June 24, 2009
When people get married, oftentimes they recite the vows, “To love, honor and cherish for better or worse.” But with a 50 percent divorce rate in America, do newlyweds really take these words to heart? Dr. Phil’s guests are in the midst of marital crises ranging from separation to unfaithfulness, and he offers tools for managing a marriage on the rocks. Find out if a union can survive infidelity and how you know when you should call it quits.
A Wake-Up Call for Mom
Lancine wrote the show because she and her sisters want Dr. Phil to talk some sense into their mother, also named Lancine. The daughters say their mother is wealthy and owns three homes with her husband, but she’s left him and now lives in a tent with her much younger boyfriend!
Is There Something Wrong with Mom?
Lancine says she’s just trying to live her own life, but her daughters are concerned about her future and her well-being. They say their mom often makes bad choices when it comes to men. And, Megan says she’s suspicious of the motives of her mom’s boyfriend.
Affair with a Coworker
Matthew had an affair with his employee and lost his job, while his wife, Libbie, was pregnant with their second child. Matthew says it was the biggest mistake of his life. Libbie was devastated and doesn’t know if she wants to mend their seven-year marriage.