Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          Relationships/Sex

          Dr. Phil’s Message To Anyone Who Feels Stuck In An Abusive Relationship: Violence Is ‘Not An Option’

          May 16, 2016

          PLAYING Dr. Phil’s Message To Anyone Who Feels Stuck In An Abusive Relationship: Violence Is ‘Not An Option’
          Victims of domestic violence can sometimes be afraid to leave the situation, and at times, even blame themselves for the abuse.

          But, Dr. Phil says nobody should tolerate being stuck in an abusive relationship, especially if their partner won’t recognize the issue.

          “Somebody that has a problem is one thing. Somebody that has a problem and is willing to work on it is one thing. Somebody that has a problem and will not acknowledge it, will not work on it and therefore, is not going to change it – that makes your situation very clear,” Dr. Phil explains. “Because loving somebody at the price of being beat on? I’d rather be healthy alone than sick with somebody else.

          “I guarantee you there is somebody out there to love you that won’t beat on you,” he says.

          Dr. Phil and his wife, Robin, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary later this year, and he says that not once in the 43 years they’ve been together has violence ever been a consideration.

          “I can tell you in that time, it has never occurred to me to put my hands on her in anger. Not one time ever. It’s not that she got lucky – that’s normal. She didn’t get the ‘good one.’ That’s just normal. You just don’t do that,” he explains.

          “I can look her in the eye and know it is not an option. You need to be that woman – you need to be the woman that people understand, ‘Hitting me is not an option. This is not an option. You don’t hit me. You don’t take me down. That’s just not an option.’”

          In the video above, Dr. Phil speaks with Jordan, who claims she is in an abusive relationship and can’t decide if she should leave the man she loves so much.
          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

          Be on the Show

          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

          Be on the Show

          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

          Be on the Show

          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

          Be on the Show

          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons