Why A Teenager Claims She’s Afraid Of Her Stepfather

Samantha says she’s “very afraid” of her stepfather, Iain. “He gets angry at the littlest things,” says the 15-year-old. She claims her mother, Sandi’s, husband is verbally and emotionally abusive towards her.

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Iain claims Samantha is to blame for problems in his marriage to Sandi and says he wants her out of the house after the current school year is over.

Samantha doesn’t disagree. “I would definitely want a change in house – I do not like the conflict in the house at all,” says the ninth-grader. “I do feel like there’s a lot of pressure on me in the house and it’s just hard for me to grow up in an environment like that.”

Samantha says she’s in the gifted program at school, has already won a scholarship for math, and has never been in trouble at school or with the law. However, she claims her stepfather says she’s “lazy”, “manipulative”,“fat” – and a “liar.”

“I make mistakes just like anybody else, and I understand that, but I sometimes feel like those labels are very harsh on me when I try to do my best around the house,” says Samantha, who admits she doesn’t feel like she’s wanted or has support at home.

What does Samantha tell Dr. Phil about how she feels about her situation at home? Tune in to Friday’s episode.

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Why Dr. Phil Tells A Teenager’s Stepdad He Is A ‘Loud-Mouthed Bully’ Who Is ‘Eroding Her Self-Esteem’

Why Darren Kavinoky Says He Is Running Across America

Darren Kavinoky says he wants to help people empower themselves to make better choices.

“You know I think everybody goes through life being one of two things, either an example of what’s possible – or a warning of what’s possible,” says Kavinoky on Friday’s Dr. Phil.

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The attorney, legal analyst, and host of Investigation Discovery’s Deadly Sins says he struggled with weight and addiction issues before finding his success. Today he says he eats healthy, works out, and participates in triathlons. He’ll embark on a journey to run nearly 3,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York City to bring awareness to wellness-related causes.

“I feel blessed ‘cause I’ve been on both sides of that equation. And to be able to run across America and, and carry this empowering message that people can change and, and I believe change does happen in a moment.”

Kavinoky says he’s dedicating the run to his good friend (and friend of Dr. Phil) Entertainment Tonight Senior Producer, Bonnie Tiegel, whom he credits with giving him his start in television. Ms. Tiegel passed away in January following a battle with cancer.

Darren Kavinoky’s Run Across America From L.A. to New York starts at the Santa Monica pier. You can track his progress here

Why Dr. Phil Tells A Teenager’s Stepdad He Is A ‘Loud-Mouthed Bully’ Who Is ‘Eroding Her Self-Esteem’

Sandi claims her husband, Iain, showers her daughter, Samantha, with negative attention. She claims Iain is verbally and emotionally abusive towards the 15-year-old and has called her “lazy”, “manipulative,” “worthless,” and more. She’s been married to Iain since Samantha was 3 and says she’s “fed up.”

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Samantha, an honor student in the gifted program who says she’s never been in trouble outside of home, claims she’s afraid of her stepfather She says she tries to do her best around the house, but says Iain’s “labels” and “name-calling” make her feel unwanted.

Iain claims Samantha is “controlling and narcissistic,” and “lies about everything.” He says he blames her for problems in his marriage to Sandi and wants the teenager out of the house at the end of the school term.

“I think you’re a loud-mouthed bully,” says Dr. Phil to Iain on Friday’s episode. “And when you affect a child the way you’re affecting her, you can’t tell me you’re not smart enough to know that you are eroding her self-esteem, and you are eroding her self-worth.”

He continues, “But you don’t just rage at her – you’ve got a rage problem – do you not?”

“I’ve got a short temper, yes. I do,” admits Iain.

Does Iain say he is willing to accept help for these issues? And what does that mean for the future of his marriage?

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Dr. Phil To Guest: ‘Your Job Is To Protect Your Child’

Why A Woman Claims She And Teenage Daughter Feel Like “P.O.W.’s” In Their Own Home

“I’m married to an emotionally and verbally abusive man,” claims Sandi. She says the fighting in her home has become so bad, that her husband of 12 years, Iain, has threatened to kick her 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, out of the house 4-5 times within the last year.

