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
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
My Family Doesn't Respect Me and I Shut Down
Maria gets angry and shuts down when she feels like her husband and kids don't understand her or things don't go the way she thinks they should. She feels like they don't validate her and are mean about it, but is that truly what is happening? Dr. Laura talks to Maria and gets down to the root of the problem.
Nov 13, 2018
I Resent My Husband For Not Wanting More Kids
Lois is 42 and is married with two kids. She always felt like she should have had more children, but her husband was adamant that he didn't want more. Now that she is past the point of being able to, she finds herself resenting her husband for the decision and isn't sure how to come to terms with it.
Nov 12, 2018
Am I Overreacting?
Cathy's 13-year-old daughter passed away about 3 years ago and her husband left her within that same year. She stayed single for almost 2 years before she started dating again. She had been dating a man for about a year, but recently she found a list in his phone detailing things she should accomplish before she is marriage material. They are no longer together but she is worried that she might be overreacting and calls for advice.
Nov 09, 2018
I'm Struggling To Support Myself and I Feel Hopeless
Amy is 52 and has been divorced 3 times. She currently has two master's degrees, but hasn't been able to find a job in those fields. She's done well working in sales, but lost her last position when she was injured and unable to do the job anymore. She's having a hard time finding a job and is discouraged by all of the younger applicants for the same positions. She calls Dr. Laura to find some hope and a way to focus.
Nov 09, 2018
Thank You For All of Your Wisdom Over The Years!
Wendy is 29 and has recently gone through a break-up, but the wisdom she has gained from Dr. Laura over the past 4 years has helped her be strong and have clarity. She knows what to look for and what it should be like when someone truly cares about you, but she also knows that sometimes love isn't enough. Her ex-boyfriend was a great guy, but he wanted only to focus on his career. Wendy calls to thank Dr. Laura for everything she has learned.
Nov 09, 2018
Thank You For Helping Me With The Guilt of My Father's Sexual Abuse
Tom called previously to talk to Dr. Laura about his feelings of guilt for not appreciating the good things his father did when he was a child, despite being sexually and physically abusive. Though he originally became defensive at Dr. Laura's words, Tom broke down and sobbed after the first call. He called back to thank Dr. Laura for opening his eyes and giving him a sense of freedom that enabled him to recognize that his father's behavior was not okay.
Nov 09, 2018
My Kids Are Moving Away From Me After College
Catherine is a stay-at-home mom and has been listening to Dr. Laura for about 30 years. She calls because she thought she raised her kids well, but they're now moving to other states as they graduate from college.She is sad that she doesn't have the relationship with them that she thought she would and calls Dr. Laura for help on how to process missing them. Dr. Laura helps her to realize that she has done her job well.
Nov 08, 2018
How Can I Be More Consistent in School?
Magali doesn't have a problem meeting deadlines at work, but she has trouble getting up and getting things done for school. She hasn't flunked out yet but wants to be more consistent in school so she can get her degree and be promoted at work. She calls to find out what is wrong and what she can do about it.
Nov 07, 2018
Is It Time For My Addict Brother-In-Law To Move Out?
Jerry and his wife let his brother-in-law move in after he overdosed on heroin. It's been two years now and Jerry thinks that it's time for his brother-in-law to leave, but he's worried it might be too soon and would feel responsible if he relapsed after moving out.
Nov 06, 2018
My Wife Has Changed Her Mind About Our Retirement Plans
Ken is 58 and has been married to his wife for 35 years. They had always planned to retire and move to the country, but Ken feels that they have grown apart and his wife now wants to stay in the city. He tells Dr. Laura that he is a workaholic and hasn't said "I love you" to his wife in five years. She advises him on how to repair the broken relationship with his wife.
Nov 06, 2018
What Do I Do About My Drama-Mama?
Tiffany's mom is always complaining and causing drama and her husband is starting to get irritated when Tiffany grovels to her. She knows that she can't change her mom, but she wants to find a solution to the drama so that she can keep her husband's respect. Dr. Laura has Tiffany role play how the conversation with her mom should go to help her prepare.
Nov 05, 2018
I Found My Biological Father. Now What?
