Woman Claims Daughter Is Choosing ‘Riffraff’ Boyfriend Over Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

Susie claims that ever since her 20-year-old daughter, Adriana, met her boyfriend two years ago, she has chosen to be with him instead of her now 4-year-old daughter, leaving Susie and her husband, Ray, to raise the child.

“The first two years of the baby’s life, Adriana was a pretty good mom,” says Susie, adding that once Adriana broke up with the baby’s father and started dating Matt, her behavior changed. “My daughter has become violent, abusive and neglectful”, claims that Adriana strongly denies.

Susie, who says she doesn’t care for Matt, says she believes he has contributed to the change in her daughter’s attitude. “The first time I met him, he was high on drugs. I believe Matt is a bad influence and a non-motivator. Matt was around the first few times Adriana tried heroin,” Susie claims. “We never expected Adriana to end up with riffraff that she’s chosen on the other side of the tracks.”

However, Adriana says Matt is not to blame for her decisions and that her parents have never given him a fair chance.

“They have judged Matt based on not only his tattoos and his piercings, but his background with probation and his addiction,” she says, talking about how she feels Matt is being unfairly judged on his past. “Matt was not responsible at all for getting me on heroin. I chose to do those things myself.”

WATCH: Why 20-Year-Old Says She’s Forced To Choose Between Her Daughter And Her Boyfriend

Adriana currently lives in Matt’s parents’ home while her 4-year-old daughter lives with her mother and stepfather, because, she says, her parents are making her choose between raising her daughter or living with Matt.

“I have chosen Matt over my daughter because my mom is always in the way,” says Adriana, who claims that her parents “threw her out” and that she has no options. Adriana says that she and her mother don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to parenting her daughter, and their disagreements have turned physical.

WATCH: Dr. Phil To 20-Year-Old Whose Mom Is Raising Her Daughter: ‘You Have An Entitled Attitude’

Susie agrees that every interaction she has with her daughter is “explosive.”

“I have to walk around on egg shells. If I say the wrong thing, it will just set her off,” Susie claims. “In the last year, we have had three physical confrontations. She has hit me, scratched me. She has left bruises. She’s very mentally abusive.”

Turning to Dr. Phil for help, Susie says, “I would like Adriana to stop being abusive to me, start being appreciative. Look around you, if it hadn’t been for us, you would have been on the street.”

On Tuesday’s episode, Dr. Phil attempts to get to the root of their issues for the sake of the child. Watch more here.

Dr. Phil To 20-Year-Old Whose Mom Is Raising Her Daughter: ‘You Have An Entitled Attitude’

Adriana claims her mom and her stepdad are making her choose between raising her 4-year-old child and being with her boyfriend of two years, Matt, and says that she has chosen to live with Matt, while her parents take care of her daughter.

“I have chosen Matt over my daughter because my mom is always in the way,” says Adriana, who envisions spending the rest of her life with him. “I take issue with how my mother is parenting my child. I believe that my mother is too lenient.” The 20-year-old adds that her disagreements with her mother have even resulted in physical confrontations.

WATCH: Why 20-Year-Old Says She’s Forced To Choose Between Her Daughter And Her Boyfriend

Adriana’s mother, Susie, claims that right now, her daughter is “not a good mother” because she has chosen her boyfriend over her daughter, and she and her husband are at the end of their rope trying to raise their granddaughter, they say, without Adriana’s help. She says that for the first two years of her granddaughter’s life, her daughter was an attentive mother, but once Adriana met Matt, Susie claims her behavior changed.

“My daughter has become violent, abusive and neglectful,” Susie claims. “Every interaction I have with Adriana is explosive. I have to walk around on egg shells. If I say the wrong thing, it will just set her off.”

WATCH: Woman Claims Daughter Is Choosing ‘Riffraff’ Boyfriend Over Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

In the video above, Dr. Phil asks Adriana, “Why is it their responsibility to raise your daughter?”

“It’s not their responsibility; it’s mine,” she says, insisting that she is trying to be a good mother and spends the days with her daughter.

“Then why do you have the expectation for them to do it?” Dr. Phil asks. “You expect for them to do it and then give them absolutely unshirted hell for the way they’re doing it.”

“I don’t expect anything,” Adriana says.