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Sandi claims that Iain has told Samantha she’s a delinquent, a liar, and a manipulator. “The most hurtful thing that Iain has said is that she’s worthless,” says Sandi, claiming her daughter constantly walks around in fear; saying she feels hated and rejected by her stepfather.

“Samantha is anti-me being around because she can’t do as she pleases,” says Iain who claims his stepdaughter is lazy and inconsiderate. “I’m done with the turmoil that Samantha is causing.” Iain says he wants Samantha out of the house at the end of the school year.

But Sandi says Iain’s mother, Yvonne, is also a big problem. She claims her 86-year-old live-in mother-in-law is constantly “stirring the pot” by, she says, spying on her and Samantha, then telling Iain everything that goes on at home when he is not around.

“It’s like we’re both P.O.W.’s in the same prisoner camp,” says Sandi.

Sandi says she feels like she has to choose between her husband and her daughter. Can Dr. Phil help her decide who to pick?

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Why A Man Says He Doesn’t Want To Live Under The Same Roof As His Teenage Stepdaughter

Dr. Phil’s Powerful Words Of Encouragement To Teen

At 15, Samantha says she feels hated and rejected by her stepfather, Iain, who says he blames her for problems in his marriage to her mother, Sandi – and wants the teenager out of the house at the end of the school year. Iain has said that Samantha is “lazy,” “manipulative,” “narcissistic” “fat,” – and a “liar.”

On Friday’s Dr. Phil, The ninth-grader says it’s been hard for her to grow up in an environment where she’s constantly getting negative feedback, and called names. At times, she admits, she’s even contemplated extraordinary measures to escape the situation at home.

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“You didn’t deserve this. You’re a smart girl – you’ve got a lot going on for you,” Dr. Phil tells her in a one-on-one conversation; away from Sandi and Iain.

Tune in to Friday’s episode to hear his additional words of encouragement for the teen. Check your local listing here.

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Why A Woman Claims She And Teenage Daughter Feel Like “P.O.W.’s” In Their Own Home

Why An 86-Year-Old Woman Says She Called Her Step-Granddaughter ‘A Disgusting Liar’’

Sandi says her husband, Iain’s, 86-year-old mother, Yvonne, “constantly stirs the pot”, a claim Yvonne strongly denies. Sandi claims the elderly woman calls Sandi and her 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, “lazy” and “slobs,” and that she will chastise the teenager “for anything.”

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“Miss Yvonne puts up a front like she likes me – but in her emails, she’s said a lot of mean things about me,” says Samantha.

Sandi says she doesn’t want her mother-in-law to live with them anymore. She claims that Yvonne, who moved in with the family six years ago, spies on her and on Samantha, then reports to Iain everything that goes on in their home while he’s away.

“I see nothing in this home but bad parenting, lies, and deceit,” says Yvonne, who denies her daughter-in-law’s allegations, including about “spying”. “I do not creep around and spy. I’ve got other things to do,” she says. “If I walk in and I see something, it’s there – open for me to see.”

Yvonne says she believes Samantha has been stealing chocolates from a container in her room. “I confronted her and she denied it. I told her – why doesn’t she be an honest Christian instead of a disgusting liar?” Yvonne claims her daughter-in-law doesn’t hold Samantha accountable for her behavior.

What does Yvonne say when Sandi claims her mother-in-law once pressed a knife to her forehead during a family argument over Samantha’s chores? Tune in to Friday’s Dr. Phil.

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Teen Claims Her Stepfather ‘Makes It Seem Like I’m The Most Disgusting Human Being On The Planet’

Why A Man Says He Doesn’t Want To Live Under The Same Roof As His Teenage Stepdaughter

“My stepdaughter, Samantha, is a master manipulator, along with her mother,” says Iain. He’s claiming his wife, Sandi’s, 15-year-old daughter is “controlling and narcissistic,” and “lies about everything.”

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“Once she told Sandi that my mother pushed her into the Island in the kitchen. My mother’s 86 and walks with a cane. That was a big fat lie,” says Iain.

Iain also claims Samantha “steals.” “My mother has seen where Samantha has taken stuff out of her room,” he says. He also complains that Samantha is “lazy” and refuses to help in the kitchen while his elderly mother, Yvonne, does all the cooking.

