Today’s Takeaway: What You Need To Know About ‘White Privilege’

“White privilege,” a term that is often heard on the news and has sparked debates throughout the country, is defined as the inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice.

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“The main thing to understand about ‘white privilege’ is it’s not an indictment of an individual; it’s just an observation of a social structure,” Dr. Phil says in the video above from after the show. “It’s an inherent reality, and it doesn’t mean that as a white person that you should feel guilt, or shame, or some kind of blame. It just means that there is a structure in our society that reflects a racial injustice.”

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Learn more about “white privilege” in the video above, including how it affects you, and what you can do about it.

On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil and his panel of experts discuss this highly-debated topic. Hear from people on both sides of privilege and how it has affected their lives. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Two Caucasian Women Say They’ve Never Benefited From ‘White Privilege’

Wendy and Renee, two Caucasian women, say they have not benefited from “white privilege” and they need to stop being blamed for the color of their skin.

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“I think the whole idea of white privilege is setting us back,” Wendy says. “I think some people in the black community use the victimization as an excuse not to do well. I feel like the black community needs to take some responsibility for their own problems.”

“I never felt that I was given more opportunities than any of my African-American friends,” Renee says. “I do believe people of color are the most privileged in this country. They are afforded luxuries that are not given to the white, Caucasian person.”

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The women join Dr. Phil and his panel of experts on Thursday’s episode and engage in a heated debate about “white privilege.”

“What we see in the media is that we are constantly blamed and shamed for being white. We don’t know what to do,” Wendy says. “If I’m part of the problem, the white privilege problem, I have to be part of the solution. I have to be able to be heard.”

Civil rights attorney Dr. Areva Martin shares her thoughts. “We are all telling you, that we, still, on a daily basis, experience racism, microaggressions,” she says. “If we’re going to change this, you ladies, you white women, listen. You’ve got to listen and hear us, and try to empathize with our experiences.”

Watch more of the passionate discussion in the video above and on Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil. Check here to see where you can tune in.

Today’s Takeaway: What You Need To Know About ‘White Privilege’

What A Group Of College Students Learned From An Experiment On Privilege

The term “white privilege” is a hot-button topic that is often brought up in today’s society. There is a common misconception that the term means that all Caucasians are racist – which is not the case.

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White privilege means inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice.

In the video above, a group of ethnically diverse college students participate in an activity to show ways in which society privileges some people over others. See what these young adults learn from the experiment.

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On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil is joined by a panel of experts to delve deep into this highly-debated topic that has divided the country, and to come up with ways to be socially proactive to alleviate the problem. And, hear from others about how “white privilege” has affected their lives. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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23-Year-Old Attacked At A Pizzeria Claims That He Was Singled Out Because Of His Race

Quevaughn says during a trip to a pizza restaurant with his friends, he was attacked with a pizza peel and left bloody and bruised.

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“I was called the N-word. The manager came outside the pizzeria and hit me with the pizza peel. I was hit multiple times with the pizza peel, including in the face,” claims Quevaughn. “I was knocked to the ground. I went in and out of consciousness. I definitely was scared.”

He alleges, “They singled me out. The reality is this wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t black.”

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Quevaughn joins Dr. Phil on Thursday’s episode, along with a panel of experts to discuss “white privilege” and how it is affecting today’s society.

Dr. Peggy McIntosh, senior research scientist for Wellesley Center for Women, shares her thoughts. “A white privilege I have is if my day is going badly, or my week or my whole year is going badly, I don’t have to ask was there a racial angle here? I’m freed of that,” she says. “It makes sense for all of us to wonder what circumstances everybody else came from rather than project what we think onto them. And that brings more empathy and more compassion into our relationships.”

Hear more of the discussion in the video above. This episode airs Friday. Watch more here.

Dr. Phil producers reached out to the manager of the pizzeria, and he has not returned calls.

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Two Caucasian Women Say They’ve Never Benefited From ‘White Privilege’

Dr. Daniel Amen On Actor Gary Busey’s Ongoing Recovery From TBI: ‘He Will Continue To Get Better As Long As He Puts His Brain In A Healing Environment’

Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey survived both a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988 and cocaine overdose seven years later that he says caused him to give up the drug for good.

