January 26, 2006
Mike thought his wife, Bridgette's, excessive shopping was destroying their marriage. What started as a shopping intervention turned into an intervention with a family in crisis.
Dr. Phil assigned Bridgette the difficult task of returning all of her unused merchandise to the department store.
Bridgette's shopping was only a symptom of a larger problem. She and Mike both wonder how to get the spark back in their marriage.
Bridgette believes Mike's screaming and yelling is putting their marriage in jeopardy. She says she's lived with his anger for most of their 24-year-marriage, and it eats away at her soul.
Like Father, Like Son?
Mike's rage may be affecting their three children. Bridgette feels their 21-year-old son, David, is receiving the brunt of the anger, and she feels powerless to stop it.