January 12, 2017
A 12-year-old caught in the middle of her parents’ fighting claims her father has ruined her life and their estranged relationship is tearing her up.
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The preteen says she used to be a straight-A student, but now she can’t focus in school because all she can think about is her father.
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“I don’t know how to keep my mind away from it,” she tells Dr. Phil in the video above.
“What do you say to yourself?” Dr. Phil asks.
“Maybe he’ll come back around,” she says. “And then he’ll text me I’m not his daughter anymore, during school, and that I’m doing drugs.” Her father denies sending the text messages.
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She continues, “He’s just hurt me enough to where I’ve changed in a way I don’t want to change.”
Watch more of her interview in the video above. And, hear Dr. Phil’s advice for the young girl. This episode of Dr. Phil airs Thursday. Watch more here.