Josh and Jen have been in a relationship for two-and-a-half years but say it’s full of physical fights and arguments. Josh claims Jen attacks him, and he fights back in self-defense. Jen admits she’s full of anger and has hit and punched Josh, but she claims she’s just reacting to his verbal abuse.

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After watching the engaged couple bicker, Dr. Phil points out how their lack of communication is destroying their relationship.

“You each have a monologue you go through. You’re not talking to him; you’re just venting. You’re not talking to her; you’re just venting. You don’t listen to her. You’re not empathetic with her,” he explains. “That’s not communicating.”

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In the video above, hear more from Dr. Phil, including what he believes is an important message that Jen is giving Josh. Is there any hope for this “toxic” relationship? See what Dr. Phil thinks on Wednesday’s episode. Check here to see where you can watch.

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