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I'm Uncomfortable Spending My Inheritance
July 28, 2021
Jennifer inherited money after the death of her mother and brother, but she doesn't feel right spending it. - Dr. Laura: "Let the money honor their lives by bringing some joy and peace to yours." How have you used money that you've inherited? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Dad Had a Secret Family
July 27, 2021
Blair's father was unfaithful and had a secret family and Blair is afraid of her own husband doing the same thing. - Dr. Laura: "Life is like monkey bars; to move forward, you must let go of the bar behind you." What helped you move forward from a traumatic event in your past? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Money Trouble is Hurting Our Marriage
July 27, 2021
Since moving into a more expensive neighborhood, Tyson says he is struggling financially and with his marriage. - Dr. Laura: "Work as a team to resolve problems you've both created." Are finances one of the things you and your spouse argue about? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Daughter is a Drug Addict
July 26, 2021
Shannon's teenage daughter has started using drugs and getting violent with her siblings and mother. - Dr. Laura: "Learn from your mistake with your first child, and don't repeat it with the others." Have have you successfully helped a loved one overcome addiction? How? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Better Late Than Never!
July 23, 2021
Lauren spent most of her life in relationships with alcoholic men but finally, in her golden years, she has learned to treat herself with more respect. - Dr. Laura: "Be true to yourself."At what point did you treat yourself with the respect you deserve? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Daughter Wants to Change Her Name
July 23, 2021
Gretchen's 18-year-old daughter would like to lose her father's last name and use her mother's maiden name, but Gretchen's not sure that's a good idea. - Dr. Laura: "Trust the decisions of a person who shows good character and maturity."Have you considered changing your last name? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My New Husband is an Addict
July 23, 2021
After only three months of marriage, Michelle has discovered that her husband has a cocaine addiction. - Dr. Laura: "You will gain self-respect when you correct your mistake."Have you been brave enough to admit having made a poor decision? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I Chose Work Over Family
July 23, 2021
Cyndi regrets that, to cope with her cancer diagnosis, she became a workaholic and let her home life slip. - Dr. Laura: "Love - not work - is what keeps us alive." How do you cope when under great stress? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Daughter Told Me “No!”
July 22, 2021
Michelle's teenage daughter has started to disobey and talk back to her mother, and Michelle would like to know if she handled their recent fight correctly. - Dr. Laura: "Don't miss opportunities to reward kids who take responsibility for their mistakes." Has your child ever said "no" to you? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I Don't Want to Raise Another Woman's Kid
July 21, 2021
Britney is engaged to a good man who is willing to help raise his ex's child, but she's not sure she can handle the responsibility of parenting someone else's son. - Dr. Laura: "It's important to be honest about what you're interested in and capable of doing."Have you put a child's relationship with their parents at risk? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I Don't Like People Much Anymore
July 20, 2021
As he gets older, Preston finds himself confronting more and more friends over their political and social positions and losing them in the process. - Dr. Laura: "Avoid what's polarizing and seek what's fun."Have you disowned or been disowned by any family or friends over politics? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I'm No Longer Living Under a Cloud
July 20, 2021
Andrew called Dr. Laura last year, sad that his friends were getting married while he had no prospects. But, with this update, he reveals the amazing journey that original call took him on. - Dr. Laura: "You do not have to view yourself through the lens of others."Do you allow other people's opinions to influence your decisions? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Is It Time For Divorce?
July 19, 2021
Rachel would like to leave her insecure and controlling husband, but they have two young children. - Dr. Laura: "Find the courage to stand up for yourself and keep your family together."Do you believe it's important to keep your family together for the sake of the children? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How Can I Stop Being Sad?
July 16, 2021
10-year-old Mark is grieving the death of his pastor and calls with his mom for advice on how best to cope. - Dr. Laura: "The beauty of grief is that it's a reflection of the positive relationship you had."At what age did you first experience death? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Girlfriends Are Leaving Me Out
July 16, 2021
12-year-old Chloe's "friend" group is proving to have some not-so-nice girls in it. - Dr. Laura: "Don't take the actions of mean girls personally."How did you handle the friend-drama of your childhood? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I'm a Weak Mom
July 16, 2021
Even though her daughter rejects her, Annie keeps trying to help her bratty, snowflake daughter become a happy, successful adult. - Dr. Laura: "Once your child grows up, it's her life to live."Are you still trying to "parent" your grown children? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I'm the Poster Child for What Not to Do
July 16, 2021
Trina is sad about her bad childhood and her impending divorce, and she blames herself for the way her life has turned out. - Dr. Laura: "You can't change the past, but you can work on your future." What challenges have you bounced back from? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
At What Age is Wearing Makeup OK?
