Dr. Phil To Teen Who Dislikes Father’s Fiancée: ‘You Can Love Him And Not Love Every Decision He Makes’

Bree says she used to have an extremely close relationship with her father, David, until he recently became engaged to Brooke. The 19-year-old says she felt hurt and “blindsided” when she learned through social media that her father proposed to his 24-year-old girlfriend and that he didn’t tell her face-to-face, and that he only asked her to be a part of their wedding two days before they came to Dr. Phil for help with their relationship.

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David says he feels caught in between his daughter and Brooke. He admits that he would rather “put his head in the sand” than have an uncomfortable conversation with his daughter.

Dr. Phil offers father and daughter advice for moving forward and rebuilding their once-close bond.

“What I need for you to understand is that your dad has an account that he loves you from. It’s a fatherly love account that he has for his daughter. And how much he loves Brooke does not affect how much he loves you,” Dr. Phil tells Bree. “Do not put up a wall because he’s making a decision you don’t like. You can love him and not love every decision he makes.”

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To David, he says, “Quit being a worm and digging your head in the sand, and be up front with your daughter about what’s going on.”

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Tuesday. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Dr. Phil Tells A 53-Year-Old Why Marrying His 24-Year-Old Fiancée Has A High Risk For Divorce

Reasons Why Many Huge Age Gap Marriages End in Divorce

Thirty-five to 40 percent of marriages in America end in divorce. And that rate can increase dramatically if the spouses have a large age difference. For a 10-year age gap, the likelihood of divorce is 39 percent; a 20-year age gap, 95 percent and a 30-year age gap, 172 percent.

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Some of the reasons marriages with huge age gaps end in divorce include:

1.Family acceptance (especially if there is a financial/inheritance concern)
2. Question of children
3. Imbalance of power
4. Blending families
5. Illness/aging at different rates
6. Sexual problems

“Those are things that you cannot get away from,” Dr. Phil tells his guest, David, who is 53 and about to walk down the aisle for the third time, this time with his 24-year-old girlfriend. “And the number one reason for divorce, period, is incompatibility. And when you’re 53 and 24 there’s some incompatibility.”

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Dr. Phil continues, “Pull your head out of the sand and realize you’re going into a high-risk relationship.”

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Tuesday. Watch more here.

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What A Prenup Needs To Include To Make It Valid And Balanced For Both Parties

Dr. Phil Tells A 53-Year-Old Why Marrying His 24-Year-Old Fiancée Has A High Risk For Divorce

David says he has great chemistry with his fiancée, Brooke, and is excited to marry her in a month.

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But this will be the 53-year-old’s third marriage and Brooke is 29 years his junior – which, according to statistics, doesn’t bode well for a successful marriage.

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“For third marriage, your chance of getting divorced is seven out of 10,” Dr. Phil tells the couple on Tuesday’s episode. “If there’s a 10-year age gap 39 percent; a 20-year age gap, 95 percent; a 30-year age gap 172 percent likelihood of divorce.”

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Will these and other statistics Dr. Phil presents to the couple make them reevaluate their decision to walk down the aisle? See their response in the video above.

This episode airs Tuesday. Watch more here.

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Reasons Why Many Huge Age Gap Marriages End in Divorce

What A Prenup Needs To Include To Make It Valid And Balanced For Both Parties

David, 53, is about to walk down the aisle with his 24-year-old girlfriend, Brooke. His 19-year-old daughter, Bree, claims Brooke is a “scheming gold digger” out for his money. David, who has been married twice before, says this time, he has protected his assets by having Brooke sign a prenuptial agreement.

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Ann-Margaret Carrozza, an asset protection attorney and author of the book Love & Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, and Inner Demons, joins Dr. Phil to weigh in on the prenup David and Brooke signed, and she offers the couple advice for what their prenup should include.

“This document, Brooke — and I believe that you meant to show David and possibly Bree that your motives are pure and you’re not in it for the money — but because David gets everything and you get nothing, in the event of a dissolution, this could not be more unbalanced,” Ann-Margaret says. “It is vulnerable to being set aside by a court because it’s a winner- take-all type of document.”

