Millions of people follow radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger as she offers no-nonsense, values-based advice that she says can solve our most serious interpersonal problems. In her newest sure to be a bestselling book, Love & Life, Dr. Laura dives into the controversial topics and thorny problems that face today's men and women, parents and grandparents, husbands and wives, and everyone seeking love, fulfillment, and success in all their relationships.
Dr. Laura says, "Don't believe what pop psychologists are telling you. If it feels good, that doesn't mean it is good. Love is not always smiling faces or intimacy." Dr. Laura says all positive relationships need tough love PLUS time, freedom, honesty, and yes, a moral basis.
With her trademark provocative, firm, but always thought-provoking and values-centered advice, Dr. Laura provides guidance that will inspire readers to be the very best they can be. Based on the tough-love advice from the calls and letters Dr. Laura receives, Love & Life will provide solutions to every situation that modern life can present.
Here are some of the "gems" Dr. Laura shares:
• True love IS conditional. Understand that and many problems disappear! Page 8
• Why "we grew apart" is a pathetic excuse for a failing marriage. Page 30
• The New Narcissism: Growing self-centeredness is wrecking relationships. Page 11
• Women can own the relationship if they remain "girlfriends" even when married. Page 19
• Morality is a killer - if you don't keep a strong moral code! Page 26
• It's not the wife's job! 11 ways men can help build a strong marriage. Page 32
• Get past "too tired for sex." Warning: If you don't get on board, your husband will be looking for love in all the wrong places. Page 36
• How the important advice on marriage she learned was from a gay man. Page 1
• Divorce has consequences, including hidden ones. Read this before you file! Page 44
• 10 things every parent must do for their kids (and your parents should have known). Page 54
• Why is everyone afraid to say, "This is WRONG!"? Page 69
• Grandparents have a really big role. Don't ignore them! Page 71
• Stay-at-home moms are not old-fashioned. Big benefits for the family. Page 77
• The Bully Nightmare: How to help kids weather the storm. Page 96
• Tragedy strikes: You and your family can learn and grow. Page 102
• Decent, honest people are rare treasures. Find them, become one. Page 112
• Happiness is like a disease. It spreads. You can become contagious. Page 117
• Don't forgive and forget. But you can "let go" by doing this. Page 125
• Don't have a lot of friends? You may have an acceptance problem. Fix it. Page 130
• Ignore what they told you: Addictions can be beaten. Page 139
• Made a mistake? Own it! Page 168
• Shacking up is damaging. Here's a better thing to do with new friends. Page 170
• Make a New Year's resolution today: Bring your beauty everywhere. Page 17
• Maybe it's time to reinvent yourself. Dr. Laura shows how. Page 180
• Faith and country: Old values help you in new times. Page 189
• Attention texting spouses: STOP. It's bad for your marriage. Page 21
• Fix a rift: Here's the one thing you should never say or you'll just dig a deeper hole. Page 112
• No more dreading holidays or get-togethers! Save your sanity at the next family gathering. Page 125
Dr. Laura is very aware that her brash, no-nonsense views annoy many people. But for her, it's tough love! In Love & Life, she ends her book with the "96 Kinds of People Who Hate Dr. Laura" (and Dr. Laura loves it!). Isn't it time you shape up and stand up as a person? Dr. Laura shows you how in her most important book yet!
ABOUT Dr. Laura Schlessinger: Dr. Laura is the famed advice host of "Dr. Laura," broadcast on Sirius XM (Channel 111). She holds a Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and received her postdoctoral certification in marriage, family, and child counseling from the University of Southern California. She was in private practice for 12 years. She's also been on the faculty of the Department of Biology at the University of Southern California and is a member of faculty of the Graduate Psychology Department at Pepperdine University.