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          January 26, 2018

          "My Mooching Mom Has Cost Me $100K and Needs to Get Out of My House!"

          Aja says she is sick and tired of taking care of her ungrateful, entitled, drug addict mother, Janet.

          Aja says she has allowed her mom to live with her for eight of the 10 years of her marriage. Aja claims she’s spent $100,000 taking care of her mom and that she does absolutely everything for her without any appreciation. Janet rejects Aja’s claim that she is somehow taking advantage of Aja. She says she pays rent, regularly goes to Narcotics Anonymous, so what else does Aja want from her? Aja says she’s glad her mom has made improvements, but it doesn’t make up for her and her older sister, Ashley’s, neglected childhood. Aja claims they were put in constant danger and surrounded by violent criminals and firearms. But Janet says, “I think my past drug addiction has made my girls the women they are today.” Will Aja finally give her mother the boot? Can this family possibly come together after years of animosity? Find out!

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          January 25, 2018

          40 Trips to the ER, 27 Doctors and 50 Christmas Trees. "My Daughter is a Hypochondriac and a Hoarder!"

          Kelly says in the last year, her daughter, Danielle, changed from a vibrant young woman to a health obsessed hypochondriac and a hoarder.

          Kelly says Danielle spends all day monitoring her vitals, going to doctors and buying thousands of dollars’ worth of useless junk, including, most recently, 50 Christmas trees. Danielle claims she changed almost overnight and now has such debilitating panic attacks, that she was rushed to the ER 40 times in the last year alone! Currently, Danielle says she can’t drive, can’t work, and can’t even take care of her children by herself. Danielle says she’s seen 27 doctors and finds it unacceptable that they keep throwing all of her issues under the umbrella of anxiety. Danielle says she knows something is seriously wrong with her — but Kelly says she believes all of her daughter’s problems are in her head. So is Danielle really sick? Have doctors just missed the underlying cause of all her problems?

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a family drama that needs Dr. Phil’s help?

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          January 24, 2018

          "We Believe a Lying, Scheming Con Artist Has Scammed Disaster Relief Donations"

          In 2016, flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.

          The wildfires were the deadliest Tennessee had ever seen, claiming the lives of over a dozen people while injuring approximately 134. Local resident Darlene says she lost her home, her business and even friends in the disaster. She says the fires changed her life forever in an unimaginable way, and she felt compelled to help others and joined a support group run by another resident, Melinda. Darlene claims it wasn’t long before she started to have serious suspicions that Melinda was “a scamming, lying, mentally unstable bully who scammed innocent victims.” Darlene claims Melinda wrote on social media that she lost everything in the fire, and that she started a donation page and pocketed all of the cash. Melinda admits she received and spent the donated money but denies any wrongdoing.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Outrageous news story in your town?

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          January 23, 2018

          Double Trouble Brothers: What Happened to Mike and Matt?

          Dr. Phil follows up with some of his most talked about guests.

          When viewers first met Tina and David, they were desperate parents who said they had given their sons, Mike and Matt, everything growing up, but their sons had repaid them by stealing money, smoking pot, dealing drugs and making their lives a living hell. But Mike and Matt said their parents were the ones who needed Dr. Phil’s help. So, what happened to this broken family after the show? And what happened to Lisa, who appeared on the show because her daughter, Misti, said she was a “raging alcoholic.” Has Lisa been able to maintain her sobriety? Find out how these past guests and their families are doing today. Plus, Mel is a former guest who was not only having relationship issues, but she was also struggling with her weight. After discussing Dr. Phil’s The 20/20 Diet, Mel took Dr. Phil’s advice about her health to heart. The results of her hard work this past year are absolutely shocking – you will not recognize the new Mel!

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have family drama that needs that help?

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          January 22, 2018

          “My Daughter is Being Brainwashed by a Psychic and I think He is a Con Artist”

          Kristine claims her daughter Shaina is a neglectful mother to her three young children and says she had no choice but to involve Family Services when she learned her grandson not only set fire to the kitchen while Shaina slept, but also fell out of his second-story bedroom window.

          Kristine claims her vindictive daughter is delusional claiming that she can see fairies and is a reincarnation of Pocahontas. Kristine says there is no doubt in her mind that her daughter is mentally ill and a danger to her children. But that’s not all. Kristine claims her daughter is also addicted to psychics, specifically, an online medium named Dennis. Kristine says he proclaims to be “God’s Messenger,” and Shaina has followed the messages from Dennis’ guiding “spirit” to the letter. Shaina says she is a good mother and says Dennis is 100 percent genuine and there’s no doubt he is God’s messenger. She also says her mother blows everything out of proportion, is constantly interfering and it needs to stop.

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          January 19, 2018

          Spiritual Leader In The Spotlight: Ex-Rabbi Accused

          A scandal erupted in 2015 in the “New Age” and Jewish communities with allegations of sex abuse and harassment against spiritual teacher and former rabbi, Marc Gafni.

          Gafni insists he’s been falsely accused and his character and work have been demeaned through attacks in the press and on blogs. Gafni sits down with Dr. Phil to reveal why he says he has been the target of a smear campaign and warns it could happen to anyone.

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          January 18, 2018

          “My Husband Refuses to Get a Job and Believes He is Going to Become a Famous ‘Murder Rapper’”

          Melissa says shortly after she and her husband, Nick, married, he started painting his face with scary makeup, dressing like a “demonic clown” and composing “vile” music about killing people. Melissa says Nick now goes by the name “King Krimzon” and believes he is going to be a famous “murder rapper.”

          She says Nick refuses to get a job and spends all day posting scary music videos online, live streaming and decorating their home with scary monsters. But Nick says his wife is working, so he does not see any reason to get a job. And, he says rapping about murder is therapeutic and helps him work out his aggression. Melissa says they are behind on all their bills and their cars are in danger of being repossessed. Melissa’s mother, Linda, says the financial strain is taking a toll on her daughter and caused her to be hospitalized. But Nick says his wife needs to understand that he really needs to focus on his “art” right now and stop fighting with him about it. He says professional horrorcore rap duo Insane Clown Posse at one time thought his music was cool and he was getting some good attention. Hear what the members of Insane Clown Posse have to say about that and what they really think of Nick’s music.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Know someone with outrageous behavior?

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          January 17, 2018

          “Dr. Phil, You’re Our Last Hope”; Amazing Stories of Recovery

          Dr. Phil is addressing what he feels is a red alert crisis in America: drug and alcohol addiction, which affects 28 million addicts. Over the past 16 seasons, Dr. Phil has been able to help nearly 500 guests with inpatient treatment for substance abuse.

          Today, he will update some of their amazing recovery stories in hopes that they might inspire others who are struggling with addiction. Find out what happened to three sisters, Valeen, Amanda, and Tiffany, who were not only dangerously addicted to heroin, but also using it together every day. And what happen to Niki, who appeared on the show addicted, homeless, and pregnant? Niki returns to give her shocking update. Bethany said not even a medically induced coma and open heart surgery could get her to stop her dangerous heroin addiction — find out how she’s doing now. Plus, numerous past guests and their families return to the Dr. Phil stage to share their amazing stories of recovery.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is Dr. Phil your only hope?

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          January 16, 2018

          “Our 15-Year-Old Criminal Daughter is Ruining Her Life and Our Marriage!”

          Fifteen-year-old Sadara, who has been arrested multiple times, is not in school, smokes, drinks, has stolen cars, and even stole a safe full of family valuables worth $30,000.  

          Sadara says she gets an adrenaline rush from her life of crime. Her parents, Cynthia and Robert, are currently separated in part because they are at odds over how to parent Sadara, who was just released from a juvenile facility for violating probation. Sadara says she grew up having a painful childhood. She claims she was excited at first when her mother’s husband, Robert, stepped in and then adopted her, but claims he went too far with his discipline — spanking her bottom, cutting her hair, and chaining her ankles with padlocks. But Robert believes he can do a better job of parenting than Cynthia, who he says allows their daughter to get away with far too much. Can Cynthia get back the little girl she used to have before she became a 15-year-old burglar, runaway, and high school dropout? Find out what Sadara says she would like to see happen at home in order to try and avoid a life of prison.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a Volatile Child, Parent or Sibling?

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          January 15, 2018

          “Help! My Narcissist Ex is Abusing My Children and Nobody Believes Me!”

          Pamela says in just nine days, she is likely going to jail for not complying with court orders because she refuses to allow her ex, Justin, his court-ordered visitations with their children.

          Pamela says she believes Justin is a dangerous narcissist who she claims has locked the kids out of the house and attempted to drown their oldest daughter in the pool. Pamela says she will do whatever it takes to protect her kids from Justin, even if that means going to jail. Justin claims Pamela is a hateful, controlling, bitter ex, who has brainwashed their children into making up stories, and says Pamela’s claims of abuse are lies! These parents have been back and forth to court and claim nothing has been resolved. So, who is telling the truth? Is Justin an abusive father, or is Pamela a jealous ex making up stories for revenge? Can Dr. Phil get these parents on the same page for the sake of their children? Find out!

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Being falsely accused of something?

