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Topic : 05/07 A Dr. Phil Family on Fire: House Intervention, Part 2

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Created on : Friday, May 04, 2007, 12:02:43 pm
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Dr. Phil continues his work with The Dr. Phil Family. Gene and Myra’s marriage has become a war zone, with ugly fights involving name-calling, spitting and throwing objects. Their children were caught in the middle and wrote to Dr. Phil for a family intervention. To find out if their broken marriage has a chance and to heal the resentment between all the family members, they move into The Dr. Phil House. First, Dr. Phil arranges for Myra to meet Lee, a pregnant self-proclaimed mistress in a long-term relationship with a married man. Will hearing another perspective help Myra let go of her anger and bitterness over Gene’s adulterous past? Next, since Gene admits he treats women like sexual objects, Dr. Phil wants to set him straight. Three successful women arrive at the house, determined to change Gene’s views about the opposite sex. After listening to them speak, Gene breaks down and says he wants to become a better husband. But do the ladies think he’s sincere? Gene and Myra’s three adult children, Melissa, Edwin and Eugene, join them in the house. After trying to have secret conversations off camera, Melissa gets a wake-up call when Dr. Phil knocks on the door. Then, in an exercise designed to get to the root of their resentments for each other, each family member takes a turn in the “hot seat” while the others open up about what they hate about them. Guess which person can’t take the criticism and wants to leave, then talk about the show here.

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May 7, 2007, 2:27 pm CDT

05/07 A Dr. Phil Family on Fire: House Intervention, Part 2

Quote From: shelly_80

I am watching the show as I type and am furious with this jerk.  He just said that he feels women are beneath him and he doesn't care that he cheats even on his mistress(es).  I take strong offense to that ignorant statement!  Need I remind you Gene, that God made woman from mans rib?  Incase you forgot where that is, it's located in the center of your body.  He did not make woman from mans foot, to be beneath him nor did He make woman from mans head, to be above him.  He made her from the center of mans body to be his equal. Furthermore, if you do a little research you'll find that man has 1 less rib than woman.  Interesting isn't it?  I realize that only those who believe in God can understand where I'm coming from on this issue.  So if anyone disagrees, I'm sorry you feel that way.

 

Michelle

Well, I know what you mean, and it doesn't take a belief in God to know there is nothing innate  to women that is below men. That kind of moronic view of women isn't going to be cured by his sobbing in front of the camera...
 
May 7, 2007, 2:28 pm CDT

Busy Body Melissa

First I would like to commend this family for agreeing to be on the show. Melissa appears to be right in the middle of every members' difficulty in this family. Melissa is grown woman and does not live in the home and it also appears she is having some of the same problems with her own husband as her mother.  She resents her step-father for attempting to take her father's place.  Melissa needs to first deal with her own insecurities before attempting to "cure" others. Melissa needs to locate a support group in her area for autistic children, then maybe she will be able to branch out away from her mother and getting all involved that home.  She cannot run two households.  The parents themselves need to seek couples therapy, and the mother will also need to try to let her children grow up. To dwell on the problems of the past is insignificant, what is this family going to do now for the future. They need not focus on what is not working and focus on what is working and go from there.
 
May 7, 2007, 2:34 pm CDT

"Ribs?"

Quote From: shelly_80

I am watching the show as I type and am furious with this jerk.  He just said that he feels women are beneath him and he doesn't care that he cheats even on his mistress(es).  I take strong offense to that ignorant statement!  Need I remind you Gene, that God made woman from mans rib?  Incase you forgot where that is, it's located in the center of your body.  He did not make woman from mans foot, to be beneath him nor did He make woman from mans head, to be above him.  He made her from the center of mans body to be his equal. Furthermore, if you do a little research you'll find that man has 1 less rib than woman.  Interesting isn't it?  I realize that only those who believe in God can understand where I'm coming from on this issue.  So if anyone disagrees, I'm sorry you feel that way.

 

Michelle

Ok, I get what you are attempting to say, but spend an entire paragraph with detailing the skeleton.  Also, if I remember the conversation correctly, the mother was indicating that was how her husband felt when she was speaking to the camera, he did not say that.  The husband admitted he needed to change, but it appears this entire family needs to do some changing and growing up.  From the start of the show it appeared to me that Melissa is the main force driving this family apart, and Dr. Phil himself had to intervene.
 
