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Topic : 03/09 Family Chaos

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Created on : Friday, March 03, 2006, 12:50:53 pm
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Imagine spending $25,000 in one weekend while you’re $80,000 in debt. That’s what Michael’s shopaholic wife, Bridgette, did and her excessive spending is ruining their marriage and family. Dr. Phil discovered that her behavior was just a symptom of a much larger problem. When the couple last appeared on the show, Bridgette revealed a painful secret and the conflict got pretty heated. Dr. Phil sent them home with a camera to record their candid thoughts, but their behavior might surprise you. Then, find out why Bridgette’s children called her a liar, and what sent Michael and Bridgette out of the house in the middle of the night. Can this family in crisis move past the pain and rebuild their lives? Share your thoughts.

 

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March 9, 2006, 7:57 am CST

Don't be so superficial

Quote From: peony4

Has anyone noticed that Michael's son David has BLUE eyes??  Isn't it impossible for two brown-eyed parents to have a blue-eyed child?  As far as I know it is, so how can David be Michael's child?   

What a silly thing to focus on, with all the problems these people have. 

  

OF COURSE brown-eyed people can produce blue-eyed children! But even if they couldn't, David has been raised by Michael his whole life - that makes him his father. 

 
March 9, 2006, 8:11 am CST

Too Familiar

  I unfortunately  could identify with quite a bit of todays' show.  I have had the cutting problem, the teenage problems, and a younger son at the time that had a lot of tics.  I did finally leave my husband and he stayed in another state and moved our children and my daughter's boyfriend to our home state.  We did not see a lot of him, and quite honestly the change was very hard and extremely taxing on all of us( I was fortunate to have my brother and mother as family support) and it was a 24 hour a day job because of some of the children's problems.  Now they are all grown, my oldest son is now divorced and they have 2 children, my oldest child, my daughter is now seperated and heading for a divorce and they have 2 children, and my youngest is in his first year of law school and is doing well.  I know that all of my children were deeply effected by my ex's and my problems in our marriage and ones we brought with us from childhood.  We tried just about every kind of therapy, family, couple, individual group,etc. I suppose it helped some but the actual seperation and the children and myself learning to love each other unconditionaly was a big step in our healing.  It is apparent that some of the problems stuck with them because of their marital situations.  I do feel extremely responsible, I thought I had been a really good mom, I know I did try, but sometimes our own problems prevent and influence the family we are trying to raise and live with.  MY two sons probably have better relationships with their Dad then me, that does hurt a lot, however I am glad they love their Dad so very much as our daughter does too rather then them not having that close relationship.  I still am dealing with a lot of my own junk and health problems but I do try to continue to be there for my children and grandchildren.  I suffer with depression and am on meds but I know I need to fix me, I just haven't gotten to me yet. Today may have been a wake up call.                                                                                                                                                                                                       itsnotyou 

 
March 9, 2006, 8:16 am CST

03/09 Family Chaos

Quote From: peony4

Has anyone noticed that Michael's son David has BLUE eyes??  Isn't it impossible for two brown-eyed parents to have a blue-eyed child?  As far as I know it is, so how can David be Michael's child?   
Actually, it is genetically impossible for 2 blue-eyed parents to have a brown-eyed child.  But brown-eyed parents can be carrying recessive genes for blue eyes.
 
March 9, 2006, 8:22 am CST

Just when you think you've seen it all ...

Wow, Dr. Phil, you certainly have your hands full. You have the patience of a Saint, to even consider taking on this family. It made me sick, just listening to the bickering and watching them all try to out self destruct one another. How sad. Life is what you make it, you are in control of your own destiny, no matter what your past.  Nothing, unless you are extremely fortunate, is ever just handed to you on a silver platter. Good Luck with them. By the way, KUDOS to you for what you had said about pornography!  I think you and Robin are GREAT and one day would love to meet you both in person.  

Prosper in Life, 

M M 

 
March 9, 2006, 8:33 am CST

Dad is a BIG problem too!

Quote From: fluffyfat

Heroin is addictive; it changes your brain.  Going to the mall and buying everything you like is not addiction; it's the behavior of a spoiled woman.  Watching porn in front of your kids, talking about suicide in front of your kids, cutting in front of your kids -- not  addiction.  What it is, is terrible, self-centered  behavior of a spoiled b*tch.  Dad should get a divorce and take the kids with him.  I would love to see this woman have to support herself on minimum wage.  

