Obsessed with Love
July 23, 2013
Nineteen-year-old Victoria says she can’t stop obsessing over her ex-boyfriend, Nathan, whom she dated for 18 months. What’s behind her infatuation? Can Dr. Phil help her move forward, instead of lingering in her past? And, how does Nathan feel about Victoria's obsession? Has he truly moved on, or is he sending Victoria mixed signals?
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Victoria's ObsessionVictoria admits that since Nathan broke up with her two months ago, she’s been calling him at least 100 times a day, sending him as many as 1,000 daily text messages and has even stood outside his home, in the freezing cold, waiting for him. “I am obsessed with getting Nathan back,” she says. “I can’t live without him.” She says she doesn’t eat, rarely showers and is constantly checking her phone, hoping to hear from Nathan.
Victoria says she wants to get over her ex, but she can’t stop thinking about him. Since the breakup, she says she and Nathan have occasionally had sex, and admits that about one week ago, she told him she was pregnant, in an attempt to win him back. “I wish I was pregnant with Nathan’s child right now,” she says.
Victoria’s stepmother, Margo, joins the show from the audience and shares her support for Victoria. “I want to help you grow into the beautiful woman that you are and that you can become,” she tells her stepdaughter.
Dr. Phil offers to help Victoria learn how to deal with her abandonment issues, and she graciously accepts.