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October 5, 2008, 10:54 am CDT

I know how it feels...

Quote From: robertesmith

hello i watched todays show and would like some advise. i am currently involved in a custody visitation case in court. i have been talking and expressing myself about this same thing to my mother for about 5 years. the thing is this subject is often the topic of convo. i never heard of this before but it is to the t exactly what happens. the father always has to fight ,at least in ohio, to be in the childs life. the court appoints the female counsle. its called csea. my issue is not with them rather legislatation that automaticly gives full rights to the mother. i have wrote the legislaters in ohio columbus and no response.this is where i need help.what needs to happen for the court to relize the proplem giving full power of choice to the mother with no regaurds for the father causes. it should be handled more responsably. as the father i have no rights having been told by cps "you are only the father". if his mom doesnt want me in his life he is not allowed. i am not the only father going through this same thing.so what do we as a society do.i also think that this is more common in a marriage less relationship. so in clossing i need help could some one contact me with advise on making rights for fathers more relavent. for the record i believemy child and i are prime canidates for being victomized by  brainwashing from his mother and many of her relatives
 I'm sorry I am unable to offer any advise on making a fathers rights more relavent, but my fiance and I do understand what your going through.  My fiance has to constantly fight with the courts, social servises, and lawyers to get anything done with his son.  We had a visitation order set but the bio mother still with holds the child, bribes him to stay with her on our weekends, and etc etc etc.  We have followed the roller coaster of emotions that come with the child.  The bio mother use to tell the child that his dad and I didn't love him, we didn't want to have visits with him, and that we just plain hated him.  I'm so thankful that the child didn't turn on us but we did have a lot of problems to work through.  The child seems to be so much better about blowing off what his mother tells him and how things actually are at our house.  There are still side affects though and it shows in his self esteem and self worth.  We believe some of the brainwashing still might be going on but we think we have brought the child to a level where he can fight it off.  Just keep your head up about your child and situation.  Its a tough road but if being done for your child's sake, its 100% worth it!!!!
 
October 6, 2008, 4:08 pm CDT

Please Say Something

Hello Dr. Phil, I am a conservative nineteen-year-old republican, and I absolutely have no tolerance for Barack Obama. Yes, his views can be quite convincing. However, they do not convince me. No matter how much the media touts Barack's "amazingness", their is no question in my mind that he has more than "serving the American People" in mind. He constantly talks about "rising the middle class" by raising taxes and putting burdens on the upper, executive class. Now that seems quite like socialist thing to say. Also, some of his top advisors were the head honcho's of Fannie May and Freddie Mac before they jumped out and got their penchants before they were arrested for massive fraud in the housing market. Also, you cannot forget Barack's twenty-year involvement with the Reverrand Jeremy Wright, the man who said "God Damn America". Barack, the media, and many of the general public say that he has ended his involvement with Jeremy Wright for that reason, but it seems sort of ironic that this would cause Obama to "separate" right after he beat Hillary for the Democratic ticket. All of these things and many more inescapable fact about Obama seem to glare at me from every angle, while the rest of the US stares blankly into the tv set and believes that everything Obama says is good. I simply cannot and will not stand for this. I believe you are a republican, and if you are not, you seem very level-headed about things. If you cannot see what I see, than it makes no sense, because I am not even finished with college. You are a brilliant psychologist. Please, for the sake of the United States and its people, speak out about just one of the things Obama has majorly against him, because the media will not.
Thank You, John.
 
