April 10, 2017
Arlene recently moved her twice-convicted sex offender boyfriend into the home she shared with her 16-year-old daughter, Morgan. Arlene says she’s certain Mark was falsely accused and she would never put her daughter in harm’s way. The teen says she told her mom she felt uncomfortable by the situation, but her pleas fell on deaf ears.
TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Huge family drama?
Morgan says her mom was given two choices by the Department of Family and Child Services – to move Mark out of the home or move Morgan out – and her mom chose the latter. Morgan is now living with her mom’s best friend.
The teen also says this isn’t the first time her mom has put her in a dangerous situation. She says when she was a young girl, her mom dated another sex offender who touched her inappropriately.
In the video above, Dr. Phil has an important message for Arlene – and one for Morgan.
“I think you are absolutely breaking this girl’s heart,” he says to Arlene. “She is saying that time, and time, and time, and time again, she’s come in second. I think she feels like she’s come in second not just to this man but to other men. I think she feels like she’s come in second to your agenda, to your priorities, and I think that that is a painful reality you’re embracing.”