Melanie says her daughter, Elena, is devastated when a boyfriend breaks up with her, and even had to spend a month in a mental health facility to get over a breakup.

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“She loses her mind. She doesn’t know how to deal with rejection from these boys,” Melanie says.

Melanie says that she has seen her daughter become overly controlling with the boys, needing their passwords and telling them they couldn’t speak to other girls, and that’s why they’ve broken up with her.

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“I felt miserable, and I didn’t know how to handle the situation, so I broke down,” the 15-year-old says about her breakups. She says her recent breakup is “50 times” more painful than the first one. “I feel horrible that I didn’t keep my boyfriend around. I totally believe it was my fault.”
Hear more of Elena’s story in the video above, and hear what she says are her rules for the boys she dates.
On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil shares insight as to why he believes Elena behaves in the manner she does. And, hear his advice for Melanie. Check here to see where you can watch.