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          Relationship Rescue Retreat

          August 18, 2004

          Parental Legacy

          Six couples on the verge of divorce take a hard look at their past to see what they learned from their parents that may be contaminating their marriages.

          “Maya Angelou said it very well,” Dr. Phil tells them. “She said, ‘You did what you knew how to do. And when you knew better, you did better.’ Every one of you knows a lot better right now. It’s your job to do better.”

          See the work they’ve done so far.

          Parental Legacy Exercise
          The couples explore their relationships with each of their parents because what they grew up with affects their marriages.  



          What did they inherit?


          Eric and Jennifer
          Eric faces the pain from his childhood, and begins a new journey with his father. How will this affect his marriage?



          Making peace with his past.


          Rob and Deanna
          Dr. Phil helps Rob and Deanna realize what each of them needs to fix about themselves before they can mend their relationship. 



          How are they progressing?



          Paul and Nora
          Nora reveals her painful parental legacy, and wants to know what she can do about it now.


          Breaking the cycle.

          Rene and Gelsy
          Never before had Rene and Gelsy discussed their own childhoods with each other. What are they passing on to their children?



          Making a life decision.


          The Hard Work Begins at Home
          The participants reveal what they really want in their lives and in their marriages and how they’re going to make a fresh start.


          Their inspirational goals.


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          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

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          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

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          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

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          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

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          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

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          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

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