Teen sisters Autumn and Madison say that after a falling out with their father, Chad, eight months ago, they haven’t spoken to him. They claim their father has hurt them time and time again and that they’re not sure they want to ever have a relationship with him.

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The 17-year-olds say their stepdad, Josh, has become the father they’ve always wanted.

“Josh has been very supportive through all of this. He has kind of been my rock,” Autumn says. “He always lets me know that I’m cared for and that I’m loved, and I never really felt that.”

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“My stepdad does things that a father should be doing, like take me to appointments,” Madison adds. “If I’m having a bad day, he’ll send me a text saying, ‘I love you. Just know that I’m thinking of you.’”

In the video above, see how Chad, who says he desperately wants a better relationship with his girls and blames their mom for the situation they’re in, responds to hearing these statements from his daughters. And on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear Autumn’s plea to her dad. Check here to see where you can watch.

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17-Year-Old Makes A Plea To Her Estranged Father