apr 07, 2019
Can Praising Children Be A Negative?
Maureen is hurt and confused that her adult son has recently criticized her for giving him so much praise as a child. He believes her behavior has hindered him in his adult life.
Apr 05, 2019
Has Your Good Teenager Started Making Some Bad Decisions?
Kim's teenage daughter has recently been taking advantage of her privileges. Having had enough of the flippant disrespect to her parental authority, Kim calls Dr. Laura for help.
Apr 05, 2019
Where Has Being Greedy Ever Gotten You?
Greg made risky business deals in the hopes of reaping a large reward. Now that it all turned out to be a scam, he is having trouble facing his family and himself.
Apr 05, 2019
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.
Apr 05, 2019
How Do We Maintain Normalcy When Our Child Is Sick?
Natalie's son is battling an aggressive disease. Her entire family's world has been turned upside down and Natalie wants to maintain a semblance of normalcy for the sake of her marriage and her children.
Apr 04, 2019
How Can I Keep The Past From Holding Me Back?
Anne has severe guilt over the relationships she lost or injured during her battle with bipolar disorder. Unable to find trust in herself, she does not know how to move forward.
Apr 03, 2019
Are You An Overzealous Sideline Parent?
Julie's husband likes to scream and yell from the sidelines at their son's sports games. She's worried that her husband's behavior is bordering on abusive.
Apr 02, 2019
Do You Have A Jealous Spouse?
Lila thought that getting married would "cure" her spouse's jealousy. Now the wedding has passed and things have only gotten worse. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Apr 02, 2019
How Can You Stop Being Upset and Concerned?
Anne Marie has stopped supporting her estranged father who refuses to use the chances he's been given to stabilize his life. Should she feel guilty?
Mar 31, 2019
Ignoring Red Flags?
After 40 years of marriage, Jeanne's husband refuses to quit smoking pot and drinking. Jeanne is unhappy and she wants OUT!
Mar 29, 2019
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.
Mar 29, 2019
Is The Passion Gone?
Alyssa finds herself exhausted after work, leaving her feeling anything but romantic. She calls Dr. Laura to see if her marriage may be in jeopardy.
Mar 29, 2019
Should You Help A Family Member Even If They Are Doing Something Morally Abhorrent?
Susan's son has left his wife and two-week-old son for another woman. He has asked Susan if he can move back into her home.
Mar 29, 2019
What Is Irrational Guilt?
Vicky is mourning the loss of her dachshund she had for 15 years. She is feeling guilty for being more upset over her dog than the death of her estranged mother. Dr. Laura helps Vicky define grieving and its purpose in our lives.
Mar 28, 2019
When Is it Time to Tell A Family Member No?
Sydney has helped support her sister for years, and her husband has finally had enough. Dr. Laura helps prepare Sydney for the push-back she will endure from her family.
Mar 27, 2019
Can We Ensure That We Don't Get Hurt Anymore?
Melissa just left a difficult two-year relationship. She talks to Dr. Laura about wanting to move forward with healthy and thoughtful intention.
Mar 26, 2019
Dealing With Depression and Anxiety
Jessica is having a difficult time coping with bouts of crying. Dr. Laura helps her consider the impact her "uncontrolled emotions" have on her children.
Mar 26, 2019
When Does The Future Start?
Christina's boyfriend of two years has yet to propose and she's concerned that "intimacy" issues are hindering their future together.
Mar 25, 2019
Do I Have A Child I Didn't Know Existed?
Cerino recently saw a picture of his ex with a young woman. He has a gut feeling that this woman could be his daughter. Dr. Laura helps Cerino define what the concept of "DAD" truly means.
Mar 22, 2019
How Do I Tell My Children That They Are Adopted?
Mary wants to tell her two adopted children that they have another biological sibling. She calls Dr. Laura for insight.
Mar 22, 2019
Is It Time For A Bigger Nest?
Emily's husband plans to get his inheritance early so that they can buy a bigger house. Dr. Laura provides some much-needed perspective.
Mar 22, 2019
Why Can't My Dad Be Nice To Me?
Lisa has spent her entire life seeking kindness from her father. Dr. Laura helps her gain some much-needed perspective.
Mar 22, 2019
I Want Separate Bank Accounts
Regina and her husband can't agree on how to handle their finances. Regina calls Dr. Laura to get to the root of the problem.
Mar 21, 2019
I Need To Tell My Kids That We're Getting A Divorce
Jennifer calls Dr. Laura who helps her plan out the difficult conversation she must have with her kids about her impending divorce.
Mar 20, 2019
I Don't Want To Be Sad Anymore
After a successful battle with brain cancer, 12-year-old Renee calls Dr. Laura because she is done living with sadness.
Mar 19, 2019
I'm Having Second Thoughts...
Jared is at an impasse regarding his future with his long-term girlfriend. Dr. Laura sets him straight.
Mar 19, 2019
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.
Mar 18, 2019
Did I Do The Wrong Thing?
When Michelle found out that she had a half-brother, she decided she wanted to meet him. After meeting him, her mother never spoke to her again. Conflicted by feelings of guilt, Michelle calls for insight.
Mar 15, 2019
My Friend Is Being Nasty To Me
Day has a friend from school who has started to degrade her regularly. Dr. Laura helps her to see the truth.
Mar 15, 2019
Our Business Is Running Our Marriage Into The Ground
Wendy and her husband have run a business together for years, but they don't see eye-to-eye on some matters, and she's tired of the daily battles. Wendy wants her marriage more than the business, but she's unsure how to express this to her husband without tanking their relationship.