October 7, 2008, 1:05 pm CDT

THE GOLMAN'S

Quote From: reppinformcain

Hello Dr. Phil, I am a conservative nineteen-year-old republican, and I absolutely have no tolerance for Barack Obama. Yes, his views can be quite convincing. However, they do not convince me. No matter how much the media touts Barack's "amazingness", their is no question in my mind that he has more than "serving the American People" in mind. He constantly talks about "rising the middle class" by raising taxes and putting burdens on the upper, executive class. Now that seems quite like socialist thing to say. Also, some of his top advisors were the head honcho's of Fannie May and Freddie Mac before they jumped out and got their penchants before they were arrested for massive fraud in the housing market. Also, you cannot forget Barack's twenty-year involvement with the Reverrand Jeremy Wright, the man who said "God Damn America". Barack, the media, and many of the general public say that he has ended his involvement with Jeremy Wright for that reason, but it seems sort of ironic that this would cause Obama to "separate" right after he beat Hillary for the Democratic ticket. All of these things and many more inescapable fact about Obama seem to glare at me from every angle, while the rest of the US stares blankly into the tv set and believes that everything Obama says is good. I simply cannot and will not stand for this. I believe you are a republican, and if you are not, you seem very level-headed about things. If you cannot see what I see, than it makes no sense, because I am not even finished with college. You are a brilliant psychologist. Please, for the sake of the United States and its people, speak out about just one of the things Obama has majorly against him, because the media will not.
Thank You, John.
FOR GOD'S SAKE I WISH THE GOLDMAN'S WOULD GO AWAY, BECAUSE HERE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY WE AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN FACED WITH CRIME EVERYDAY AND ALOTS OF MURDER CRIMES THAT JUST GO UNDER THE RUG JUST TWO WEEKS AGO IN SEPT OF 2008 THREE BLACK YOUNG MEN WERE GUN DOWN NO ONE HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, AND THEY DONT EVEN DISCUSS IT ON THE NEWS ANYMORE. SO IM TIRED OF HEARING THE PITTY FROM THE GOLDMAN'S FAMILY WHEN WE HAVE AND BEEN HAVING KILLING'S IN THE BLACK COMMUNITIES FOR THE LAST PAST TWENTY YEARS OR MORE. O.J. WAS FOUND NOT GULITY IN HIS CRIMINAL TRIAL SO ITS TIME TO JUST LIVE WITH THE FACTS. BECAUSE WE HERE AT HOME ON THE EAST COAST DEAL WITH IT EVERYDAY.  I WAS SHOT IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE IN NOV OF 1999 WHILE THE POLICE SAT IN HIS PATROL CAR AND WATCH MY STEPFATHER SHOOT ME. THANK GOD IM STILL HERE AND MY STEPFATHER WAS FOUND GUILTY.
 
October 7, 2008, 3:08 pm CDT

Share Your Thoughts on Our New Web Design!

I do not know whether you are against my post or for it, because I do not think I said anything about crime or black people. Of course I did say that the leaders of FM and FM were criminals, but I do not think they were black. And also, O.J. was guilty, but i do agree with your point: the only reason anyone knew about OJ was cuz he had jessie jackson goin for him. the media is indeed very biased about what they put out, and that which they put out is simply stuff that will pay off in money...it is said when the news resorts to this crap in a country that is supposed to be free.
 
October 7, 2008, 7:31 pm CDT

A WomansWorld...