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Today, the film star is sharing memories from his storied life in his recently published autobiography, “Buseyisms: Gary Busey’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” In the book, Gary uses “Buseyisms” to tell his life’s story. He uses the letters of existing words to create new meanings.

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“NUTS,” says the 74-year-old, “N-U-T-S. That stands for Never Underestimate The Spirit.”

The actor says his expanded definition for the word TRUTH is “Taking Real Understanding To Heart.”

“These are surprisingly thoughtful and profound,” says Dr. Phil in the video above.

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Gary also striving to overcome the long-term effects of the traumatic brain injury he suffered in that motorcycle crash three decades ago. He’s working with Dr. Daniel Amen, a neuroscientist, psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and founder of Amen Clinics.

“Gary is amazing. He will continue to get better as long as he puts his brain in a healing environment,” he says.

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Dr. Amen says he’s using a multi-level approach to help Gary and others to “rescue” their brains. A nine-time bestselling author, Dr. Amen’s newest book, “Feel Better Fast and Make It Last,” is available online and wherever books are sold.

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Why Actor Gary Busey Says Traumatic Brain Injury Put Him In Touch With ‘My Truth’

What Gary Busey Says About His Traumatic Brain Injury

In early December 1988, actor Gary Busey suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a motorcycle accident in which he was not wearing a helmet.

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“I had to learn how to walk, talk, eat – dress myself again,” says the star who underwent emergency brain surgery following the crash. “It was a rebirth, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually,” he adds.

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Watch the video above to hear who Gary says he encountered during a near-death experience after brain surgery. Plus, what does Gary say he did to influence language in the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 1996, and how does he feel about helmet laws today?

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Gary Busey’s recently published autobiography, “Buseyisms: Gary Busey’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth” includes recollections from his childhood, anecdotes from a half-century in Hollywood and his perspectives and philosophies on life.

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Brain Specialist On Gary Busey’s Traumatic Brain Injury: ‘It’s Almost Miraculous He’s Doing As Well As He’s Doing’

‘What Do You Do When You’re An Addict? You Go Snort The Dog’

Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey says he used to be addicted to cocaine. He says that once when he’d accidentally dropped two packets of the powdered drug on the floor, “My dog, Chili, started rolling. The bindles (hand-folded envelopes) of the cocaine got all over her, so, what do you do when you’re an addict? You go snort the dog.”

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“Cocaine was my everything,” continues the star, adding, “My family, my career and everything in my life ran a distant second.”

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“I’ve been clean for 25 years,” the entertainer tells Dr. Phil in the video above. What does he say made him decide to stop using?

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How A Noted Neuroscientist, Psychiatrist, And Brain Imaging Expert Says He’s Helping Actor Gary Busey ‘Rescue’ His Brain Function

Thirty years ago, film star Gary Busey suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a motorcycle accident in which he was not wearing a helmet. The actor says the injury and what happened afterward “Was a rebirth, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.”

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Today Gary is working closely with Dr. Daniel Amen to rehabilitate and retrain his brain.

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Dr. Amen is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and bestselling author, as well as founder of Amen Clinics.

Watch the video above, to hear Dr. Amen explain the multi-level approach he’s taking to help Gary and others who have suffered traumatic brain injury and cognitive impairment to “rescue” their brains.

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“I also have to treat his ADD, because if I don’t, he won’t follow through on the other things,” Dr. Amen says.

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Dr. Daniel Amen is a nine-time bestselling author of titles including “Memory Rescue,” and “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.” His newest book, “Feel Better Fast and Make It Last,” is available online and wherever books are sold.

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Dr. Daniel Amen On Actor Gary Busey’s Ongoing Recovery From TBI: ‘He Will Continue To Get Better As Long As He Puts His Brain In A Healing Environment’

Actor Gary Busey On Relationship With His Father, ‘Buseyisms’ And Playing Iconic Musician Buddy Holly

Actor Gary Busey has made well over 100 films during his five decades in Hollywood. The 74-year-old star, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of the title character in “The Buddy Holly Story” (1978), says of playing the iconic musician, “My award was being chosen to play Buddy Holly.”

