I am a 24-year-old part-time college student with a full-time job. I have been listening to your show since I was sixteen years old. I always wondered why some women who called you would shack up with men, bring two or three innocent children into the world and then wonder why the men end up leaving and abusing them ten years later. I would laugh and say how stupid these women were and how I would NEVER fall into their footsteps. Until one day….
I "fell in love" with a "man" and began to do all the wrong things. After the first month of his being what I thought was chivalrous, I found it to be a good idea to "give myself to him" sexually.
As soon as I “did the deed,” the flowers stopped, no more doors were opened for me, and the calls and sweet affirmations began to fade. We split the bill at dinner, and I noticed this "man" would only call me late at night for a quickie. I felt down, and started to feel sorry for myself.
I thought, "What would Dr. Laura say to me?" Right then and there I knew I was just a simple unpaid whore. I cannot stand those two words and I cannot stand that I allowed myself to fall into that category. I immediately realized I needed to make changes in my life. I stopped feeling sorry for myself. I made those choices and must now learn from them.
I am now focusing on my college education, continuing my passion for dance, and saving myself until marriage (after I have found a real man who respects me as I respect myself). I cannot thank you enough for what you do and how well you educate people. I am one less unpaid whore out in the world and I appreciate you teaching me how to act like a REAL lady.
Your biggest fan,