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          Is This Normal?

          September 11, 2009

          If your friend or family member has an unusual behavior, does that mean he or she is not normal? Dr. Phil’s guests question the extreme behavior of their loved ones and want to know if it’s normal.



          Dustin says his wife, Gina’s, obsession with buying and returning items is not normal. Her behavior has become so extreme, he’s threatening divorce. Gina says she just can’t stop.


          What’s driving Gina’s behavior?



          Partner in Crime

          Gina and her mother, Glenna, often shop and return items together. Glenna says this is how she bonds with her daughter. But is she enabling Gina’s actions? And could Gina be passing on her habit to her daughters?


          Find out what brings Gina to tears.



          Risky, Dangerous and Life-Threatening

          Ryan says his wife, Devlyn’s, money-making idea to pay off their debt is anything but normal, and it could end up killing her. Devlyn says the amount of debt they have incurred scares her, and she can pay part of it with one simple job.


          Will Devlyn change her mind after talking with Dr. Phil?



          Can’t Keep a Job

          Billy, 24, has been hired and fired over 30 times in the last seven years. His mother, Lauren, wants to know if her son’s track record is normal and how she can help him stay employed.


          Could there be another reason Billy can’t hold down a job?



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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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