Mar 15, 2019
Why Are My Friends Always Complaining?
Megan's female friends aren't as happy being single as she is. She is confused by their negativity, and it's putting her relationships with them in jeopardy. In need of guidance, she calls Dr. Laura.
Mar 15, 2019
My Husband Doesn't Talk To Me Anymore
Kelly and her husband have been having a hard time connecting. Wanting to save her marriage, Kelly calls Dr. Laura for help.
Mar 14, 2019
I Broke The Cycle
Magen has superseded her parents' poor example and has made a wonderful life. She can't help but feel guilty, however, about the progress she has made.
Mar 13, 2019
I'm Worried About My Children's Safety
Laura fears that her children might not be safe being around her brother. Should she continue to allow him to be around her kids?
Mar 12, 2019
My Sister And I Have A Bad Relationship
Heidi is miserable over her relationship with her sister. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Mar 12, 2019
Special Edition: I Was A Self-Centered Wife
In this thank you call, Jenna explains how taking the advice she got from Dr. Laura has bettered her family in many ways.
Mar 12, 2019
My Husband Is Disrespecting Me
After getting into an argument about their yearly vacation, Sharon's husband has decided to only take his son and leave her behind. She calls Dr. Laura for her perspective.
Mar 11, 2019
How Can I Trust My Husband Again?
Cyndy and her husband are working on their marriage after infidelity. They are making progress but she is having trouble letting herself trust him.
Mar 08, 2019
My Husband Is In Denial About Our Son
Stephanie's son is autistic and her husband is having a hard time accepting that their son will have limitations. She calls Dr. Laura for guidance.
Mar 08, 2019
My Sister Is a Snowflake
Michelle's 18-year-old sister is asking to move in with Michelle and her husband. She calls Dr. Laura for no-nonsense advice.
Mar 08, 2019
What Do I Do Now That My Marriage Has Ended?
After being cheated on by her husband multiple times, Victoria's 23 year marriage has ended. She calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Mar 08, 2019
My Bachelorette Party Felt Like High School
After four old friends from her high school acted horribly at her bachelorette party, Kayla is at a loss for what to do.
Mar 07, 2019
I Don't Want To Be Touched
With the recent birth of her baby, Kelly has struggled with wanting to be sexually intimate with her husband. How can she light the spark again?
Mar 06, 2019
I Overspent On A Gift For My Wife
Kevin bought his wife a gift, but he knows it cost more than he should have spent. He calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Mar 05, 2019
Thank You For Your Wisdom
Larry is seeing the successes of the Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands daily. He called Dr. Laura to share the details.
Mar 05, 2019
Should I Keep Giving My Friends Advice
Lisa's friends call her all the time to vent. She gives them advice, but they never follow through.
Mar 04, 2019
Am I Ready To Give Up My Job?
Katie has had terminal breast cancer for a few years now. She is still working full time, but thinks it may be time to walk away.
Mar 01, 2019
I Don't Want To Be A Snowflake
Marcus called previously with his parents to see if he was engaging in "snowflake" behavior. After taking the hard truth to heart, he calls back to share his progress.
Mar 01, 2019
I Want A Real Relationship - Part 1
Cory has been holding himself back in relationships due to a fear of heartbreak. He calls Dr. Laura for insight.
Mar 01, 2019
I Want A Real Relationship - Part 2
After taking time to process the huge breakthrough he had in his first call with Dr. Laura, Cory calls back to share what he has learned.
Mar 01, 2019
Special Edition: You Can Learn A Lot About Being A Good Parent From Caller Keri
Keri is insisting her son become a man by taking responsibility for himself. At 22-years-old, he thinks he has all the power to make good life decisions.
Mar 01, 2019
A Letter To My True Father
Sheryl has had a revelation about her father and is ready to move on from the hurt and anger she holds towards him. She calls Dr. Laura to see if she is taking a step in the right direction.
Feb 28, 2019
I've Been Trying To Prove My Worth
Kim has known from a young age that her mother intended to terminate her pregnancy. After spending her whole life trying to prove that she was worthy of keeping, she calls Dr. Laura with a breakthrough.
Feb 27, 2019
I'm Tired Of Repeating Myself!
Natasha is sick of her children not listening to her when she asks them to take responsibility. She calls Dr. Laura for guidance.
Feb 26, 2019
My Marriage Has Been On The Back Burner
Sara's husband went out of town for both his birthday and Valentine's Day. Should she still give him gifts even though their marriage has been rocky?
Feb 26, 2019
How Do I Avoid A Divorce?
Angela and her husband have been contemplating getting a divorce but have hesitated because they have two kids. Angela calls Dr. Laura to see if there is a way they can avoid splitting up.
Feb 25, 2019
How Can I Be A Good Wife?
Amanda's husband has just lost his step-mom. She calls Dr. Laura to see how she can be a good wife to him through this time of grieving.
Feb 22, 2019
I Want To Break Up With My Boyfriend
Monica just found out that her boyfriend is planning her a surprise party for her birthday. The only problem is she has been planning on breaking things off. She calls Dr. Laura for advice because she doesn't want to hurt his feelings.
Feb 22, 2019
If My Mom Was A Bad Parent, Why Do I Miss Her?
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.