Sandi says Iain calls Samantha “worthless,” showers her with negative attention, and is both verbally and emotionally abusive to the teenager. She also claims that Yvonne is a big part of the problem in their home because she “stirs the pot” by “spying” on her and Samantha, then reporting back to Iain. Yvonne strongly denies the allegations.

Iain, who has been married to Sandi since Samantha was 3, says he doesn’t agree with his wife’s parenting. He’s claiming Sandi doesn’t make Samantha do her chores, and does not punish her when she breaks his rules. He’s claims Sandi lies to him in order to protect and “cover up for her daughter.”

Iain says Samantha is “destroying his marriage” to Sandi and he wants her gone. “I’ve drawn the line in the sand. When summer comes, Samantha is going … and she’s not coming back. I do not want to live under the same roof with that child.”

Does Sandi say she is willing to let Iain kick her daughter out of the house?

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Why An 86-Year-Old Woman Says She Called Her Step-Granddaughter ‘A Disgusting Liar’

Dr. Phil To Guest: ‘Your Job Is To Protect Your Child’

Iain claims his 15-year-old stepdaughter, Samantha, is ”lazy,” ”controlling,” and ”narcissistic.” He says he blames her for problems in his 12-year marriage to her mother, Sandi, and wants her out of the house at the end of the school year.

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Samantha, an honor student who claims she’s never been in trouble outside of home, says Iain’s “labels,” and “name-calling“ make her feel unwanted. She says she wants a “change of house.”

Sandi claims Iain is verbally and emotionally abusive towards Samantha and says she’s “had enough.”

“What the hell are you thinking? You don’t subject your child to something like this,” says Dr. Phil to Sandi on Friday’s episode.

“You say ’I’m fed up with this – I’m fed up with this –‘ You continue to bring her into a hostile environment where somebody is pounding on her self-esteem; pounding on her self-worth…?’ What the hell is wrong with you, woman? Your job is to protect your child!”

When Dr. Phil tells Sandi to either “walk her out of the situation or I’m reporting you before the sun sets today,” what does Sandi say?

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Dr. Phil’s Powerful Words Of Encouragement To Teen

Why Father Says He Shouldn’t Have To Pay Child Support For Daughter

Steve claims his ex-girlfriend, Robyn, coached their 12-year-old daughter to falsely accuse him of sexual abuse. Steve says the allegations were investigated, he was never charged and the case was closed. Now, Steve says he shouldn’t have to pay child support for his daughter and he doesn’t even want her in his life.

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“You’ve decided that you’ve been falsely accused so you don’t think you should have to pay them for that,” Dr. Phil says to Steve.

“No. Why?” replies Steve, who claims that it cost him and his fiancée $5,000 to defend himself.

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“Anybody who feels that they are innocent would not up and abandon their child,” says Robyn, who adamantly denies coaching their daughter. “They would want to talk to their child, ask their child why they feel this way.”

When Dr. Phil mentions that Steve could petition to have his parental rights terminated, Steve says that’s what he plans to do.

“I will not have the accusations with my family,” Steve explains. “I have three boys, and I’m not going to jeopardize my family.”

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Hear more of Dr. Phil’s thoughts in the video above. And on Thursday’s episode, an estate management attorney weighs in on the situation and Steve’s responsibilities as a parent. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Advice For Exes At Odds With 12-Year-Old Caught In The Middle

Why Father Says His Daughter Is ‘Nothing But A Piece Of Dirt To Me’

Steve claims his ex-girlfriend, Robyn, coached their 12-year-old daughter to falsely accuse him of sexual abuse, although she denies the allegations. He says after months of investigation and thousands of dollars spent on attorney fees, the case was closed and no charges were ever filed.

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Now, Steve says he doesn’t want his daughter in his life and he should not have to pay child support because of the false claims made against him that could have landed him in prison.

“All I wanted was a daughter and I had one. At one point, she was my pride and joy. Now, she’s nothing but a piece of dirt to me,” Steve says. “If I could speak to my daughter, there would be nothing nice to say to her.”

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Steve, who says he just wants to move on with his life without his daughter, continues, “My greatest fear is that if my daughter ever came back into my house that she would come up with more accusations.”

In the video above, Dr. Phil questions Steve about his comments.

“You’re referring to your daughter as a piece of dirt,” Dr. Phil says.