Dr. Phil takes Adriana to task for her behavior and says, “You have an entitled attitude that says, ‘You’re going to do what I want you to do, and if you don’t, I’m going to make your life so hell you are going to cave in and do it, and I’m holding my daughter hostage.’”

On Tuesday’s episode, Dr. Phil tells Susie and Ray what he believes they must do if they want to see a change in their daughter’s behavior. Watch more here.

Grandparents Say They’re Concerned For Grandkids Living With Mom Who Claims To Be A Prophet

Mark and Cheryll claim their daughter Julia says she is a prophet of God who must do whatever the Lord tells her, and that they fear she may have a mental illness and worry for the safety of their grandchildren.

“My daughter Julia firmly believes that she’s a prophetess. She believes that God speaks to her and whatever he tells her, she should do,” says Cheryll. “Because of this, she makes bad decisions.”

Julia has said she was chosen to be used as a vessel for God’s good work.

“I believe God has anointed me as a prophet for His kingdom,” she says. “God speaks to me through the Bible, through dreams and visions, through other people. When God asks me to do things, I do those things.”

WATCH: “I Believe God Has Anointed Me As A prophet For His Kingdom”

Mark and Cheryll say that Julia told them that God told her she should marry a man named Jeff and claim that she started stalking men named Jeff and was served with a restraining order. The parents also say that Julia claims she was able to resurrect a dead frog and that she can heal people.

“We’ll be out somewhere and she’ll see somebody, and she’ll go up to them and tell them that the Lord showed her this and then ask if she can pray with them regarding it,” Cheryll says.

“I believe that Julia has delusions of grandeur,” Mark adds. “If you really believe that you can do these things, go down to the hospital because there are a lot of people in the morgue that don’t want to be there.”

Cheryll and Mark say they worry about the well-being of their grandkids because they say Julia left a high-paying job (which they claim is because she said the Lord told her to quit), and she ended up moving from place to place and eventually became homeless.

“I think Julia has been very irresponsible by moving so many times, quitting jobs, not making sure that her kids have sufficient food in the house. I’ve gone as far as to go get groceries to put in her house to make sure he had food,” Cheryll says. “We have contemplated going for custody of the kids.”

Concerned, they say, for Julia’s mental health, the parents turn to Dr. Phil for help.

“I believe that Julia is suffering from mental illness,” Mark says.

“I want Julia to be evaluated because Julia’s thrown everything away,” Cheryll adds. “She thinks her gift is of God, and I’m not sure it is.”

Julie calls her parents blasphemous and disrespectful of her relationship with God.

“My parents think that I’m mentally ill, and I think that’s crazy,” Julia says. “Because of what I believe, my parents have tried to have me institutionalized three times over the past two years.” She also says that her children are well-cared for and that Child Protective Services didn’t find anything to the contrary.

On Monday’s episode, hear more from Julia, and see what Dr. Phil says about Julia’s behavior. Watch more here.

19-Year-Old ‘Spiritually’ Married To 61-Year-Old Polygamist: ‘I’m With The Love Of My Life’

Reba, 19, recently “spiritually” wed 61-year-old Thom and says despite their 41-year age gap, she knows she’s with the love of her life.

“I’ve always had the thought of being with Thom. I felt safe around him. He was a protector to me, somebody I could look up to,” says Reba, who met Thom when she was 8.

WATCH: 61-Year-Old Polygamous Pastor: ‘I Believe Polygamy Benefits My Wives’

She says that a year ago, she reconnected with Thom and they started dating.

“Things got serious between me and Thom. He told me he was married, but it didn’t bother me,” Reba says. “We did talk about how it would be if I was his second wife, being that wife who takes care of your husband, takes care of the house, takes care of the kids.”

Reba says that after dating Thom for two months, he proposed to her twice.

“The first time, I didn’t want to wear the ring because I was afraid of what my mom would say,” Reba says. “A week later, he proposed to me in the toy aisle, when I said yes.”

WATCH: Woman Says She Was ‘Elated’ When Husband Took A Second ‘Spiritual’ Wife

Reba and Thom married on June 17, 2015 in a secret wedding at Thom’s church. Now expecting her first child, Reba says, “When I found out I was pregnant, it was the most exciting thing. It’s very comforting knowing that I’m with the love of my life.”

