March 20, 2017
Matthew says he was sexually abused by a neighbor while he was growing up. He says that his mother and grandma, who raised him, missed the signs and have not helped him to overcome his past. He says the only person who has helped him “move in a positive direction” is his girlfriend, Kaden, who is 24 years older than him.
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However, Matthew’s mother and grandmother say they don’t believe the 22-year-old was abused. They claim that Kaden has “brainwashed” Matthew into believing he was abused and is using him for money – an accusation she denies.
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After speaking with the family, Dr. Phil offers Matthew advice on moving forward.
“I think you’re kind of struggling, and I think mentally and emotionally, you’re a little bit confused about what has happened, what is happening and what should happen,” he tells Matthew. “[Kaden] may have the best intentions in the world, but so far as a therapist or a life coach, she is blatantly incompetent.”