Feb 22, 2019
My Husband Is A Hoarder
After 20 years of hoping her husband's behavior would change Debbie is finally fed up with his clutter. She calls Dr. Laura to see if there is a solution.
Feb 22, 2019
Having A Relationship With My Mom Isn't Worth The Pain
Jacqueline hasn't had a great relationship with her mom. She's still angry and disappointed with her mother not being a great parent. She calls Dr. Laura for guidance to see if she should cut her losses.
Feb 21, 2019
I Need To Kick Out My Granddaughter But I'm A Chicken
Bessie was nice enough to allow her granddaughter to move in, but she has now overstayed her welcome. In need of some extra courage, she calls Dr. Laura.
Feb 20, 2019
How Can I Explain My Choices To My Mother-In-Law? - Part 1
Brittany's mother-in-law continually complains about little things, like her use of cloth diapers. She wants to put a pin in the criticism without offending her mother-in-law.
Feb 19, 2019
How Can I Explain My Choices To My Mother-In-Law? - Part 2
After following Dr. Laura's advice and talking her mother-in-law; Brittany calls back to give an update on what happened.
Feb 19, 2019
My Friend Just Passed Away
Lori is having a hard time controlling her emotions after her friend passed away. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Feb 18, 2019
Week Of Love: How Do You Move On When You've Lost The Love Of Your Life?
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?
Feb 15, 2019
Week Of Love: I Love Her, But She Lies
Matt has been with his girlfriend for almost a year and he's concerned about her consistent pattern of deceit. He loves her, but the constant lies she tells make it hard to trust her and he's not sure what he should do.
Feb 15, 2019
Week Of Love: My Date To The School Dance Just Professed His Love To Me
Gigi's friend set her up with a guy to go to a school dance, and after just one encounter, he professed his love to her. Should she still go to the dance with him?
Feb 15, 2019
Week Of Love: My Ex Told Me She Is Still In Love With Me
Chris's ex-fiancée is calling him saying that she still loves him even though she is now married to another man. What should he do?
Feb 15, 2019
Week Of Love: I'm Afraid To Give My Wife The Love She Deserves
Denny knows he has been a jerk towards his wife, but he's afraid of what might happen if he makes himself vulnerable. How can he get over his fears and be a better husband?
Feb 14, 2019
Week Of Love: Were We In Love? Or Was It Just Lust?
After 6 years of marriage, Ben and Erin aren't happy and not sure if they were ever in love to begin with. Dr. Laura guides them through honoring their commitment to each other so they can find happiness again.
Feb 13, 2019
Week Of Love: 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.
Feb 12, 2019
Week Of Love: Why Do I Keep Dating Bad Guys?
Macy keeps making poor choices in men. Why does she go after men who continue to hurt her?
Feb 12, 2019
Week Of Love: I Feel Like My Fiancé Doesn't Really Love Me
Jessica has accused her fiancé John of not showing her real love in their relationship. Where should this engaged couple go from here?
Feb 10, 2019
I Don't Love My Stepson
John has a hard time expressing feelings of affection for his stepson the way that he does to his own children. Is it wrong for him to feel this way?
Feb 08, 2019
I'm Turning Into My Dad
Allison's father gave her constructive criticism as a child; now she is doing the same thing to her son. Worried about hurting his feelings, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
Feb 08, 2019
I'm Worried About My Son's Behavior At School
Crystal's son got in trouble at school for something he claims he did not do. She calls Dr. Laura to see if he should start seeing the school counselor.
Feb 08, 2019
My Sister Tells Me Everything I Do Is Wrong
Julie's sister is overly critical of her choices. Fed up with the constant scrutiny, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
Feb 08, 2019
I Want To Help My Daughter
Karen is worried about her daughter who has been medically discharged from the National Guard. She calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Feb 07, 2019
I Resent My Mom
Jessica has noticed that she is often very mean to her mom. Worried about her behavior, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
Feb 06, 2019
I Got Too Involved In My Friend's Drama
Yolanda's friend vents to her daily and while she usually tries to stay out of it, she finally broke. After telling her friend that her husband sucks, Yolanda is worried that she shouldn't have said anything.
Feb 05, 2019
It's The Third Anniversary Of My Mom's Death
Sheri has been having recurring dreams where her mother is still alive. She calls Dr. Laura to see what may be causing her to continue having these dreams.
Feb 05, 2019
My Husband Told Me I Need Help
Katy keeps lashing out at her husband without being provoked. Afraid of ruining her marriage, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
Feb 04, 2019
I Don't Want To Deal With My Ex's New Wife
Jeanne had an altercation with her ex-husband's wife at her daughter's wedding a year ago. Now that her second daughter is getting married, she is worried that the drama will continue.
Feb 01, 2019
I Feel Smothered By My Husband
Emily feels overwhelmed by the amount of affection she receives from her husband. Dr. Laura helps her unpack why she is so intimidated by his show of love.
Feb 01, 2019
My Daughter Doesn't Appreciate Her Mom
Chris is worried that his daughter is not appreciative of her mother. He calls Dr. Laura to be sure that he is doing everything she can to raise her right.
Feb 01, 2019
Should I Stay With My Husband For The Sake Of Our Kids?
Jennifer did not choose wisely and has ended up in a marriage with an abusive husband. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Feb 01, 2019
What Do I Do with Myself?
Jessica raised her kids as a single mom. Now that her youngest is off on her own, Jessica doesn't know what to do with her time.
Jan 31, 2019
Will I Ever Be Able to Have a Relationship with My Brother?
