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Monday - October 12, 2015

"I Reunited with My Birth Mother and Now She Says She Wishes She Never Had Me"

Adopted as a baby, Rhonda says she wondered throughout her childhood why her birth mother placed her for adoption. At 24, she finally met her birth mother, Terri, and says she learned something no child should ever have to hear: Terri said she had tried to end her pregnancy by drinking an abortion concoction. Since meeting, Rhonda and Terri say their relationship has not been what they had hoped for -- but Rhonda says one good thing that came from the reunion is the unbreakable bond she now has with her younger sister, Beth. Beth and Rhonda say that since reuniting, Terri has become a “complete mess,” adding that she is mean, nasty and verbally abusive – especially when she’s inebriated or high on pills -- accusations Terri strongly denies. Terri says that Rhonda has turned Beth, and that the two have joined forces against her. She says she can’t believe Beth asked Rhonda to be her Matron of Honor at her upcoming wedding, knowing how “horrible” Rhonda has been to her. But Beth says she won’t even invite Terri to the wedding unless she cleans up her act. Who is causing the drama? Can Dr. Phil bring peace to this toxic trio, and can this mom finally bury the hatchet with her daughters? Plus, learn why an accusation of molestation may be at the root of this family’s resentment.


Tuesday - October 13, 2015

"How Did Our Son Go from College-Bound Star Athlete to a Homeless 'Moocher' Sleeping in a Tool Shed?"

Rachael and her husband, Tino, face off with their 22-year-old son, Ian, who they say went from being a star student and athlete to a “moocher” who now sleeps in their tool shed! They say Ian dropped out of college, quit his job and moved home, but when he wouldn’t work or return to school, they kicked him out. To get Ian to leave, Rachael and Tino say they had to get a temporary restraining order and call the cops to have him escorted out. Ian says it’s outrageous that his own parents would throw him out — making him homeless with a criminal record and forcing him to sneak into their tool shed at night just to have a place to sleep. Rachael and Tino say they are not only concerned about the changes in Ian’s path, but also his personality — claiming that Ian may be delusional because he has even accused them of raping him — an accusation they strongly deny. Could there be a deeper problem at play? Can Dr. Phil help this family come together to make a life plan for Ian? And, will Ian ever return to the person his parents say he used to be?


Wednesday - October 14, 2015

Exclusive: High School Hero Defends Blind Teen in Alleged Bully Attack Caught on Video

Huntington Beach High School student Cody Pines is being hailed as a hero after the teen was caught on tape taking down an accused bully who was allegedly beating up legally-blind classmate, Austin Higley. Video of the incident was posted on the Internet and went viral. Today, for the first time, Cody and Austin are together and speaking out in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil.


Thursday - October 15, 2015

Oprah’s Big Project and Guilt, Grief, Forgiveness: Best Friends Connecting after Tragedy

Oprah Winfrey sits down with Dr. Phil to share her new, week-long documentary series “Belief.” The documentary depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them. Through vivid, emotional storytelling and cinematic visual imagery, “Belief” illuminates the best of faith and spiritual practices from around the world — the rituals, stories and relationships that bind us all together as human beings. The series premieres on Sunday, October 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. And then, a mother who says her belief in God helped her through the worst day of her life — when her friend accidentally ran over her 17-month-old daughter and killed her. They tell Dr. Phil how the accident brought them closer.


Friday - October 16, 2015

All-New Dr. Phil

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