Melinda claims her husband of 18 months, Anthony, is controlling and abusive, uses drugs and spoils his 4-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. She says she also worries about their 15-month-old child together. Anthony admits he has been physically abusive with Melinda but claims she has attacked him, as well. With one child together and another on the way, can this couple learn to peacefully co-parent for the sake of the kids?
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Anthony and Melinda accuse each other of mental, verbal and physical abuse and say the chaos is tearing apart their family. “When Anthony gets mad, he is like the Hulk,” Melinda says. “He has given me multiple black eyes, stood on top of my chest, jumped on me.”
Anthony claims his wife’s anger is out of control, and he has
captured her on home video. “Melinda has hit me. She has kicked me in the testicles. She has bitten me,” he says.
Both admit their altercations are often in front of their
15-month-old and Anthony’s 4-year-old.
After a recent explosive fight, Melinda, who is currently five months pregnant, took their child, moved six hours away and filed for divorce. Is there any hope of saving this marriage?
Dr. Phil examines a recent fight caught on camera. “Shame on you people.”
Alair, Anthony’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his 4-year-old child, says Anthony is dangerous, and she has a restraining order against him. She makes an impassioned plea to Melinda.
“I read the police reports. I know what’s happening, and it’s scary.”
Robin has a message of warning to Melinda. “It will get worse.”
Could Anthony be repeating a childhood legacy?
Tune in to see Dr. Phil’s offer of help to Melinda and Anthony. Can their marriage be saved?