“A generational legacy is a powerful programming that your upbringing has had on your choices and behavior as an adult and as a parent,” Dr. Phil says.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have family drama that needs help?
On Friday’s episode
, he speaks with Savannah who was repeatedly sexually abused as a very young child
until she was adopted by Andrea and her husband at age 6. The young woman says she partially blames Andrea for what she went through
, and that they currently don’t see eye-to-eye on many things.
In the video above, Dr. Phil shows Savannah examples from her childhood where she and her parents created happy memories that helped her to overwrite the abuse she suffered before her adoption — and how she can now create a new legacy with her young son. WATCH: Young Woman Reacts To Hearing Her Mother Claim Her Father Blamed Her For His Death
“As you look back through here, there are a lot of positive, loving, nurturing experiences that you have to build on,” Dr. Phil says. “There were a lot of traditions, there were a lot of things that your mom and your dad created for you that you remember.”
Hear more in the video above. And on Friday
, see what happens when Andrea tells Savannah something about her father. Check here
to see where you can watch.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Dr. Phil, please solve our conflict!
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