Jeremy's mom got pregnant with him when she was a teenager and he never knew his biological father. His stepfather adopted him when he was young and has always been there for him, but Jeremy recently found out who his biological father is and that he has a half-brother. He's not sure what to do now with this new information and calls in for advice.
Nov 02, 2018
My Husband Is Dying and I Don't Know What To Do
Karen and her husband have been married for 20 years. They had planned to retire to Florida, but he was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2012 and then lung and brain cancer in 2016. He was depressed that they weren't going to be able to move, so she packed up and they moved. She has established some friends there but as his health continues to disintegrate, she can't imagine her life without him and isn't sure how to cope.
Nov 02, 2018
My Mother-In-Law Won't Stop Talking About Her Missed Inheritance
Lisa's mother-in-law constantly talks about an unresolved issue with her siblings regarding an inheritance. It makes Lisa uncomfortable and she doesn't think it's any of her business. She calls Dr. Laura for advice on how to talk to her mother-in-law.
Nov 02, 2018
Should I Continue To Work In Education?
Lisa is feeling disheartened and isn't sure about her career path. She is currently a librarian but feels that the education system has changed and has become more difficult. She is considering getting re-certified as a teacher, but wonders if that is her true path.
Nov 02, 2018
I Do What I Love Because of You!
Dr. Laura recently asked her listeners to tell her who they would like to be for 10 minutes. Amy called in and said she'd like to be Shalane Flanagan, "a fast-as-lightning" long distance runner. Amy is training for her 3rd marathon and listening to Dr. Laura while she trains has gotten her through the pain and exhaustion of training. Dr. Laura asks her to report back after her upcoming marathon.
Nov 01, 2018
What Can I Do About My Panic Attacks?
Sophia is 34 and has struggled with anxiety and panic attacks for years following a traumatic domestic violence issue. She's been going to therapy but she is still having problems with flashbacks that send her into panic mode. She doesn't know what is triggering the episodes now and calls in with her mom to find a solution. Dr. Laura explains why Sophia is still experiencing these attacks and helps her understand what she needs to do to feel better.
Oct 31, 2018
Should My Family Go On Vacation With My Parents?
Vanessa's mom is overbearing when it comes to parenting her 10-year-old autistic son. Her mom and dad have invited Vanessa and her family to come on a winter vacation with them, but she knows that her mom will try to interfere. She calls Dr. Laura to see what she should do.
Oct 30, 2018
Should We Move Away From Close Family for My Husband's Career?
High school sweethearts Eric and Kristen are contemplating relocating for Eric's career. But they are worried about moving their two kids away from their grandparents. What should they do?
Oct 30, 2018
My Shack Up Of Eight Years Has Ended
Kathy's boyfriend of 8 years told her he wasn't happy and that he was planning to move out. He moved a week ago, but then Kathy started receiving Facebook messages from a woman who claims she has been in a relationship with Kathy's ex while they were still together. She offered to show Kathy texts and pictures to prove it and Kathy calls Dr. Laura to discuss her situation.
Oct 29, 2018
How Do I Balance My Husband, Kids, and Work?
Amy and her husband run their own business. They have 3 teenaged sons, so she only works while they're in school. Her husband likes to have her help at their business because she has certain skills that he doesn't, but she's struggling to maintain their home and family life. She thinks that he's unhappy and asks Dr. Laura what she should do.
Oct 26, 2018
My Brother Isn't Taking Good Care of Our Mother
Ann's mom is 85 and recently had surgery on her rotator cuff. Her mom lives 3 hours away with Ann's other brother and sister-in-law, but Ann would rather her mother spend the next 6-8 weeks of rehab living with her. She doesn't feel like her brother maintains things properly and has argued with him about it. Ann is on the road to go talk to her mother and calls to get Dr. Laura's advice.
Oct 26, 2018
Should I Invite A Recently Widowed Acquaintance To Come To A New Gym?
Liz met and became acquainted with a married couple at her old gym. The husband recently passed away and the wife is having a difficult time. Liz doesn't know the woman very well, but she thinks that it would be helpful to invite her to come with her to the new gym that she's been going to, but calls to ask Dr. Laura if it would be inappropriate.
Oct 26, 2018
Thank You For Helping Me Spice Up My Marriage!
