Seventy-eight-year-old Irina claims the man she met online and fell in love with, “David Adams,” is stranded in Nigeria, and she needs Dr. Phil’s help to find and bring him back to the USA.
Irina says she has sent “David” her life savings, over $76,000, to help him return but after a series of unfortunate events, “David” remains stuck in Lagos, Nigeria. Irina’s daughter Monique and son Eric say they believe 100% that this is a scam and that their mom is being “catfished” by someone who doesn’t exist, something Irina says she refuses to accept. Monique and Eric tell Dr. Phil they want him to help prove them right. Does “David Adams” exist? What will Dr. Phil’s international investigation reveal?Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Pamela, who claims her former priest husband, Pete, ran off with his massage therapist, Lori, whom he met at a couple’s retreat.
Pamela claims Pete then abandoned her and their two teenage sons for Lori. Now, Pamela is pointing the finger at Pete and blaming him in part for the death of their 15-year-old son, Peter Jr., who killed himself. But Pete says that blame should rest, if on either of them, squarely on his ex-wife’s shoulder. Things get heated as Pete and Pamela go toe-to-toe with accusations over who may be to blame for their son’s death. Find out what Pete said to Pamela and what made many in the audience gasp! And, Dr. Phil talks to Pete’s sister, Audrey, who claims her former sister-in-law is so set on her vindictiveness, that she has lost sight of being a good mom.Read More
Pamela claims she was happily married to her former priest husband, Pete, for 17 years, until he met a massage therapist, Lori, while on a couples retreat.
Pamela says she hired a private investigator and claims to have uncovered an affair between Pete and Lori. Pamela says Pete then “dropped a bomb” when he announced on the phone that he wanted a divorce. Now, Pamela is accusing Pete of abandoning not only her but their two teenage sons, claiming that “Pete loved Lori more.” And, Pamela and her 18-year-old son say they blame Pete and Lori in part for the death of 15-year-old Peter Jr., who died by suicide. Dr. Phil asks Pete if he missed any important risk factors before his son’s death. Hear Pete’s answer and the audience’s response!Read More
Inside the real life Washington, D.C. murder mystery that made national headlines and rocked Capitol Hill. Chandra Levy, a young D.C. Federal Bureau Of Prisons intern, vanished in 2001 and was later found murdered. Although never a suspect, the spotlight was on powerful California congressman Gary Condit, accused of having a very personal relationship with Chandra. Despite those media fueled suspicions, another man was arrested and convicted of the brutal murder of the beautiful young intern. Now, more than a decade later, a surprising twist has broken open the case. All charges have been dismissed against the man convicted of killing Chandra. In an exclusive interview, former Congressman Gary Condit breaks his silence, granting his first interview in 15 years.Read More
Sisters Amy, Alisa and Susan say they want their mom, Tammy, to acknowledge and accept that Alisa was sexually abused multiple times as a child by two different men. They also want their mom to apologize for not acting on the information and failing to protect Alisa. Tammy says she did what she thought was right at the time. Amy also claims that Tammy’s husband, Wendell, exposed himself to her then 2-year-old son – a claim Wendell adamantly denies. Can Dr. Phil help this family get the answers they’re searching for?Read More
Dr. Phil continues his discussion with Danielle and Brandon who are in the midst of a heated custody battle. Danielle has accused Brandon of abusing their daughter, even going so far as to call poison control and the Sheriff after Brandon gave the girl a sports drink. She also accuses him of neglecting their daughter by not providing basic necessities and claims she has had to send police to check on her daughter because she was dehydrated – accusations Brandon denies. He and his wife, Desiree, accuse Danielle of trying to ruin their wedding by sending CPS to the rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding. What does Dr. Phil say these parents need to do to create a peaceful environment for their 10-year-old daughter caught in the middle?Read More
Sheri says her husband, Eric, “rants” and “fusses” when he doesn’t get his way. Eric says if his family would obey his rules, he wouldn’t have to yell “a little bit” to keep them in line. Hear the audio recordings of Eric’s “fussing.” Do they explain why he’s been arrested over 40 times — 15 for alleged domestic violence and once for alleged aggravated child abuse that left Sheri’s daughter with a fractured skull and all three daughters in foster care? Find out what Dr. Phil uncovers.Read More
Sheila wrote in to the show seeking Dr. Phil’s help with her 17-year-old transgender teen, whom she refers to as her son “Joe.” Joe says he is transitioning from male to female and identifies as “Arianna.” Sheila says that “Joe” is so focused on transitioning into a female that “he” has neglected school and other priorities. Arianna and best friend Jodeci claim that Sheila has physically and emotionally abused Arianna ever since she came out as transgender. Will Sheila accept Dr. Phil’s advice to have a healthy relationship with her child?Read More
Danny says his mother-in-law, Alana, is a “monster-in-law” who monopolizes his wife, Nicole’s time with “made up” ailments, incessant phone calls and constant in-home visits because Nicole says Alana rarely eats and consumes mass quantities of sugary soda every day. Danny says if Nicole cannot put up some boundaries with her mother, he has even thought about divorce. After speaking with Dr. Phil and openly discussing serious concerns about Alana’s health, will they all agree on a plan to end this constant tug-of-war?Read More
Eighteen-year-old Maddy’s family say they are terrified she is being “groomed” by a man in Argentina and are worried she is going to be sold as a sex slave! Maddy’s mom, Tonia, says Maddy met her “boyfriend,” 19-year-old Andres, through a video game 13 months ago and ever since then, she’s been determined to fly to Argentina and start a new life with a man she has never met in person. Maddy says that Andres has promised her a place to live, money to spend and even assured Maddy he would assist her with getting schooling once she arrives in Argentina. Maddy says the reason she came on the Dr. Phil show is so she can prove her family wrong, because she says she knows there is no way her online boyfriend is the sex trafficking criminal her family believes he could be. Is Andres the person he claims to be? See what happens!Read More
Mary Beth made national headlines after she was fired from her teaching job for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. She claims she carried on a nine month sexual involvement with the student who she says called her “Mrs. Robinson” and “his empress.” The former teacher claims he seduced her with “his very educated mind” and that he “twisted her brain into accepting it.” How does Mary Beth explain that? Dr. Phil also talks to another one of Mary Beth’s former students, Tya and her mother, Rebecca. Tya says she noticed some suspicious behavior between her teacher and the student and reported it to her mother. What does she claim to have witnessed?Read More
Grace claims her older sister, Katie, is an out-of-control and neglectful mother who would rather spend time with her homeless boyfriend, Doug, than her two kids. Grace, her mother, Tara, and Katie’s ex-husband, Ray, say they have seen what they call Katie’s erratic and unsafe behavior, and Grace and Tara say they are ready to confront Katie once and for all. Grace, Tara and Ray have all considered legal action against Katie which could result in her losing any custody of her 6-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son if she does not begin to, as they say, properly take care of herself and her kids. Katie denies their claims and says she is a hard-working mother who is trying her best to take care of her children.Read More
On June 17, 2016, John Rinaldi was convicted in New York of stalking and harassing actress Brooke Shields, and he was sentenced to 60 days in prison. In his first ever TV interview, John claims he was wrongly convicted and that the case was based on a series of lies and coincidence. John claims the case has destroyed his life and he blames Brooke Shields for the death of his sister. Brooke claimed in court that John’s actions left her and her children terrified and violated. In a fascinating interview, Dr. Phil questions John about his actions and behavior.Read More
Identical 16-year-old twins Taylor and Tricia both say they may only have a few months to live due to their deadly “identical” eating disorder. The twins say in order to continue to stay as thin as possible, they do everything identically the same, including counting the 12 crackers they allow themselves to eat. They say their need to look identical fuels their disease because neither wants to be known as the “fatter twin.” Their mother, Vicky, says she thought her daughters’ dire condition would unite her and the twins’ father, Robert, but says it has done the opposite. Robert says he blames Vicky in large part for their daughters’ eating disorder because he claims it was a result of Vicky having had an affair — which she denies — and “breaking up their marriage.” Robert says he’s embarrassed to be seen in public with the twins because they look like “toothpicks,” and admits he has called them both horrible names out of frustration. Can Dr. Phil get these two parents on the same page in order to save Tricia and Taylor’s lives? Plus, the man Vicky is accused of leaving her marriage for confronts Robert about the way he treats the twins. It’s an emotional Dr. Phil, you cannot miss.Read More
In this dramatic part two conclusion, tensions rise between Robin and Daniel, who both say they desperately want custody of their two daughters, 14-year-old Dani and 12-year-old Zoey, who say they have been torn between both parents for years. Robin has accused Daniel of “brainwashing and kidnapping” their daughters, which Daniel firmly denies. Daniel also reveals a heavy accusation against his ex-wife he feels justifies his actions — how will Robin react to his claims? What will happen to Dani and Zoey? Find out if this family says that they are ready to receive help and move forward, when we also meet Dani and Zoey.Read More
Robin claims her ex-husband, Daniel, kidnapped their two daughters and will not return them to her. But Daniel says that is absolutely untrue and that his goal is to protect his daughters! Robin claims Daniel “convinced” their daughters to leave home and meet him on the corner with nothing but the clothes on their back. Robin says she considers this brainwashing and kidnapping! Daniel says that the girls “ran away” and that he has been battling with his ex-wife in the courts for years to get his daughters back because he claims Robin has a problem with alcohol and constantly dates abusive men. Can Robin and Daniel come together and find a healthy way to co-parent?Read More
A Dr. Phil exclusive. A beautiful teen goes missing on spring break. Now, seven years later, shocking new allegations – was Brittanee kidnapped, killed, and thrown into a gator pit? Her family gives their first interview since hearing the nightmarish details about what an FBI agent testified that a jailhouse informant claims happened to their daughter. Plus — hear what a surprising guest has to say – do they know something about Brittanee’s murder?Read More
Grace wrote into the show because she says she fears for the wellbeing of her 14-month-old nephew and her mother, Pam.
Grace claims her sister Ashlan abandoned her son, leaving Pam to raise the child, because she says Ashlan’s only priorities are “stripping, partying, and picking up ‘sugar daddies.’” Ashlan says that she doesn’t think she’s a bad mom at all, in fact she thinks Grace and her mom need to back off and stop making such horrible claims. Ashlan says she only strips to support her son but that her family doesn’t understand that. Can Dr. Phil help this family end their fighting for the sake of the infant caught in the middle?Read More
For the last two years, 14-year-old Kasey has been caught in the middle of a bitter battle between her grandmother, the woman who’s taken care of her for the past 13 years, and her father, Ted, who says he only recently was able to locate her and has been pursuing a relationship since then. Ted claims Kasey’s grandmother refuses to let him near his daughter, but Kasey says she doesn’t want a relationship with her father. Plus, Dr. Art Markman, a professor of psychology and a member of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, discusses his newest book Brain Briefs: Answers To The Most (And Least) Pressing Questions About your Mind. Co-authored with his colleague Dr. Bob Duke, the book explains various human behaviors in a lighthearted and easy-to-understand way.Read More