Tammi suffered serious injuries when her ex-fiancé, Chris, assaulted her with a meat tenderizing hammer two years ago, and now she says she fears leaving the house.

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“What’s keeping you on that couch?” Dr. Phil asks her on Thursday’s episode.

“I just feel like it’s selfish for me to talk about something that happened two years ago,” she responds. “I just feel like ‘You’re alive, get over it.' Like the – you know, ‘Time heals.’ How much time?”

"Here’s a news flash. Willpower is a myth,” says Dr. Phil, adding, “You can’t do this by willpower.”

He continues, “The second myth is: ‘Time heals all wounds.’ Time heals nothing. Because I’m telling you, a day of doing the right thing is more powerful than a year of doing the wrong thing. It’s not just the passage of time it’s what you do with that time.”

How does she respond when he tells her, “Reinforcements have arrived”?

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If you think you may be in a dangerous relationship with unhealthy patterns, please seek help. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233). Or visit thehotline.org

Visit WhenGeorgiaSmiled.org to learn more about the Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation: When Georgia Smiled, and The Aspire Initiative, an interactive program which helps those caught in the cycle of domestic abuse to identify, and take steps to end it.

Visit loveisrespect.org; call 1-866-331-9474 or text loveis to 22522 to find information and resources in your local area.

 

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