Denise claims her husband, David, is “cold and controlling.” She also claims that he monitors her calls, hides her phone, won’t allow her to have a relationship with her sister, and tells her she can’t do anything without his permission.

David acknowledges that he has been controlling of Denise “in the past.” Citing mental health concerns, he insists that he’s just being “overprotective” of his wife.

When Dr. Phil asks, “is that true? Are you so controlling that she can’t speak her mind without you shutting it down?” how does David respond?

Watch the video above to see what David did while Denise was making her submission video to appear on Dr. Phil. And later, Denise and David admit they’ve talked about separating in the past. What does the couple say has kept them together?

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