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Hear more of Ann-Margaret’s advice in the video above, including why she believes Brooke should ask for some security in the document and why she believes David should include provisions for Brooke upon his death.

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19-Year-Old Says She Got A ‘Half-Assed’ Invite To Be In Dad’s Wedding

Bree says a few weeks ago, she learned on social media that her 53-year-old dad is engaged to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Brooke. The 19-year-old says she was hurt and “blindsided” when the two became engaged because her dad, with whom she had a close relationship, didn’t tell her he was planning to propose.

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Bree also says that her father didn’t invite her to be in the wedding until two days before appearing on Dr. Phil.

“It was kind of a half-assed invite,” the teen says.

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In the video above, Brooke offers Bree another invitation to be a part of their wedding party. Hear Bree’s response. Can Dr. Phil help this father, his fiancée and his daughter come together so they can move forward as a blended family? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

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‘She Has Brain Cells … She Doesn’t Use Them A Lot,’ Says 19-Year-Old About Dad’s Fiancée

Man Says He’s ‘Caught In The Middle’ Of Daughter And Fiancée

David, 53, recently became engaged to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Brooke, whom he has been dating for one year.

“Her beauty is the first thing that caught my attention,” David says of his fiancée who is just five years older than his daughter. “There is definitely great chemistry between Brooke and I.”

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After a few months of dating, David moved Brooke and her two young children into his home that he shares with his 19-year-old daughter, Bree. He admits that he didn’t tell Bree which has caused a strain in their once-close relationship.

“I knew that Bree would be hurt and it would be an uncomfortable situation. Sometimes, it’s easier for me just to avoid it and put my head in the sand,” he says.

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He also admits that he didn’t tell Bree that he was planning to propose to Brooke. “I lied to my daughter; I told her that Brooke and I were never going to get married and I was never going to get married again. I completely broke my daughter’s trust,” David says. “I’m just caught in the middle between the two of them.”

On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear why Bree is against her father marrying Brooke. Will David decide to pursue his future plans to marry Brooke, or will his daughter convince him to call off the wedding? Check here to see where you can watch.

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‘She Has Brain Cells … She Doesn’t Use Them A Lot,’ Says 19-Year-Old About Dad’s Fiancée

19-Year-Old Claims Dad’s 24-Year-Old Fiancée Is A ‘Scheming Gold Digger’

“Just a few weeks ago, I found out my 53-year-old dad got engaged to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Brooke,” says Bree. “When I think about this, I feel sick and embarrassed, confused.”

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Bree says her father moved Brooke into the house they share – along with her two young children – just months after they met.

“I didn’t even want to bring my friends over to the house. I didn’t want to have to explain that this girl living in our house was my dad’s girlfriend, let alone my future ‘stepmom,’” the 19-year-old says. “I can’t stand to be around her. She’s very superficial and fake.”

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Brooke claims Bree would be upset if her father brought any woman into their house. “She acts like a spoiled brat,” she says.

Bree, who claims her dad has a pattern of dating young women and getting burned, turns to Dr. Phil for help. “I feel like she’s a scheming gold digger. She’s up to something,” she says. “I think she’s a freeloader. She doesn’t have a job. She and her two children completely rely on my dad.”

Will Bree convince her dad to call off his wedding? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

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Man Says He’s ‘Caught In The Middle’ Of Daughter And Fiancée

‘She Has Brain Cells … She Doesn’t Use Them A Lot,’ Says 19-Year-Old About Dad’s Fiancée

Bree says a few weeks ago, she found out on social media that her dad got engaged to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Brooke. The 19-year-old says she was sick, embarrassed and confused – and also hurt that her dad, with whom she has a close relationship, didn’t tell her in person. Bree claims Brooke is a “scheming gold digger” and fears her dad is being taken for his money.

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But could something else be behind Bree’s dislike of her soon-to-be stepmom?

“Are you jealous of her?” Dr. Phil asks Bree?

“No,” she replies. “I want my dad to be in a relationship, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t think being in a relationship with someone that’s only four years older than his only daughter is right. And, I don’t think it’s in a very adult relationship. And, I’m more aggravated than jealous that she’s reading my dad’s messages and stuff.”

WATCH: Man Says He’s ‘Caught In The Middle’ Of Daughter And Fiancée

In the video above, hear why Bree calls Brooke “very immature” and how Brooke responds. Will Bree convince her dad to dad to call off his wedding? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

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19-Year-Old Says She Got A ‘Half-Assed’ Invite To Be In Dad’s Wedding

Dr. Phil To Parents Of 16-Year-Old ‘You Two Need To Live Separately’

Laura and John moved in together over 16 years ago and had a daughter, who they named Angelina.

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Today, Laura, Angelina, John’s daughter, Jessie and Jessie’s 14-month-old baby live together in John’s house, while John sleeps in the garage. He says he and Laura haven’t been a couple in nearly a decade.

John and Jessie claim Laura is a hoarder who slowly took over their home. They say the house and yard are now overrun with piles of junk, food, garbage, bags of clothes and over 50 animals, and they want her out.

Laura denies being a hoarder. She says some of the junk belongs to Jessie, and claims John is so controlling, she can’t ever get the time to clean the rest of it up. Laura claims it’s the messy house, but Jessie’s attitude and John’s drinking that caused the collapse of her relationship with John. Laura says she’s been a full-time mom to Angelina and hasn’t held an outside job in many years.

Angelina, who is now 16 says she doesn’t get along with her father or her sister. She says it’s “obvious,” her parents don’t get along and claims she’s ready to walk away and never look back.

“Here’s my advice: You two need to live separately,” Dr.Phil tells John and Laura Monday’s episode. How does he propose the former couple and their daughters navigate the transition?

This episode airs Monday. Check here to find out where to watch.

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‘I Am Sick Of Living This Way,’ Says Woman Who Claims Her Stepmom Is A Hoarder

 




 

Man Claims His Ex Is A Hoarder With ‘A Psychosis That I Have Not Been Able To Deal With’

Laura and her former partner, John, have six children between them, including their youngest, 16-year-old Angelina, the daughter they have together.

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Laura says she and John, “got along fine” until he started thinking she was picking on his daughter, Jessie, who was 5 when Laura moved in.

“That couldn’t be further from the truth,” says John on Monday’s Dr. Phil. He claims that although they have Angelina, and have been living together for over 16 years, he and Laura haven’t been a couple for nearly a decade.

John says he currently lives in the garage, while Laura, Angelina, Jessie and Jessie’s 14-month-old daughter live in the main house. He claims Laura is a hoarder and says that’s part of what drove him to move out of the house.

“This has nothing to do with me sticking up for Jessie over her or anything like that,” says John. “This is a matter of, I believe she has a psychosis that I have not been able to deal with.”

Laura says she blames John’s drinking and Jessie’s dislike of her for the collapse of their relationship.

Laura adamantly denies being a hoarder. Why does she claim John is preventing her from doing what she needs to do to get the house clean?

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Why A 16-Year-Old Says She’s Ready To ‘Walk Away And Never Look Back’


 

Why Dr. Phil Instructs A Staff Member To Call Animal Control On A Guest

Laura says she loves animals, but her former partner, John and his daughter, Jessie, say with all the pets living in their home, things are out of control.

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“Laura has about 53 animals living in our house,” claims Jessie, who counts multiple dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes, and dozens of mice in the menagerie. “She also has a sheep and a fish.”

“That’s less animals than we’ve ever had before,” says Laura who is the mother of Jessie’s 16-year-old sister, Angelina. “I don’t understand why Jessie and John think that all these pets are a problem.”

Jessie says there are also two full-grown huskies living outside the house who she claims are tied up with cords. “It’s hot and they always look sad. It’s just disgusting,” she says.

Claiming that in addition to the animals, Laura hoards newspapers, food, garbage, and bags of clothes, Jessie says “It’s not healthy for the animals. It’s not healthy for my dad. It’s not healthy for me, my sister, and it’s especially not healthy for my child.”

Laura says someone reported her to Animal Control recently. She claims an investigator came out “And she said everything was fine.”

After reviewing the video of Laura’s pets, Dr. Phil instructs a staff member to call Animal Control to have the dogs removed from her home. “And, and if they don’t remove those dogs today I want to know it, and I want you to call until they do,” he says.

Laura says she doesn’t consider herself to be a hoarder. Why does she claim that John and Jessie are “manipulating the situation” to make it look like she is?

This episode airs Monday. Check here to find out where to watch.

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Man Claims His Ex Is A Hoarder With ‘A Psychosis That I Have Not Been Able To Deal With’


 

 

‘I Want My House Back,’ Says Man Who Claims His Ex is A Hoarder

John says he lives in his garage while his daughters Jessie and Angelina, Jessie’s 14-month-old daughter and Angelina’s mother, Laura, live in the house.

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He says Jessie and Laura don’t get along at all, and part of the reason is that Laura has a problem with hoarding. “I hate that my daughter and my granddaughter are banished to their room because of Laura’s issues,” says John.

He claims that although they’ve lived together for over 16 years, he and Laura haven’t been intimate in nearly a decade. “After 16 years, I’m absolutely exhausted, says John. “I can’t do this anymore. I want my house back and I want my kids back. I want her out.”

John says Laura just can’t stop “accumulating stuff.” What does Laura say to Dr. Phil when he asks her whether she has a problem with hoarding?

This episode airs Monday. Check here to find out where to watch.

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Why Dr. Phil Instructs A Staff Member To Call Animal Control On A Guest

Why A Woman And Her Stepmom Say They Got Into A Physical Altercation

Jessie lives in her father, John’s, home along with her 14-month-old daughter, her 16-year-old sister, Angelina; and the woman she refers to as her stepmother, Angelina’s mother, Laura.

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Jessie claims Laura is a hoarder and says she’s fed up with living in a “dirty, disgusting house.” Laura denies the allegation saying she doesn’t think of herself as a hoarder. She claims much of the mess belongs to Jessie.

The two women say they recently got into a physical altercation over an incident involving Jessie’s baby.

“Just last week, my little sister, Angelina, offered to feed my baby breakfast,” says Jessie. “We put her in the highchair. She was grunting and whining. After 10 minutes, I hear my daughter scream. So I sent my boyfriend in. My boyfriend saw Laura holding down my baby’s arms and Angelina force feeding her and he asked Angelina why is she crying and she said, because she doesn’t want to eat so we’re making her.”

Jessie says she removed the child from her highchair, but Laura claims Jessie came storming out, took the high chair tray off, and threw it. That’s when things got physical between them.

Laura claims Jessie started swinging at her head. “She was holding onto the baby so when I grabbed her arm, she threw the highchair over and the baby fell,” she says.

The women say their fight escalated until the police were called. What do they claim happened next?

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‘I Want My House Back,’ Says Man Who Claims His Ex is A Hoarder


‘I Am Sick Of Living This Way,’ Says Woman Who Claims Her Stepmom Is A Hoarder

Jessie claims she’s being forced to live in a “dirty, disgusting house” because her father, John’s former girlfriend is a hoarder. She claims he’s so fed-up with Laura’s mess, he’s moved out of the house and into the garage. “I love my dad but I’m very disappointed in how long he’s let her destroy our lives,” says Jessie.

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“The house is absolutely disgusting,” she continues. “I am sick of living this way and it’s all because of Laura.” Jessie, 23, claims the only clean parts of the house are the bedroom she shares with her 14-month-old daughter and their bathroom.

Jessie’s 16-year-old sister, Angelina, who is Laura’s daughter with John, also lives in the home.

Laura says she doesn’t see herself as a hoarder, claiming some of the mess in the house belongs to Jessie. She claims Jessie is “unpredictable, snotty and entitled.”

Why do the two women say they got into a physical altercation in front of Jessie’s baby?


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Why A Woman And Her Stepmom Say They Got Into A Physical Altercation 

Why A 16-Year-Old Says She’s Ready To ‘Walk Away And Never Look Back’

John and Laura’s 16-year-old daughter, Angelina says it’s obvious her parents just don’t get along.