“After being accused of something like that, wouldn’t you?” Steve says.

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“If you think that she is coaching your daughter, then your daughter is a victim just like you,” Dr. Phil points out. “You don’t refer to your daughter as a piece of dirt. What the hell are you thinking?”

On Thursday’s episode, hear what Dr. Phil tells the parents they must do for their daughter’s well-being. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Legal Expert Offers Advice For Father Who Says He Wants To Terminate His Parental Rights

Woman Claims Ex-Boyfriend Attempted To Videotape Their Daughter While She Was In The Shower

Robyn claims her ex-boyfriend and father of their 12-year-old daughter is a “deadbeat dad.” She claims he hasn’t paid child support in years and at one point he owed almost $18,000.

“He’s lazy, careless, sick, twisted,” Robyn says. “He’s a mess.”

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Robyn also claims that Steve inappropriately engaged with their daughter, Alyssa, while she was staying at his home.

“When my daughter told me Steve was trying to videotape her with his phone in the shower, I was freaked out,” Robyn says, adding that she went to her ex’s house to confront Steve and his fiancée, Jen. She also claims that a few months later, “When I brought Alyssa over, she would not get out of the car. I told Steve, ‘Look at her. You did this to our daughter.’”

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Steve says he was cleared of any wrongdoing and completely denies Robyn’s allegations. He claims Robyn is a drama queen and is just out for his money.

“He’s nothing but a monster,” says Robyn who claims she’s trying to get “justice” for her daughter. “When I mention Steve’s name around Alyssa, she freezes.”

In the video above, hear about another alleged incident Robyn claims happened between Steve and their daughter. And on Thursday’s episode, hear what Dr. Phil says these exes must do for the sake of their daughter. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Why Father Says His Daughter Is ‘Nothing But A Piece Of Dirt To Me’

Advice For Exes At Odds With 12-Year-Old Caught In The Middle

Steve says he believes his ex-girlfriend, Robyn, coached their 12-year-old daughter to accuse him of sexual abuse – allegations that he says were proven to be false. He says because of the situation, he no longer wants his daughter in his life for fear of her making up other allegations, and he also says he doesn’t believe he should have to pay child support.

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Robyn adamantly denies coaching their daughter and claims that Steve is a “deadbeat” dad who will do whatever he has to to get out of paying child support.

After estate management attorney Ann-Margaret Carrozza weighs in on Steve’s legal obligations as a father, Dr. Phil offers Steve and Robyn advice on how they can be supportive parents to their young daughter.

“She certainly has not done anything where she deserves for her father to say, ‘I cast you out of my life and never see you again,’” he says to Steve. “She has nothing to earn that penalty in her life and if you do that, you are cheating her and taking the easy way out.”

To Robyn, he says, “Your number one priority should be to heal the relationship between her and her father.

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Turning to Steve, he concludes, “And you should do everything you can to foster a healthy relationship between your daughter and her mother.”

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

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Legal Expert Offers Advice For Father Who Says He Wants To Terminate His Parental Rights

Legal Expert Offers Advice For Father Who Says He Wants To Terminate His Parental Rights

Steve’s 12-year-old daughter accused him of trying to video record her while she was in the shower and inappropriately touching her while she slept in bed. He insists he never behaved inappropriately with his daughter and an investigation cleared his name. He claims his ex-girlfriend, Robyn, coached their daughter to make the false claims against him – an accusation she denies.

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Now, Steve says he doesn’t want his daughter, whom he has referred to as a “piece of dirt,” in his life anymore because he doesn’t want to risk that she will make additional false accusations toward him. And, he says he doesn’t believe he should have to pay child support for her and is considering terminating his parental rights.

In the video above from Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Ann-Margaret Carrozza, an estate management attorney and author of the new book Love & Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, and Inner Demons, weighs in on Steve’s situation.

Hear more of Ann-Margaret’s advice on Thursday’s episode. And see what Dr. Phil tells the exes they must do to ensure their daughter’s well-being. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Advice For Exes At Odds With 12-Year-Old Caught In The Middle

Why Woman Claims 12-Year-Old Daughter Is ‘Frightened’ Of Her Father

Robyn claims her ex-boyfriend, Steve, is a “deadbeat” dad to their daughter. She also claims that her daughter told her that Steve behaved inappropriately with her in the past.

