Dean says he believed he was in contact with Miranda Lambert on social media – until he sent money and learned he was being scammed. He says he’s communicated with six different accounts claiming to be the country music star – and now claims he’s in love with her, even though he’s married. 

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On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil and life coach Mike Bayer share what they believe may be behind Dean’s behavior.
 
“I think you’re doing this to avoid life, avoid reality,” Coach Mike tells Dean after conducting an exercise with him. “You’re hiding behind a fantasy, hoping that this fantasy can come to life. So your emotions, your happiness, your attachments is all related to the fantasy, because you don’t want to live your life.”

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Hear more from Coach Mike in the video above, and hear Dr. Phil’s thoughts. Plus, learn about Coach Mike’s seven spheres of functioning, and Robin McGraw shares an important lesson she taught Dr. Phil.
 
This episode airs Tuesday. Check here to see where you can watch.