“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.”TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Life in crisis?
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.WATCH: Woman Says 41-Year-Old Brother Has Gone From Living In A Storage Unit To Living In His Car
“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
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