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“He’s lazy, careless, sick, twisted,” Robyn says.

In the video above from Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Robyn shares what she claims her daughter told her about her father, and why she claims the child is “frightened” of him. What does Steve, who denies any wrongdoing, say about the allegations?

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On Thursday’s episode, hear what Dr. Phil says this couple must do to put their child’s needs ahead of their own. Check here to see where you can watch.

Why Father Says His Daughter Is ‘Nothing But A Piece Of Dirt To Me’

Tips To Break Out Of A Work-A-Holic Routine

Lorraine says that her job as a hotel manager keeps her extremely busy and she rarely has time to take a day off or to take her two sons on a vacation.

“My job is very strenuous. I do work to the point of exhaustion sometimes,” she says. She says that even when she has a day off, she’s still working and checking in on her customers. “I’d love to take my children on vacation if I could leave work behind and just do it.”

Dr. Phil and Lorraine are joined by AARP travel expert Stephanie Miles, who discusses the importance of having downtime and offers suggestions on how to make time off a priority.

“Taking a little time for yourself is good for your physical health, your mental health, your relationship, and it actually makes you more productive,” Stephanie says.

“What’s a good way for Lorraine to break out of her work-a-holic routine?” Dr. Phil asks.

Stephanie offers two easy tips. “One: make a travel bucket list. Looking forward to it is a lot of fun and very motivating,” she says. “And the second is to take a day. Add it to a weekend, or a wedding, whatever.”

Dr. Phil surprises Lorraine with an Expedia travel gift card for $5,000 so she and her family can have a relaxing weekend getaway.

Go to AARP.org/TakeADay to arrange all your travel needs.

Man Claims Ex Is Brainwashing Their Daughter

Steve and his fiancée, Jen, claim his ex, Robyn, coached his 12-year-old daughter, Alyssa, to accuse him of sexual abuse.

“I feel like Robyn’s turned my own daughter into a pathological liar,” Steve says. “In my mind, Robin did brainwash my daughter.”

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Steve says he was investigated and no charges were ever filed. He and Jen say they believe Robyn is just out to get money from Steve.

“Robyn is 100 percent a compulsive liar,” Jen says. “She may be crazy, or she may be a sociopath.”

WATCH: Woman Claims Ex-Boyfriend Attempted To Videotape Their Daughter While She Was In The Shower

Robyn claims Steve is a “deadbeat” dad who is trying to get out of paying child support. “I’ve done nothing but tell the truth and stand by my daughter,” Robyn says.

Watch more of their story on Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, and hear why Steve no longer wants Alyssa to be part of his life. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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Why Woman Claims 12-Year-Old Daughter Is ‘Frightened’ Of Her Father

Man Claims Ex Falsely Accused Him Of A Crime And Is Now ‘Shaking’ Him Down For Money

Steve and his fiancée, Jen, claim his ex-girlfriend, Robyn, is a drama queen.

“Robyn is turning my life into a living hell,” Steve says.

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Steve says he dated Robyn many years ago, and they had a daughter, Alyssa, who is now 12 years old. Steve says he didn’t have any contact with Alyssa for five years and when he tried to see his daughter, he claims Robyn made it difficult.

“Robyn said that the only way that Steven could see his daughter is if he paid her $1,000,” Jen claims.

WATCH: Woman Claims Ex-Boyfriend Attempted To Videotape Their Daughter While She Was In The Shower

Steve says that he and Robyn went to court and he was allowed to spend every other weekend with his daughter. “Having Alyssa back in my life, it was great,” he says.

But Steve claims his “entire world came crashing down” one year ago.

“My daughter accused me of videotaping her while she was in the shower,” Steve says. “I would never do something like that.”

WATCH: Man Claims Ex Is Brainwashing Their Daughter

Steve and Jen say police and Child Protective Services showed up at their home. Then, they say, they showed up a few months later because Alyssa accused Steve of touching her inappropriately while she was sleeping. An full investigation was conducted, and no charges were filed.

The couple says they believe Robyn is behind Alyssa’s allegations and they claim she coached Alyssa to say he sexually abused her.

