Shows This Week

Monday - August 4, 2014

Bait and Switch Bride?

Ben says his wife, Kelly, convinced him to get married six months ago, and as soon as the paperwork was signed, she completely changed -- for the worse! He says she has gained a significant amount of weight, is no longer affectionate and stopped cleaning and cooking his favorite meals. Ben says he’s “disgusted” by his wife’s appearance and says if not for their 4-year-old son, he would have left by now. Kelly admits she has gained weight since getting married but says she has lost her self-worth because Ben demeans her every day. She says Ben lost 100 pounds and then turned into a “narcissist” and a “jerk” -- and she suspects he is cheating on her. When Dr. Phil presses Ben for answers, will he get to the truth? And, can this marriage be saved?

 

Tuesday - August 5, 2014

“My Dad Abandoned Me, and My Mom Threw Me in a Shelter”

Diane says her 17-year-old daughter, Brianna, is an out-of-control drug abuser who has run away from home at least five times and does not respect authority. She says she recently forced Brianna into a youth shelter, hoping it would scare the teen straight, but nothing has changed — and she fears for her daughter’s life. Diane also claims her ex-husband, Michael, abandoned Brianna after their divorce — and she feels that contributed to the teen’s downward spiral. How does Michael respond? And, what ownership does Diane take in the situation? Brianna says her mother is overreacting and insists she’s just living the partying lifestyle by using Xanax, Molly, marijuana, PCP, heroin and alcohol. But is there something deeper at play? Emotions run high when the family comes together on Dr. Phil’s stage — and an unexpected moment happens. Will Brianna realize the dangers she’s facing and get the help she needs?

 

Wednesday - August 6, 2014

Not-So-Sweet 16: "My Daughter's Dangerous Sex Life"

Fany and her husband, Markus, say they’re at their wits’ end with Fany’s 16-year-old “party girl” daughter, Claire, who admittedly drinks, smokes marijuana and has sex with numerous partners. Fany says that recently, Claire even participated in an orgy at a party, which Fany found out about when graphic photos and a video surfaced online. Claire admits that her partying and promiscuity has earned her a reputation among her peers. How does she explain her choices? And, she opens up about the night at the party — and the backlash she says she has experienced since. How does she feel about the decisions she made that night? Can Dr. Phil get to the root of the teen’s self-destructive behavior? And, what responsibility do Fany and Markus hold in the situation? Then, when she appeared on the show three years ago, 20-year-old Layla was heading down a dangerous path of drinking, drugs and promiscuity. How is she doing now? And, hear Layla’s message for Claire — will it make an impact? This show contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

 

Thursday - August 7, 2014

A Lying, Cheating, Violent Husband or a Wife's False Accusations?

Bob says his wife of 23 years, Dorothy, constantly accuses him of cheating with women he meets online, and despite his vehement denial, she continues to lash out at him daily, leading to violent arguments — often in front of their 12-year-old daughter, Alice. He says Dorothy has clawed his face, smashed windows in their home and van and even threatened to cut off his manhood because she’s convinced he has been unfaithful. He says he has done everything possible to prove he hasn’t strayed, including taking — and passing — a polygraph test, but Dorothy still isn’t convinced. What does he believe is causing his wife’s mistrust? And, why does he say Dr. Phil is partly to blame for the chaos at home? Dorothy admits her behavior is over the top but says she knows her husband is running around on her — and she’s determined to prove it. She says they’ve been in a sexless marriage for the past two years, yet she found a bottle of erectile dysfunction medication under their bed, as well as naked pictures of women and racy messages on Bob’s computer — which he claimed was spam. Is she overreacting? And, how does Bob explain the medication? Plus, hear from the couple’s 22-year-old daughter, Samantha, and learn why she says her mom’s “irrational” suspicions even led Dorothy to file a protective order — against her! Then, Dr. Phil sits down with Alice, who says she just wants the fighting to stop and for her parents to get along. Will her plea provide a wake-up call for Bob and Dorothy? This program contains strong language and sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

 

Friday - August 8, 2014

"I Fear My Daughter Will Be Kidnapped and Forced into Sex Trafficking"

Fifty-year-old Dee says that at 17, she was drugged, kidnapped and forced to work in a brothel for three months — and she fears her 20-year-old daughter, Lacey, might be headed toward the same fate. She says Lacey moved out of the house at 15, has been in abusive relationships, got pregnant for the first time at 16 and is addicted to marijuana and prescription pills — a habit Lacey supports by erotic dancing. She also says Lacey has anger issues and often lashes out at family members. What does she say started her daughter’s downward spiral? And, does Dee take any ownership in the situation? Lacey’s older sister, Devin, calls Lacey a “ticking time bomb” and says her lifestyle is putting a strain on the whole family. Whom does she blame for her sister’s behavior? Lacey says she feels betrayed and misunderstood by her family and claims she’ll never make the same mistakes as her mother, because she’s smarter. Still, she admits she abuses drugs and needs help getting her life back on track. Dr. Phil digs into Lacey’s past and uncovers a source of pain. Will she grab onto the lifeline he offers and put an end to her self-destructive behavior?

 

LAST WEEK'S SHOWS

 

Monday
- "My Husband, My Boyfriend, My Big Decision"

Tuesday
- Party Mom: Did She Put Her Children in Danger?

Wednesday
- Best Friend Killers: What Happened to Skylar Neese?

Thursday
- Shocking Accusations: Abused Wife or Abused Husband?

Friday
- Ultimate Betrayal: Forced to Kill His Father