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          May 06, 2008

          They drain your finances and try to take you for all you’ve got. No, it’s not the IRS, but family freeloaders! Dr. Phil has advice for putting your adult children on the road to independence.


          Still King of All Moochers?

          Adele was desperate to get her freeloading son, Ryan, out of her house. Now she says he’s not contributing to the baby he has with his ex-girlfriend and is about to marry Tanya, a woman with a 5-year-old son.

          Why does Ryan insist that he’s a changed man?

          Stephanie’s Side

          Ryan’s ex-girlfriend, Stephanie, joins the show to explain why she feels Ryan is a deadbeat dad who should give up his parental rights. Now that Ryan and Tanya have another baby on the way, Ryan says he’s serious about changing his mooching ways.

          Will Ryan step up and be a father, or is Tanya getting a bum deal?

          Moocher in the Middle

          Stacey says her 42-year-old brother, Mark, lives in her basement and hasn’t paid rent in three months. Mark says he can’t get a job because he’s just not a morning person. Stacey says her mother, Nell, is Mark’s big enabler, but is Stacey just as guilty?

          Will Mark hear the wake-up call before he finds himself on the streets?

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          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

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          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

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          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

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          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

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          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

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