What May Be Causing Woman To Keep A House Full Of Excessive Trash And Clutter

Peggy and Pattie say their once vibrant sister Kate, who holds a law degree and has a master’s in communication, seemed to be on the fast track to success. But now they claim she is an angry, irresponsible, scatterbrained hoarder, whose cluttered house is cluttering her mind. They say her house is filthy and full of trash and bags of stuff.

Kate, who says she doesn’t consider herself a hoarder, admits that her house is a mess and filled with piles and piles of stuff. Take a tour here.

So what may be behind Kate’s behavior? Her sisters believe it may be the result of a traumatic accident.

When Kate was a 19-year-old college student, she was in a very bad car accident and had to be removed from the car with the Jaws of Life.

“I lost consciousness for a significant amount of time,” Kate says. “I woke up in the emergency room. I must have had a fairly bad concussion.”

She had a broken pelvis and spent months in a hospital bed in her parents’ home and on pain medication.

“After the incident, my mom had started writing notes in a notebook and one of the notes she had written was, ‘Brain damage?’” Kate recalls.

Kate also says that after the accident, from 1994-2004, she was an alcoholic.

“I don’t know if her alcohol is responsible for her problems or if her head injury is responsible for the alcohol,” says Peggy.

WATCH: How To Help Revive A Brain After Traumatic Injury

In the video above, Dr. Phil tells Kate what he thinks may be causing her behavior. “There is a psychological element to this. But there’s also oftentimes a genetic predisposition to this. There’s often a biological component to this. And it also tends to exist and be associated with OCD,” he explains. “These type folks feel like they don’t want to waste anything, and they feel this compulsion for perfect order and when they can’t do it, they kind of shut down. It’s like, ‘I’m out of control,’ and then it just overwhelms them. You don’t ever plan to fill your house up like this, you just get overwhelmed.”

Dr. Phil adds, “Traumatic brain injury is a significant trigger for this kind of behavior.”

Is Kate ready to make a change? This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday. Watch more here.

Woman Accused Of Being A Hoarder Gives Tour Of Her House

Kate says she’s always had trouble cleaning and keeping organized. But she says that even though her house is filled with stuff, she doesn’t consider herself a hoarder. However, her sisters Peggy and Pattie say that Kate, who has a master’s degree and a law degree, has struggled with hoarding for years and that she has become an irresponsible, scatterbrained hoarder and surrounds herself with piles and piles of stuff. Watch their story here.

WATCH: What May Be Causing Woman To Keep A House Full Of Excessive Trash And Clutter

In the video above, Kate gives the Dr. Phil cameras a tour of her current home. Why does she say she lives in a mess with no sheets on her bed, dirty dishes covering her countertops and mountains of stuff strewn throughout her house? And, is she ready to change her behavior? This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday. Check here to see where you can watch.

How To Help Revive A Brain After Traumatic Injury

When Kate was 19 years old, she was in a bad car accident and had to be rescued with the Jaws of Life. She says she lost consciousness for a significant amount of time and believes she may have had a severe concussion. She says after, she became an alcoholic for 10 years and now lives in a house filled with piles and piles of stuff, which she says she just can’t seem to clean up. She says she may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, which could possibly be causing her “hoarding” behavior.

WATCH: What May Be Causing Woman To Keep A House Full Of Excessive Trash And Clutter

Dr. Al Johnson, of Johnson Medical Associates, and Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and co-founder of Lawlis-Peavey PNP Center, shed light on how Kate’s brain may have suffered during the trauma, and how she may be able to revitalize it.

Dr. Johnson explains how a traumatic brain injury may be affecting Kate’s behavior. “When you have a traumatic brain injury, it affects the cells, it affects how a person behaves, it affects the brain hormones and they become nonfunctional with lack of motivation, lack of focus, lack of energy,” he says. He adds that he uses hyperbaric oxygen treatment to help revitalize brain cells.

Dr. Phil explains, “When some of these areas are impacted, then that’s going to express itself in your problem-solving, your problem-recognition, your motivation, your emotion.” He adds that with the proper treatment, a person’s brain functioning may return.

