Zip Code:
Provider Type:
          PLAYING Man Says He Wants Deceased Girlfriend’s Parents To ‘Move On’ From Blaming Him For Her Suicide

          Man Says He Wants Deceased Girlfriend’s Parents To ‘Move On’ From Blaming Him For Her Suicide


          September 13, 2017

          Jonathon’s live-in girlfriend, Samantha, took her own life in October of 2016, following what he claims was a “particularly stressful time” for her in graduate school – and in their relationship.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Caught in a downward spiral?

          “The issues in our relationship overwhelmed her. She didn’t feel like she was able to talk about any of the problems in her life with most of her friends and family,” he says.

          Jonathon claims that Samantha was upset that her father, Dan, “didn’t seem interested in what she was doing with school and work, “and that her stepmother, Katie, “wasn’t being the friend she really needed.”

          Katie and Dan claim Jonathon was controlling of Samantha and isolated her from family. They say they blame him for Samantha taking her own life, but Jonathon says he didn’t control or isolate her and he’s not responsible in any way for her death.

          “I want Dan and Katie to move on from blaming me for Samantha’s decision, but also to be able to move on from any guilt that they have,” says Jonathon. “I just want them to be able to reach a place of peace.”

          He’s accusing Dan and Katie of “ransacking” the home he shared with Samantha, after her death; as well as taking property that did not belong to their daughter.

          They say they just wanted to retrieve their daughter’s belongings.

          Tune in to Monday’s Dr. Phil, when Jonathon explains why he didn’t attend Samantha’s funeral.

          Check here to find out where you can watch. 

          The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you know is in crisis, and in need of emotional support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-8255; or visit

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Being falsely accused of something?

          Man Explains Why He Didn’t Attend His Girlfriend’s Funeral
          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          I Wanna Be a Famous …? But My Family Hates!

          Think you have what it takes to be famous and successful, but the people closest think you’re crazy and do not support your dream?

          Want to Be on the New Show “Face the Truth”?

          Want to be on “Face the Truth”, a new show by Stage 29 Productions (producer of “The Doctors”), hosted by Vivica A. Fox?

          Be on the Show

          Explosive Family Drama?

          Does everyone in your family have strong personalities and refuse to back down?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons