December 9, 2016
Sharlene says her son, Tom, is verbally abusive to her. But when she punched him in the face, leaving him with two black eyes, Tom says that was his “wake-up call.” The 38-year-old, who claims he’s financially supported his mother for years, says he took out a restraining order and cut her out of his life.
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In the video above Tom says he was shocked when his mother attacked him. “If a man would jump on me like that, I would defend myself. But as my mom – I didn’t know what to do.”
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“He had that coming,” says Sharlene. She claims Tom was calling her names, and that’s why she punched him in the face. She says Tom talks to her “like a stupid, senile old woman” who doesn’t know how to take care of herself. She also claims he doesn’t want her to have any friends.
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Tom denies his mother’s accusations.
Can this estranged mother and son move past their volatile history and learn how to reconnect in a healthier way? This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday.
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