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“In elementary school, I can remember several occasions where my dad has threatened to kill my mom,” she says. “To this day, the main reason I don’t like to talk back to my dad is because I believe that he will hurt me and he will hurt my mom, especially if he’s intoxicated,” she claims.

Laura, Angelina and John’s older daughter, Jessie, along with her 14-month-old child live in the main house, while John sleeps in the garage. He claims Laura is a hoarder and says that’s part of what drove him to move out of the house.

Laura adamantly denies being a hoarder. She says some of the mess in the house is Jessie’s and claims that John is so controlling that she can never do what she needs to, to get it all cleaned up.

Jessie, who also says Laura has a problem with hoarding, admits she doesn’t have a very good relationship with her stepmother or her baby sister. She claims Angelina “is a manipulative little liar, just like her mom.”

“My sister, Jessie, is dramatic and manipulative,” claims Angelina. “When just the littlest thing happens, she just blows it all out of proportion and she thinks that everything is owed to her and if she doesn’t get it, she figures out a way to manipulate someone into getting it for her.

John and Jessie say they want Laura and her hoarding ways out of their house.

“At this point I’m ready to walk away and never look back,” asserts Angelina, claiming she’s ready to live somewhere else, with her mom, but is Laura ready to move on?

Tune in Monday to see where Dr. Phil advises this fractured family to go from here. 

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Dr. Phil To Parents Of 16-Year-Old ‘You Two Need To Live Separately’


 

 

Young Boys Describe How Their Parents’ Fighting Is Affecting Them

“I do think my parents fight more than other parents,” says a 12-year-old boy.

His 10-year-old brother adds, “It hurts, and I don’t like them fighting. It affects me emotionally. I’ve heard them but I never got what they were saying, so I never really understood it.”

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Marcus and Cari are the divorced parents of these young boys. The exes admit they don’t get along and often fight in front of their sons, usually during custody exchanges.

Marcus and his new wife, Amber, say they believe Cari is jealous of their relationship and loving family. The couple, who calls Cari controlling and manipulative, claim Cari talks bad about them in front of the children, faked having cancer and is overmedicating the boys.

WATCH: Dr. Phil To Guest Accused Of Overmedicating Her Children: ‘There’s Some Fishy Stuff Going On Here About Medical Perception’

Cari calls Marcus volatile and angry and says she can’t be in a room with him without fighting. And, she claims Amber is trying to take her children from her.

In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews the 10 factors to determine the fitness of a parent. How do these parents measure up? And, hear why Dr. Phil tells Cari, “You can play the victim here, or you can put on your mommy pants and grow up.”

Can Dr. Phil help these parents make a plan to co-parent in peace? This episode airs Friday. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Tips For Spousal Caregivers To Overcome Loneliness, Stress And Loss Of Intimacy

Finding love, getting married and raising a happy, healthy family is a life goal for most people. But if the person you marry is stricken with a serious illness and your primary role changes from spouse to caregiver, how would you cope?

That’s exactly what happened to Deb who has been married to Rodney for 22 years and has two teenage children. In 2000, Rodney was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, forcing Deb to become his primary caregiver.

“There really isn’t a whole lot of time left for me after I care for Rodney and the kids,” Deb says. “I really don’t remember the last time I did something for myself. I am determined not to let caregiving become my sole identity.”

Dr. Phil is joined by Dr. Barry Jacobs, a psychologist and AARP caregiving expert, to offer practical advice for caregivers hoping to overcome stress and loneliness.

“Unfortunately, spousal caregivers have it the toughest,” says Dr. Jacobs, adding that at some point in your life, most people will be a caregiver or the person who needs a caregiver. “It’s not just that the caregiving work itself is so hard, but it’s that the loss of intimacy with the partner occurs very, very often.”

Dr. Jacobs says that one way caregivers can feel less alone is by reaching out for help to the AARP free helpline (1-877-333-5885, Spanish:1-888-971-2013) which provides information and resources. And, they can visit WellSpouse.org, a website designed specifically for spousal caregivers.