What does Reba say about whether her family accepts her relationship? What does Thom’s other wife, Belinda, say about her husband marrying another woman? And, hear Dr. Phil’s advice for this family. Watch more from this episode.

Pastor Joel Osteen On Using The Words ‘I Am’ To Change Your Life

Have you ever thought about how the words you say to yourself affect your life? Is your inner dialogue negative or positive, and how does it influence the way you view yourself and the world?

“A lot of people go around with this recording, ‘I am unlucky. I am unattractive. I am slow,’ and I believe we’re inviting that into our life,’” Pastor Joel Osteen, author of the book The Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today tells Dr. Phil on Friday’s episode. “It is much better to turn it around: ‘I am blessed. I am strong. I am healthy. I am talented.’ If you have the wrong ‘I ams’ playing in your life, you’re going to miss your destiny. A lot of people are against themselves, and they don’t know it. It’s in their thoughts and how they talk.”

Osteen says that people should get up in the morning and find three things to be grateful for. And, if they find themselves surrounded by negative people, they shouldn’t let them drag them down.

“A lot of times, you’ve got to rise above [negativity],” he says. “You’ve got to say, ‘I’m not going to sink down to that level. I’m not going to let somebody pull me down; I’m going to continue to rise higher.’”

Dr. Phil points out that people speak 100-125 words per minute but think at 10 times that. “We’ll think a negative thought 10 times more than we actually say it,” he says. “A critic might tell you, ‘You look bad,’ or, ‘You’re not smart.’ They might say it once; you might repeat it 1,000 times during the day.”

He suggest that people change their negative internal dialogue to positive dialogue, and they will see changes in their lives. “If you start saying those [positive] things 1,000 times throughout the day, they really accumulate. And, there’s a physiological component,” Dr. Phil says. “For every thought you have, there’s something physiological that goes along with it as well that starts to trigger things in your body.”

Osteen adds, “You’ve got to say, ‘I’m not going to use my energy to doubt, to worry. I’m going to use my energy to believe.’”

61-Year-Old Polygamous Pastor: ‘I Believe Polygamy Benefits My Wives’

“Most of my spiritual life, I’ve been interested in polygamy,” says Thom, a former convict-turned-pastor. “You read through the Old Testament, you hear about all types of men who had more than one wife.”

Thom, 61, married Belinda seven years ago. In June 2015, he “spiritually” wed and was expecting a child with 19-year-old Reba – with Belinda’s blessing.

WATCH: Woman Says She Was ‘Elated’ When Husband Took A Second ‘Spiritual’ Wife

“Linda and I knew at the beginning of our marriage that a polygamist lifestyle may fit us,” Thom says.

He says he and Belinda were looking for another wife to add to the family for a few years when they reconnected with Reba in 2015, whom Thom had known since she was 8 years old.

“It just happened one day. We hugged, and I thought, Oh, man, I’m in trouble,’” Thom recalls. “Things started clicking between Reba and I, and I started having strong feelings for Reba.”

Thom and Reba started dating and got married three months later in June 2015.

WATCH: 19-Year-Old ‘Spiritually’ Married To 61-Year-Old Polygamist: ‘I’m With The Love Of My Life’

“Some people have a problem with the fact that I’m 61 years old and Reba’s 19 years old, and I don’t see a problem with it for God, because age doesn’t matter to me. It’s a spiritual situation,” Thom says.

“I think my husband taking a second wife is a huge blessing to our family,” Belinda says.

In the video above, Thom tells Dr. Phil why he desires to lead a polygamous lifestyle. And on Friday’s episode, hear how Thom’s church community reacted to news of his marriage, and hear from Reba. Watch more here.

Daughters Confront Mom Who They Claim Neglected Them While They Were Growing Up

Sisters Brittney and Katelyn claim that throughout their lives, their mom, Cheryl, has been “neglectful, full of excuses and absent,” and chooses to “party with men” rather than be a mom, and they blame her absence for their teen troubles.

“My mother is a greedy, self-centered, pathological liar,” says Katelyn, 19.

“My mom is completely selfish,” Brittney, 18, adds.

