Josh says he has very specific and high demands for his future wife, Rebecca, who he has been dating for over two years, and he says she is not ready to walk down the aisle yet.
Josh says he’s a traditional man who brings home the bacon and expects Rebecca to keep a spotless home, take care of the children, and put supper on the table when he gets home from work. Rebecca says Josh is too controlling and feels nothing she ever does is good enough for him. Rebecca says she wants Dr. Phil to fix their relationship, but Josh says he wants to tell her something that he’s been holding in — and says he fears she’s not going to be happy about what he has to say.Read More
Twenty-six-year-old Blake is a college graduate who studied psychology and was on the dean’s list with a 3.5 GPA. But, he has admittedly thrown it to the wayside to sit around all day and smoke pot in the rent-free house his mom has put him up in.
He has some aspirations – like stripping off his shirt to show off his self-professed buff body, because he claims he has some real potential as a model. But Blake’s mom, Sandra, and sister, Sarah, say there’s something deeply wrong with Blake because they claim he’s verbally abusive to them and disrespectful to other women. And, they claim he refuses to work for less than $100,000. What is really going on with Blake? And, can Dr. Phil break through his tough façade?Read More
Sixteen-year-old Morgan wrote to Dr. Phil saying she was desperate for help because she felt her mother Arlene was choosing her registered sex offender boyfriend, Mark, over her and even moved him into their house despite Morgan saying she felt uncomfortable.
Morgan says she confided in her school guidance counselor about the troubles at home and the Department Of Children and Family Services quickly got involved, which resulted in Morgan moving in with her mom’s best friend, Anne, and Arlene signing over short-term guardianship – something Anne says is not enough. Arlene says Mark is absolutely not guilty of what he was convicted of and she’d never put her daughter in harm’s way. Mark says he had no intention of coming between this mother and daughter.Read More
When Janice and Wayne spoke with Dr. Phil, their 16-year-old daughter Darbi had been missing for 24 days, and Dr. Phil questioned whether the parents were more focused on their hatred toward each other than working together to find their child.
Just hours after they left Dr. Phil’s stage, they got a phone call that Darbi was alive. Janice and Wayne rushed the scene to meet their daughter. Why does Darbi say she left home? And, what does she reveal about what happened during her time on the run?Read More
When Camille wrote to Dr. Phil, her niece, Darbi, had been missing for over a month – and it wasn’t the first time Darbi had disappeared.
In November 2015, Darbi ran away and became a victim of sex trafficking. Camille says she fears that nothing will happen to save Darbi’s life if Darbi’s parents, Janice and Wayne, don’t end their feuding and come together to help their daughter. Janice accuses Wayne of being a “Disneyland” father who took a back seat to parenting. Janice says she is convinced that Wayne’s absence is the reason Darbi started using drugs and running away. Wayne blames Janice for traumatizing their daughter because she is involved in a lesbian relationship. He claims Janice exposed Darbi to sex, drugs and porn, which Janice denies. Shannon, Janice’s wife, blames Wayne for Darbi’s overly sexual behavior. She claims he may have molested Darbi, causing her to seek out older men for drugs and sex, a claim he adamantly denies.Read More
Donna and Len say they are estranged from their handsome, college-educated son, Brandon, who is on the run from the law.
Brandon says he’s “peacefully resisting” a federal arrest warrant by leaving town and heading to Hollywood to become a rock star. But Brandon’s parents aren’t blaming just him for making a mess of his life. They say they also blame his new wife, Chloe, who encouraged Brandon to “follow his dreams.” You won’t want to miss this family reunion. And, find out if Dr.Phil can help put this family back together again.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Tom and Karen who say their 15-year-old daughter, Madison, is out of control. Both parents say if one troubled teen wasn’t enough, Madison is now corrupting her 13-year-old sister, Liz.
Tom and Karen say they are so terrified of their two teenage daughters that every night they put their house on lockdown and barricade themselves into their bedroom to avoid attacks. Karen says Liz has become Madison’s partner in crime and now the 13-year-old has already been in trouble with police. The parents say they fear that their fractured family cannot be put back together. Today, for the first time, meet Liz, who has harsh words for her parents as emotions run high both on stage with Dr. Phil and backstage after taping.Read More
Tom and Karen say their 15-year-old daughter, Madison, is out of control.
Tom says he has served seven tours of duty in the Middle East commanding troops but says he has faced his scariest and most dangerous enemy in his own home. Tom and Karen say the police have been called 100 times and Madison has been charged four times with domestic abuse for physically attacking Tom. In addition, they claim Madison has stolen their car 30 times, and most recently, Tom says Madison was in an 80-mile-per-hour car chase — while high on drugs, with a friend carrying a gun — which ended with the car being totaled. Tom and Karen say they desperately need Dr. Phil’s help as they fear for their lives.Read More
When Jennifer, a mother of six, appeared on the show, she had been charged with first-degree criminal abuse in the death of her 10-year-old son, Dominic, who died from an overdose of hydrocodone and sepsis.
Even though Jennifer was a registered nurse, she says she failed to see the signs that her son was seriously ill and did not immediately take him to the hospital, leading to his death. But Dominic is not the only one of Jennifer’s children who has died mysteriously in her family. Years earlier, Jennifer’s 2-month-old son, Ezekial, died from SIDS. What happened the day Dominic died? How did Jennifer miss the signs that her son was seriously ill? And, Jennifer’s husband, Joseph, spoke to Dr. Phil from jail. What did he have to say about the death of his 10-year-old son?
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Rachel says she hates her mother, Aundrea, who she insists is not only an embarrassment to her and her family, but also stole her childhood due to Aundrea’s alcoholism and prescription pill addiction.
From reportedly showing up drunk to Rachel’s 5th-grade birthday party in front of Rachel’s classmates and driving Rachel’s carpool intoxicated, to being arrested multiple times for DUI and shoplifting, Rachel says she doesn’t know if she can ever forgive her mother. Aundrea admits she’s an alcoholic and a liar, and claims she is keeping two dark and embarrassing secrets from her family that could cause her to serve serious prison time. How will her family handle Aundrea’s shocking confessions?Read More
Cherie says she feels betrayed by her husband, Terry, who she recently found out has been cheating throughout their 11-year relationship.
To make matters worse, Cherie found out Terry fathered another child with Crystal, who claims Terry never told her about Cherie or their two children. Terry says he is a real life “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” who claims he has memory loss and does not recollect many details of his affairs. Terry says he is not even sure Crystal’s child is actually his. Terry wants to put the past behind him and move on with Cherie, but will Cherie accept him back? Crystal says she is tired of Terry lying and avoiding his problems and says he needs to own up to his responsibilities as the father of her child.Read More
Blake’s younger sister, Lauren, was held captive in a closet by their mother and stepfather for six years.
Blake says she was “brainwashed” by her parents into believing that Lauren deserved to be in the closet. She says she and her siblings referred to Lauren as “that girl,” “it,” and “the problem.” Blake says she tried to help Lauren by sneaking her food and bathing her. Blake also says she’s carried guilt for not rescuing her little sister.Read More
Lauren was held captive in a closet by her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Kenneth, from the ages of 2 to 8 years old.
She says during the six excruciating years, she was tortured, starved, and abused. She says since her rescue, she has struggled to regain control of her life. Lauren says she suffers from flashbacks, nightmares and night terrors – which she says leave her paralyzed with fear. Lauren’s girlfriend, Janae, says she’s witnessed them firsthand and fears for Lauren’s life.Read More
Janyce says she was shocked when she discovered that her son, Chance, was transitioning to female, going by the name Hope. Now, she says she is fearful as Hope wanders the streets of Hollywood as a sex worker.
Hope says her goal is to earn enough money to complete her transition. Hope’s grandmother, Jan, says Hope is still legally “Chance,” and she is very upset Hope never apologized for stealing and taking advantage of her before leaving without saying goodbye years ago. Emotions run high during this rocky reunion. Will Janyce and her mother ever truly accept Hope as a daughter and granddaughter? Will Hope be able to stop taking dangerous risks and get her life on track while making her transition?Read More
Twenty-two-year-old Sara, mom to a 2-year-old daughter, is dating Matt, a registered sex offender.
Matt, 34, was convicted of indecent assault and corruption of a minor; however he insists he is innocent. Sara’s parents, Anne and Dovelle, claim they are terrified that Matt might do something to their granddaughter and say they will seek custody if Sara doesn’t leave Matt. Sara wants Dr. Phil’s help to prove to her family that Matt is not a liar or a sexual predator.Read More
Rhea and her mother Debbi say they are deeply concerned for Rhea’s 22-year-old son, Matthew. They say they believe Matthew has been brainwashed by his much older girlfriend, Kaden, into thinking he had been abused throughout his childhood.
But Kaden says she is the only one helping Matthew and claims she “knows” Matthew was abused. Matthew says he has not been brainwashed by Kaden and believes Debbi and Rhea should have seen the signs of his abuse. Is Matthew being conned by an older woman, do Rhea and Debbi need to accept Matthew’s traumatic past, or is something else going on? Find out what happens when they all sit down with Dr. Phil.Read More
Marcedes, a wife and a mother of two, recently revealed on social media that she was leading a double life as an escort, a secret she even kept from her own husband, Andrew.
She also says Andrew just learned that he is not the father of their youngest child — Marcedes’ former client is. She says she came to the Dr Phil Show to come clean about her past and get help to change her behavior. Andrew admitted he knew Marcedes was stripping when they first met, but says he only found out about her escorting when he confronted her about their youngest child’s paternity. He says he is ready to divorce Marcedes but wants her to get help for the sake of their children.Read More
Joelle says her 28-year-old former high school cheerleader daughter, Kaitlin, is now 6 months pregnant with her third child and addicted to heroin.
But Kaitlin’s sister Amy blames their mom for Kaitlin’s addiction. She claims she’s such an enabler, she even helped Kaitlin buy drugs on the streets of Los Angeles the day before Kaitlin met Dr. Phil. Kaitlin says she can kick her habit on her own, but when Dr. Phil offers her a referral to rehab, you won’t believe the fight she puts up.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Angie who claims her stepfather, Ralph, routinely sexually abused her as a teen to teach her how to be a good wife and sexually please a man when she grew up.
And Angie says that her stepfather didn’t stop with her. She claims after she gave birth to her daughter Hannah, Ralph turned his attention, affection, and sexual abuse toward her. For the first time in 15 years, Angie and Hannah come face-to-face with Ralph, who adamantly denies the allegations. In an attempt to prove his innocence, Ralph agrees to take a polygraph examination. What does the test reveal?Read More
Angie claims her stepfather, Ralph, routinely sexually abused her as a teen to teach her how to be a good wife and sexually please a man when she grew up. And Angie says that her stepfather didn’t stop with her.
She claims after she gave birth to her daughter Hannah, Ralph turned his attention, affection and sexual abuse toward her. Angie and Hannah also claim Grandma Leta knew all about the abuse. In fact, they say sometimes Leta was right there, literally looking the other way, and sometimes, actually delivering food to Ralph in the bathtub while they say he was doing the unthinkable to Hannah. Ralph adamantly denies abusing either Angie or Hannah, and Leta says she never saw anything that would indicate any abuse ever took place.Read More