Dr. Phil Family Returns: Alexandra: Divorce and Custody

November 9, 2009

You first met Alex when she was 15 and pregnant. Now, at 21, she's the mother of two and at a crossroads. On the verge of divorce and facing two custody battles, is she willing to make the changes necessary to gain custody of her kids? And, her soon-to-be ex-husband, Chris speaks out for the first time. You may be surprised by Alex's behavior and Dr. Phil's candid thoughts about the young woman.



  • Alexandra opens up about the things that make her mad. Read her blog.
  • Erin reflects on Dr. Phil's comments and responds to posts on the message boards. Read her blog.



    Ending Her Marriage

    Alex describes life with her husband, Chris, and explains how her marriage went terribly wrong. And, Alex's son, Nathan, isn't living with her. Find out what led to their separation.




    "I try so hard to make the right decisions, and I just can't get it right."



    Concerned Mom

    Alex says she wants full custody of her 20-month-old daughter, Leilah. Erin expresses her concerns and reveals why she feels caught in the middle of the feud between Alex and Chris.




    "You two are at odds with each other, instead of stopping this war."



    Divorce and Custody Plan

    Go behind closed doors for Alex's first meeting with her family law attorney, Lisa March. Hear their strategy for the divorce and the custody hearing for Leilah.





    "Once you get into court, you lose control."



    Dr. Phil's Thoughts

    Dr. Phil shares his honest opinion about Alex and her current situation. You may be surprised by what he says.




    Watch now.


    Chris Speaks Out

    Chris and Alex's 11-month-marriage is on the rocks. Learn his side of the story and how he feels about his soon-to-be ex-wife.  





    Chris' number one priority.


    Next, Dr. Phil asks Chris tough questions and drills down with Alex to find out where her priorities lie.


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