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In the years following his Oscar nomination Busey, who went on to make blockbusters such as “Lethal Weapon,” “Point Break,” and “Under Siege,” says he also suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988; and went into recovery after overdosing on cocaine in 1995.

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The actor discusses these events, as well as anecdotes from his childhood, his 50+ year career, and his life today with his wife, Steffanie, and their 8-year-old son in his recently published autobiography “Buseyisms: Gary Busey’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”

“This book is me, pulling back the curtains to my life and letting everyone see and feel my everything,” Gary tells Dr. Phil.

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Watch the video above to hear what Gary says about his relationship with his father, and how he says actress Valerie Harper helped the elder Busey to accept Gary’s chosen career path.

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Brain Specialist On Gary Busey’s Traumatic Brain Injury: ‘It’s Almost Miraculous He’s Doing As Well As He’s Doing’

Film star Gary Busey says he had to re-learn how to walk, talk, eat, and dress himself again after a 1988 motorcycle accident left him with a traumatic brain injury. But his wife, Steffanie, says Gary didn’t believe there was anything wrong with his brain.

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Then, several months ago, Gary started working with Dr. Daniel Amen to retrain his brain. Dr. Amen is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and bestselling author, as well as founder of Amen Clinics.

“When he first came to see us, I felt so sad for him,” says Dr. Amen, adding, “His memory, his judgment – his impulse control were just not good. He was really cognitively impaired.”

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Dr. Amen says he performed a SPECT scan (single-photon emission computed tomography) on Gary, which revealed a number of severely damaged areas in his brain.

“It’s almost miraculous he’s doing as well as he’s doing with a brain that is so seriously damaged,” he says in the video above.


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“It’s already been an amazing improvement,” says Steffanie, of the work Gary has been doing with Dr. Amen.

What does Dr. Amen say he’s been doing to help Gary rehabilitate his brain?

Check here to find out where you can watch Wednesday’s Dr. Phil.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a nine-time bestselling author of titles including “Memory Rescue,” and “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.” His newest book, “Feel Better Fast and Make It Last,” is available online and wherever books are sold.

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How A Noted Neuroscientist, Psychiatrist, And Brain Imaging Expert Says He’s Helping Actor Gary Busey ‘Rescue’ His Brain Function

Actor Gary Busey’s Wife On Why She Feels ‘Everyone Has Misjudged Him’

With multiple arrests, a well-publicized cocaine overdose and a near-fatal motorcycle crash, Hollywood star Gary Busey has made headlines over the years for more than just his acting abilities.

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“I feel like everyone has misjudged him, and everyone has a preconceived idea of who Gary is,” says the actor’s wife, Steffanie Sampson, in the video above.

“And they don’t know what he’s been through. They don’t know what his brain has been through. I’m honestly sick of it,” she adds.

At 74, Gary Busey has been living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) since 1988 after fracturing his skull in a motorcycle accident.

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Of his wife, Gary says,” She’s so good for me in moderating my behavior. She’s a beautiful partner in every way.”

On Wednesday’s episode, Gary and Steffanie visit the Dr. Phil stage to discuss Gary’s recently published autobiography,“Buseyisms: Gary Busey’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth” in which he shares memories of childhood, stories from of his five decades in Hollywood and his own perspectives and philosophies on life.

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What Gary Busey Says About His Traumatic Brain Injury

Why Actor Gary Busey Says Traumatic Brain Injury Put Him In Touch With ‘My Truth’

In a career that spans more than 50 years, Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey has appeared in well over 100 films, made headlines after multiple arrests, and survived both a 1988 motorcycle accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a 1995 drug overdose.

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Today, the film star is sharing memories from his storied life in his recently published autobiography, “Buseyisms: Gary Busey’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”

“Life is so important, and it’s so quickly taken from you,” says the actor in the video above. “There’s no death. It’s just a passing to another plateau,” he adds.

