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          Beyond Control and Chaos

          March 14, 2012

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          Did Colin influence his wife to do something that still haunts her today?  
          Carissa says her husband, Colin, is controlling and abusive to her and her teen daughter. Can this couple save their one-year marriage? And, Joe struggles to find closure on his anger and pain after a childhood accident killed his father and sister and left him permanently paralyzed. 

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          A Turbulent Start
          After only a year, Carissa and Colin should still be in the honeymoon phase of their marriage, but Carissa says her husband is controlling, verbally and emotionally abusive, and has also turned his anger on her 16-year-old daughter. Colin admits to grabbing and pushing Carissa, as well as putting his fingers around her neck, but says his actions are a result of her doing things that “push his buttons.” What does Dr. Phil think?

          “I think the problems between Carissa and I basically boil down to ineffective communication.”

          Worth Fighting For?
          Carissa’s 16-year-old daughter, Casey, opens up about what it’s like living with her stepfather. And, Carissa says the control her husband has over her has pushed her to do something that she can never take back. Find out what still haunts her today. Is this marriage worth fighting for, or is it best for everyone to walk away before someone gets seriously hurt?

          “It’s something that I have to live with every day, the choice that I made, that I didn’t do the right thing.”

          Forty Years of Anger and Pain
          At 5 years old, Joe’s life was ripped to pieces when a drunk driver plowed into his family’s vehicle, killing his father and sister and leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Joe says the driver never served jail time, while he “got the chair” for a crime he didn’t commit. Now 45, how can Joe finally let go of 40 years of anger and pain? Dr. Phil and Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, author of The Power of Self-Healing, have advice.   

          Learn the three parts to self-healing.


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