Born to Rage: Bryan

A Danger to Himself

Lindsay says she is scared of her boyfriend's temper, and not without cause: Bryan's anger has caused him to break 28 phones in hits fits of rage. She'd like to take their relationship to the next level, but is uncertain about their future. 

Watch shocking footage as Bryan loses his temper.

Lindsay says Bryan will say things specifically to hurt her in anger. She also says he hit her foot once with a board, but later said it was an only accident. "He never should have even gotten to that point where he swung something at me," she defends. She says he also swung a shoe at her, bruising her entire upper arm that same night. The incident left her with bruises and a broken bone. She recalls another time when, also in anger, Bryan took a bag of napkins and smacked her across the face.

"And you want to know whether you should take this relationship to the next level?" Dr. Phil asks Lindsay.

"I want to be with him the rest of my life," she says. "I know he's a good person deep down and wants to change."

"Are you a danger to her?" Dr. Phil asks Bryan.

[AD]"I'm a danger to myself," Bryan says bluntly. He says one night he grew so angry, he threw soda cans at the house. One was thrown so hard, it went through the wall, and another embedded within the wall.

"Well, let me just say," Dr. Phil states, "My gut-level reaction is absolutely, unequivocally, no, you do not want to take this relationship to the next level, as it is now. You do not want to do that." He follows that up by defending Bryan for being courageous enough to appear on the show with the intent to change his behavior, and put a cap on his anger.

Dr. Phil explains why anger is a veil for three primary emotions.