WATCH: Women Say Sister’s ‘Hoarding’ Is Out Of Control, Taking Over Her Life

Dr. Lawlis explains that there are some exercises Kate can do to get her brain “awake.”

“What may be happening now is basically a level of inflammation, and as Dr. Johnson pointed out, that this hyperbaric chamber can help resolve,” Dr. Lawlis says. “There are certain exercises that can stimulate the regrowth of nerve cells, the reconnection of nerve cells and we can combine those things with hyperbaric chamber so that they can basically revive her brain back to function.”

Dr. Phil tells Kate, “There’s some real hope and help here for changing some of these things in non-invasive ways.”

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Lawlis agree to evaluate Kate and set up a protocol to help her make changes.

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday. Watch more here.

Women Say Sister’s ‘Hoarding’ Is Out Of Control, Taking Over Her Life

Pattie and Peggy claim their sister, Kate, has struggled with hoarding for years and recently, it’s taken a sharp turn for the worse. They say their once vibrant sister, who holds a law degree and has a master’s in communication, is angry, irresponsible and scatterbrained, and that her cluttered house is cluttering her mind.

“I first noticed my sister Kate hoarding about eight years ago while she was still married. The kids’ rooms were covered in cat hair, toys, books and trash. There weren’t sheets on her beds,” says Pattie. “Her kitchen counters were covered with garbage, fast-food wrappers, and bags of clothes all over the house.”

WATCH: Woman Accused Of Being A Hoarder Gives Tour Of Her House

Pattie and Peggy say they have spent about $25,000 to help Kate, including paying for her to move twice because she was evicted due in part to the uncleanliness of her home, paying for cleaning services and paying her rent and bills. They say they now fear she could be facing eviction again because her home is starting to look like the previous house, filled with boxes, bags, clothes, trash, dirty dishes and craft supplies, even cat urine and feces they say.

“I don’t want her living like that because eventually, we’re just going to walk away,” Pattie says, turning to Dr. Phil for help.

WATCH: What May Be Causing Woman To Keep A House Full Of Excessive Trash And Clutter

Peggy adds, “I don’t know if we’ve been helping her or just enabling her.”

On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear from Kate. Is she ready to change her behavior? Check here to see where you can watch.

Holiday Frauds And Scams: Don’t Be A Victim

The holidays are the time of year when most people are focused on family and friends. It’s also the time of year when criminals are zeroing in on our wallets and bank accounts. While technology has made life easier for most of us, it’s also made life easier for thieves who are looking to steal our identities – and our cash.

In the video above, Doug Shadel, of the AARP Fraud Watch Network, tells Dr. Phil that there are three key reasons the holidays are the best time of year for online scammers looking to rip people off.

“One is, people are distracted, and cons love distracting you; but you’re already distracted, because of the holidays.” He continues, “Another is, we’re emotional, and when you’re in a heightened emotional state, you make worse financial decisions.”

Technology is the third reason people are more vulnerable to online scams, says Shadel. “People are not aware of all the ways in which technology can create impostors and you just can’t tell who you’re talking to.”

Watch the full video for more information and specific tips on how to avoid becoming the victim of online fraud or identify theft this holiday season.

Expert Advice: What Having A Postnup Really Means

Stephanie, an entertainer, business woman, and full-time mom, says she wants a postnuptial agreement with her commercial-landscaper husband, Rob, whom she claims has put them in thousands of dollars of debt. The couple is currently $50k in debt. Watch more of their story here.

But, is a postnup helpful in dealing with issues that may crop up inside an existing marriage? On Thursday’s
Dr. Phil, Estate Management Attorney Ann Margaret Carrozza says a postnup provides – not just ‘exit rules’ in the event of a divorce, “but a framework where a couple can collaborate in a positive method to deal with problems.”

In the video above, Dr. Phil and Ann Margaret discuss the positive and negative impacts that drafting a postnuptial agreement can have on couples.

