June 5, 2017
Krysti says she can’t live with her sister-in-law, Ashleigh, at her mother-in-law, Kristin’s, home because she claims Ashleigh is unstable, unreliable, on drugs – and tried to have her infant son taken away from her. She says if Kristin doesn’t kick Ashleigh out of the house, she’ll take her son and leave – with or without her husband, Jacob.
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Ashleigh admits she’s struggled with addiction but claims she’s been drug-free for a while. She denies Krysti’s claim that she tried to have her baby taken away.
Kristin says she’s caught in the middle between her daughter and her daughter-in-law and doesn’t know what to do.
“I think it is an absolute absurd scenario that you would be put in a position of having to make a choice between your daughter and your daughter-in-law,” Dr. Phil tells Kristin on Monday’s episode. “This is your house, and these adults that are living there are your guests. A guest doesn’t come into your house and demand that you start making choices about who else gets to stay there.”
To Krysti he says, “You don’t hold a grandchild hostage to leverage somebody into doing what you don’t want to do.”