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Tune in to Wednesday’s Dr. Phil, to hear how Gary says he overcame his addiction to cocaine, why the word Love means “Living on victorious energy,” and how living with the brain injury he sustained more than 30 years ago, “Put me in better touch with my truth of myself.”

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Man Says He Wants Out Of Marriage But Wife Won’t Accept It

“My alcoholic, playboy husband walked away and filed for divorce after two-and-a-half years of marriage,” says Marcea. “Dustin’s new take on our marriage is that he wants the divorce but would like to live with me and co-parent our daughter.”

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Marcea claims Dustin was on a sugar daddy website looking for “discretion” and “friends with benefits,” paying college girls thousands of dollars for “unknown services” – and that he even paid a ransom to prevent a photo of himself from being exposed.

“I woke up one day and realized that the world that I knew, didn’t exist. I feel like I live in Dustin’s world, full of lies and, unfortunately, other women,” Marcea says. “I laugh because Dustin plays the victim role a lot with me, but I feel that I’m the victim.”

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Dustin says that Marcea needs to accept that he wants a divorce. “I don’t love her anymore,” says Dustin, who denies dating any other women. “Being married to Marcea was really difficult because she wanted to control my every move … I’ve never hated anyone, but Marcea makes me feel like I hate her.”

Hear more of their story in the video above. Why does Marcea say she didn’t file for divorce? See what happens on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil. Check here to see where you can watch.

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The Dubrow Diet: How Interval Eating Can Help You Lose Weight And Feel Ageless

Dr. Terry Dubrow, plastic surgeon and star of E’s Botched, and his wife, Heather, star of Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, say that for years, they struggled with their weight. They say they tried every fad diet and when none helped them achieve their goals, they decided to write their own book.

On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, The Dubrows share their exciting discoveries and details about their new book, The Dubrow Diet.

“This book is a game-changer in diet and healthy lifestyle that’s based on real science,” Dr. Dubrow says. “The book is based on what we call interval eating, where you learn how to eat at particular timed intervals.”

“The incredible thing about The Dubrow Diet is that it’s really sustainable. Be prepared, meal prep; you will stay in control,” Heather adds. “The results are amazing!”

In the video above, learn more about how interval eating works, the three phases of The Dubrow Diet, and see amazing before and after photos. Plus, hear from a woman who has been on the eating plan and what her results have been.

Watch more from this episode here. And, the Dubrows exclusively tell Dr. Phil viewers their keys to a successful and long marriage. Watch now!

The Dubrow Diet is published by Jay McGraw’s Ghost Mountain Books and is available everywhere books are sold.

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Why Does Woman Stay In Marriage When She Claims Husband Has Engaged Inappropriately With Other Women?

Marcea claims her husband, Dustin, is an alcoholic and a narcissist, which he denies. She claims Dustin has lied to her and that she has found his profile on sugar daddy and cheaters websites. She says that he has told her he wants a divorce but then he says he wants to live with her and co-parent their daughter, leaving her confused about the future of their relationship.

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Dustin denies cheating on his wife and says he talks to other people when he’s out because he’s a “social person.”

“I feel like I live in Dustin’s world, full of lies and, unfortunately, other women,” Marcea says.

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In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews what Marcea claims she has learned about Dustin’s behavior.

“You say there’s a point at which you say I’m not taking this. Where is it?” Dr. Phil asks Marcea.

See her response in the video above. Will Marcea admit that her marriage is over? See what happens on Tuesday’s episode. Check here to see where you can watch.

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In a matter of weeks, Marcea says her marriage to Dustin, whom she calls her “narcissistic, alcoholic, playboy husband,” will be over. Marcea claims Dustin was on a sugar daddy website looking for “discretion” and “friends with benefits,” and has paid college girls thousands of dollars for “unknown services.” Marcea also claims he paid a ransom to prevent himself from being exposed.

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But the divorce papers were not served by Marcea; they were served to her by Dustin, who absolutely denies cheating on her. He says that he’s no longer in love with her, and it’s time she accept that their marriage is over, but that they can be friends and co-parent their young daughter.