Cindy wants to have a relationship with her brother but feels like none of her efforts are paying off. Dr. Laura helps her to see the true reality of her situation.
Jan 30, 2019
I'm Worried About My Husband's Anger
Ronnie is quick to anger over small things. His wife Melissa is beginning to worry about his behavior. They call Dr. Laura for help.
Jan 29, 2019
We Caught Our Son in a Lie
Preston lied to his parents about finishing his homework and then overslept because he stayed up all night texting. The family calls Dr. Laura to see what punishment fits the crime.
Jan 29, 2019
Am I Finally In A Good Place?
Jeanine has been married six times, starting at the age of 15. Now that she is finally in a good marriage, she can't help but beat herself up for her past mistakes.
Jan 28, 2019
I'm Afraid to Take A Chance
Lynn and her husband are thinking about moving away, but they are worried about losing their friends and sense of home.
Jan 25, 2019
My Husband and Son Are At An Impasse
Gait is home from college for winter break and feels his father is being unfair about expectations for him. Gait and his mom call Dr. Laura for advice.
Jan 25, 2019
Nobody Is Buying My Arts and Crafts
Susan has found herself losing the joy she once gained from crafting because she has been unable to sell any of her creations. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Jan 25, 2019
Should Sam Give in to Her Husband's Demand for Sexy Photos?
Sam's husband has threatened to withhold sex from her if she does not give him sexy pictures whenever he requests. At a loss for what to do, she calls Dr. Laura for help.
Jan 25, 2019
What Should Casey Do When Her Mom Talks Trash Behind Her Back?
Casey, a self-proclaimed "Momma's Girl" has just found out that her mother has been talking badly about her behind her back. After prioritizing her mom for so many years, Casey wonders why she would do this.
Jan 24, 2019
Michelle Learned That Marriage Means You Don't Have to Go It Alone
Every few months, Michelle shuts down and won't let anyone in. It is beginning to affect her marriage so she calls Dr. Laura for help.
Jan 23, 2019
Megan Doesn't Want Her Bad Childhood to Ruin Her Married Life
Megan grew up in a very negative home with lots of yelling. Now if she ever feels like her husband is raising his voice, her defenses go from 0 to 60.
Jan 22, 2019
Now That Katie's Mother Is a Grandma, Can She Change Her Stripes?
After having kids, Katie decided to give her not-so-great mother another chance. She realized her mother hasn't changed at all, and is beginning to regret that decision. She calls Dr. Laura for help.
Jan 22, 2019
My Daughter's Friend Is a Bad Seed
A neighborhood friend of Tracy's 8-year-old daughter stole a toy from their home and continues to behave badly. Tracy calls Dr. Laura to seek advice on how to handle this friendship.
Jan 21, 2019
Don and His Family Are Being Ignored by His In-Laws
Don's in-laws have little time for his family, yet always seem to be available for their son's family. Dr. Laura helps him see why his brother-in-law gets all the attention.
Jan 18, 2019
Should Kaitlin Insert Herself into Her Divorced Parents Drama?
Kaitlin's father has just told her that he is planning on proposing to his girlfriend. She calls Dr. Laura to ask if she should give her mom a heads up to avoid drama.
Jan 18, 2019
Whitney's Sister Is Pregnant, but She's Not. How Can She Cope?
Whitney and her sister were both trying to get pregnant, but were having infertility issues. While Whitney is still struggling, her sister has announced her pregnancy. She calls Dr. Laura to talk through her feelings.
Jan 18, 2019
My Mother Is Competing With My Husband For My Affection
Previous caller Emily gives an update on her last call where she told Dr. Laura she was homesick. She solved that problem by spending more time on her marriage. But now her mom and brother are pushing back.
Jan 17, 2019
How Can I Get My Husband to Stop Working So Much?
Jill is worried her husband is stretching himself too thin because he never has time to spend with her. Dr. Laura opens Jill's eyes to other reasons he might not be prioritizing her.
Jan 16, 2019
My Husband's Drinking May Cost Him His Job!
Jennifer's husband of 16 years is going into rehab for his drinking problems after being threatened by his company. Dr. Laura helps her to dig deep and find the reason why she has put up with his drinking for so long.
Jan 15, 2019
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.
Jan 15, 2019
My Mom and I Are Both Getting Divorced
Priya is in the midst of her own divorce and now her parents are getting divorced as well. They're leaning on her shoulder, but she's getting no sympathy in return.
Jan 14, 2019
How Can I Get Comfortable with the Loss of What Is Comfortable and Familiar?
Emily and her husband moved away after getting married. It has been 7 months now and Emily finds herself missing the familiarity of her hometown. Dr. Laura helps her retrain her thinking.
Jan 11, 2019
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.
Jan 11, 2019
Should People Post Our Pictures Online Without Our Permission?
Vicky has a strict "no phones" policy with her children. But one of her son's friends posted a video of him on social media without asking him first. Vicky calls Dr. Laura for guidance.
Jan 11, 2019
Sometimes Digging Down Deep to Truly Understand the Source of Your Troublesome Feelings Is the Best Therapy
Carl gets angry with himself for the smallest things. Dr. Laura helps him realize what the cause of these outbursts truly is.
Jan 11, 2019
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.
Jan 10, 2019
Plans and Dreams Often Have to Change in Time
Naomi and her husband have two kids, but recently she has been wanting to have a third. She knows they cannot afford to have another child and is having trouble coping.
