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          PLAYING ‘I Call It Urban Camping,’ Says Man Living In His Car

          ‘I Call It Urban Camping,’ Says Man Living In His Car


          January 30, 2019

          “My sister says I’m homeless, but I am not homeless. I am car camping,” says Mark, who has been living in his car — which is held together with bungee cords and glue — in a big box parking lot for over a year. “I do everything everybody else does, just a little differently.”

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          Mark says he is leasing his car through a rideshare program for which he used to be a driver, but after a mishap in which his car was damaged, he is no longer able to drive for the program.

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          “I am a full-functioning adult that just is trying to make it work,” says the 41-year-old. “My family has been a bit hard on me. They have what I call have-it-all-together syndrome. My sister is a little on the judgy side. She doesn’t understand the struggle of paycheck-to-paycheck.”

          In the video above from Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Mark describes what his life is like living out of his car. And on Wednesday, hear how his mom admits she enables her son. Is Mark ready to change? Check here to see where you can watch.

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