Mel says she called off her wedding just five weeks before she was supposed to walk down the aisle because her fiancé, Ian, asked her for a prenup at the last minute.
Mel claims the terms of the prenup would leave her without their home, access to his pension and limited support if they were to divorce. Ian says his father – who passed away recently – strongly advised him to get a pre-marital agreement after hearing rumors of Mel drinking, partying and cheating. Mel’s sister, Krista, says she does not agree with Ian wanting a prenup as she believes it’s a precursor to divorce. Dr. Phil offers the couple advice for their relationship. And, estate management attorney, Ann Margaret Carrozza, suggests possibilities for terms of a prenup agreement that both Ian and Mel can agree upon.Read More
On July 19, 2011, tragedy struck when innocent 6-year-old Lauren was killed by her mother, Allison’s, boyfriend – stabbed over 20 times while her twin sister was in the bed next to her.
Allison says in the time that’s passed, her life hasn’t gotten easier, but she’s just learned to live differently and has dealt with a lot of criticism after the media picked up the story. John, Allison’s ex-husband and the father of Lauren, says that he too lost a daughter and is now losing contact with his two surviving children because he claims Allison is keeping them from him. Can this family get on a path toward healing after such a brutal and senseless loss?Read More
Melinda, Jovana and Michelle say they thought it was a dream come true when they found a company called SDWR or Service Dogs By Warren Retrievers, that claimed to train Labrador Retrievers to detect glucose levels in children and adults with diabetes.
But these women say they now believe it was all a scam that left them with very expensive pets that were not equipped to save lives. Mollie, another customer of SDWR, however, says the Labrador Retriever she got saved her daughter’s life when the dog detected that her daughter’s blood sugar was dangerously low. And, an endocrinologist, Dr. Beach, says his SDWR service dog can fetch his meter, juice and even alerted another staff member when there was a problem. Are the dogs provided by SDWR able to save lives, or is this business a scam?Read More
Lisa says her 9-year-old daughter, Makenze, is out of control.
She claims Makenze engages in very destructive behaviors, such as head-butting and hitting adults, breaking appliances, harming animals, giving a silica gel packet to a neighbor’s child claiming it was candy and sitting in the middle of the road waiting for a car to hit and kill her. Lisa says she desperately wants to know what is wrong with her daughter who has been hospitalized numerous times and has been on 19 different medications. Makenze’s dad, Eric, says his ex Lisa thrives on their daughter’s bad behavior, loves the attention she receives from the chaos and drama and is over-medicating their daughter because she does not know how to properly parent. Lisa says Eric does not know what he’s talking about because she claims he’s a deadbeat dad who is never around.Read More
For the past two years, Lisa has had custody of her 4-year-old grandson and 13-year-old granddaughter because she claims her daughter Amanda is an unfit mother with a drug problem.
She says if Amanda doesn’t admit to Dr. Phil she has a problem, she is going to file a restraining order against her daughter. But Amanda claims her mom “stole” her children away from her, and she wants them back! Amanda agrees to take a drug test. What does it reveal? Is there a way to “get her children back”?Read More
Sharlene and Tom say their mother-son relationship took a turn for the worse when Tom says Sharlene “beat his ass,” leaving him with two black eyes.
According to Sharlene, she’s sick of Tom’s verbal abuse and says he acts like her jealous, controlling husband, not her son. Tom says Sharlene may think he acts like her husband but she acts like an ungrateful child who refuses to acknowledge everything he’s done for her, and he wants his “freeloading, manipulative” mother out of his life for good! Can Dr. Phil reunite Sharlene with her son, or have they both caused too much damage to mend fences?Read More
Linda and Gary say they fell in love with their only child, Lyzzy, when they brought her home 24 years ago after an open adoption. They admit to spoiling her, but now they fear that may have backfired.