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‘I Couldn’t Even Buy Milk For Our Son,’ Says Wife Who Claims She Was Cut Off Financially After Co-Signing A Business Loan For Her Husband

Rob and Stephanie say they’re $50k in debt, and the stress is taking a toll on their marriage.

In the video above, Stephanie says she co-signed a loan for Rob’s commercial landscaping business, then found herself shut out of their joint accounts “So I couldn’t even buy milk for our son.”

“One thing about being self-employed it seems like it’s either feast or famine,” says Rob.

WATCH: Couple $50k In Debt Say They’re On The Verge Of Divorce: ‘Our Financial Situation Is A Mess, And It’s Put Our Marriage In Jeopardy’

Stephanie says she wants a postnuptial agreement giving her 40 percent ownership, and a bigger role in the company.

Rob says that Stephanie’s contributions to the success of his business are “overplayed” and states, “I would not sign a postnuptial agreement giving my wife my company.”

WATCH: Expert Advice: What Having A Postnup Really Means

Is a postnup the answer to this couple’s problems? Dr. Phil has some strong recommendations on Thursday’s show.

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Couple $50k In Debt Say They’re On The Verge Of Divorce: ‘Our Financial Situation Is A Mess, And It’s Put Our Marriage In Jeopardy’

Rob and Stephanie say they’re over $50k in debt, and their money problems have put such a strain on their relationship that – after 12 years of marriage – they’re on the verge of splitting up.

“Our financial situation is a mess, and it’s put our marriage in jeopardy,” says Stephanie in the video above.

WATCH: ‘I Couldn’t Even Buy Milk For Our Son,’ Says Wife Who Claims She Was Cut Off Financially After Co-Signing A Business Loan For Her Husband

“We constantly fight about money, and how to handle money.” She claims Rob, a commercial landscaper, is “foolish in business.” Stephanie says she wants a postnup but says she and Rob can’t agree on the terms.

WATCH: Expert Advice: What Having A Postnup Really Means

“Stephanie is very impulsive and almost downright reckless,” says Rob about his wife’s spending habits.

“I’m about living big – and in abundance,” admits Stephanie, an entertainer and singer who says she recently spent $50k to record a country-pop album. She says she and Rob have been on the verge of homelessness due to their bad credit.

Stephanie and Rob say they agree on one thing: they’re both responsible for being in debt.

Can this couple climb their way out of financial disaster and back to a happy marriage? Tune in to Thursday’s Dr. Phil.

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Teen’s Reaction After Allegedly Running Over A Man While High

Bo, 17, was charged with a DUI felony after allegedly running over a man in the street while intoxicated.


“Tell me how you felt the morning after you ran over what you thought was an antelope and it turned out to be a man,” Dr. Phil asks.

“I felt terrible, to be honest with you,” says Bo. “I kind of felt sick to my stomach that I had actually gotten caught with that amount of drugs, that I had actually hurt somebody.”

WATCH:’Our 17-Year-Old Son Is Facing 2 DUIs And Possibly Prison’

Pointing out that Bo totaled his car while allegedly intoxicated less than two months later, Dr. Phil says, “So you didn’t feel bad for very long because you went out and did the same pattern of behavior you had done before … What did you say to yourself that made that OK?”

Bo responds, “I didn’t say anything to myself and I don’t know exactly why I thought it was OK.”

WATCH: Mom Who Lost Child Pleads With Teen To Stop Drinking and Driving

Dr. Phil continues, “So you had absolutely no internal dialogue about whether you should or shouldn’t do that. You have no ability to distinguish between acceptable behavior and unacceptable behavior?”

“I know it’s not acceptable but to me it was fine I guess,” says Bo. “I don’t know.”

“No dialogue whatsoever, purely immediate gratification,” Dr. Phil assesses. “You just did what you wanted to do immediately the moment you wanted to do it. You didn’t pump the brake in your brain. That’s really immature. That’s like 8-year-old immature – that level where you want what you want when you want it and you want it right now and you have absolutely no threshold of consideration for your safety or anyone else’s.”

