Abandoned Twice As a Child: A Mother and a Son Confrontation, and “Help, Dr. Phil! My Daughter Needs to Get Out of Bed, Get Moving, and Get A Job”
Cole says his mother, Debra, is the last person he could ever count on. He says she is the most manipulative, destructive person he has ever known. He claims his mother not only abandoned him once, but twice, and disappointed him practically every birthday, every holiday, and every day.
Cole says he started taking his resentment out on his Aunt Karin, the woman who raised him, due to always being led on by his mother’s false promises. Debra denies his claims, saying she has always been there for Cole, and it was Karin who denied phone calls with him and lied to him about her life. Cole doesn’t know what to believe anymore, but he says there are so many unresolved issues that if Dr. Phil can’t get through to his mom, then he’s done with her for good. Then, Nancy emailed saying that she’s at her wits' end with her 37-year-old daughter, Kindra, who is recently divorced, 100 pounds overweight, and unmotivated. Kindra says she knows her mother cares about her but she just wants her to stop being so negative. Nancy admits she is always nagging Kindra but says she just wants Kindra to lose weight and learn some life skills.
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