May 7, 2007, 2:43 pm CDT

05/07 A Dr. Phil Family on Fire: House Intervention, Part 2

Quote From: suvivor8

It seems to me that the entire focus of this family is on Gene and his cheating.  Okay so he cheated but it's time to get over it or get out.  Myra knew he was a cheater when she met him - he was cheating with her - what were his complaints about that relationship?   There's alot more going on here than just his cheating.  The daughter needs to stay out of her Mom's marriage - the cheating is between Myra and Gene. I understand that the kids are hurting for their Mom but the venom they show for their Dad lets me know that they are putting the total blame on him,  I do not condone the cheating but Myra needs to take a look at herself and take whatever responsibility she has in this situation - for example did she become so involved with her kids that Gene felt there was nothing of Myra left for him?  I saw marriages of my friends breaking up at the 20 or 25 year mark and it took me a while to figure out that the husbands were so focused on career  and the wives so focused on the kids that when the kids began to leave home the spouses discovered that they had very little left in common. And yes some of these situations involved a cheating husband.  Again I do not condone the cheating but I can see how it can happen. Dr Phil is doing this family a disservice if he allows everyone to focus on Gene's cheating as the entire problem.
"Okay so he cheated but it's time to get over it or get out."

I agree fully with this statement. Cheating is bad, but either you forgive and move on, or you leave.
 
May 7, 2007, 2:53 pm CDT

Unfricken beleivable

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They should have put a bullet in this marriage a long time ago.

For me, once the mutual respect is gone then it's over. 

 
May 7, 2007, 3:08 pm CDT

Disappointed in choice of language

Listening to this family with their "intervention process", I was very disappointed in the choice of words spoken to each other to describe their frustration with family members.  I "HATE" you because...  or  I "HATE" that you...  The choice and use of those words would seem to guarantee developing a greater emotional distance rather than closing the gap to achieving understanding on any level.  But that's just me... 
 
May 7, 2007, 3:14 pm CDT

Here we go again...

   The 2 yr old "brats" are at it again. Both of them enjoy "wallowing" in their own filth. Talk about two very stupid brats.
 
May 7, 2007, 3:30 pm CDT

05/07 A Dr. Phil Family on Fire: House Intervention, Part 2

Quote From: jisims

How ironic! I have recently began to research narcissism and feel 100% sure that my husband is a narcissist. I hate him, but cannot get rid of him. He lies, cheats and is nothing but a bum. Why is it that these people have this power over us? Why can I not walk away and never look back? I have began seeing a counselor, but it is thrown in my face daily. I would love to see some shows on this topic and even be willing to appear on the show.
i would have wrote that too about him (and the youngest son) if i knew how to spell it...NARCISSIST! sounds like GENE!!
 
May 7, 2007, 3:38 pm CDT

It's not Fare, Ethical or right!!!

It's not fare, ethical, or right that Gene was picked on by 3 obviousely vengeful, bitter women that felt they had to dump all their anger and frustration out on him only to make themselves feel better than him or any other man that has made some mistakes in the past.

 

What if the Gender was reversed in this situation? Would you see 3 men ganging up on a cheating wife? I don't think so. Too much favoritism in this episode toward women and I feel is giving women the wrong idea how to treat men. Myra is just as guilty as Gene in this relationship as far as I'm concerned. There should be no favoritism or siding with anyone! as it is portrayed in this "Edited" show.

 
May 7, 2007, 3:50 pm CDT

05/07 A Dr. Phil Family on Fire: House Intervention, Part 2

Quote From: darin6of7

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They should have put a bullet in this marriage a long time ago.

For me, once the mutual respect is gone then it's over. 

 

  I agree once the trust and and respect as been broken as badly as it has been in this marriage more then once- it's over it's time too pick up the peices of your life and move on!

 

I can't believe what she said too her daughter that she was being mother? bringing your kids up in a household with two parents that do nothing but swear and cruse a blue streak at each other..... is being a good mother?  come on!   they can not even have a civil conversation about anything!  just watching it on tv. made me want too grab a bottle of asprin!    this is the way she brought up her kids?

 

the one son who actually had a dream of too be somone they accuse of having an attitude problem!  the daughter struggling with a son with autism was told she didn't have life?     when all she does is take care of her son! believe taking care of someone with autism is more then a full time job!!!! 

 

Just because they're lives are so messed up, does not give them the right too put down there children!!!!!

 

this marriage should have been over years ago...... she should have moved on, and made a new life for herself... I am not saying the kids should have been without there father....  my goodness they're is and could have been a better way too do things then live the way they have been all these years!

 

 

 

 

 

 
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