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          January 12, 2018

          From Riches to Rags: How Did a Wealthy Suburban Stay-at-Home Mom Become a Mooch Living Off Her Parents?

          Carrie says when she first met her husband, Steve, she saw him as her “knight in shining armor” and was swept away by their lifestyle of lavish vacations, fancy shopping sprees and fine dining, all funded by his six-figure paycheck.

          But that all came to a halt when Steve traded in his high-paying Wall Street job to be a small businessman selling marijuana, which is legal for adults 21 and over to buy and use in his current home state. Steve says he chose this new line of work as it allowed him to be more accessible to their children, while he claims Carrie was an uninvolved mother and constantly drunk … a lifestyle which he says also contributed to her gaining twice her body weight and having multiple trips to rehab. This past year, the two separated, and Carrie’s parents, Charlie and Carolyn, allowed Carrie to move back home with them. However, Charlie and Carolyn have demanded that if Carrie lives with them rent-free, she must at least follow their one condition: she not abuse alcohol. Did she keep her end of the agreement? Find out when Carrie confesses several secrets to her family, hoping they will finally accept “who she really is.”

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Relative gone from big success to a total mess?

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          January 11, 2018

          "Starting Fires, Killing Cats, Torturing Her Brother. I’m Afraid of My 11-Year-Old Daughter"

          From the outside, Tina says her 11-year-old daughter appears like a sweet, innocent girl, but Tina claims she’s actually a dangerous killer.

          Tina claims her daughter has started fires in the house, killed a cat, and even tried to smother her baby brother. Tina claims she doesn’t know where her daughter’s extreme behavior comes from, but Tina’s cousin Colleen says it’s Tina fault, and she’s in denial. Does Dr. Phil agree with Colleen, or is there another reason for the 11-year-old’s behavior?

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          January 10, 2018

          “My Parents Don’t Love Me, Have Abandoned Me and Wish They Never Adopted Me”

          Eighteen-year-old Madie claims her parents, Beth and Jim, have lied and betrayed her, all because she wasn’t the “perfect child” she says her parents thought they adopted.

          Madie claims her parents have gone out of their way to label her with a severe mental illness and paint her as the reason their family is dysfunctional. Madie says her parents have not only recently kicked her out of the house, but have even placed keypad locks on their bedroom doors to “protect” themselves from her. Madie says her parents have had her arrested multiple times for mental health checks and even had her committed to a psychiatric hospital, where she claims to have been locked in a padded room. Beth and Jim insist Madie’s behavior is out of control and insist everything they have done has been in their family and daughter’s best interest. Have these parents overreacted to and exaggerated their daughter’s behavior, or is Madie as out of control as they claim?

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Huge family drama?

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          January 09, 2018

          "Obsessed with My Father’s Death: Was it Murder?"

          Two weeks after 60-year-old Rex went into the hospital complaining of shortness of breath, he was dead.

          His daughter Amanda says that when she was going through her father’s belongings after his death, she found his Book of Mormon where Rex had left what she believes is a suspicious note written six hours before his death. According to Amanda, the note said, “She may be trying to kill me.” Despite an autopsy finding that he died of natural causes, Amanda says she is convinced her father was murdered and thinks she has the evidence to back her up in a court of law. Her mother, Sandy, and brother Aaron both say she’s been so obsessed with her father’s death that she’s given up on her life. Amanda says the only person who can tell her what to do next is Dr. Phil. Does he tell her she has no case, or does he think Amanda should keep up the fight?

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is Dr. Phil your only hope?

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          January 08, 2018

          "My Husband’s Religious Beliefs are Ruining Our Family and Now CPS Has Our Children. Can We Get Them Back?"

          For nine years, Tatiana was a member of a strict religious group.She claims she wasn’t allowed to celebrate holidays or birthdays, or get an education, and felt isolated from family and friends.

          Tatiana says she wasn’t born religious but claims her husband, Robert, a devout Jehovah’s Witness, used her innocence about the religion to pressure her into becoming a member. But four months ago, she left the religion and now wants her husband to leave, too. To make matters worse, Tatiana and Robert say CPS recently put their children in foster care over what they claim was a misunderstanding. Now, they’re fighting to get them back, but Dr. Phil says their approach is all wrong. Will Robert leave his religion for Tatiana, and can they get their children back? Dr. Phil offers some advice, but will they take it?

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Huge family drama?

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          January 05, 2018

          "My Mom Ruined My Life When She Had Me Convicted of Domestic Battery and Interfering with a 911 Call"

          Kathy emailed claiming her 35-year-old son, Tim, has been verbally abusing her ever since she called 911 on him seven years ago, which led to Tim receiving a misdemeanor conviction for domestic battery.

