November 14, 2005
Four newly-divorced women are imprisoned by guilt, shame and anger after their husbands walked out. They join Dr. Phil and Robin for an intense two-day retreat to learn how they can let go of their broken pasts, reclaim their independence and move forward with their lives.
Robin is very passionate about helping women empower themselves. Some of her closest friends have suffered the pain of being left by their husbands after many years of marriage. "My goal is to help women that have this happen to them be able to stand up for themselves and start a new life," she says.
Married: 27 years
Divorced: 4 months
Married: 32 years
Divorced: 2 weeks
Married: 25 years
Divorced: 10 months
Married: 7 years
Divorce in progress
Through Each Other's Eyes
They've lost so much of themselves in their marriages, that the women find it hard to own their emotions. Dr. Phil asks them to give each other brutally honest feedback. But will they be able to take Dr. Phil and Robin's opinions?
Face to Face with Cheaters
The women face off with two confessed cheating husbands and get a chance to tell them exactly what they think.
Letting Go of the Pain
In an intense, emotionally exhausting exercise, the women focus on their pain, anger and frustration and then let it all out.
See Part 2 of Dr. Phil and Robin's First Wives Club!