December 5, 2016
When Nikki and her husband, Tyler, decided to divorce after 20 years of marriage. Their youngest daughter currently lives with family friends, 2,000 miles away.
“It’s my turn to be selfish – for the first time in my life,” says Nikki, who admits to meeting men online and having sex with virtual strangers. She says her friends and family are critical of her choices.
In the video above, Nikki tells Dr. Phil, “This is the first time in my life that I’ve actually been able to think about me.” But her 13-year-old daughter says she doesn’t understand what happened to her mom.
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“Mom is being immature and childish. She really isn’t thinking straight at all,” says the teenager, who admits she worries about her mom drinking, partying, and dating strangers she meets online.
“When I see my mom behaving like this it embarrasses me and angers me,” says the girl, who hasn’t seen Nikki in nearly four months. “I want my mom back.”
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“I have two older kids who will testify that I’ve always been a great mom. But at this point in my life, I’m rediscovering who in the hell I am,” says Nikki.
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Is it time for Nikki to stop partying and bring her daughter home? Dr. Phil offers his observations on Monday's show.
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