Jan 09, 2019
Am I Overreacting to Red Flags?
Jenny has started noticing some possible red flags in her relationship. Dr. Laura helps her to see the bigger picture.
Jan 08, 2019
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.
Jan 08, 2019
How Do I Give My Parents Upsetting News?
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.
Jan 07, 2019
Am I Taking Too Big of a Risk?
Chuck thrives on knowing that everything will work out. Now that he has decided to make a change with his job, he has lost his feeling of comfort. But can he cope with his fear of the unknown?
Jan 04, 2019
How Can I Stop Procrastinating?
Jessica keeps putting off tasks at work. She knows they need to be done, but fears that she may not be smart enough to complete them. Dr. Laura helps Jessica dig deep to reveal what has been holding her back.
Jan 04, 2019
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.
Jan 04, 2019
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.
Jan 04, 2019
I Feel Anxious All the Time
After winding up in the hospital two years ago, Angelo has been struggling to see the good in life. He calls Dr. Laura to find out how he can deal with all the pressure.
Jan 02, 2019
1.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Got Lunch with a Former Female Co-Worker
Rebecca is upset with her husband, Michael, for going out to lunch with a woman who used to work with him. However, Michael doesn't understand what the big deal is. Did Michael cross the line?
Dec 21, 2018
10.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - I've Been Keeping A Secret from My Wife
John has a secret from before he was married that he hasn't shared with his wife. Should he tell her now or continue to keep it to himself?
Dec 21, 2018
11.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Bridesmaids Bailed On Me
Lindsey's bridesmaids all dropped out of her bridal shower at the last minute. Is she right to be upset?
Dec 21, 2018
12.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Stopped Speaking to Me. What Should I Do?
Lynn and her husband haven't spoken in 24 hours after having a huge blowup on the phone. What's Lynn's next move?
Dec 21, 2018
13.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Kids Have No Respect For Me
After years of trying to cater to her kids, Cheryl no longer feels like an authority figure in her home. What can Cheryl do to turn the tables?
Dec 21, 2018
14.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Doesn't Want Me To Go On Trips Without Him
Evonne often goes on trips with her best friend. But her husband, Michael is starting to feel like second fiddle. They call Dr. Laura for advice.
Dec 21, 2018
15.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Ex Keeps Telling Me She Still Loves Me
Chris's ex-fiancee is calling him saying that she still loves him even though she is now married to another man. What should he do?
Dec 21, 2018
2.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - Should I Confront the Man Who Molested Me?
Justin was molested by his father's friend as a young boy. Now 21, Justin wonders if he should confront him...
Dec 21, 2018
3.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Got Mad at Me for Private Messaging Other Men
Josie has been trading private messages with male friends from her past, much to her husband's chagrin. Is Josie being inappropriate?
Dec 21, 2018
4.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - I Compromised My Values For A Guy
Katelyn has been making poor decisions since she started dating her boyfriend. She and her mother, Monica call Dr. Laura for help.
Dec 21, 2018
5.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Has A Sexual Addiction
After giving her husband chance after chance, Alma doesn't think she can stay married to him anymore. What should she tell the kids?
Dec 21, 2018
6.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - How Can I Learn To Be Less Frustrated And Irritable?
DeAnne is quick to annoyance and anger and slow to let it go. Why does she get so riled up over small things?
Dec 21, 2018
7.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - How Should I Respond to My Son's Hurtful Words?
Marie found a letter that her 17-year-old son wrote to his teacher saying that he is much closer to his dad than his mom. How should Marie approach him about it?
Dec 21, 2018
8.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - How Do I Tell My Sister She Upsets Me?
Susannah gets upset when her sister speaks badly of their parents and upbringing. What happened while they were growing up to cause her sister's hatred?
Dec 21, 2018
9.) Call Of The Day Top 15 Countdown - My Husband Doesn't Notice Me Anymore
Jamie's husband works all day and when he comes home, he is too tired for sex. What can Jamie do to bring the spark back?
Dec 21, 2018
Am I Doing the Right Thing?
Lyndsey's grandmother sent her a text that has left her feeling very guilty. Dr. Laura helps Lyndsey to realize what her real priorities are.
Dec 21, 2018
I Can't Keep My Husband Happy
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 21, 2018
My Son Is Getting on My Last Nerve
Jenny's 13-year-old son has been disrespecting her. She is starting to lose patience with his behavior and calls Dr. Laura for guidance.
Dec 21, 2018
Thanks to You I Found My Dream Job
Janice called previously because she felt stuck in her career. After taking Dr. Laura's advice she calls back to share her success story.
Dec 21, 2018
I Wish I Had The Energy To Do More
Sarah has been sick for several years and is working with a team of doctors to get better. Though she has very little energy to do much beyond the basics, she does her best to find peace and succeeds at keeping her husband happy. He is supportive and takes care of their family, but she wishes she had more to give and calls for advice.
Dec 20, 2018
Should I Go Home For Christmas?
Debra has been married for 3 years and they recently had their first child in August. They are considering going to visit her parents for Christmas, but they live 3 hours away and Debra isn't sure if they should travel with their new baby.
Dec 19, 2018
How Do I Handle My Passive-Aggressive Mother?
Nicole has always had a difficult relationship with her mother. When she and her sister weren't able to coordinate a time for both of their families to travel to their parents' house for their mother's birthday and to receive their Christmas money, their mother told them to forget it and she would just mail them a check. Nicole has tried to be accommodating, but this behavior is typical for her mother and she isn't sure how she should handle it.
