Dr. Phil Family Returns: Alexandra's Resentment
Dr. Phil sits down with Alex and warns her about moving forward with a new man. And, in an emotional conversation, Alex shares why she believes her mother resents her. Plus, Erin reveals a secret she's been hiding.
Pain from the Past
Dr. Phil plays a clip of what he thinks shows unfinished emotional business between Erin and Alexandra. Six years ago, Marty, Erin's husband and Alex's father, revealed that he had an affair. Alex knew about his infidelity but never shared the information with her mom, and she believes Erin still holds this against her.
Dr. Phil asks Erin, "Did she betray you by not telling you what she knew when she knew it?"
"No," Erin says, telling her daughter that she doesn't remember being angry with her. "When I found out that there was a girlfriend, I was furious with Marty that he would take the kids with him to see her."
"I felt like you were angry with me, because you made me go stay with one of my friends, and Katherine got to stay with you," Alex tells her mother.
Dr Phil asks Alex, "What do you say to yourself when your sister is at home with your mother and you're sent packing?"
"I felt really bad," she says with tears in her eyes. She adds that when she learned the truth about her father's affair, she felt guilty for not telling her mom.
Erin maintains that she doesn't remember feeling angry with Alex about that. She turns to her daughter and says, "I'm sorry, Alexandra. I didn't even see it like that at all."