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          "My Husband Spanked Me with a Wooden Spoon, and He Wants Me to Apologize?!"

          September 23, 2014

          Yesterday, Dr. Phil spoke to Kirby, who made headlines after his wife, Renee, videotaped him spanking her with a wooden spoon. Now, he sits down with Renee to get her side of the story.

          Renee says it took her years to realize that what she considered “domestic discipline” was really abuse. “I was embarrassed to admit that my husband was using spanking as a form of punishment,” she says. Renee recalls that she began recording Kirby’s behavior several months before the incident in question. She says it was about four weeks after the spanking when she took that video to police, after she had given up hope of helping her husband.

          Looking back, were there any red flags early on in the relationship Renee might have missed? Plus, hear from a longtime family friend and from Kirby’s mother — what do they say about his behavior? Is there any hope of saving this marriage, or is it time to walk away for good?

          Then, getting old is a part of life, but some people downright refuse to face Father Time. Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, shares tips for tackling your fear of getting old.

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          “Did this ever happen before you got married?”


          Renee also taped Kirby giving one of their sons a “red belly.”
          Why didn’t she step in instead?


          Writer Rachael Lee Clarkson and Pastor DeVon Franklin weigh in on Kirby’s interpretation of scripture.
          Plus, hear from Kirby’s mother. 



          Update: Abused Wife or Abused Husband?

          Marie claimed her husband, Ron, was verbally and physically abusive and said she was terrified of him, especially after she claimed he wrote “kill” on the bathroom mirror. Ron strongly denied Marie’s accusations and claimed she was the abusive one. What happened after the show?

          “I knew I was worth more than that.”

          Tune in to hear more from Marie! Plus, an update on another former guest you have to see to believe!


          Fear of Getting Old (FOGO)

          Randi says she is terrified of getting old and admits she will do almost anything to look and feel younger, including using all kinds of make-up and creams — and even raiding her daughters’ closets! How can she overcome her FOGO?

          Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, shares tips for looking and feeling great — at any age!

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