Scott and Tanya claim their 19-year-old daughter, Courtney’s, 18-year-old boyfriend was a “major influence” in convincing her to quit college and move in with him and his family.

“He charms her and tells her all about his great future that they’re going to have together, although he lives in a trailer with his parents and doesn’t have a job,” says Scott.

Courtney’s parents claim that she is being controlled, manipulated, and “brainwashed” by her boyfriend, but she insists that’s not the case.

“I don’t believe my boyfriend is brainwashing me. His feelings are real and authentic,” says Courtney. She asserts that she isn’t the one with a problem. She claims her parents are the ones who have an issue, saying, “I’m too smart to be brainwashed, and I wasn’t born yesterday.”

“They have made me choose between my boyfriend and them,” Courtney continues. “I hope Dr. Phil can help my family.”

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