Dec 18, 2018
What Can I Do About My Husband's Odd Behavior?
Julie's husband retired several years ago and has started to develop odd behaviors with his diet and keeping their home sterile. When she travels out of state, he has started getting rid of furniture. She's become concerned and calls for advice on what to do.
Dec 18, 2018
How Do I Fix My Relationship With My Oldest Child?
Rita has three children, aged 24, 19, and 16. She is struggling to get along with her oldest daughter and isn't sure what she can do to fix their relationship. Should she keep trying to change things between them or just take it for what it is?
Dec 17, 2018
I Resent My Biological Parents
Anthony was adopted by his aunt and uncle when his biological parents gave him up at 2 weeks old. His parents are now trying to be in contact with him, but he's still angry and resentful that they gave him up but kept his two older brothers. Should he hold on to his anger?
Dec 14, 2018
My Boyfriend Hired His Ex
Cathey and her boyfriend have been together for a few years. But Cathey has just recently found out that he hired one of his ex-girlfriends to work for him. Dr. Laura helps her realize why he might have hidden it in the first place.
Dec 14, 2018
My Niece Started Calling Me Mom
Stephanie's sister is upset because her daughter has started calling Stephanie mom. She calls Dr. Laura to find out how to handle this sticky situation.
Dec 14, 2018
Thank You For Helping Me Focus On What's Important!
Ranay called 6 weeks ago about her lack of intimacy with her husband while she has been going through breast cancer treatment. Dr. Laura advised her to stop being hard on herself and to communicate with her husband. Something flipped in her once she started talking to her husband about her concerns. She started working out on her own and with her family and it has helped her focus her mind. She calls to thank Dr. Laura for helping her be mindful of what is truly important in life.
Dec 14, 2018
My Husband and I Don't Agree On Our Children's Schedule
Alison and her husband have disagreed about how to raise their children for years. She likes to keep a schedule with them, especially when it comes to bedtime, but he doesn't agree with her and won't back her up. She has considered counseling and calls Dr. Laura to find out what to do.
Dec 13, 2018
I Don't Want To Raise a Snowflake
Nicole has a 25-year-old son who she has promised to support through college. He ended up taking the "long path" and ultimately quit college to get his yoga teacher certification. She has been paying all of his bills, including rent, but he is about to get his certificate and she isn't sure how to cut off his financial support.
Dec 12, 2018
I Thought My Parents Didn't Want Me When They Put Me In Daycare
Joey had a horrible experience when he was briefly put in daycare as a child. He didn't understand why and thought that his parents didn't want him anymore. He calls to tell Dr. Laura his emotional story and support that no child should ever be put in daycare.
Dec 11, 2018
My Wife Found Out That I've Been Unfaithful
Mark and his wife have been married for over 20 years and he has cheated on her with more than one woman. His wife recently found out and he is willing to do whatever it takes to save his marriage. Dr. Laura asks if he is only willing to change because he was caught and places him on hold to think about how he will replace the excitement he felt from sneaking around.
Dec 11, 2018
What Can I Do About My Sadness?
Laura is having a tough time and thinks she might be mildly depressed. Her oldest daughter recently left home to go to college and though she misses her daughter, she is mostly sad that the job of raising her is over and calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Dec 10, 2018
Did I Overstep With My Son and His Future Wife?
Nancy's 32-year-old son is getting married for the first time to a 32-year-old woman who was married before, and their family is worried about the turbulent relationship. When her son and his future wife asked what Nancy would be able to contribute to the wedding, she said she would only help them out if they agreed to go to premarital counseling. Her son is willing, but his fiancee is furious and Nancy is now worried that she might have overstepped her boundaries.
Dec 07, 2018
I Realized I Was Wrong About Abortion
25 Years ago, Lisa was 27-years-old, unmarried with no kids, and working full time. Her co-workers would casually discuss their children having abortions and she didn't think much about it at the time. Her view completely changed when she went with her sister to her 16 week ultrasound and heard those two little heartbeats. She realizes that she was being fed the wrong information and has been pro-life ever since.
Dec 07, 2018
I Realized I Was Wrong About YOU Dr. Laura!
When Rachel and her husband bought a new car with SiriusXM, she noticed that her husband was listening to Dr. Laura. She thought that Dr. Laura was rude and told her husband she didn't want to listen. She eventually gave the show a chance and changed her opinion when she realized the depth of the conversations that Dr. Laura has with her callers. She has now been listening for 8 years, is a stay-at-home mom and no longer sends her kids to daycare.
Dec 07, 2018
I'm Having Issues With My Bipolar Disorder
Sylvia was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago and began taking medication that made her miserable, so she stopped. She recently had an episode and her psychiatrist put her back on medication. It's making her feel terrible again and she isn't sure what to do. Dr. Laura encourages her to keep trying and explains how she can explain her illness to her two sons.
Dec 07, 2018
Should I Break Up With My Boyfriend When I Leave For College?
Brianna is 17, comes from a broken family and currently lives with her grandmother who doesn't provide her with any guidance. She is going away to college in 5 months and is having mixed emotions about staying in a relationship with her boyfriend of 4 years when she leaves. She is worried about being alone, so Dr. Laura advises her on how she can morph her relationship with the boy and learn to be on her own.
Dec 06, 2018
How Do I Say No To My Family Members?
