Are you worn out from being a perfectionist? Driving your loved ones away because you're too much of a control freak? Ready to call a relationship quits because you're sick of being controlled? Dr. Phil has advice.


These guests are exhausted by being perfectionists, or are pushing away those they love because they're too controlling.



View their stories.

It's fine to want things done well, or to be vigilant and attentive. But when it becomes exhausting and interferes with your life, when you become a prisoner to your sense of order, Dr. Phil says it can be unhealthy and neurotic.



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