November 9, 2016
Cindy and Trever’s marriage has been filled with fighting, calls to police and physical altercations. Cindy says she’s afraid of Trever, who has broken her nose during one fight, but says she blames herself for provoking him. She says she has stayed in their 16-year marriage because she loves Trever.
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Dr. Phil plays a video for Cindy of women who have suffered severe injuries due to domestic violence. And, Robin McGraw, who is a national ambassador fighting domestic violence through her foundation When Georgia Smiled, warns Cindy that she needs to take her situation seriously.
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“All of the women in the video we’ve talked to and they’ve all said, ‘I’ve stayed because I love him.’ ‘I’ve stayed because I never thought it would get that bad.’ And every one of them did admit, ‘I never thought of myself as a victim,’” says Robin. “So it’s very important to recognize that you are a victim of domestic violence.”
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