Monday June 24, 2019
Anita and her daughter Alexa both wrote into the show desperately seeking help after they say an incident three years ago left their family shattered.
Alexa’s now ex-husband entered Anita’s house with a loaded gun in hand. Anita claims she was able to get him out the door, keeping her daughter and baby grandson safe. Alexa says her little boy is now caught in the crosshairs of the drama. She says she had to cut off her ex-mother-in-law, Charie’s, visitations with her grandson because Alexa claims Sherry still thinks her son is blameless for that day and even blames Alexa. Charie says she did nothing to deserve this alienation, and her grandson is her best friend. She’s now taking Alexa to court to fight for her rights as a grandmother.
Tuesday June 25, 2019
Lorie says her husband, Dan, knew years ago that she placed a baby for adoption when she was 15 years old and always supported her finding him again one day. But Dan says since Lorie reunited with her now 26-year-old son, John, two years ago, their entire family life has been shattered.
Dan says he believes Lorie and John have an inappropriate relationship, and he feels like a complete outsider in his own home while Lorie snuggles on the sofa under a blanket with John watching TV shows like The Bachelor. But Dan and his daughters, Stefanie and Ashley, claim there are even more serious concerns because John has had violent outbursts toward Lorie, hitting her and causing her to have bruises on her body which Lorie tries to hide to protect John. Lorie and John both say they feel they are not only mother and son but best friends and just want to spend as much time together as possible to make up for lost years. John admits he has acted out and has occasional violent outbursts, which is partially due to him being on the autism spectrum. John says he just wishes Dan and his sisters could love and understand him like Lorie does, because he just wants to be part of one happy family.
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Wednesday June 26, 2019
Rich says 10 years ago, 30 seconds changed his family’s life forever when an electrical fire destroyed his home.
His 10-year-old daughter, Reina, was trapped inside her bedroom while his wife, Kathy, was praying from outside. Reina survived that night after Rich rushed into the burning home to save her, but the $1.5 million insurance settlement was no reward for all the scars left behind -- nearly 80% of her body had third-degree burns. Rich and Kathy say since Reina turned 20 years old, she’s been more irresponsible and reckless -- partying, dropping out of college, blowing through her money, and sleeping all day. Kathy says her daughter may walk around with a pretty smile, but she knows that there’s something ugly going on underneath it all. Dr. Phil works to get to the core of Reina’s behavior and even shares a personal story that will move you to tears.
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Thursday June 27, 2019
Carly recently made a big announcement on her Facebook page regarding her 6-year-old son: “My son is transitioning from male to female, and her new name is Bella.”
Carly says she hasn’t seen her brother, Daniel, or her mother, Rose, in 10 months because they won’t accept Bella as a girl with pink hair, pink dresses and pink nail polish. Carly says they’ve even called CPS on her and her husband, Bradley, claiming child abuse. Daniel and Rose say they feel that Carly is pushing the child to transition from male to female too soon, and they think the child is complying with Carly because the child is looking for her approval. Plus former guests, Toni and her transgender daughter, Ash, share their 10-year journey since they last appeared on the show. Dr. Phil lets the family know what’s in the best interest of the child.
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Friday June 28, 2019
Jennifer says her 12-year-old son, Alex, is obsessed with playing violent video games. She says he has spent 20 hours straight killing people in his online gaming world.
Jennifer says her son’s violent gaming addiction is not only exacerbating his numerous behavioral issues, but she fears it may be the catalyst for him becoming the next school shooter. Jennifer says her son’s behavior is so extreme, he has even stabbed her with large metal tweezers and set a fire in an attempt to burn down their house. Jennifer has captured her son’s behavior on film and shares her shocking home video footage with Dr. Phil. You don't want to miss what happens when Dr. Phil sits down with young Alex.
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