“They’re going to be able to get information about local resources in their community, as well as to hear an understanding voice about the kinds of things that spousal caregivers go through,” he says.

Another resource is Meditations for Caregivers, co-authored by Dr. Jacobs and his wife for AARP. “We decided to write a book that would provide inspiration and emotional motivation for caregivers to help minimize the strains and maximize the possible gains of taking care of a loved one,” Dr. Jacobs says.

If you or someone you know is taking care of a sick or older loved one, visit AARP.org/caregiving, where there’s an online caregiving community. For more information, visit: AARP.org.

Woman Claims Stepsons’ Mom ‘Brainwashes’ The Boys Against Her And Her Husband

Amber and Marcus claim Marcus’ ex-wife, Cari, is jealous of their relationship and does whatever she can to keep them estranged from Marcus’ 10- and 12-year-old sons.

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“The very first time I met Cari, she told me to stay away from her kids, ‘You bitch,’” Amber claims.

“Cari is controlling, vengeful, manipulative,” Marcus adds. “She doesn’t allow for normal co-parenting. Even a simple task turns into a big ordeal.”

WATCH: Woman Claims Her Ex And His New Wife Are Trying To Take Her Kids From Her

The couple claims that Cari has Munchausen’s syndrome and Munchausen by proxy and say they fear for the safety of Marcus’ sons.

“Cari’s always saying her kids are sick. If the boys are sick, have a cough, her first reaction is to take them to the emergency room,” Amber says, adding that the boys take numerous medications and have been absent from school 71 times in a year. “Cari brainwashes the boys every chance she gets.”

Cari claims her ex tends to be “volatile,” and says Amber is trying to take her sons away from her.

WATCH: Woman Describes Ways She Believes Her Ex And His Wife Are Toxic For Her Sons

Marcus, who says he’s angry his sons are caught in the middle, turns to Dr. Phil for help. “I believe they’re in an unhealthy situation with Cari. Right now, I’m at a point where I’m willing to fight hard for full custody.”

On Friday’s episode, hear from Cari. Can Dr. Phil help these parents come up with a plan to co-parent in peace? Check here to see where you can watch.

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Woman Describes Ways She Believes Her Ex And His Wife Are Toxic For Her Sons

Cari says she doesn’t get along with her ex-husband and father of her two sons, Marcus, and his wife, Amber. She claims Marcus tends to always be volatile, angry and that Amber “would love to get my kids to herself.”

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In the video above from Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Cari shares a long list of reasons why she believes Marcus and Amber are toxic for her boys.

WATCH: Woman Claims Stepsons’ Mom ‘Brainwashes’ The Boys Against Her And Her Husband

And, Amber and Marcus, who claim Cari is controlling, vengeful, manipulative and badmouths them to her sons, respond to Cari’s allegations.

Can Dr. Phil help these parents come together so they can co-parent in peace? Check here to see where you can watch Friday’s episode.

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Dr. Phil To Guest Accused Of Overmedicating Her Children: ‘There’s Some Fishy Stuff Going On Here About Medical Perception’

Woman Claims Her Ex And His New Wife Are Trying To Take Her Kids From Her

Cari says that she’s a great mom to her 10- and 12-year-old sons but that her ex, Marcus, and his new wife, Amber, are trying to take the boys from her.

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“Amber is just trying to take my place,” says Cari, claiming that Amber told her sons to call her Mom. “The first time I met Amber, I stuck my head in her door and I told her, ‘You need to stay the hell away from my kids.’”

Cari also complains, “Marcus tends to always be volatile, angry at something or someone.”

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Marcus claims Cari is “controlling, vengeful, manipulative.” He and Cari say they fear for the boys’ safety because they claim Cari may suffer from Munchausen by proxy.

Hear more in the video above, including how Cari explains her sons’ medication use.

“I do believe that Amber would love to get my kids to herself, and that is definitely over my dead body,” Cari says.

On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, see what happens when the three face off on Dr. Phil’s stage. Can Dr. Phil help them come together so they can co-parent in peace? Check here to see where you can watch.

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