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Dr. Phil turns to Bill. "You also think your wife is getting a bum rap," he says.
"Yeah, 100 percent," Bill agrees.
"You think you don't catch hell when you go home after interacting with the family?" Dr. Phil asks.
"And Bill, you've also told me," Lynn adds.
"I'm a grown man. I'm free to hang around my family whenever I want," Bill says.
"Do you resent him interacting with these family members?" Dr. Phil asks Kelly.
"Oh, absolutely not. I've never tried to stand between him having a relationship with his family," she replies.
"Did you do that?" Dr. Phil asks Kelly.
"To my knowledge, no," she replies.
Dr. Phil takes her to task. "How do you forget that?" he asks. "You either did or you didn't."
Tim gives an example of how Kelly crossed the line with him. "Just the fact that she would show up with Greg's ex," he begins.
"So, she was betraying your brother," Dr. Phil summarizes. He turns to Greg. "What is one thing that she's done to cross the line with you?"
"When she showed up at my court hearing to testify against me," he replies.
"We know at least two right here have a problem with you showing up as an adverse witness to a family member," Dr. Phil tells Kelly. "In managing your family relationships, do you think that was a good idea?"
"Can you acknowledge why a family would object to an in-law giving adverse testimony to a family member in that kind of situation?"
"Absolutely, but it was the right thing to do, and I would have done it for anybody," Kelly replies. "I guess my question is would it have been better to just let them subpoena me?"
"Oh, absolutely, unequivocally," Dr. Phil says. "I've been through these family disputes before. Voluntarily showing up to give adverse testimony against father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law " anybody " is not a good way to endear yourself to the family."
Dr. Phil asks Marlo what her role is in the family conflict. "I guess I wrote the e-mail, and that's why we're on the show," she begins.
"That's a self-serving answer if I ever heard one," Dr. Phil says. "Do you think calling [Kelly] egregious names contributes to peace and harmony?"
"Absolutely not," she replies. "I said some mean things."
"No, probably not," he replies.
Kelly explains how she contributed to the chaos. "I've probably gone about some things the wrong way. I've probably sent e-mails when I could have made a phone call," she tells Dr. Phil.
"You've got a pretty self-righteous attitude, don't you?" Dr. Phil asks. "Do you agree that you've been aligned in a way that anyone would expect to take offense to?"
"Probably," Kelly replies.
"Do y'all want to resolve this?" Dr. Phil asks the family.
Dr. Phil urges Kelly to take on the role of peacemaker. "You ought to be encouraging Bill to go out with his brothers and have a good time," he says. "He will resent you later if you are a block between him and his family."