Penny says her seven-year marriage to Glen is falling apart. She claims he’s a “narcissistic sociopath” who has verbally abused her. She says she’s ready to leave the marriage but wonders if there’s hope for Glen to become trustworthy and to be a good dad.

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“I would much rather have you and your daughter living in a shelter where you are safe and she is loved than to have the two of you living in a situation with an unstable individual that is subject to explosive, unchecked rage,” Dr. Phil says.

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In the video above, hear a text that Penny sent to her niece, Miranda, that leaves Dr. Phil saying, “This is not a close call.”

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