  

BTW Bridgette -- my hung-up husband isn't affectionate either. Get over it. 

Did you hear that father and the manner in which he spoke to not only his wife, but his children and especially his daughters?  Do you really think that they are better off with a man that is ultimately teaching them to marry men whom are passive to a fault and then angry and plain ole mean when he finally finds his back bone?  PLEASE!   

  

Maybe the marriage is over, but I tend to agree with Dr. Phil...if they work at it, there maybe something salvagable.  But, if they are not going to work at it, they should divorce sooner than later and help their children heal.   

  

And for all of those individuals that are sick of seeing this family on Dr. Phil think about this...Why?  Why are you sick of seeing them?  Maybe because you can see a piece of you in this family and their chaos?  Just think about it. 

 
March 9, 2006, 8:35 am CST

Why Do This with Family in Chaos

It is so obvious the wife only cares about her own feelings and she truly comes across as entirely insincere.  The husband has problems, too, but his wife is so ungrateful for all she has and does not intend to solve her problems....only blame others.  Everyone in this family would be much better living with this couple seperated at the very least and divorce seems the only answer. The husband should find someone who appreciates him for what he has provided and I feel he could overcome his problems and have a better life alone. Perhaps his wife should ask herself what other man would let someone do what she has done....and stay with her.  It was extremely frustrating to watch the wife and her obvious insincerity and I feel there is no way she will ever change....it is only a coverup. I don't believe a thing she says.  I have absolutely no hope for them and it is sooooo hard to watch. 

 
March 9, 2006, 8:35 am CST

03/09 Family Chaos

These people really need to get away from each other.  Their fancy house needs to be sold to pay off all of the debt.  Mom needs to get her own small home/condo and a small maintenance allowance from hubby and a real purpose in life - like a job.  Then she doesn't have so much time for shopping.  Dad needs to get a small house/condo, stop being a "shift whore", and learn to relax and do for himself.  Dr. Phil has always said it's better to be from a broken home than to live in a broken home and this home is definitely broken.  Once this couple has some physical space between them, where they aren't at each other all day and all night, maybe then they can begin to recover and learn how to love each other again.  But for now, they need to get away from each other. 

 
March 9, 2006, 8:40 am CST

how about a lie detector

I think Bridgetts entire family needs to be questioned while hooked up to a lie detector, it's pretty hard to stay interested in their "story" when you don't know who is telling the truth.
 
March 9, 2006, 8:42 am CST

No, it is not impossible but it is very rare

Quote From: peony4

Has anyone noticed that Michael's son David has BLUE eyes??  Isn't it impossible for two brown-eyed parents to have a blue-eyed child?  As far as I know it is, so how can David be Michael's child?   

As long as both parents have the recessive gene for the color of blue eyes then they could have a child with blue eyes.   The son could also have contact lenses on (think about the family he is from) 

  

For example, Mom could have brown eyes with one brown eye gene and one blue eye gene and becasue brown is dominant she wold be born with brown eyes.  And if Dad also has brown eyes with one inherited brown eye gene and one blue eye gene, then it is possible that when their son was conceived they both passed along the recessive gene of blue eyes and thus had their blue eyed son.  Statistically it is rare but not impossible! 

 
March 9, 2006, 9:00 am CST

Bridget out of control !

 I find Bridgett to be a person who is all about Bridgett. What Bridgett wants , needs. This woman only cares about her feeling's and her needs.She needs to get off her high horse. Bridgett is the problem with this family. Bridgett's husband could be home more, and be a better father and husband , if she would stopping thinking only of her self and spending this poor mans money faster than he can make it.She says her husband don't love or care about her. Bridgett you need to use what brain you have this poor man is over worked.If I was your husband your butt would be out working , you have way to much time on your hand's.You need to be cut off completely of all your husbands money.She has nothing more to do with her time than shop and make problems. On today show you flat out called your son a liar .. You are no mother.. I believe your Son you are the liar and only out for yourself once again.. I believe when your son said the show ,was only about your and your husband he was telling the truth. Your children are hurting woman get a grip on yourself. Start putting your family before yourself. Your husband should walk out on you today. You have done nothing but use your husband so you can be lazy and please yourself. On the show you sit there all smug .. To your husband there is a lot of women out there that you could be a good husband to get rid of your wife. She will be right where she needs to be alone . By her attitude she will never find a man and she is very unattractive .
 
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