They say Lyzzy has stolen thousands of dollars from her dad and aunt. Linda and Gary say its constant drama with their 24-year-old daughter, who refuses to move out of their home. Lyzzy’s family says they are also worried about her physical health since they claim she has put on about 100 pounds since high school. Lyzzy, who admits to being unhappy at home and overeating, has said she may want to make a few changes. Dr. Phil offers advice to this family about how they can rebuild their relationships. And, Dr. Travis Stork, host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors, gives advice to Lyzzy and her family based on his latest book, “The Lose Your Belly Diet.”Read More
Danielle is six-and-a-half months pregnant with her first baby and says her boyfriend Ryan is narcissist and possible sociopath.
Danielle claims Ryan is explosive, controlling and smashed holes in her apartment walls and a window during his rages. Danielle also claims Ryan fat-shames her, calling her “fat and unattractive.” She further alleges Ryan once told her that he doesn’t care about the child in her stomach or her. Danielle insists that if he doesn’t change, she may be forced to leave him. Should she? If she does, Ryan says, “Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.” Ryan further claims he won’t change for anyone and if she wants to leave him, it wouldn’t kill him. What should this couple do?Read More
Ceanne and Rashelle claim their mother, Jemma, mentally and physically abused them for the past 20 years, but when confronted, Jemma says she can’t remember.
Jemma says her family must have blinders on because they keep using her as a scapegoat to avoid what’s really going on. Are the girls making up this alleged abuse, or will Jemma acknowledge her daughters and apologize?Read More
Jamey says her best friend, Nikki, since discovering that her husband, Tyler, was having an affair, has lost it and literally gone wild.
Jamey claims Nikki has been meeting men online, using older men as “Sugar Daddies,” and even performed a sex act in a department store dressing room. Jamey and her husband, Jason, say that in order for Nikki to live her new single lifestyle, she shipped her 13-year-old daughter 2,000 miles away to live with them, and signed over guardianship. Nikki says she is finally being selfish and putting her needs before everyone, after being a wife and a mother for the past 20 years, and claims Jamey is just jealous of her new lifestyle. Nikki says Jamey just wants her to sit at home and bake cookies like a good mom would do, but she refuses to go back to that lifestyle. Jamey says while Nikki is being wined and dined by older wealthy men, she and her husband are left paying for Nikki’s daughter’s every need while they raise her as their own. Jamey says Nikki hasn’t seen her daughter going on four months. Can Dr. Phil convince Nikki to put her daughter’s needs ahead of her own? Plus, Pastor T.D. Jakes stops by to give Nikki a very heartfelt message. Will she listen?Read More
Peggy and Pattie say their sister, Kate, who has a master’s degree in communications and a law degree, has struggled with hoarding for years, but they say recently, it’s taken a sharp turn for the worse.
Peggy and Pattie estimate they’ve spent $27,000 supporting Kate for the past three years – spending money on moving, finding places for Kate to live and paying Kate’s rent and bills. But once again, they say Kate could be facing eviction because of the state of her home. Can Dr. Phil help Kate declutter her mind so that she can finally declutter her home?Read More
Stephanie, a struggling country pop singer, says she wants a postnuptial agreement with her husband, Rob, whom she claims has put them in thousands of dollars of debt by controlling their money.
Stephanie claims Rob has made financial mistakes and that he struggles to run a business without her. Stephanie wants 40% of Rob’s landscaping company, because she says she has had major creative input – including coming up with the company’s jingle, “Sod-Busters!” Rob, on the other hand, claims Stephanie loves to spend money on lavish shopping sprees, but has never helped them make much money – and says if they were to create a postnup, he would never agree to give her any part of his business – he says he grew it from the ground up. Rob admits that Stephanie is a talented singer, but says she hasn’t worked on her career lately. Estate Management Attorney, Ann Margaret Carrozza offers advice to Stephanie and Rob on how to make a postnuptial agreement that will work for them. Will a postnup help save their marriage? Dr. Phil weighs in with financial and marital advice for this couple.Read More
Jackie and Darin say their 17-year-old son, Bo, is out of control. He’s currently facing two felony DUI charges — one for allegedly running someone over and another for allegedly wrecking his car after blacking out because of huffing air duster.
