May 27, 2011
You may know that one in four women will become a victim of domestic violence, but did you know that research shows that one in nine men will too? Violence against men is rarely talked about and under-reported. Dr. Phil continues his campaign to end the silence on domestic violence with two couples willing to open up about their abusive relationships. Can these women learn to control their tempers before something tragic happens?
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Stressed to the Max
Steve says that his wife of eight months, Monica, lashes out, punches him and recently pushed him down a flight of stairs. Monica says her husband gets nasty too, and screams in her face and tries to intimidate her. After Dr. Phil cameras film them in their home, Steve accuses his wife of hiding her true self.
A Turbulent Home for Children?
After one of their blowouts, Steve called the police, and Monica was charged with assault and harassment. Monica spent the night in jail, and Steve dropped the charges the next day. Steve says he's not only afraid of her abuse, he's afraid of how he may retaliate in the heat of anger. The couple has nine children between them " two of whom are severely disabled. What is all this anger doing to the kids?
"There's a chance I could snap and hit her back."
Mad about Everything
Charlie worries she'll get so angry at her husband of 11 months, Gary, that she'll lash out and inadvertently kill him. Gary says his wife's anger is out of control. She pushes him, hits him and throws things at him. He says that everything he does makes his wife mad, and he just can't win.
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