Dr. Phil asks, “When you got out of jail, was there any point at which you said to yourself, ‘I need to hold myself to a higher standard. I was high and ran over a guy in my car and that is unacceptable behavior. I need to hold myself to a higher standard. I’m not doing that anymore.”

WATCH:Fundamental Parenting Advice: ‘You Don’t Reward Bad Behavior’

Watch the video above as Bo explains when “something finally did trigger,” and watch Wednesday’s show to see how Dr. Phil proposes this family moves forward before Bo further hurts himself or anyone else.

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‘Our 17-Year-Old Son Is Facing 2 DUIs And Possibly Prison’

Jackie and Darren say that their son, Bo, was a great kid growing up. He got straight A’s, took accelerated courses, played baseball and golf, and seemed to be in the fast lane to success. Now he’s 17 years old and charged with two DUI felonies, including allegedly running over a man in the street causing serious bodily injury.

WATCH:Teen’s Reaction After Allegedly Running Over A Man While High

“Bo will either be dead from an overdose or dead from a car accident,” says his mom. “He started using drugs in junior high. We weren’t familiar with the extent of his drug use until recently … He has made comments that he knows the cartel. That really scares me.” His dad adds, “By the time Bo was in ninth grade, he was smoking all the time. He became very disrespectful. We got him into some counseling but he was not showing up.”

In the video above, Jackie recalls getting a call in the middle of the night when Bo was arrested after allegedly running over a man, at which point, Bo’s parents say, police found 65 tablets of LSD, Xanax, and marijuana. About two weeks later, Bo got a second DUI after allegedly inhaling air duster and running his car into concrete posts.

“My police buddy mentioned to Jackie and I, ‘Somebody wants your son alive. He should have died on impact alone,'” says Darren.

“I don’t know how the child is still alive,” adds Jackie. “I think God is saving him for something greater. We just don’t know what it is yet.”

WATCH: Mom Who Lost Child Pleads With Teen To Stop Drinking and Driving

They turn to Dr. Phil for help. “Our son is on a downward spiral in a quick way,” says Darren. “He’s addicted. He’s only 17. We’re looking to get his life back on the straight and narrow.”

Dr. Phil tells Jackie and Darren, “You’re not responsible for what he’s doing, but you are a part of the problem and I need you to be part of the solution.”

WATCH: Fundamental Parenting Advice: ‘You Don’t Reward Bad Behavior’


On Wednesday’s show, Dr. Phil offers this family the help they need before it’s too late. Watch more here.


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Fundamental Parenting Advice: ‘You Don’t Reward Bad Behavior’

Bo, 17, has been arrested six times in two months, and charged with two DUI felonies. After he totaled his first car, his parents bought him a new one. He then totaled that car after allegedly inhaling air duster and running into cement posts.

WATCH:’Our 17-Year-Old Son Is Facing 2 DUIs And Possibly Prison’

When Bo’s parents, Jackie and Darren, turn to Dr. Phil for help, he tells them: “There are some fundamental principles of life, such as: you don’t reward bad behavior. If somebody comes along and they trample your flowers, do you go out and give them five bucks? No, you don’t reward bad behavior! You reward behavior you want to reoccur. You withhold reward from behavior you do not want to reoccur.”

He tells Jackie, who has bailed Bo out of jail more than once, “That’s a reward!” The message she’s sending is, “You do something bad, I’ll come and bail you out. I will get you out of trouble. I will make sure you don’t have to suffer the consequences.”

Jackie confirms, “We always bail him out every time he’s in trouble.”

“So he has yet to suffer any consequences!” Dr. Phil reiterates.

WATCH:Teen’s Reaction After Allegedly Running Over A Man While High

Dr. Phil follows up: “So let me get this right. He gets in this car drunk, high, and runs over a man in the road. A week later, you put him back in this 5,000-pound weapon and put him back out on the street?”

“Yes sir,” responds Jackie.

“What the hell are you people thinking?” Dr. Phil asks. “So here we’ve got a kid addicted to drugs, drinking, under age, caught with a mass amount of drugs, and a week later you turn him loose in a car. What could possibly go wrong?”

“It’s scary when you put it that way,” says Jackie.

“Is there any other way to see it?” Dr. Phil responds. “You are intelligent people and you are doing stupid things.”


WATCH: Mom Who Lost Child Pleads With Teen To Stop Drinking and Driving


How can Jackie and Darren help turn their child’s life around? Hear Bo’s point of view and Dr. Phil’s plan on Wednesday’s show.


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Mom Who Lost Child Pleads With Teen To Stop Drinking and Driving

Bo, 17, has been arrested six times, and charged with two DUI felonies. Watch his story here.

Dr. Phil asks Janelle – who lost her 21-year-old daughter in 2013 to a driver with a blood alcohol content of .17 – to give Bo a “wake-up call” – before it’s too late.

WATCH: ‘Our 17-Year-Old Son Is Facing 2 DUIs And Possibly Prison’

“I don’t understand why people don’t have a plan before they go out. They know they’re going to drink, they know they’re going to drive. There are so many options these days,” says Janelle . “My daughter’s story is written. Her book is closed. My family’s story is a whole different story than what I thought it would be … You can still write your story. We’re never going to be OK.”

Turning to Bo’s parents, who Dr. Phil points out are rewarding their son’s bad behavior, she continues, “You might see your son in a casket one day. I’ve seen my daughter in a coffin. I remember looking at her and her hands weren’t the right color. I thought, I have to save my daughter, I have to fix her, she’s not OK. It didn’t matter. She was dead. My daughter is gone, and I wake up every day and I say, I don’t want to be me. This is who I am now. I’m talking to you begging you both to stop. Stop this behavior.”


WATCH: Fundamental Parenting Advice: ‘You Don’t Reward Bad Behavior’


Pleading with Bo, she adds, “You have a chance. You have the choice. Only you can make it. Because once they’re gone they’re gone.”


Watch more of this story on Wednesday’s Dr. Phil. Check your local listings here .

A New Mother Says Either Her Husband’s Sister Moves Out, Or She’ll Take Her Baby And Leave

Krysti and her husband, Jacob, along with infant son, Liam, live with Jacob’s parents. Jacob’s sister, Ashleigh lives there too.

In the video above, Krysti says she suspects Ashleigh is abusing drugs. “Ever since my husband and I moved in six months ago, we’ve had prescription pills go missing, we’ve had money go missing, and Ashleigh has been acting very strange.”

WATCH: Woman Claims Sister-In-Law “Begs For Attention” And Lies About Past Abuse

“Krysti knew I was addicted to pain pills in the past and so when things started going missing – it was just an easy out to blame me,” says Ashleigh. She says she took a drug test to prove she’s clean. Ashleigh also claims Krysti got her fired from her job as a babysitter.

Krysti says she doesn’t feel baby Liam is safe with Ashleigh around.

WATCH: ‘I Never Had Any Plan Or Intentions To Kidnap My Nephew,’ Says Woman Whose Sister-In-Law Accuses Her Of Plotting To Steal Her Baby

She says if her mother-in-law, Kristen, doesn’t kick Ashleigh out of the house, she’s going to take her baby and move out.

On Tuesday’s Dr. Phil, Kristen says she’s being asked to make an impossible choice, between her daughter and her daughter-in-law. “This pain is just excruciating, and I’m afraid of what the aftermath is going to be.” Later, the results of a drug test reveal the truth about Ashleigh’s alleged drug use.

WATCH: Woman Says She’s Faced With An “Impossible Choice” In The Conflict Between Her Daughter and Daughter-In-Law

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Woman Claims Sister-In-Law ‘Begs For Attention’ And Lies About Past Abuse

Krysti claims her sister-in-law, Ashleigh, is “attention-seeking,” and lying about being abused in the past.

