Shows This Week

Monday - August 25, 2014

"My Beauty Queen Baby Girl Has Gone Ballistic"

Stephanie says she wants to know how her daughter, Ashley, went from a picture-perfect, straight-A student and beauty pageant queen to an out-of-control, violent 16-year-old who has her fearing for her life. She says Ashley stole her car at 12, started dating an 18-year-old when she was just 13, was caught shoplifting, and started abusing drugs and alcohol. Stephanie says when Ashley doesn’t get her way, she becomes violent -- breaking lamps, punching holes in doors and kicking out car windshields with her feet -- and has even threatened to kill her. Stephanie says she recently found a gun in Ashley’s car and fears her daughter could actually follow through with the threat. Ashley says her mother harasses her with texts all day long and knows exactly how to push her buttons -- and she wants her to back off. Dr. Phil intervenes in this mother/daughter conflict. Has Stephanie been enabling her daughter’s bad behavior? Plus, how does Ashley explain her actions? This program contains strong language. Viewer discretion advised.


Tuesday - August 26, 2014

"I Feel Trapped by My Controlling Husband"

Shara claims that her husband of one year, Luke, is a “mean, insecure know-it-all” who controls her every move — so much so that she says she feels like a prisoner in their marriage. Shara claims that Luke refuses to let her own a cell phone, hold a job or leave the house alone for more than five minutes, and says he also dictates how to dress and wear her makeup — allegations he denies. Shara also claims that Luke is verbally abusive, constantly telling her that she is lazy, ugly, worthless and stupid. Luke admits that he can be abrasive when speaking to Shara but insists that he is simply trying to help “guide” her, because he says she lacks motivation and street smarts. He also claims that his wife is “no angel” and has a vicious temper, which he says landed her behind bars for assaulting him during a recent argument. Shara denies putting her hands on Luke — how does she explain her arrest? Dr. Phil sorts through the accusations on both sides — and uncovers a source of pain in the couple’s past. How can Luke and Shara get their marriage back on track?


Wednesday - August 27, 2014

Young, Gorgeous, Privileged and Destroying Her Family

Joy and Jerry say their 24-year-old daughter, Jessi, has a severe addiction to alcohol and suffers from bulimia, and her self-destructive choices are destroying their family. Joy says Jessi lies, manipulates and steals to get alcohol, and was recently arrested for assaulting her father in a drunken rage. Jessi’s father, Jerry, says they’ve spent thousands of dollars trying to help her, but nothing has worked. Jessi admits she drinks a gallon of vodka a day to function and says she keeps a lot of secrets about her behavior from her family. Is she ready to come clean -- and get clean for good? Plus, Jessi opens up about a painful childhood experience -- could this explain her behavior? When Dr. Phil throws her a lifeline, will she grab ahold?


Thursday - August 28, 2014

Sexual Standoffs

Reagan says his wife of two years, Sara, refuses to have sex with him, and the lack of attention has forced him to turn to gambling and other women “for an adrenaline rush.” He admits that he’s cheated twice, including a recent “sexting” affair with a woman, which prompted Sara to take their two kids and move out. Hear the shocking way she says she discovered the racy texts. Sara says she wants to fix their relationship, but she needs Reagan to stop acting like an impulsive teenager — and work harder to meet her emotional needs. Dr. Phil reviews the couple’s history, which includes allegations of physical abuse on both sides, as well as numerous break-ups and make-ups. Is this marriage worth saving? And, when Sara makes a confession of her own, will Reagan still want to reconcile? Then after only a year of marriage, Skyla and Ryan say they are at a sexual standoff that has pushed them to the brink of divorce. Skyla says Ryan acts like a child when she says “no” to sex — throwing tantrums that include yelling, slamming doors and punching walls. Ryan says their sex life has gone from very active to almost nonexistent, and he admits his frustration has pushed him to the edge. Can Dr. Phil help Ryan learn to control his temper — and help these newlyweds rekindle their relationship? This program contains strong language and strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.


Friday - August 29, 2014

An Ultimatum for a Hoarding Mother: Her Kids or Her Clutter

Chandra and her siblings, Charity, Perry and Preston, say their mother, Pamela’s, hoarding is so out of control that nearly every inch of her 9,000-square-foot home is filled with “junk.” The siblings say that growing up, Pamela would pick through their garbage to save items, which forced them to sneak trash out of the house. They say as they got older, her hoarding became progressively worse, prompting them to stage an intervention in 2012, which escalated to the point of police being called. Pamela says she feels her family unfairly “ganged up” on her and insists she’s not a hoarder — so, how does she explain the mess? Plus, Pamela’s husband, Richard, moved out of the house two years ago — he says because of the hoarding, but she says otherwise. Hear why Pamela claims Richard is equally to blame for the family’s problems. Can Dr. Phil help Pamela get rid of her clutter — and help this family get back on track?




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