“Robyn is trying to shake me down. It’s always about money,” Steve says. “Robyn was causing so much drama that I felt I shouldn’t have to pay child support. If I had it my way, I would never pay child support for Alyssa again. Why would I want to give money to someone that is lying and trying to put me in prison?”

Robyn denies Steve’s allegations that she coached their daughter. She claims that Steve is a “deadbeat” dad who is just trying to avoid financial responsibility.

Now, Steve says he doesn’t want anything to do with his daughter. “I want to know how can I go about never seeing my daughter or my ex-girlfriend again,” Steve says.

On Thursday’s episode, hear more from Robyn. And, what does Dr. Phil say these parents must do for the sake of Alyssa? Check here to see where you can watch.

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Why Father Says His Daughter Is ‘Nothing But A Piece Of Dirt To Me’

Woman Says Her Mother Has ‘The Most Ridiculous Criteria’ For Choosing A Therapist To Help With Their Relationship

Stefanie claims her mother, Cheryl, wants her to dump her boyfriend, Michael. “She literally says I want you to break up and find another man – from the beginning and still, over a year-and-a-half later.”

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“That’s not true,” says Cheryl who has alleged that Michael is an out of work alcoholic who is “using” her daughter.

Michael says he goes to school and works part-time as a teacher’s aide. He admits he’s been to rehab but says his days of abusing alcohol are over.

Stefanie claims her mother is overbearing and tries to control her life. She says she’s tried to get Cheryl to go to therapy with her to work on their issues, but Cheryl won’t go. “My mom has the most ridiculous criteria to make sure that a therapist is credible enough.”

Dr. Phil says he has some ideas on how Cheryl and Stefanie can work to fix their relationship, but when he observes he doesn’t fit any of Cheryl’s very specific criteria, is she still willing to hear him out?

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26-Year-Old Claims Mom Changed The Locks Because She Wants Her Home By 11 PM Curfew

Woman Says Mom Interfered In Her Relationship, Claiming ‘I Did You A Favor’

Stefanie says her mother, Cheryl, thinks she spends too much time with her boyfriend, Michael, and doesn’t want them to date. She says Michael isn’t the first guy she’s been in love with who Cheryl has had a problem with. She claims Cheryl chased away another boyfriend by messaging him online while pretending to be someone else.

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“She coaxed him into cheating on me, sending pictures. She sent him sexy messages, saying -like – ‘I love you’ – to try to lure him in,” says Stefanie. She says her boyfriend fell for the ruse, never knowing it was Cheryl.

“After I caught her and told her about it, then she was like ‘But I did you a favor,’” says Stefanie.

Cheryl admits she interfered but claims it was because “his mother and father were telling me that they didn’t want her seeing him anymore.”

Why does Cheryl say she doesn’t want Stefanie dating Michael? Tune in to Wednesday’s Dr. Phil.

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‘Mother’ Or ‘Smother’? Why A Man Says His Girlfriend’s Mom Hates The Word ‘Boundary’

Mom Claims Daughter’s Boyfriend Doesn’t Work And Drinks Too Much

Cheryl says she objects to her 26-year-old daughter, Stefanie, dating Michael – her boyfriend of a year-and-a-half. She’s claiming that Michael drinks too much, doesn’t work and lets Stefanie pay for everything.

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Michael denies Cheryl’s claims, asserting that he takes college classes 10 hours a week, and works part-time as a teaching assistant.

“She absolutely could have met someone who had a job and wasn’t an alcoholic,” says Cheryl, alleging that Michael wrecked Stefanie’s car while he was impaired and let Stefanie take the blame. “She lied to the police and told them she was the one driving.”

Stefanie admits she took responsibility for crashing the car because she “didn’t want to see him go to jail for another alcohol-related issue.”

Michael says he used to hide behind drinking to cope with Body Dysmorphia Disorder. He says he’s been to rehab and claims he doesn’t abuse alcohol anymore, because of his relationship with Stefanie. “I’ve been through a lot of things, with her – without her. But the bottom line is I’d much rather be with her, and she won’t accept me being a heavy booze drinker in a relationship with her.”

Does Cheryl accept Michael’s assertion that he doesn’t have a drinking problem? And why does she say she got upset when she discovered Michael didn’t buy Stefanie anything for Valentine’s Day?

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