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          Exclusive: The Kerry Family

          October 06, 2004

          Weeks before the presidential election, Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, talk openly to Dr. Phil and Robin about marriage, divorce, parenting and blending families.

          Growing Up
          Living abroad and moving around so much impacted Kerry, he says, by making him a stronger person.

          A turning point in his life.


          Divorce and Co-Parenting
          When John Kerry and his first wife divorced, they vowed to keep their family strong.


          “The kids were first.”


          Blending Families
          With five children between John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry, they committed to making their blended family work.

          How have they done it?


          Teresa Heinz Kerry
          Born Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira, Teresa Heinz Kerry has traveled an interesting road.

          How she handles criticism.


          After the Interview
          What did Robin and Dr. Phil think of their candid conversation with the Kerrys?


          Take a look.




          Both Sides
          Last week, Dr. Phil and Robin sat down with President and Mrs. Bush to talk about raising their twin daughters and family in America.

          See what you missed.


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