Philip and Betty have been married for 29 years and have nine children. Betty says nine years into the marriage, Philip started to abuse her physically. She says it wasn’t until recently that she “got the guts” to leave him. 

TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Marriage in turmoil?

On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil asks Philip, “Are you beating on this woman?”
 
Hear his response in the video above. And see text message exchanges between Philip and Betty regarding the abuse.

WATCH: Couple Married 29 Years Say They Agreed To Open Marriage To Get Out Of 'Slump'
 
On Wednesday, hear more about the couples’ marriage, including how they both claim the other wanted to have an open marriage a few years ago – and what happened after Betty stepped outside the relationship. Check here to see where you can watch.