Sam and her husband, Steve, have been married for 16 years and have a 10-year-old son, but Sam says she feels they’re on a roller coaster.

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She claims her spouse is often angry, arrogant and uncompromising. “When I really need Steve as husband and dad, he’s not there,” she says.

Steve claims that Sam is uncommunicative and too often absent from family life. “I’m extraordinarily frustrated,” he says.

“Ditto,” replies Sam, who says she feels “trapped,” in the marriage.

On Monday’s episode, Dr. Phil reviews a list of the problems that Sam and Steve have reported in their marriage. Are either of them surprised at the other’s perceptions?

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