Schlessinger in 2007
|Born||Laura Catherine Schlessinger
January 16, 1947
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Dr. Laura|
|Education||Physiologist, Marriage and Family Therapist|
|Alma mater||Stony Brook University, B.S.
Columbia University, Ph.D
|Occupation||Radio talk show host|
|Years active||16 years in national syndication|
|Known for||Advice on relationships, moral and ethical issues, counsellor, political commentator, talk radio host, columnist, author|
|Spouse(s)||Michael F. Rudolph, (m. 1972, div. 1977)
Lewis G. Bishop (m. 1985)
|Children||Deryk Schlessinger (b. 1985)|
|Parent(s)||Monty (d. 1990, cancer)
Yolanda (d. 2002, heart disease)
|Awards||Marconi Award, Genii, National Heritage, National Religious Broadcasters, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Exceptional Public Service |
On the Day of Atonement, Jews are commanded to seek forgiveness from the people we have hurt.
Research indicates that most women want their man to earn more than they do.
Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
Gay activists claim that because I don't subscribe to their political agenda, I am a homophobe, meaning I have a mental disorder – because that is what phobias are.
I want to be able to say what's on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I'm sort of done with that.
I'm involved in so many different things, and there are so many profound reactions to what I do because I am big counter culture.
It is typical of women to fester and ferment over disappointments, slights, annoyances, angers, etc.
Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
When men or women make their work their top priority and become hostile to the normal, natural needs of their children and spouse – obviously, something is wrong.
People from the most horrendous of childhoods can have good lives, but it comes down to a very seemingly simple word. 'Choice.'
This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won't get it back later.
Frankly, too many women treat their husbands as accessories instead of priorities.
When you're the victim of the behavior, it's black and white; when you're the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray.
It's humbling and enthralling to know your legacy when you're alive.
My sister is not a public person, so I don't think it's right to discuss her.
A typical complaint of married women with children is that their job stress tired them out so that they have little quality emotion and energy left for their children, much less their husbands.
If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry out of your race.
I'm kind of a jock. I sail, I ride a bike, I hike, I pump iron. I just love to be active.
The feeling of your baby taking nourishment from your body for the first time is amazing, and it remains the most touching moment of my life.
One thing I've been happy as peach pie about – because I'm all about the children and the happiness of a woman because that makes the happiness of the home – is that nannies, day cares and babysitters are all collapsing, which is forcing moms and dads to raise their children at home.
Well, the truth is that a lot of people lie about their health, they lie about the finances, they lie about things at work, they lie about things.
It amazes me that talking about traditional values is controversial, but it seems to be.
Men are very emotionally dependent upon women from the day they are born to the day they expire.
When you live in a condo complex with people next door, I don't know how you can be dead for four months without anybody noticing you not coming and going.
Women seem not to understand, or underestimate, the profound power they have over their husbands.
My mother isolated herself from all family and friends for some 20 years. And never met her grandchild, my son.
I think it was much better when you got on your horse and rode two miles to talk to your neighbor.
If you're a liberal, anything you say is protected. If you're a conservative, anything you say is hateful.
Psychology doesn't like to talk about evil. It likes to talk about bad childhoods. But I very much believe that some people are evil and motivation is not necessary for evil.
I was in college in the '60s, and the whole feminist movement had swept me up.
My life is what a salmon must feel like. They are always going upstream, against the current.