"Yes," George says.
"How do you feel?"
"You know what I thought? I thought I'm going to come in here, I'm going to save the day, this is going to be normal, and I'm going to be the big hero, everybody's going to love George, Liz is going to love me, and I will have gotten what I needed," he says.
"If you knew then what you know now, are you saying you would've made a different decision?" Dr. Phil asks George.
Though he clearly loves his wife, George says frankly, "I have times when I feel like I wish I had never met them."
[AD]"Well, I understand what you're saying though. You're saying, â€˜To be honest, part of me wishes that I hadn't fallen in love with her again, that I hadn't met these children and fallen in love,' but once you have, you have, right?" Dr. Phil asks.
"Yes, sir. It's a Catch-22," George says.
Dr. Phil asks Liz, "Do you accept that he could leave if he wanted to leave?"
"Yes, knowing that he may go and most likely will go, I'd rather he go now," Liz says.
George admits he gets frustrated. "I feel like I spend all day trying to do something that makes her life easier, and yet because we're married and these things are just going to happen in any marriage, she gets mad at me,
"And that drives me crazy, that he says I have no idea, when I've been doing it much longer than him," Liz adds.
Dr. Phil goes over what George has said to Liz during his frustrating moments, such as, "Marrying you was my 9/11," and "You're the laziest person I've ever met."
[AD]"You don't really think she's the laziest person?" he asks George.
"Absolutely not," George says.
Dr. Phil says they're on a collision course with disaster in their relationship. "And the greatest gift you can give those children is to take care of the relationship between their mother and father." He tells George, "You said, â€˜It's so frustrating. I go through all of this, and they don't even know I'm there.' That is so, so wrong. They do know if y'all are getting along or not. You pick them up, they feel the tension in your body. There's so much more they know than maybe is apparent."
"My relationship with my son, George, is like peanut butter and jelly: close," D'anna says.
"I've been doing this for seven years, you know, and sometimes she'll do something that causes me more work," Liz says.
"Right," she says.
Dr. Phil turns back to George and Liz. "Sometimes I talk about what I call non-directional frustration. And you see it with couples who, you k
"Yes," they both say.
"And it's good that you recognize that," Dr. Phil says. "What you need to do now is eliminate that." He tells Liz, "This is an issue with you. I'm just going to give you my opinion. Do you want my opinion?"
"Do I have a choice?" she asks, laughing.
"OK, let's hear what you've got," Liz says.
"I think you are amazingly guilt-ridden," Dr. Phil says. "I think you feel guilty for pulling him into this. I think you feel guilty as, like, why God would do this, and as a result, I think your self-worth is so diminished, when everybody in this audience right now and 10 million people in America watching this show right now are humbled in your presence. And I think all of that manifests as constant fear."
[AD]Liz nods and says, "It's just, like, when it's your kids, it doesn't matter how you feel. You love them more than you hurt, you know? So, I think anybody would do the same thing if they were your babies."