Her 24-year-old fiancé, Ryan, expresses surprise that he was able to date an older woman. "At 39 years old, I figured she would look at me and see a college fraternity guy," he says.
Ryan and Angela met at work. He was a stock boy, and she was his general manager. "She was very flirty. She would always wear low-cut shirts, and reach down and pick up wine bottles off the bottom shelf," he recalls.
Angela believes that Ryan's friends try to exclude her. "Ryan was the president of a fraternity, so a lot of his friends are still in that fraternity frame of mind. Ryan is growing up, and his friends still want him to play in play land," she says.
Ryan feels torn between his fiancée and his college pals. "I've had some second thoughts: â€˜Is this what I want? Am I willing to put all of my friends on the back burner?'" he says.
"No. Never," she replies.
Donovan chimes in from the audience. "She gets a free babysitter and help on the rent," he says.
Turning to Ryan, Dr. Phil says, "You have concerns about this. What are they?"
"My main concern is balancing my friends and my relationship," Ryan says.
Dr. Phil wonders why Ryan got involved in the first place. "Why someone this much older than you?" he inquires.
"You put a note on her windshield!" Dr. Phil points out.
He addresses Donovan. "What do you see the downside being?" he asks.
Donovan replies, "He's not having the chance to discover himself, to travel, to see the world, to learn things about himself to become a healthy individual in a relationship."
"Women say these things to men all the time: Get your priorities in order. Stop playing golf. It's not a new thing," Angela says.
"I think that it's very difficult to predict the future accurately when you're 24," Dr. Phil observes.
Angela reiterates that her fiancé is very mature for his age. "The way Donovan sounds, it's like Ryan's been living in a bubble since he was child," she protests.
"It's not like he's living in a bubble, but wherever he's been living, it hasn't been very long. He's only 24," Dr. Phil says. He tells Angela that he is concerned for the future of her three kids. "You're going to have introduced a third man into your children's lives. That's a real serious, serious decision for your kids. You write on the slate of who they are."