Christy has issues with her family, her mother and brother in particular. She thinks that she needs to set boundaries with them, but Dr. Laura advises her on what she actually needs to learn to do.
Dec 05, 2018
I'm Worried I Will Regret Not Helping My Alcoholic Father
Nikki recently found out that her alcoholic father has health issues and that her cousin is taking care of him. She never had a good relationship with her father, but she is worried that she will regret it if she doesn't try to help him and calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Dec 04, 2018
My Promotion Is Giving Me Anxiety
Kelly was promoted to a top position at work this past July. She has been handling the normal stress that comes with a promotion, but recently has become worried that she is a fraud and anxious that she shouldn't have gotten the job in the first place.
Dec 04, 2018
My Sisters Don't Get Along--What Should I Do About Christmas?
Lesha gets along with her 3 sisters, but they don't get along with each other. They're all a little extreme while Lesha tends to be more amicable and easy going. She is married with two kids and is starting to plan for the holidays, but she isn't sure how to deal with her sisters constant drama. Dr. Laura advises Lesha on how to handle the holidays like an adult.
Dec 03, 2018
Do I Hire My Other Son?
Cindy and her husband have twin sons and run their own HVAC company. They employ one of the twins, but the other son would like to leave his current job and work for the family business as well. They're concerned because they have enough issues getting one son to work and know that bringing in his twin would cause more chaos.
Nov 30, 2018
My Daughter Doesn't Want To Invite Her Sister To Her Wedding
Linda has two adult daughters that don't get along. One has always been petty and controlling while the other has tried her best to placate her sister. The animosity between the sisters has escalated and the bratty daughter doesn't want to invite her sister to her upcoming wedding. Linda is paying for the wedding and isn't sure what to do to make the situation work.
Nov 30, 2018
My Husband Doesn't Want To Spend Family Time Together
Sonya ia a stay-at-home mom of two children, aged 2 and 5. She has tried getting her husband to spend a day with her and their kids as a family, but he doesn't want to participate and would rather do his own thing instead. She feels like this problem isn't fixable and calls for Dr. Laura's advice on how to get her husband to spend more time with her and their children.
Nov 30, 2018
My Husband Has Changed, But I Still Have A Wall Up
Tracey and her husband bought an investment property 3 years ago that ended up being more work than they expected. The stress and financial pressure caused her and her husband to argue and their relationship suffered. Now that they have sold the property, her husband has become a different man and is now more playful and relaxed. She is still feeling hurt from the mean things he said to her and hasn't been able to let down the wall she built up. She calls to ask Dr. Laura if she is handling the situation properly.
Nov 30, 2018
Should I Try To Get My Family Back?
Debra was married to her now ex-husband for 10 years and they had 3 kids together. They went to marriage counseling for 2 years before she decided to give up and file for divorce 10 years ago. Now, after listening to Dr. Laura's program, she realizes that she was the problem in her marriage and that the divorce was a huge mistake. She would like to reunite with her ex-husband and calls for Dr. Laura's advice.
Nov 30, 2018
Am I Overreacting About My In-Laws?
K.D.'s sister-in-law and family have some serious issues, including DUIs and infidelity. One of her nephews threatened to kill her daughter, but her sister and mother-in-law are being dismissive about the seriousness of the threat and she is angry. K.D. would like to limit her children's exposure to these family members and her husband agrees with her, but she isn't sure what she should do with the holidays approaching and calls to ask if she is overreacting.
Nov 29, 2018
I Feel Like I Have No Purpose In Life.
Sara was a nurse before she had her two children. They are both older now and she has been trying to find a part-time job while they attend school. She has become depressed because she can't find anything and feels like she has no purpose in life. Dr. Laura advises her on what she can do to feel more valuable.
Nov 29, 2018
I Can't Stop Thinking About What If...
Rachel has been divorced for 4 years and has 3 small children. She strives to be the best possible mom and keep her kids safe, but she can't stop thinking about how things could go wrong. She feels like she isn't enjoying her time with her kids and call to ask how she can stop thinking negatively.
Nov 28, 2018
My Son Doesn't Want To Visit a Classmate With Cancer
Kelly's son became fast friends with a group of boys his age when they moved to a new neighborhood. One of the friends joined the football team and started treating Kelly's son badly, so he stopped being friends with the boy. That boy now has cancer and the family is encouraging friends to visit to cheer him up, but Kelly's son is still holding a grudge and refuses to visit.
Nov 27, 2018
My Wife Wants To Be Buried Next To Her Previous Husband
Jeff and his wife are in their 50's have been married for 12 years. He recently discovered that she plans to be buried next to her deceased husband, with whom she had 4 children. She says that her children would be upset if they couldn't visit both of their parents graves together, but he is upset that she won't be next to him when they pass and calls to ask Dr. Laura if he's being selfish.
Nov 27, 2018
Can I Take a Break?
Joanna has been trying to do everything she can for her veteran husband and has become very overwhelmed. Her doctor has told her to take some time away from work, but she doesn't feel like she can give herself permission to do so. Dr. Laura digs deep and helps Joanna realize why she doesn't feel worthy of a break.
Nov 26, 2018
I'm Hesitant To Marry My Boyfriend
Whitney is 25 and has been dating a man for two years. They have been discussing getting married but she is questioning if they should. She wants to have kids of her own someday, but he already has a 4-year-old son and feels that it wouldn't be the right thing to do. Dr. Laura advises her on what the outcome might be if she were to start a family with him.
