August 29, 2008
These days, it’s a common thing to surf the net, shop or even pay bills online, but do you know someone who spends way too much time on the computer? According to a Stanford University School of Medicine study, one out of eight American adults has problematic Internet use. Dr. Phil’s guests are desperate to get their loved ones off the PC because their obsession with the Internet causes major drama in their families and marriages.
Bob admits he’s been addicted to the online game EverQuest for the last nine years. His obsession caused him to neglect his marriage and family, and his wife, Tiffany, had enough. She gave him an ultimatum: the family or his computer.
Instant Messaging with Pedophiles
Virginia and Chris were shocked to discover their 10-year-old daughter was having sexual conversations with older men online. They say they’ve done everything they can to stop her Internet activities, but she still finds a way around their rules, and they don’t know what to do.
Living through Her Dogs?
Lyn spends her days perfecting the MySpace.com profiles she’s created for her dogs. Her sons, Richard and James, say it’s got to stop. They’re tired of coming in second place behind her Chihuahuas!