When Michelle first appeared on the show, she was searching for her missing teenage daughters, Mollie and
"It was very difficult, at first, when I came home to live with my mom. She wanted everything to be like it had been a year ago," Mollie, the older
Michelle says she and Mollie have had their ups and downs. "Mollie has had some issues with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression," she reveals.
When Allene returned home, she continued to wear her uniform, but slowly star
"I support her 100 percent, but I really do miss her," Mollie shares.
Michelle says that Mollie and her father fight at times about her appearance. "Michael wants Mollie to look as close to a German Baptist as he can get her to look," she says. He wants his daughter to wear skirts, but she prefers jeans.
"I stayed with my mom because I wanted my education to be a top priority. My dad expects me to not want to have a further education. He feels that a woman is supposed to be at home with her children," Mollie says. "I think I'm doing extremely well. I hav
Michelle says her life is pretty normal today. "I am so glad to have my daughters back, and I am very thankful to Dr. Phil for giving me that opportunity," she says.
In his studio, Dr. Phil asks Mollie, "Did you guys know we were looking for you?"
"In a roundabout way, yes," she says.
Dr. Phil asks Michelle, "Do you have a relationship with [the girls' father], Mike, now?"
"We talk when we have to talk, because we, right at the moment, have joint custody. I have physical custody of Mollie. He has it of Allene," she explains.
"Is Allene going to school?" Dr. Phil asks.
Michelle says she is currently a freshman.
Michelle says she is having a difficult time handling Mollie's anger. "Mollie is angry at both Michael and
Mollie shares, "I get angry with both my parents about their inability to talk to each other civilly. It makes me feel that they're
"Mollie blames me a lot. She says, â€˜You and Dad ruined Allene's and my childhood,'" Michelle shares.
Mollie says that her parents' families dislike one another. "My dad thinks my mom's family is controlling, conniving. He calls them the Man-Hater's Club. He
Michelle turns to Dr. Phil for advice. "I would like Dr. Phil's help in figuring out how to help Mollie get rid of her anger, and get rid of it so she can go on with her life," she says.
Mollie says that she wants her parents to talk civilly to each other during the custody exchange.
"Do you guys clash when you do the handoffs?" Dr. Phil asks Michelle.
"Michael, in my opinion, isn't very willing to work with me," she says.
"Do you have to do that in front of the children?" Dr. Phil asks.
"I've tried to do it by telephone," she says. "We've tried, for some of these issues, to have our lawyers talk between each other then come to us, so we didn't have to have an argument about it."
Dr. Phil turns to Mollie and says, "You're right. You shouldn't be caught in that crossfire. It isn't fair to you." He addresses Michelle. "Y'all should not be doing that," he tells her. "Somebody's got to step up and say, â€˜We're g
Dr. Phil asks Mollie, "Are you comfortable where you are, doing what you're doing?"
"I am absolutely comfortable with what I'm doing. I'm very happy with my decisions," she says with a smile.