Eli and his older brother have been caught in the middle of their parents’ fighting. His mother, Lisa, who has full custody of the brothers, claims their father, Steve, has been physically and mentally abusive to her and the boys – an accusation Steve denies. She also claims that Steve has been an absentee father who doesn’t show up for visitation and hasn’t seen his kids since 2014.

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Nine-year-old Eli shares a message with his father.

“He rejected me a million times,” Eli claims. “He doesn’t make me feel like his son. He’s embarrassed of me because I wear girl clothes.”

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Hear more of the boy’s comments in the video above – and his father’s response. And on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear Dr. Phil’s important message for the exes at odds. Check here to see where you can watch.

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