Zip Code:
Provider Type:

          Real Life: Heart Shattered

          December 23, 2008

          Are you prepared for the unexpected? Life is not a success-only journey, and at some point, you may be faced with difficult days that leave you feeling inadequate and out of control. But, you don’t have to become a victim. In his new book, Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life, Dr. Phil teaches you how to prepare for a crisis before it arrives ” like the day your heart is shattered by divorce or by the death of a loved one ” and how to get back to better days.

          Blindsided and Devastated

          Amber says she was living the perfect life. She and her two sisters imagined marrying a man like their dad and having a great relationship like their parents’. She says their dreams were shattered on Father’s Day, when they found out their dad was planning to divorce their mother.

          “We just don’t know where to go from here.”


          Moving Past the Pain

          Tammy and her daughter, Brooke, 16, have suffered through a similar situation as Carol and her daughters. Tammy says that since her husband left their four-year marriage, she can’t eat or sleep. She says she never saw it coming.

          Dr. Phil’s plan for dealing with the heartbreak of divorce.

          Surviving the Loss of a Loved One

          Sylvia is a mother to 4-year-old twins and is seven months pregnant. She was married to a Marine Sergeant for seven years who tragically lost his life ” not on the battlefield ” in a car accident when he returned home. Now, each day is a battle for Sylvia.

          “The number one thing you’ve got to do is give yourself time.”

          See the surprise for Sylvia ” one you may have contributed to!

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Related Resource

          • Dr. Phil’s new book, Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life, goes on sale today! Click here to buy a copy.

          • To donate to Sylvia, click here.

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          I Wanna Be a Famous …? But My Family Hates!

          Think you have what it takes to be famous and successful, but the people closest think you’re crazy and do not support your dream?

          Want to Be on the New Show “Face the Truth”?

          Want to be on “Face the Truth”, a new show by Stage 29 Productions (producer of “The Doctors”), hosted by Vivica A. Fox?

          Be on the Show

          Explosive Family Drama?

          Does everyone in your family have strong personalities and refuse to back down?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons