Marriage is too often a war zone with innocent kids trapped on the battlefield. Dr. Phil sounds the alarm on parents who use their children as pawns in their relationships.



A Family Affair

Vangie had a lover, Dave, for 18 years. There was just one small problem " Vangie was already married! Her daughter, Danelle, was forced to lie and cover up the affair, and now she refuses to accept Dave.


Should Danelle forget the past and make peace with her mom?



Demeaning Dad

Denise says Bruce, her husband of 22 years, is such a bully that she left him eight months ago. She says he is verbally abusive to their kids and tries to pit them against her. 



What's behind Bruce's behavior?