Sandra chose wisely, but she and her husband had recently been dealing with a lot of daily stress which has led to a dry spell in the bedroom. After listening to Dr. Laura, Sandra decided to reboot their relationship and texted him that she'd lit a fire and was naked in bed! Their relationship has improved and she is continuing to be the best wife that she can. She calls Dr. Laura to thank her for being a rockstar!
Oct 26, 2018
How Is Sending My Child To Kindergarten Different From Daycare?
Trisha is a stay-at-home mom of two, aged 3 and 5 years old. She recently enrolled her oldest in kindergarten at a private school, but she is having a hard time with the decision. She calls to ask how sending your child to kindergarten is different from daycare and if her son is old enough to be away from her loving arms all day. Dr. Laura explains the difference and how a child's mind needs to develop before they can start attending school.
Oct 25, 2018
I Think My Daughter Knows That I Have Breast Cancer
Kristi was diagnosed with breast cancer in April. After a few procedures, she is now about to undergo radiation and has a 95% prognosis of surviving. She and her husband haven't been completely honest with their two children, aged 8 and 10. Her 10-year-old daughter has been asking questions and Kristi thinks she has caught on. Should she tell her daughter the truth about her condition?
Oct 25, 2018
Thank You For Your Advice!
John called about 4 years ago when he was trying to understand how to deal with the grief of losing his mother. Dr. Laura asked him "What do you do when a huge ocean wave is coming at you?" and he has used this analogy to this day to let stress and grief roll over him. He calls to thank Dr. Laura for her wise words.
Oct 24, 2018
My Aunt Invited My Mom To Our Family Reunion...Should I Go?
Kelly's extended family holds an annual reunion. Her mother's behavior has always been intolerable and she hasn't attended for years. Kelly's aunt wants to have the mom at the reunion, against Kelly's wishes. Kelly has worked herself into a frenzy with worry about whether or not she should go, and calls Dr. Laura for help.
Oct 23, 2018
My Mom Wants Us To Help Support Our Brother
Lola's parents have supported her 57-year-old brother for the past 30 years. Her father has passed, but her brother is still harassing their 83-year-old mother for help. Her mother wants Lola and her siblings to help him, but Lola knows that her brother is just using them and doesn't think she should have to support him. Dr. Laura helps her to realize that sometimes people have a hard time facing their failures.
Oct 22, 2018
I Don't Trust My Husband
Sherry's husband has always been a workaholic and they haven't really been close or intimate in their relationship because of it. She has caught him with porn a few times, but he denies that it's his and she is struggling to trust him. Dr. Laura feels like there may be a deeper reason why Sherry didn't choose wisely and gets down to what is truly going on.
Oct 19, 2018
I Was a Shack-Up Honey
Judy is 67-years-old and was a shack-up honey for over 2 years. She knows that she was stupid for putting up with him and letting him live with her. She finally kicked him out when she found out he was having an affair with a woman that they worked with. She's had to rebuild her life and is finally happy again, but she's worried that she may be filtering out men from her life.
Oct 19, 2018
Is It Time To Confront My Mom About My Childhood?
Linda's mom gave her up to the state when she accused her step father of sexually abusing her at the age of 12. Her mom is in denial about how bad Linda and her siblings childhood actually was. Is it time to confront her mom or should she move on?
Oct 19, 2018
Should I Pay For My Niece To Go To College?
Pamela's sister is an addict, so she has legal custody of her niece and has been raising her since she was a baby. Now that her niece is 17, Pamela is wondering if she is morally obligated to pay for college. She isn't sure that her niece will take going to school seriously and Dr. Laura advises her on what she should do.
Oct 18, 2018
I'm Thankful I Was Able To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom
Angela was listening to Dr. Laura 20 years ago and decided to quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom. She is proud of the adults her children grew up to be. Her 19-year-old son passed away last year from a sudden illness and she is grateful that she had the opportunity to be his mom and spend all those years raising him.
Oct 17, 2018
My Boss Is A Bully!
Mary is having problems with her boss who is a bully. She only has to work with her one day a week and she calls to find out if she should tolerate the behavior or report her boss. Dr. Laura helps Mary find the strength to do the right thing. Listen to this Call of the Day to hear the answer.
