Extreme Follow-up: Three Sisters
In the green room after the show, Cathy expressed hope for reconciliation. "[Dr. Phil] did validate the concerns that I had to Hollie. It's not my job to correct her thinking. It's just my job to get to know her as a sister."
Hollie felt otherwise, and vented her frustration. "They were able to get their story out and be heard, but they don't care about how it affected me," she said tearfully.
Micki chimed in, "We need to stop taking out how we feel about your dad on you."
Cathy agreed, "What we need from you is acceptance that these bad things have happened."
Two months after being on the show, Cathy sees an improvement in her relationship with Hollie. "It was important for Hollie to hear my side of the story. I just needed her to believe me so that I could close that chapter and move on," she says. "I no longer see Hollie as her father. I see her as her own person."
Hollie feels that Dr. Phil helped change her sisters' perspective, and she feels closer to them as a result. "I feel like Cathy has been listening to me more and there's a sense of care when we talk now. I gained sisters out of the show," she says with a smile.
Micki received a wake-up call as well. "The thing that Dr. Phil said that affected me the most was when he pointed out that Hollie didn't have anybody to lean on," she says. "I was pushing her closer to her father and farther away from me."