 Unfortunately here i Vermont a Mother and Father go to coourt against each other for custody of their child the mother usually walks out with full custody, unless the father has hard evidence that the mother is unfit. That doesn't usually happen often and is VERY difficult to do. All she has to do is cry abuse and bam she has custody. I know because I watched my now husband fight for custody of his 2 children. He fought for about 3 years. They appeared in a hearing and she used his back ground against him. During their 7+/- years they were togehter she had him arrested several time for abuse. They were both young and stupid. He was no angel but a lot of times it ws her abusing him and she would hit herself or get into a fight with someone and call the cops on him and tell them he hit her. Because she was a woman with a mark on her body he was arrested and the judge believed her. But every time he was arrested she would write a letter to the judge explaining to him it was all a misunderstanding. He'd have the charges dropped against him because she said to drop them. After they had the 2 children he grew up but she chose not to. He worked long hours and eh would drink and snort up his entire pay check. The judge still granted her full custody. Child support granted her $600 a month. Then finally he was able to hire a good lawyer and he got solid and hard evidence to prove her unfit. Unfortunately he didn't have to go into the court room in front of the judge to show the evidence against ehr that would have put her into jail because she called him 2 weeks before the actual court date to come get the kids . He did and they still live with him. She is in and out of court and jail. She chose her drugs and alcohol. She went into court thinking she wouldn't have to pay child support. The judge ordered her to pay $200 a month on 2 kids. She had a fit but the judge reminded her that she thought $600 wasn't enough. She claimed that she had 2 younger children to take care of as well. They weren't his. The children are A and B students. The bio mother signed off all of her parental rights and I adopted them because she didn't want the responsibility of supporting her children she gave birth to. The whole time she had tried to brain wash the children telling them Daddy hated them. Then she tried telling them that I was keeping their family apart. Thankfully they didn't believe a wod she had to say considering everything she was putting them through. They are now old enough to see the truth. Especially the oldest child. She was old enough to knoe through out the entire battle. Both children begged me to adopt them and they to this day thank me for saving them from a life of continual HELL!! For all the fathers who feel they will never get custody or visitation don't give up. My husband fought and finally won. Keep fighting and be positive. Don't ever dis the other party including the step parent. That only makes you look worse and adds more fuel to the fire. Stay positive and keep cool. I know it is easier said than done but my husband is a hot head but when it came to his children he played it smarts. It took 3 years but it was all worth it in the end. She finally hung herself. He never gave up.
 
October 9, 2008, 2:55 pm CDT

Attending a taping

What a WONDERFUL experience being part of the Dr. Phil audience!!! 

 

I would like to get a couple of messages to Dr. Phil about the comments on the taping of "The Bridge" -- and the pursuing conversations about suicide.  Having lost a child myself, I appreicate your comment about never claiming to understand the feelings of losing a child.  That's great.  When you said to your guests, John and Erika, "You shouldn't feel that way", I felt that was a very inappropriate comment and not typical for you!!!  I understand perfectly well how they feel only a short 8 months since losing their beautiful daughter to suicide.  Ericka said, "We've lost our reason for living".  I remember feeling that exact same emotion after losing my son.  I wish I could have talked to John and Erika that very day!!!!

 

Even worse was Dr. Joiner's comment about knowing how John and Erika felt because he lost his father to suicide!!!!  NO WAY!!!!   NO WAY!!!!   Poor John and Erika.

 
October 9, 2008, 2:56 pm CDT

Dr. Phil's new look

I don't like the new look -- he looks sickly.  Sorry, Dr. Phil.  Robin looks GREAT as always!!!!
 
October 11, 2008, 3:24 pm CDT

Poor people

Dear Dr. Phil; I'm getting a little flusterd about all this talk about the economy and helping the middle class people. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE POOR PEOPLE! Everyone acts as if they don't exist anymore. Even the politicians. There are more people out here who don't own homes or have medical or life insurance and living from paycheck to paycheck and their jobs don't offer insurances. They have to make decisions rather to eat or pay a bill. They also got caught up in the credit crisis with charge cards. WHAT ARE THEY TO DO!!! 

 

Concerned mother

 

 
October 14, 2008, 2:32 pm CDT

Dear Mods and or Tech People

Can you tellme how long I have been posting on Dr Phil boards?  I have noticed on somepeople's postings it states been member since 1999 or 2004 and I am wondering why my length has not been put up and really I know its been a long time and I really do not  know how long.  Can you please tell me?

 

xox

S

 
October 14, 2008, 3:19 pm CDT

Share Your Thoughts on Our New Web Design!

Quote From: labelfree

Can you tellme how long I have been posting on Dr Phil boards?  I have noticed on somepeople's postings it states been member since 1999 or 2004 and I am wondering why my length has not been put up and really I know its been a long time and I really do not  know how long.  Can you please tell me?

 

xox

S

Where are you seeing "Been a member since 1999" or something like that? I don't think we have such a feature.
 
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