          Kathy says this conviction has taken over Tim’s life. Kathy claims Tim hasn’t worked since 2015 and he has isolated himself from the world. Tim says he is not overreacting; he claims his mother is responsible for ruining his life! He also blames Kathy’s husband, Vince, for his anger issues and wants her to admit that she exaggerated to the police. Tim’s father and sister say they agree that Tim’s life revolves around this conviction but hold Kathy responsible for instigating this fight. This family hasn’t been in the same room in years until today. They are here to find out if this was a misunderstanding, or if Kathy plotted against her own son.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Explosive family drama?

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          January 04, 2018

          “My Ex-Fiancé Beat Me with a Meat Tenderizer, Snapped My Vertebrae and Left Me to Die”

          Tammi says when she met her former fiancé Chris on an online dating site, she liked that he pursued her.

          She says they dated on and off for seven years, and he even offered to adopt her teenage daughter. Tammi and Chris’ relationship endured two break-ups and make-ups because Tammi said she still loved him. Even after their relationship ended for the final time, Tammi says they remained “friends with benefits.” But that decision would prove to be nearly fatal for Tammi. Chris viciously attacked Tammi with a meat tenderizer, snapped her vertebrae, smashed her finger down to the tendon and choked her. Find out how Tammi’s daughter, Taylor, saved her life. Chris pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. It has been two years since Tammi was attacked by Chris, and Taylor says her mother refuses to leave the house. Tammi admits that she spends most of her time on the couch and only leaves to go to work. She says that she cannot even step foot in a grocery store. Find out why Tammi says the grocery store causes her to have flashbacks of the night she was attacked. Dr. Phil sent Transformational Coach Lisa Nichols to meet with Tammi and Taylor before the show. Find out what she discovered.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Life in crisis?

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          January 03, 2018

          "My Mother Lied About My Real Father and Hid the Truth in a Letter Tucked Inside Her Bible"

          DNA unlocks a mystery from decades earlier. Sherri says she was shocked to receive a letter in the mail 16 years ago from a little girl, Sarah, who claimed they were sisters and shared the same father – a man named Wayne, a complete stranger to her and not the man who raised her since birth.

          When Sherri confronted her mother, Betty, with the allegation, she claims her mother snatched the letter and hid it in her Bible until Sherri finally found it two years ago. To this day, Betty claims she didn’t know Wayne well, and it shouldn’t matter anyway because her daughter had a perfectly good life. Sherri’s older sister, Dana, claims Sherri was always treated like an outcast and as a result, she suffers from anger issues which affect her life and how she parents her own children. And later, hear from Sherri’s biological father, Wayne, and his daughter, Sarah, who wrote that fateful letter so many years ago. They say there are reasons why their relationship with Sherri has now become difficult. Will there ever be closure for this family?

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Huge family drama?

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          January 02, 2018

          From PTA Mom to Addicted and Homeless in Her Luxury SUV

          Carrie reveals that after a series of medical issues, she became dependent on the prescription medication her doctors prescribed, eventually leading her to an addiction to heroin.

          Her husband, Christopher, says it’s this addiction that forced him to have the courts remove Carrie from their home and file a restraining order to keep her from their 15-year-old daughter, which left this former PTA mom homeless and living out of her luxury SUV. Carrie says nothing can keep her clean, even flatlining twice and being medically forced to wear a lifesaving resuscitation vest. How will Carrie’s husband and adult daughter react when Carrie reveals she is not only driving her 15-year-old daughter under the influence, but she has also used heroin in the school bathroom at her teen daughter’s sporting events?

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Relative gone from big success to a total mess?

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          January 01, 2018

          Abducted Twice, Brainwashed and Molested: Actress Jan Broberg’s Story

          Actress Jan Broberg, who is known for roles in the television shows, “Everwood” and “Criminal Minds,” claims she was abducted twice when she was 12 and 14 years old by close family friend, Robert Berchtold.

          She says Berchtold always paid special attention to her, often excluding her younger sister, Karen. Karen says Berchtold would go to their house every day and spent an abnormal amount of time with her sister, but she never thought he would do anything bad. Jan claims Berchtold molested, raped and brainwashed her into believing they were supposed to have a child together to save the world. Even after the first abduction, Jan’s mother Mary Ann continued to take Jan to see Berchtold. Mary Ann admits she was attracted to Berchtold and that is the reason she kept him in her life. Many years later, Jan claims Berchtold showed up at a woman’s conference where she was the guest speaker. Find out what happened to Robert Berchtold and how Jan is still struggling with her abduction today.

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