Is there a reason for Bo’s behavior? And, with his 18th birthday and court coming up, can Dr. Phil get through to him in time? Plus, Jackie, Darin and Bo come face to face with another guest, Janelle – who knows all too well what it’s like to live with loss after one reckless and selfish act.Read More
Krysti says she thinks her sister-in-law Ashleigh is a melodramatic, lying, attention-seeking, manipulative, drug addict.
She says she just can’t understand why her mother-in-law, Kristin, and her husband, Jacob, can’t see the lies, so she wants them to make a decision: pick her or Ashleigh. But, Jacob says he wishes his wife would just drop her ultimatum so they can live in peace. Can Dr. Phil help them make a decision.Read More
From the outside, 74-year-old Sonia looks like a sweet little lady, but her daughters, Christina and Ginny, say what comes out of her mouth is mean and offensive.
They claim she spews racial slurs, gets in fights with neighbors and even insults the police. Ginny says she stopped talking to her mother two years ago, and Christina says she won’t allow Sonia to visit her 11-year-old grandson for fear of putting him in danger. Dr. Phil works to get to the bottom of what her daughters call Sonia’s “meanness.” What does she say happened to her to make her so angry? And, Dr. Phil asks Ginny and Christina if they can acknowledge Sonia’s history so the family can reconcile instead of being estranged.Read More
Christe and her mother, Marilyn, both wrote to Dr. Phil: Christe claiming her 43-year-old brother Ryan is being “enabled” by Marilyn and their father, Joey, while Marilyn said Christe has severed communication with her because of her “jealous and judgmental” attitude toward Ryan.
Ryan, who currently lives with Joey and admits he has no steady job, smokes marijuana and is driven to a methadone clinic regularly by Marilyn or Joey, claims Christe is “psycho” and a “pathological liar” who wants to sabotage his recovery. Can Dr. Phil get to the heart of this family’s estrangement?Read More
Marcia is worried because her 19-year old daughter, Cheyenne, is living in a motel with a pimp and a prostitute, who she believes have taken her under their wing. But Cheyenne says if it weren’t for Chris and Brooke, she would have been homeless after her mom kicked her out for the fourth time. Chris says he isn’t a pimp and Brooke and Cheyenne aren’t prostitutes. So why are men paying $200 an hour for a “special massage?” Dr. Phil gives his opinion about where they are headed.Read More
Todd Herzog was just 22 when he won Survivor: China in 2007, and his family says he was on top of the world with his million-dollar winnings and newfound fame.
But in 2013, he hit rock bottom when he was drinking a half gallon of vodka every day and his blood alcohol levels were so high doctors say he should have died. Todd has appeared on the show multiple times and had multiple failed attempts at sobriety. It’s been two years since Dr. Phil’s last visit with Todd. Now, he’s back fighting for his life.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Mark, a respected doctor who says he met a woman named “Kelly Smith” on an online dating site and then sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to Nigeria, Dubai and Malaysia to get two metal boxes containing $3.5 million in cash and $3 million in jewelry and diamonds.
Mark says he was promised six different times that the boxes were on the way, but it has been six years and the boxes still have not arrived. Where are these elusive boxes? Find out what happens when Dr. Phil conducts a global investigation to track down leads in the United States and overseas, and see what was discovered at the address that Mark gave for “Kelly” in Nigeria!Read More
Mark is a respected doctor and father who says he joined an online dating site after his divorce, where he met a woman named “Kelly Smith.”
Three days after talking online, Mark says “Kelly” told him that her father passed away and left her $3.5 million in cash and $3 million in diamonds and jewelry. She supposedly put her inheritance into two boxes and asked Mark to help her get the boxes from Nigeria to the U.S. Mark says he sold some property, took money from his clinic and stopped paying his taxes so he could send hundreds of thousands of dollars overseas to cover customs fees to get the boxes to the U.S. He even recruited his client and friend Cyndy to help him wire money after he was banned by money transfer services. Cyndy and other friends claim Mark has sent more money than he has admitted and are convinced that Mark is being scammed, and want him to stop sending money. But Mark says he is convinced that “Kelly” is real. How much money has Mark really wired overseas for these boxes?Read More