WATCH: A New Mother Says Either Her Husband’s Sister Moves Out, Or She’ll Take Her Baby And Leave

“One of the ways Ashleigh begs for attention is when she makes up lies about everyone in her life either abusing her, molesting her, or raping her,” says Krysti in the video above. She claims Ashleigh has never gone to the police about any of the alleged assaults against her.

“She’s trying to prove that I’m lying in saying that I haven’t been abused,” says Ashleigh of her sister-in-law, Krysti. Ashleigh asserts she’s been abused multiple times, since the age of three.

Krysti also accuses Ashleigh of being “on drugs,” and plotting to take her infant son. Ashleigh denies both allegations.

WATCH: ‘I Never Had Any Plan Or Intentions To Kidnap My Nephew,’ Says Woman Whose Sister-In-Law Accuses Her Of Plotting To Steal Her Baby

Has Krysti crossed the line by calling Ashleigh a liar about the abuse and claiming she’s abusing drugs? Tune in to Dr. Phil on Tuesday as he works with the sisters-in-law to unpack their stories. Later, Dr. Phil offers some final words of advice and referrals for professional help

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Woman Says She’s Faced With An ‘Impossible Choice’ In The Conflict Between Her Daughter and Daughter-In-Law

Krysti lives with her husband, Jacob, and their infant son, Liam, in Jacob’s parents’ home. Jacob’s sister, Ashleigh, also lives there, but Krysti says she won’t stay under the same roof with her sister-in-law.

WATCH: A New Mother Says Either Her Husband’s Sister Moves Out, Or She’ll Take Her Baby And Leave

“About a month ago I caught Ashleigh trying to breastfeed my son,” claims Krysti in the video above.

“She put my son’s pacifier where her nipple would be, and she was trying to get him to latch on to the pacifier.”
Krysti also accuses her sister-in-law of planning to steal her baby.

WATCH: ‘I Never Had Any Plan Or Intentions To Kidnap My Nephew,’ Says Woman Whose Sister-In-Law Accuses Her Of Plotting To Steal Her Baby

“Krysti is a two-faced liar,” says Ashleigh who adamantly denies both allegations. She claims Krysti has been drinking and driving with Liam in the car; an allegation Krysti vehemently refutes.

Ashleigh, who says she’s been diagnosed with anorexia, claims she’s been so stressed out by Krysti’s accusations; she stopped eating for three weeks and needed to rely on a feeding tube for nutrition.

WATCH: Woman Claims Sister-In-Law “Begs For Attention” And Lies About Past Abuse


Krysti says she believes her sister-in-law is “attention-seeking” and, she says, suspects Ashleigh is “on drugs.” Krysti says she has an ultimatum for Jacob and his parents: “They either have to kick Ashleigh out of the house, or I’m taking my son, and we’re leaving.”


“The drama between my daughter and my daughter-in-law is absolutely tearing the house apart,” says Jacob’s mother, Kristen. “It is an impossible choice.”

Can Dr. Phil help Kristen decide who stays and who goes? Find your local listing here, then tune in to Dr. Phil on Tuesday to see how this family’s dilemma resolves.

‘I Never Had Any Plan Or Intentions To Kidnap My Nephew,’ Says Woman Whose Sister-In-Law Accuses Her Of Plotting To Steal Her Baby

Jacob, his wife, Krysti, and their infant son, Liam, live with Jacob’s parents and his sister, Ashleigh. Krysti claims her sister-in-law is “manipulative,” “attention-seeking,” and “on drugs.” She says she doesn’t feel Liam is safe around Ashleigh and has also accused her sister-in-law of plotting to steal the baby.

“I never had any plan or intentions to kidnap my nephew,” says Ashleigh, in the video above. She says she bought things for the baby, including an extra car seat, and gave them to Krysti.

Jacob says Krysti is being unfair, and her opinion of Ashleigh is extreme. “I understand Krysti’s point of view because Ashleigh has acted mentally unstable,” says Jacob. “I also know that Krysti does exaggerate.”