July 15, 2021
Krystal's husband says their 4-year-old daughter should not be allowed to play with mommy's makeup, but Krystal remembers loving it too as a child and thinks there's nothing wrong. - Dr. Laura: "Teach your child about her inner beauty." At what age did you start wearing makeup? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Sister Won't Talk to Us
July 14, 2021
Hayley misses her nephew who she no longer sees since his mom isn't speaking to Hayley's family. - Dr. Laura: "Sometimes there's no reasoning with an ungrateful person." Have you ever had a friend or family member shut you out? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Son Has High Anxiety
July 13, 2021
Megan would like advice on how to help her 10-year-old son whose anxiety about playing competitive hockey is causing him to vomit before each game. - Dr. Laura: "Help your son relax with breathing and visualization exercises."How does your child handle the stress of competition? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I Miss My Friend
July 13, 2021
Sadie would like to support her childhood friend who is going through a hard time, but she's being rejected. - Dr. Laura: "Friendship is about mutual respect."When is it time to pull the plug on a relationship? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I Want to Get Married, But How?
July 12, 2021
Kendall is 36 and finally ready to "find a nice guy," but her past is interfering with her ability to be open and vulnerable in relationships. - Dr. Laura: "It can be difficult to give up being in control."What dating feedback have you gotten that caused you to make a change in yourself? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Can We Have a Phone?
July 09, 2021
12-year-olds Toland and Shaetuck want Dr. Laura's opinion on tweens and phones. - Dr. Laura: "Kids generally do not have the maturity and self-restraint to be responsible with smartphones."At what age did/would you give your child a smart phone? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I Haven't Been “Real” With My Dad
July 09, 2021
15-year-old Beth needs help telling her father how she really feels about her parents' divorce and her dad shacking up with his girlfriend. - Dr. Laura: "You'll be disappointed throughout life if you can't learn to be proactive and assertive."Is there something your ex is doing that upsets your children? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I'm Lost
July 09, 2021
Erica's not happy being 30, jobless, overweight and promiscuous. - Dr. Laura: "It's time to choose respecting yourself over happy-in-the-moment."What challenges have you overcome to find happiness? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
I'm Overly Critical
July 09, 2021
Christina wants to become less critical of her kids, friends and family because it's damaging her relationships. - Dr. Laura: "Adults who constantly criticize are often defending and protecting themselves."Are you critical or easy-going? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Husband's OCD is Out of Control
July 08, 2021
Ann can no longer deal with her husband who gets explosively irritated with their children if he comes home and sees anything out of order in their home. - Dr. Laura: "People are more likely to change when they think it's for themselves."Have you reached a point where you can no longer deal with your spouse? Email me your thoughts at: drlaura@drlaura.comTo participate on the radio program; call 1-800-Dr-Laura / 1-800-375-2872 or make an appointment - https://www.drlaura.com/make-an-appointment. Become a Dr. Laura Family Member: https://www.drlaura.com/ See https://www.drlaura.com/privacy-policy for privacy information.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Should I Stay, or Should I Go?
July 07, 2021
Delia got pregnant and married at 18 and, two kids and ten years later, she is thinking of leaving her husband.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How Do I Forgive My Dead Husband?
July 06, 2021
Kathy's husband killed himself five years ago, and she wonders if she can ever forgive him for destroying their life together.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
My Sons Aren't Helping Me
July 06, 2021
Barbara was a proudly independent, divorced mom who raised her two sons alone and she wonders why, now that she's sick, her grown sons aren't helping her.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
I Failed My Daughter and My Daughter Has Failed
July 01, 2021
Since her parents split up, Karen's 15-year-old is struggling emotionally and has failed her freshman year of high school.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
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