“My Mother is Dating the Man Who Abused My Sister”
Alyssa, an 18-year-old college student, says she is horrified that her mom, Carla, is dating Ron, the man who was convicted of assaulting her baby sister 12 years ago.
Alyssa’s sister was less than 3 months old when it was discovered that she had multiple fractures, bruises, and blood on her brain. Alyssa was 6 years old at the time, and once Ron went to prison, she says she was relieved that he was out of their lives forever. In April of this year, Alyssa discovered that her mom has secretly been dating Ron again and says she is sickened that he is back in their lives, and furious that her mom could be in love with the man who hurt her sister. Ron says he is innocent and never hurt his daughter. Carla says she wants to marry Ron, and Alyssa has given her mom an ultimatum: “Choose me or him!” Can Dr. Phil help them work it out?