WATCH: Mom Calls Teen Daughters ‘Spoiled Bitches’; They Say She’s A Liar And Would Rather Party Than Be A Mom

The teens also claim that there was little food in the house while they were growing up. They claim Cheryl left them unsupervised, that they were evicted from home after home after home, that the houses they lived in were unsanitary, that they found nude pictures of Cheryl with men on her phone and that she told them that she wished the kids died and overdosed.

Brittney and Katelyn currently live with their grandmother, Sharron, who calls her daughter a “horrible mother and a horrible daughter” and says she’s fed up with picking up the pieces of what she calls Cheryl’s bad choices.

Cheryl adamantly denies their accusations and says she was a good mom and that her daughters are ungrateful.

“Katelyn and Brittney are spoiled bitches and they physically make me sick. Now that I don’t want to put up with all their drama anymore, they’re mad, lashing out and verbally abusing me,” says Cheryl, who admits that she has punched Katelyn in the face and criticized her daughters for not going out into the world and flourishing.

“You’re saying, ‘The past is the past. We’re just where we are now,’” Dr. Phil says to Cheryl, “but as parents, we write on the slate of who our children are.”

He continues, “Aren’t our jobs as parents to prepare our children for the world?”

“You’re right, and I didn’t do that,” Cheryl says. “All of the stuff that I hear you reading is not true. That’s their word, and I have my side of the story.”

WATCH: Teen Claims Estranged Mom Ran Around House with Knife and Pills During A Fight

In the video above, Brittney tells her mother why she can’t trust her. Is Cheryl to blame for all the dysfunction? And, what do the girls say they need from their mother to ever be able to have a relationship? Watch more from this episode here.

‘My Daughter Is A Horrible Mother And A Horrible Daughter’

Sharron says she is furious with her 46-year-old daughter, Cheryl, and that she’s tired of picking up the pieces of what she calls Cheryl’s bad choices.

“My daughter Cheryl is a horrible mother and a horrible daughter,” says Sharron, who has been taking care of Cheryl’s two teen daughters for the past eight months. “When Cheryl brought the girls to my house, she told me that this was going to be temporary. She said she would come every night, and it wouldn’t be hard on me, until she found another place. It was a lie.”

Sharron claims that her daughter is only concerned about herself and enjoying her life, and that she has often been absent from her daughters’ lives, choosing to “party with men” rather than be a mom.

WATCH: Mom Calls Teen Daughters ‘Spoiled Bitches’; They Claim She’s A Liar And Would Rather Party Than Be A Mom

“If Cheryl gets $575 for child support, she’ll give me $500 and she’ll take the $75 for herself, and she justifies it by saying there’s something wrong with her. I don’t see anything wrong with her except for being mental,” Sharron says. “Cheryl is enjoying herself, having fun, going out, having sex with this new man, while we’re sitting there doing all the work, and Cheryl is doing nothing.”

Cheryl says that she was a good mom to her children and that the only reason she wasn’t around more for them was because she was always working so she could provide for them.

Cheryl tells Dr. Phil, “My mother is an enabler.”

“Why is it her responsibility to raise your children?” Dr. Phil asks.

“It’s not,” she replies. “They’re 18 and 19 years old. They should be on their own now.”

“What do you mean they should be on their own? You said yourself you didn’t teach them how to do anything,” Dr. Phil says. “If you don’t prepare them, how do they go out in the world to be on their own?”

“You’re right,” Cheryl says. “I don’t know. I have no answer for that.”

WATCH: Daughters Confront Mom Who They Claim Neglected Them While They Were Growing Up

In the video above, hear why Sharron says she also believes her daughter is a sex addict who likes to have relationships with married men – accusations Cheryl denies. Is Cheryl to blame for all the dysfunction? And, what do the girls say they need from their mother to ever be able to have a relationship? This episode, “We Think Our Mom is Cheating, Lying and Choosing Men Over Us! Should We Cut Her Off or Cut Her Some Slack?” airs Thursday. Watch more here.

Teen Claims Estranged Mom Ran Around House with Knife and Pills During A Fight

Brittney, 18, and Katelyn,19, claim their mom, Cheryl, is a lying, neglectful mother who would rather party all night with men than be a mom. They claim growing up they had no food, no guidance and no money, and they blame her absence for their teen troubles. They say they continue to be estranged from their mom, as she recently sent them to live with their grandmother so she could live with another man.

