Peggy says she has no clue why her daughter, Jen, hasn’t spoken to her in 7 years, and she thinks Jen owes her an apology. But Jen insists it’s Peggy who should be apologizing — for what Jen describes as decades of pain, drama and lies. Emotions run high when this mother and daughter face each other. Can they heal the wounds of the past and move forward?
Plus, another woman says she gets dirty looks whenever she parks in a handicapped spot, but she says she’s legitimately handicapped! Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D.
, joins Dr. Phil to talk about rheumatoid arthritis, a serious autoimmune disease.
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Estranged for 7 Years
Peggy says her daughter, Jen, hasn’t spoken to her in seven years
, since they had an argument on the phone — Peggy doesn’t recall about what. She says she feels Jen is being selfish and childish and owes her an apology for shutting her out. “I think my granddaughter has been influenced by what Jen has said, and I don’t know my grandson — he’s 7 years old,” Peggy says.
Jen explains exactly why she cut her mother off, saying she has decades of anger built up against Peggy, and she simply had enough. She claims during her childhood, Peggy put drugs and men before her children and was emotionally and physically abusive — which Jen further claims has left her with lasting health problems. “I have migraines almost daily,” she says. “I have a bad back. I also have injuries consistent with whiplash, and I have had some hearing loss in my right ear.”
Jen continues, “I didn’t feel loved … I just felt like a burden.” She says at age 11, she even ran away, because she claims Peggy told her she was going to put her in foster care. “My mom should have never been a mom,” Jen says.
How does Peggy respond to Jen’s claims?
“If she’s lying, then you need to say so, but if she’s not, then you need to own that.”
Hear from Jen’s 17-year-old daughter — what does she say about her grandmother?
And, Dr. Phil addresses Peggy: “You are being very prickly.”
Where do Jen and Peggy go from here? Can Jen finally forgive her mother for the past? Tune in to hear Dr. Phil’s advice!
Dr. Phil shows Jen and Peggy, who live in different towns, how Doctor on Demand can be used for video therapy.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Pam says she has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for more than 15 years. At one point, she was virtually bed-ridden for two years. Pam says people still don’t understand how debilitating the condition can be. They brush it off as “just arthritis” — like it’s just a bum knee or sore back.
Pfizer’s Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall discusses the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and the importance of early diagnosis.