Oct 15, 2018
I Want to Have a Peaceful Visit With My Mom and My Sick Sister
Lynn wants to have a peaceful visit with her younger sister who has stage 4 cancer and lives with their mother. The sister and the mother don't get along and Lynn is worried about the effect of the tension on herself. Dr. Laura advises her that the price to pay to see them is a lowered expectation of peace.
Oct 12, 2018
My Boyfriend Still Talks To His Ex
Chris is 32 years old and has been with his boyfriend for 12 months. He recently found out that his boyfriend's ex was recently diagnosed with cancer and they've been talking. Chris isn't sure if he should be worried about it or let it go.
Oct 12, 2018
Should I Keep Helping My Paralyzed Niece?
Linda has been helping her 40-year-old niece who was in a car accident 2 years ago and paralyzed from the waist down. Linda is worried that her niece has become dependent on her assistance and isn't sure if she should continue. Dr. Laura helps Linda to realize that the choice to help isn't an obligation.
Oct 12, 2018
Should I Leave The Military To Be With My Son?
Anna joined the military as a single parent to help provide for her son. She feels bad for the time she had to leave her son with her mother while on deployment. She wants to get out of the military to be there for her now 12 year-old-son, but her family feels she should stay in. She thinks she knows what the right thing to do is, but calls to hear what Dr. Laura has to say.
Oct 12, 2018
My Mom Does Not Like My Fiance
Jermaine is getting married in 19 days, but his mom is not in favor of his fiancée. He isn't sure what is wrong between them and Dr. Laura helps figure out where the actual problem lies.
Oct 11, 2018
I Don't Want My Mother-In-Law To Spend Christmas With Us
Elizabeth's mother-in law is planning to visit with her and her family over the Christmas holiday. Elizabeth feels that the time should be spent with just her husband and kids, but Dr. Laura digs deeper to find the real reason that Elizabeth is upset.
Oct 10, 2018
Why Did I Marry An Addict?
Marissah is 27-years-old and has been married for 1 year. She knew that her husband was a addict when they were dating, but she helped him cover it up and married him anyway She is unhappy, realizes that she never really wanted to marry him and now isn't sure what to do.
Oct 09, 2018
I'm Not Happy With My Husband Anymore
Brandi got married to her husband when she was 18 years old and they have 2 kids together. Now that she is 30 and has matured, she's no longer happy with her marriage. Her husband has cheated on her and she isn't sure what they should do.
Oct 08, 2018
How Do I Get Over My Husband's Affair?
Lola called a while back because she suspected that her husband Daniel was having an affair. She started treating her husband better, but he increased his emotional affair to a physical one. He ended it over a year ago and has been working to repair his marriage to Lola, but she is struggling to get over the betrayal and they call in together for help.
Oct 05, 2018
How Do I Help My Students Stay Positive?
Lynn teaches special education at a rural high school in Ohio. It's a low income area with rampant opioid abuse problems and the stories she hears from her students about their families seem to be getting worse. She recently bought "Bad Childhood, Good Life" and calls to ask for advice on how to teach her students to be positive and resilient.
Oct 05, 2018
How Do I Live With Taking Pain Killers?
Allison was in a horrific car accident one year ago. Along with many other issues, has developed blood clots in her lungs and her doctors want to put her on blood thinners for one year to prevent more from forming. This would mean she will not be able to take anti-inflammatory medication for pain and would only be able to take opioid-based medication and she is concerned about her quality of life.
Oct 05, 2018
I Don't Want To Mess Up My New Relationship
Noah is 20 and has started a new relationship with an 18-year-old. He had a previous relationship that ended badly, so he calls in for advice on how to make things work with his new girlfriend.
Oct 05, 2018
Why Don't I Feel Anything About My Dad's Cancer?
Heidi called in a few years ago when her mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was devastated and is still heartbroken over her mom's death. Her dad was recently diagnosed with cancer. She is concerned that she feels nothing and thinks she let all of her emotions out with her mom's death.
Oct 04, 2018
Should I Stay In My Relationship?
Debora has been in an unhealthy relationship on and off for a few years. She has let her goals in life slip away as a result and she's wondering if she should end the relationship or continue trying to make it work.
Oct 03, 2018
How Do I Stop Being Angry At My Sister?
Emilio's sister has been terrible towards their whole family. He had always backed her up, but she recently has turned on him. He's angry at her for alienating him and he's not sure what to do.
Oct 02, 2018
Is My Husband Having An Affair?
Amy received an anonymous letter in the mail claiming that her husband was having an affair, and providing the name and number of the woman involved. Amy reaches out to Dr. Laura, who advises her to call the number and find out exactly what is going on. Amy calls back and fills Dr. Laura in on the complete story.
Oct 02, 2018
Should I Reconnect With My Abusive Mother?
Lisa's is 61 years old and hasn't been in touch with her physically and emotionally abusive mother for almost 44 years. She now has a happy and healthy life with her husband and grown children, but recently received an apology letter from her mother and isn't sure if she should reconnect with her.
Oct 01, 2018
How Do I Get My Son to Spend More Time With Me?
Jody's 22-year-old son commutes to college and lives 20 minutes away from her. She misses him and would like to see him more often, but she feels like she's the only one reaching out and that he doesn't make an effort to spend time with her.
Sep 28, 2018
I Can't Control My Anger
Ella is concerned about her inability to control her temper. She has a hard time explaining or talking about her feelings when she's upset by something and asks for help on how to stay calm.
Sep 28, 2018
My Fiance Doesn't Want to Move Into My House
Pauline is engaged and has asked her fiance to move into her house once they get married. She lived there with her previous husband who passed away and her fiance is not interested in living there. They plan on getting a new house together eventually, but she feels like he's not willing to compromise.
Sep 28, 2018
Should I Make My 13-Year-Old Spend Time With Her Terminally Ill Grandma?
Holly lost her mother when she was a teenager. Now her stepmother is terminally ill and on chemotherapy and radiation. Holly's 13-year-old daughter doesn't want to spend time with her grandma but Holly feels that she should force her to visit.
Sep 28, 2018
I Realized I Was Being Selfish and Adjusted My Attitude Toward My Husband!
Kelly and her husband have been going through a stressful time in life. He feels like she has been pushing him away and she realized she has been selfish. She started re-reading "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands," quickly adjusted her attitude and apologized to her husband.
Sep 27, 2018
Do I Have to Help Pay For My Mom's 85th Birthday Party?
Claire and her 11 siblings are divided over a family dispute a year ago. Some of the brothers and sisters that she doesn't speak to organized a large party for their mother's 85th birthday and sent her the details and a bill for her part of the expenses. She doesn't feel that she needs to contribute since she wasn't included in the planning.
Sep 26, 2018
Do I Tell My Son That I Might Not Be His Father?
The mother of Mitch's son was constantly unfaithful over the years that they were on and off together. He found out recently that she was having an affair with his brother for 6 years while she was with Mitch. He is wondering if his 24-year-old son is actually his and wants to know if he should have a DNA test done?
Sep 25, 2018
My Daughter is Being Punished By Her Coach For My Choices
Susanne's 10-year-old daughter has been playing soccer on the same team for 2 years and her family has become friends with the coach. When her daughter was invited to play as a sub on a different team, Susanne decided not to say anything to her daughter's current coach and he is now punishing her daughter for it and threatening to take her off the team.
Sep 25, 2018
I'm Going To Ask My Husband To Carry Me Over The Threshold Again!
Aurora has been a long-time listener and has been taking the Marriage 101 course. She has been implementing Dr. Laura's advice and has been a better wife and mother because of it. She talks about her love for her husband and how she wants to ask him to carry her over the threshold again to renew their commitment.
Sep 24, 2018
Thank You For Last Month's Husband Hour!
Lucy listened to the segment of the show last month where Dr. Laura had husbands call in to talk about why they can't wait to come home to their wives. She realized she wasn't treating her husband as well as she should. The calls touched her so much that she went home and gave her husband a big hug and their relationship has been improving since. Be sure to check in this weekend for the "What Does Carrying Your Bride Over The Threshold Mean to You?" 3 part mini-series!
Sep 21, 2018
What Does Carrying Your Bride Over The Threshold Mean to You? Part 1: Robert
There don't seem to be enough men out there to teach the others to be a real man. I had a call recently with a husband and wife who were constantly arguing and he would resort to yelling at his wife. This inspired me to ask REAL men to call to tell me what it meant to them to carry their wife over the threshold. Tune in ALL WEEKEND to hear three men explain what it means to them.