WATCH: Woman Claims Sister-In-Law “Begs For Attention” And Lies About Past Abuse

Kristi says she wants Jacob’s parents to kick Ashleigh out of the house, or she will move and take Liam with her.

WATCH: Woman Says She’s Faced With An “Impossible Choice” In The Conflict Between Her Daughter and Daughter-In-Law

Jacob tells Dr. Phil he thinks Krysti is “pushing too much.”

WATCH: A New Mother Says Either Her Husband’s Sister Moves Out, Or She’ll Take Her Baby And Leave

Can Krysti and Ashleigh resolve their differences, or will one of these sisters-in-law end up displaced from the family home? Tune in to Dr. Phil on Tuesday to see if he can help these women find a peaceable resolution to their feud.

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Daughters Say Mom Is ‘An Embarrassment’ Because She ‘Cusses, Rages, And Picks Fights With Strangers’

Christina says she and her sister, Ginny, have a big problem with their 74-year-old mother, Sonia. She claims Sonia is an embarrassment to be around because she rages in public, cusses in front of her 11-year-old grandson, and picks fights with complete strangers. 


WATCH:‘Mom Is A Ticking Time Bomb,’ Claims Daughter

In the video above, Sonia says her daughters have thrown her away “like garbage.” She says Christina hasn’t spoken to her in three weeks, and says Ginny cut her out of her life two years ago.

“They don’t want to have anything to do with me because I’m an embarrassment – Because I’m crazy.”

WATCH: From Assaults To A Brain Aneurysm: ‘My Life Has Been One Big Giant Hurt,’ Says Woman Whose Daughters Claim She’s An Embarrassment

Is Sonia’s behavior as explosive as her daughters claim? Tune in to Dr. Phil, on Monday to see how Sonia says she got this way. Later, find out what Dr. Phil recommends to help this family mend fences.

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From Assaults To A Brain Aneurysm: ‘My Life Has Been One Big Giant Hurt,’ Says Woman Whose Daughters Claim She’s An Embarrassment

“My mother likes to have people dote on her, pay attention to her, and – and when sometimes they don’t – she gets nasty,” says Sonia’s older daughter Ginny.

WATCH: Daughters Say Mom Is ‘An Embarrassment’ Because She ‘Cusses, Rages, And Picks Fights With Strangers’

“My life has been one big giant hurt,” says Sonia who reveals she’s endured a lot of over the years; from sexual assault, to a brain aneurysm – and much more.

But younger daughter, Christina, says Sonia has never dealt with any of it. “I’ve tried so many times to talk her into going to get therapy.”

WATCH:‘Mom Is A Ticking Time Bomb,’ Claims Daughter

In the video above, Dr. Phil works with Sonia to help her identify what might be causing what her daughters say is her explosive temper, and hurtful behaviors towards them.

Check here for your local listing. Then Tune in to Dr. Phil on Monday to see what healing steps he recommends for Sonia and her family.

‘Mom Is A Ticking Time Bomb,’ Claims Daughter

“My mom is a ticking time bomb that can explode on you any second,” says Ginny. She says she cut Sonia out of her life two years ago, because of what she says is her mother’s “insulting mouth.” Now Sonia’s other daughter, Christina, says she is debating whether she should do the same.

WATCH: Daughters Say Mom Is ‘An Embarrassment’ Because She ‘Cusses, Rages, And Picks Fights With Strangers’

In the video above Christina claims her 11-year-old is afraid of Sonia. “My mom’s behavior can be so bad that my son and I have a code word so that I would pick him up early. It’s sad that I have to protect my son from his own grandma.”

But Sonia strongly denies behaving badly in front of the boy. “I never get into fights with anybody while my grandson is around,” she says.

WATCH: From Assaults To A Brain Aneurysm: ‘My Life Has Been One Big Giant Hurt,’ Says Woman Whose

Daughters Claim She’s An Embarrassment
On Monday’s Dr. Phil, Sonia reveals ssome of what has happened to her that she says has made her so angry. Can he help Sonia repair her relationship with her family?

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