Nov 23, 2018
My Marriage Hasn't Improved After 22 Years
Vanessa's husband of 22 years has anger issues that stem from a condition that causes him chronic pain. She has been in therapy for a while to try to make her marriage work and he has been going with her for the past year, but things have not improved and she isn't sure what to do. Dr. Laura asks Vanessa to think about why she made the mistake of marrying him in the first place and what she can do to make her life better.
Nov 23, 2018
My Parents Want Me To Attend a University, But I Can't Afford It
Sarah is 18 and lives with her father while she attends community college. Her parents want her to attend a university, but she is already struggling to pay for school as it is and calls Dr. Laura for advice.
Nov 23, 2018
Will My Husband Change or Should I Go Through With My Divorce?
Lynn has recently filed for divorce from her manipulative and controlling husband. He has always had to get his way but he says he can change and that he will go to therapy. She is also going to therapy and trying to be stronger, but she isn't sure if he will actually change so they can be happy together. Dr. Laura helps her to see the reality of her situation and what needs to happen.
Nov 23, 2018
Should I Donate My Kidney?
Eric and his wife have been friends with a woman for a year who has kidney failure and needs a transplant. They decided that Eric would donate a kidney to her and started the process, but his kidney wasn't an exact match. He could still donate his kidney to a stranger, which would match their friend with a kidney from someone else, but his wife is now hesitating about the process since it wouldn't be going directly to their friend. He wants to help, but is now questioning if he should go through with it.
Nov 22, 2018
I Cut Off My Manipulative Parents and Now I Feel Guilty
Lynn had called previously about her manipulative parents and Dr. Laura encouraged her to stick up for herself. She recently decided to block their numbers and remove them from Facebook. She calls to follow-up and asks Dr. Laura how she can let go of the fear that she won't have an opportunity to talk to them before they pass away.
Nov 21, 2018
My Family Has Too Many Relatives To Visit During the Holidays
Will and his wife of 18 years have 3 kids of their own and have adopted his wife's late sisters 2 kids. His wife's parents have been divorced for years and don't get along. He is fed up with the chaos and has started dreading the holidays because he's tired of having to drag their 5 kids around in order to accommodate everyone. Dr. Laura gets straight to the point and advises him on how he should handle the holidays from here on out.
Nov 20, 2018
My Son Wants To Know Who His Biological Father Is
Amanda's son is 14-years-old and she has been with her husband for 12 years. A few years ago, her son started asking who his biological dad is but Amanda hesitated to tell him because the father wanted her to terminate the pregnancy. She fears that her son would try to contact him, so she told her son she would tell him when he's older. She calls Dr. Laura to ask when and how she should explain the situation to her son.
Nov 20, 2018
I Started Treating My Husband the Way I Wanted To Be Treated and It Worked!
Tami's husband would come home from work stressed and she was never sure what mood he would be in when he arrived. She started greeting him at the door and telling him that she missed him. Everything changed and he started sitting down with her to talk about her day and even started helping her in the kitchen. Tami was amazed at how easy it was to treat her husband the way she wanted to be treated and calls to thank Dr. Laura for the relationship changing advice.
Nov 19, 2018
Am I Being a Grouch or Is My Wife Being Annoying?
Rob recently heard Dr. Laura telling women to stop being annoying and he decided to call in. He gets annoyed when his wife asks him "Should I...?" or "Should we...?" questions because he feels that they open up discussions about things he doesn't care about. Dr. Laura guides him through examples of these moments to help him learn how to better talk with his wife when she asks these questions.
Nov 16, 2018
I Can't Stop Thinking About My Ex
Amy was dating a man about 20 years ago, but broke it off to be with her now-husband. She knows she made the right choice, but she is ashamed because she still constantly thinks about her ex and feels like she is betraying her husband. Dr. Laura helps Amy realize why she keeps thinking about this other man and what she needs to do.
Nov 16, 2018
My Girlfriend Won't Help Plan For Our Future Together
Alan has been dating a woman for 3 years and they have a 1-year-old child together. He has tried to discuss what their plans for the future are, but he's concerned about her hesitancy and he thinks she might still be hung up on her past. He calls to see how he should handle it.
Nov 16, 2018
What Do I Do About My Overbearing Mother?
Hayley has always lived close to her family, but has decided to finally move 6 hours away to live close to the beach. Her mother has always been overbearing with her and the rest of their family but has now been sending hurtful messages non-stop to her. Hayley is ready to either cut contact or set boundaries, but she has always wanted her mother's approval and she's not sure if she's making the right choice.
Nov 16, 2018
Why Do My Husband and I Fight So Much?
Courtney and her husband have been married for 5 years and argue a lot. They both have attitudes and aren't very nice to each other when they're having discussions or trying to get things done. Dr. Laura helps guide Courtney on how to adjust their conversations based on their vows and not their attitudes.
Nov 15, 2018
Why Don't My Friends Like Me?
Marissa's husband noticed that she either thinks that everyone hates her or she hates them. She recently had a problem with a friend who she felt drop-kicked her, but she hasn't reached out to find out why. She is having a hard time making friends and is now being defensive about it and calls for advice.
Nov 14, 2018
How Do I Stop Lashing Out at My Friends and Family?
Victoria was quiet and introverted when she was in school and was bullied as a result of it. She now finds herself lashing out at the people closest to her. She knows it's not fair, but she isn't sure how to change.
Nov 13, 2018