Sep 21, 2018
What Does Carrying Your Bride Over The Threshold Mean to You? Part 2: James
A real man should never yell at his wife. Today, I'm continuing this weekend's mini-series with a call from James, who talks about how a man's life changes when his bride says "I do." Also, be sure to check out yesterday's call from Robert and check back later today for the last call of the series from Jerry!
Sep 21, 2018
What Does Carrying Your Bride Over The Threshold Mean to You? Part 3: Jerry
We don't get to hear the profound sensitivity of men very often. Our last call in this mini-series is from Jerry, who talks about how a man should carry his wife again and again--even if it's just to bed. Be sure to check out Part 1 and 2 as well!
Sep 21, 2018
My Boyfriend and I Made Our Relationship Exclusive
Madeline is 21 and has been dating her boyfriend for a month. They recently went on a trip together, where they decided to be exclusively dating each other. She wasn't comfortable taking the trip so early in their relationship, but she went anyway because she was afraid he would take someone else.
Sep 20, 2018
My Daughter is Reminding Me of My Childhood Trauma
When Sabra was 14, she experienced child abuse. She has a 14-year-old daughter who takes after her in looks and personality and it's reminding her of the trauma she experienced at that age and she's not sure how to handle it.
Sep 19, 2018
Do I Need To Have a Relationship With My Younger Sister?
Karen's younger sister had been taking care of their elderly mother for the past few years. Their mother passed away earlier this year. Karen feels that her sister was controlling and mean towards her regarding their mother's care and doesn't want to have a relationship with her anymore.
Sep 18, 2018
Thank You For Guiding Me To Do The Right Thing At Work!
Rob called about a month ago regarding an issue he was having at work with a co-worker. Dr. Laura advised him to keep a list of everything that was happening and take it to HR. He followed her advice and told his HR Director that they could either help him or he would seek legal counsel. He calls to thank Dr. Laura and tell her what happened.
Sep 18, 2018
I Want To End One of My Friendships
Karina has been friends with a group of women for the past 3 years. Over the past few months, she has been redefining what she wants in a friendship and feels that the advice, values and choices of one of the women don't meet her expectations. She wants to end her friendship with just her and calls for advice.
Sep 17, 2018
I Feel Disrespected By My Father
Tara confided some personal information about herself to her father and asked him to keep it private. He told her it didn't matter because everyone would find out anyway. She feels disrespected by him and disappointed that he has always been this way and won't change.
Sep 14, 2018
My Wife Is Upset That I Lied About Cheating When We Were Teens
Kevin and his wife Alyssa have been married for 4 years, but have been together since they were teenagers and have a 14-month-old child. She has asked him several times over the years if he cheated when they briefly broke up as teenagers and he finally told her that he had. She's upset with him and recommended that he call Dr. Laura for advice.
Sep 14, 2018
Thank You For The Advice You Gave About Childhood Trauma!
Maria heard a call recently from a woman who was gaining weight back after having a gastric bypass and felt the weight gain was related to an incident of family incest in her past. Maria thanks Dr. Laura because that previous call helped her snap out of her own negative thoughts.
Sep 14, 2018
When Should I Tell My Mom That I'm Pregnant?
Teresa is married and is 15 weeks pregnant. She was never very close to her mom and their relationship has gotten worse over the past 3 years. She's started telling close friends and relatives about her pregnancy and isn't sure when she should tell her mom.
Sep 14, 2018
I'm Worried About Hurricane Florence
Jessica lives in the path of Hurricane Florence and texted her best friend about her worries about what might happen. She is upset that her friend's responses seemed very apathetic and defensive and she's not sure how to communicate her sincere fear more clearly to her friend who lives far away.
Sep 13, 2018
I'm Having a Hard Time Controlling My Anger Toward My Husband
Katherine and her husband have been married for 46 years. 6 years ago he became severely ill and almost died. They expected a full recovery, but he's actually gotten worse over the past few years and is difficult to deal with. She finds herself getting angry at him and thinks she needs an attitude adjustment.
Sep 12, 2018