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          PLAYING 31-Year-Old Claims Mom Wants Her To Be Sick So She Can Control Her And Get All The Attention

          31-Year-Old Claims Mom Wants Her To Be Sick So She Can Control Her And Get All The Attention


          April 4, 2018

          Anika claims that her mother, Marilyn, tries to control her life and “can’t mind her own business.”

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          “Growing up, when my dad didn’t get his way, he’d scream at my mother that she wasn’t good enough, and my mother took her anger out on me,” the 31-year-old says. “When I was a teenager, my mom got scared she’d lose control over me, and my mother started being very controlling about food.” Anika claims that led her to become bulimic and anorexic.

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          Anika claims that during high school, her mother would scream at her for not following the rules and that in college, her mom would try and contact her teachers and friends to “find out where I was at all times.”

          “I can take care of myself, but my mom doesn’t like that,” Anika says. “My mom thinks that there’s something wrong with me today because she wants to have control over my life.”

          In the video above from Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, see what happens when Anika comes face-to-face with her mother. And on Wednesday, see what Dr. Phil suggests mother and daughter do to improve their relationship – and their lives. Check here to see where you can watch.

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