June 28, 2016
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.
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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.”
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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.