Frances says she loves being the best “mother” possible to her 13 pet rabbits. But is her focus on her animals hurting her relationship with her daughter? What does Dr. Phil think is at the root of Frances’ behavior?
In August 2013, Traivon “Trai” Asterino was found dead in a field, from a gunshot wound to the chest. His ex, Mysti, says she believes Trai was consumed with guilt and took his own life – because he allegedly molested her two daughters. Did she put her children at risk?
In August 2013, Traivon “Trai” Asterino was found dead in a field, from a gunshot wound to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide, but Trai’s wife, Michelle, accuses his ex-fiancée, Mysti, of murder. Mysti denies any involvement and says she believes Trai was consumed with guilt and took his own life – because he allegedly molested her two daughters. What did Michelle know about her husband’s history?
Breast cancer survivor and author of The Silver Lining Hollye Jacobs joins Dr. Phil alongside Holly, a two-time breast cancer survivor – who struggles with fear and guilt. And, Hollye offers guidance. “To go through that pain of processing emotions gets you to the other side.”
Lou and his wife, Linda, explain their year-long custody battle with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts over their 15-year-old daughter. How did a dispute over a diagnosis and treatment turn into a legal fight?
After talking one-on-one with 8-year-old Gaje, Dr. Phil has shares his insights with the boy’s mother, father and step-father. What does he think is at the root of Gaje’s anger? And, how can the parents help get him back on track?
Dawn says she’s afraid of her 8-year-old son, Gaje, who she says is violent and out of control. Her husband, Mike, admits he spanks Gaje to discipline him, because nothing else seems to work – but is that the best approach?
Dr. Phil offers his opinion to Lorrie, who is accusing her daughter-in-law, Fawn, of murdering her son. “You may think she was a crummy wife ” but that doesn’t mean that she murdered your son.”
Lorrie’s 36-year-old son, Aaron, was found dead in 2012 – and she claims her daughter-in-law, Fawn, murdered him. Fawn denies having anything to do with her husband’s death. Both women face off on Dr. Phil’s stage.
Dedrea says her husband’s many demands for her appearance have hurt her self-esteem. Dr. Phil calls on lifestyle and fashion expert Lawrence Zarian to give Deadra a look she can call her own. How will Marlon react? Can this couple reconnect – and fix their marriage moving forward?
American Idol alum Ruben Studdard is returning to the music scene after appearing on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and dropping 120 pounds. He opens up about why he finally made the commitment to get healthy. Plus, legendary music producer David Foster talks about working on Ruben’s new album.
Marlon says that his five-year marriage to his wife, Dedrea, is on the rocks, because she has “let herself go.” He says he wants her to lose 20 pounds, wear more makeup and dress sexier – to look more like his dream woman, Beyoncé – while also cooking, cleaning and caring for their son. Dedrea says Marlon’s demands have hurt her self-esteem.
On July 6, 2012, 16-year-old Skylar Neese was stabbed to death by her two best friends, Shelia Eddy and Rachel Shoaf. Skylar’s parents, Dave and Mary, ask Dr. Phil, where do they go from here? Dr. Phil advises them how to heal from their tragic loss.
On July 6, 2012, 16-year-old Skylar Neese was stabbed to death by her two best friends, Shelia Eddy and Rachel Shoaf. Shelia’s cousin, Crissy, speaks out about whom she believes masterminded the crime. And, the victim’s parents react.
Michelle says she believes her sister, Tashena, caused her to lose custody of her 6-month-old daughter, who has special medical needs. Tashena denies contacting CPS – and says Michelle’s irresponsible parenting is to blame. Is Michelle really ready to be a mother? What does Dr. Phil say she must do if she wants her daughter back?
At age 10, Corey, 21, claims he was manipulated by his “abusive” stepmother, Judith, into shooting and killing his father – and telling police it was an accident. Judith is now serving a life sentence for aggravated murder and other charges, but Corey says he also blames his birth mother, Wendy, for his father’s death. Did she put Corey in harm’s way? And, how can he forgive himself and his mother?
Dr. Charles Sophy, Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and family law attorney and child advocate Areva Martin don’t mince words with Sueann, a mom who drinks and parties.
Sueann admits to drinking and partying several days a week – but insists she’s a good mother. Dr. Phil lists the effects of Sueann’s drinking on her four children. “You think you’re a good mother?”
Dr. Phil offers advice to a man who claims he’s falsely accused of raping, kidnapping and abusing his estranged wife. “At some point, you’ve got to say, ‘I need to fix me.'”
Dr. Phil asks Eric – who claims his wife is falsely accusing him of abuse – about multiple restraining orders filed against him by four women in his past. “You’ve got to ask yourself why you’re in this situation.”