WATCH: Mom Calls Teen Daughters ‘Spoiled Bitches’; They Say She’s A Liar And Would Rather Party Than Be A Mom

Cheryl says her daughters are ungrateful “spoiled bitches” and they need to stop verbally abusing her.

In the video above, Katelyn, who says she actually had a decent relationship with her mother, recalls an incident when she claims Cheryl “went ballistic” and almost attacked her.

“We got into a huge fight. She just turned around and she was, like, ‘Why don’t you all just drop dead. You all are problems,’ and she just, kind of, ran around with a knife trying to hurt herself and then threatening to pop a bottle of pills,” Katelyn claims.

However, Cheryl says it was her daughter who was running around with the knife. “I think it’s you,” she says to Katelyn. “Talking about drama, they’re drama.”

WATCH: Daughters Confront Mom Who They Claim Neglected Them While They Were Growing Up

In the video above, Dr. Phil attempts to get to the truth. Is Cheryl to blame for all the dysfunction? And, what do the girls say they need from their mother to be able to have a relationship? Watch more here.

Dr. Phil Examines Video Woman Claims Proves Her Ex Is Abusing Their Son

Angela claims her ex Geddy is a “monster” who is molesting their 2-year-old son.

“I’m very scared of my son’s father Geddy. I don’t know what he’s capable of,” Angela says. “When my son comes home from his father’s house for their overnight visits, he’s covered in bruises,” she claims, further claiming that one time her son told her his dad gave him a “boo boo.” “It looked as if he had a handprint on his back, and the lower part of his back was blue. He had two giant pink marks on the center of his lower back, which are the marks from Geddy’s rings.”

WATCH: Woman Claims Her Ex Is Molesting and Abusing Son; He Says She’s A Jilted Lover Obsessed with Him

Geddy is adamant that there is absolutely no truth to Angela’s allegations and claims she is a vindictive, jilted ex-lover who is obsessed with him and is using their innocent son to make his life a living hell.

“I have never molested or physically abused my son,” says Geddy who says he would never hurt his son and is fed up with the allegations. “The day she got served with contempt papers is the day that she pressed charges on me for abusing my child.”

WATCH: Man Claims Ex Is Coaching Their Son To Make Up Lies About Him 

In the video above, Dr. Phil examines a video that Angela took when her son returned from a visit with Geddy that she says proves Geddy abused the child, and has some tough questions for her.

On Wednesday’s episode, Dr. Phil tells the exes what he thinks they need to do to for the sake of their son’s wellbeing. And, Geddy agrees to take a polygraph — see what the results reveal. Watch more here.

Father Accused By Ex Of Molesting Son Gets Results of Polygraph Test

Angela claims her ex-boyfriend Geddy is an unfit father to their 2-year-old son and she wants his parental rights revoked. She claims she has proof that he has physically and sexually abused their son, and she says she’ll do everything in her power to protect her little boy.

WATCH: Woman Claims Her Ex Is Molesting and Abusing Son; He Says She’s A Jilted Lover Obsessed with Him

“I’m very scared of my son’s father Geddy. I don’t know what he’s capable of,” Angela says. “When my son comes home from his father’s house for their overnight visits, he’s covered in bruises,” she claims, further claiming that one time her son told her his dad gave him a “boo boo.”

Geddy says there is absolutely no truth to Angela’s allegations. He claims she is a vindictive, jilted ex- lover who is using their innocent son to make his life a living hell.

“I have never molested or physically abused my son,” Geddy says. “The day she got served with contempt papers is the day that she pressed charges on me for abusing my child.”

WATCH: Man Claims Ex Is Coaching Their Son To Make Up Lies About Him 

Geddy agreed to take a polygraph test to help prove that he has not molested their child. Watch the video above to see the results of the test — and how Geddy and Angela react to hearing them.

On Wednesday’s show, Dr. Phil tells the exes what he thinks they need to do so their son does not continue to pay the price for the angst between the two of them. Watch more here.

Man Claims Ex Is Coaching Their Son To Make Up Lies About Him

Geddy claims that his ex Angela is a vindictive, jilted ex-lover who is obsessed with him and using their innocent son to make his life a living hell. He says she has accused him of abusing and sexually molesting their son, which he adamantly denies, and says that he believes Angela is coaching their son to make up lies about him.

“Angela is coaching my son to say bad things about me and putting a negative image of me inside his head,” Geddy says.

WATCH: Woman Claims Her Ex Is Molesting and Abusing Son; He Says She’s A Jilted Lover Obsessed with Him

However, Angela says she’s convinced that Geddy has abused their child and denies coaching their son.

“One time, my son was touching himself in a very inappropriate way that children wouldn’t know how to do unless they were shown how to do or it was done to them. I said, ‘Baby, who touches you like that?’ And he said, ‘My daddy,’” Angela claims. “Geddy knows the only way he can hurt me is to hurt our son. Geddy is abusing and molesting our son. When my son comes home from his father’s house for the overnight visits, he’s covered in bruises.”

WATCH: Dr. Phil Examines Video Woman Claims Proves Her Ex Is Abusing Their Son

“I think that that’s complete [expletive]. I don’t think that that ever happened. I think that that’s all just a figment of her imagination,” Geddy says. “Angela has repeatedly said that if I sign over my rights, that this will all go away. She’s lying just to try to get to me. These allegations are beyond crossing the line.”

On Wednesday’s episode, Dr. Phil implores the exes to change their behavior for the sake of their son. And, Geddy agrees to take a polygraph — see what the results reveal. Watch more here.

Why Woman Who Wants To Drop 80lbs. Says She’s Terrified of Losing Weight

“I am terrified of losing weight,” says 41-year-old Jeannea. “I’ve seen marriages that get destroyed because one person loses the weight. I don’t want guys to find me attractive at all. I don’t want anybody looking at me, hitting on me, talking to me. I don’t want any attention whatsoever.”

But Jeannea, a married mother of two who weighs 260 pounds, says she’s conflicted because she says she doesn’t like her body and wants to lose 80 pounds.

“I do not like my chin. I have a double chin. My arms, there’s no definition, they’re flabby, they’re wiggly. My belly area, I feel like there’s a second belly hanging out. I also don’t like my butt,” she says.

Jeannea says her husband, Trevor, whom she calls attractive and athletic, supports her desire to lose weight, but that she can’t get past her emotional barriers.

WATCH: How You May Sabotage Yourself Before You Start To Pursue Your Goals

“Nobody is going to hit on the fat girl. It’s like the fat barrier; it’s like a protection,” she says. “Losing weight scares me, so I don’t even try.”

“Do you ever think you’re going to lose weight with that mind set?” Dr. Phil asks Jeannea in the video above.

“No,” she replies.

“This is called approach avoidance. It’s like, here’s the goal, and you’re headed toward it, and the closer you get, the steeper it gets, and you start peeling off, right?” Dr. Phil asks. “The closer you get to actually losing weight, the more anxious you become.”

Dr. Phil reviews some of Jeannea’s internal dialogue — the real-time, real-language conversation she has with herself every moment of every day – and learns she has had a trauma in her life, and says to her, “There are people who have had trauma and they use body fat like a snow suit. They put it on, and they zip it up and they go through life that way because they feel safe,” he says, explaining that when they start to “unzip” this suit and people start to notice them, they start “zipping it up” again.

WATCH: 7 Reasons Why People Fail to Lose Weight

“We all have our own personal truth that sabotages the pursuit of our goals,” Dr. Phil continues. “If we don’t believe we deserve AAA, five-star life, then we don’t get AAA five-star life. If you don’t decide to star in your own live, who the hell is?”

On Tuesday’s episode, Dr. Phil encourages Jeannea to get healthy for herself – and her children. He gives her tips to adopt healthier habits from his book, The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision into Reality. Watch more here.

20-Year-Old Says She Doesn’t Know Why She Lies And Can’t Stop

Twenty-year-old Allie admits that she lies, but she says she doesn’t know why she does it and says sometimes, she can’t even remember making up the lies.

 

“When I tell stories, I don’t know that I’m doing it at the time, until people confront me,” Allie says.

 

Allie admits that when she was a teen, some of the lies she told included lying about being pregnant, her dad dying in a car accident and her stepfather pushing her down the stairs.

 

“Sometimes, I think to myself, why did I do that, how did I do that, when did I do that, did I actually do that?” she adds.

 

Allie’s mom and stepdad claim Allie’s lies are ruining their lives and have cost them relationships with family and friends, their business, more than $100,000 in legal fees and have landed them both behind bars.

 

“Everything Allie said was completely and absolute lies. None of those things happened whatsoever,” says Mike, who says he is often the target of his stepdaughter’s lies. “After she tells these stories, she’ll tell people it never happened and then she could come back a few months later and say, ‘No, it was true.’ You have to pick between the lines and figure out what the real truth is.”

 

Ruth adds, “Allie needs to wake up before she destroys her life completely.”

 

In the video above, Dr. Phil examines some of the lies Allie has reportedly told over the years, including lying about pregnancies, miscarriages, infertility and family members dying, many of which Allie says she has no recollection of telling.

 

“There’s a theme here,” Dr. Phil says, “They’re all about loss, which gets sympathy and attention.”

 

On Monday’s episode, Dr. Phil shares what he thinks may be at the root of Allie’s behavior. And, he reveals three common reasons why people lie. Watch more here.

Three Common Reasons People Lie

“People usually lie for one of just a very few reasons,” Dr. Phil tells 20-year-old Allie, who says she doesn’t know why she lies.

 

Three common reasons are:

 

  1. Escape accountability.

  2. Get access to things that they wouldn’t otherwise have.

  3. Embellish reality.

“They think their life is boring and so they’re not getting payoffs. They’re not getting attention, affection, sympathy, praise,” Dr. Phil says. “So they enhance their reality, hoping that they’ll get something that they weren’t getting.”

 

Dr. Phil continues, “Before you know it, one lie leads to another, and then another and then another.”

 

Allie’s parents claim her lies, which started small like lying about doing her homework, have grown to larger fabrications like pretending to be pregnant, having a miscarriage and having a baby that died. They claim her lies are ruining their lives and have cost them relationships with family and friends, their business, more than $100,000 in legal fees and have landed them both behind bars. Watch their story here.

 

This episode of Dr. Phil, “Facing Jail Time Because Stepdaughter is a Liar,” airs Monday. Watch more here.

Transgender Military Cop Describes Feeling ‘Liberated’ When First Exploring Cross-Dressing

Zach, a 22-year-old military cop who married a woman, describes looking in the mirror and seeing someone else completely. “I am not a man, so I don’t want to see a man when I look in the mirror,” Zach explains. “I love having long hair, I love having my nails done, I love makeup, clothes and shoes and everything about being a woman. That’s when I’m the happiest.”

 

In the video above from Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Zach, who now goes by Steph, discusses realizing that she was transgender. 

 

“Cross-dressing is something that I’ve done all my life. It started around the age of 7. I remember I put on a dress and heels and it felt amazing,” says Steph. “I remember feeling liberated and girly when I dressed in women’s clothes.”

WATCH: Former Navy Seal Explains Growing Up Transgender

 

Steph married her high school sweetheart three years ago. “I didn’t realize I was transgender when I first got married,” she explains. “I wasn’t sure what was going on with me.”

 

After soul-searching and research, she concluded that he was transgender. “I identify as a woman  mentally and sexually,” says Steph. “At this stage, I feel like I’m more physically attracted to men.”

 

But it’s been very difficult for Steph’s family to accept her transition, especially for her dad, Gary (who is biologically Steph’s uncle but raised her since she was 2 days old and considers himself Steph’s father).

 

Watch as Gary describes his reaction when he learned that Zach wanted “to become a woman.” 

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

Watch As A Dad Struggles With Meeting His Transgender Daughter As A Woman For The First Time

Gary says he was devastated when he found out that his son Zach is transgender and wants to transition to biologically become a woman. “I just feel like I lost him, like he’s gone,” says Gary, who is biologically Zach’s uncle but has raised him since he was 2 days old and considers him a son. “I don’t know how to take him as a girl. It just seems like I failed.” Watch more of how Gary initially reacted to his child’s news here. 

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Gary has seen photos of Zach as dressed as a Steph, but he has never seen the son he raised in person as a woman. Watch as he struggles to face Steph for the first time. This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday. 

From Swept Off Her Feet To Divorce Papers In 2 Years – What Happened?

How does a couple go from sparks flying and tying the knot to the verge of signing divorce papers … in only two years?

Vicki and Mark’s final divorce hearing is next week, but they turn to Dr. Phil for one last-ditch effort to save their two-year marriage. “If our marriage can’t be fixed on the show, I am definitely ready to finalize our divorce next week,” says Vicki.

Watch the video above as they reveal how their relationship went from love at first sight to this painful crossroads.

“About six months into our marriage, our relationship took kind of a turn,” recalls Mark, who says his wife has kicked him out of the house nine times since they tied the knot. (Vicki estimates it to be closer to four or five times.)

WATCH: Dr. Phil Examines an Altercation Between Husband and Wife

“Mark lied about the amount of money he said he was making per year,” claims Vicki. “I feel like a sugar momma and I don’t like feeling that way.” She adds, “Mark has been very greedy, selfish and narcissistic … The last two years have been the worst two years of my life.”

Mark, who does not want to split up, sees it differently. “I think Vicki is obsessed with money,” he says. “Her expectations are really high. It seems like everything I do for Vicki is not good enough for her. I can’t read her mind!”

5 Questions You Need To Ask Before You Decide To Divorce

Vicki also claims Mark is a liar and a cheater, pointing to his text messages with a 21-year-old that she believes were inappropriate. “I was hurt and devastated,” she says.

WATCH: Dr. Phil Explains the Problem with Carrying Baggage into a Relationship

“Vicki is obsessed with the idea that I’m cheating on her,” says Mark, who is willing to take a lie detector test to prove his fidelity. “Vicki is very jealous and she demands a lot of attention,” he explains. “It’s gotten so bad that she has visions of me having sex with another woman.”

Can this marriage be saved? What happens when Mark takes a lie detector test? Watch more from Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “The Clock Is Ticking And If Dr. Phil Can’t Help Us, My Wife Is Divorcing Me Next Week.”

Could Mom Be In Denial About Her Teen Daughter’s Relationship with 38-Year-Old Uncle?

Bridget says she’s not sure what to believe about the relationship between her 38-year-old brother-in-law, Kevin, and her 16-year-old daughter, Grace. She says the two became close after her husband died and Kevin stepped up to lend a hand and help Grace through the difficult time.

 

However, Bridget says she felt red flags were raised when Grace told her that Kevin put whipped cream on his neck and asked her to lick it off — which Kevin claims not to remember — and when she read the contents of a letter written from Kevin to Grace. So she turned to Dr. Phil for help getting to the truth.

 

After speaking with Grace, who insists she “would be dead” if it weren’t for Kevin’s support, and Kevin, who admits to having poor judgement but is adamant that there’s nothing inappropriate about his relationship with his niece, Dr. Phil implores Bridget to realize that her daughter’s relationship with her uncle is not emotionally healthy.

 

“What is going on in this relationship is not in your daughter’s best interest … you need to recognize that,” he says, explaining that Kevin and Grace’s emotional bond is crossing the line to codependency.

 

“Grace would not have come on this stage and been able to speak to you like she did without Kevin boosting her confidence all the time,” Bridget replies.

 

In the video above, Dr. Phil doesn’t mince words when he tells Bridget that he’s trying to help her and her daughter.

 

“I want to help you be a parent to get your daughter’s self-worth off the floor so she’s not vulnerable to being exploited by anybody in any way,” he says. “To do that, I have to help you. You’re the only mother they’ve got, which means you’ve got to take care of yourself, because you can’t give away what you don’t have … But you’ve got to wake up. You can’t be in denial.” He reiterates that Grace and Kevin’s relationship is dysfunctional, and Bridget can’t let it continue as it is. 

 

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

Dr. Phil Explains the Problem with Carrying Baggage into a Relationship

After only two years of marriage, Vicki filed for divorce because she believes her husband, Mark, cheated. Mark denies being unfaithful and says he’s willing to take a lie detector test to prove it. He says Vicki is obsessed with the idea that he cheated.

In the video above, Dr. Phil explains that Vicki needs to take responsibility for some of their marital problems — including how much baggage she brought into their relationship. Watch more from this episode.

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