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After the show, Dr. Phil weighs in with his thoughts.

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Dr. Phil Tells Guest It’s Time She Decides What Her Life Is Going To Be And Not Let Her Soon To Be Ex Dictate To Her

Exclusive: The Dubrows’ Keys To A Successful, Long Marriage

Dr. Terry Dubrow, plastic surgeon and star of E’s Botched, and his wife of almost 20 years, Heather Dubrow, from Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, share their keys to a successful and long marriage. Watch the exclusive video above.

On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, the couple shares their exciting discoveries and details about their new book, The Dubrow Diet.

Watch more from the episode here. And check here to see where you can watch the entire episode.

The Dubrow Diet is published by Jay McGraw’s Ghost Mountain Books and is available everywhere books are sold.

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‘Why Are You Waiting For Him To Tell You What You’re Going To Do With Your Life?’ Dr. Phil Asks Guest

Marcea calls her husband, Dustin, a “narcissistic alcoholic.” She claims she has found his profile on a sugar daddy website looking for “discretion” and “friends with benefits,” and that he has paid college girls thousands of dollars for “unknown services.” And, she says they are about to be divorced – but that Dustin served her with the papers.

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However, she claims he constantly manipulates her into thinking he wants to work on their marriage – including renting a large house for her and their 2-year-old daughter to live with him.

When Dustin accuses her of hacking into his phone, Marcea turns to Dr. Phil and says, “This is the ridiculous, manipulative behavior that I’m so tired of.”

Dr. Phil makes clear that Dustin may or may not have acted in the ways Marcea claims – and Dustin denies ever cheating on his wife – but that if Marcea believes her accusations, she needs to take a closer look at her own behavior.

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“My question for you is why your self-worth, why your self-esteem is so compromised that you’re not only willing to accept that but pursue it, plead to be allowed to stay,” Dr. Phil says to Marcea. “You’re saying, ‘Abuse me, abuse my trust, violate every tenant of our relationship, our agreement as a husband and a wife. Do that to me not once, not twice but over, and over, and over again. Throw it in my face, wave it in my face, but please let me stay.’”

When Marcea tries to explain her behavior, Dr. Phil asks her, “Why is it up to him what happens in your life? Why are you waiting for him to tell you what you’re going to do with your life?”

Hear more in the video above. Check here to see where you can watch this episode on Tuesday.

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21-Year-Old Says She Wants To Cut All Ties With Father; He Claims They’ve Had A Good Relationship

Taelor says her father, Dustin, is a “distrustful, disrespectful, playboy,” and she wants him to stop sleeping around and start being a parent to his two daughters.

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“My entire life, my relationship with my dad has been a struggle,” Taelor claims. “My dad says some horrible things about me. He says that I’m psycho, controlling and asks why somebody would want to be with me.”

The 21-year-old says she has cut all ties with her father because of the way he treats her and his wife, Marcea.

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“I hate cheaters and being lied to, and as long as he’s that person, I want nothing to do with him,” Taelor says. “I think my dad’s addicted to women. He likes to be young and date skinny, 20-year-old little blondes.”

Dustin claims that Marcea has involved Taelor in matters that she should not be involved in, and he says Taelor needs to be a kid and stay out of his marriage. He also claims that he and Taelor have had a good relationship.

In the video above, Taelor confronts her father about his alleged behavior. And on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil questions why Marcea stays with a man who she claims has cheated on her numerous times. Check here to see where you can watch.

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‘Why Are You Waiting For Him To Tell You What You’re Going To Do With Your Life?’ Dr. Phil Asks Guest

Dr. Phil Tells Guest It’s Time She Decides What Her Life Is Going To Be And Not Let Her Soon-To-Be Ex Dictate To Her

Marcea has written to Dr. Phil 12 times asking for help to save her marriage. She claims her husband, Dustin, is a narcissist and an alcoholic, claims he denies. She also claims that she has found his dating profiles on sugar daddy websites and read text messages that make her believe he has cheated on her.

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Marcea admits that she struggles to decide if she should leave the relationship, because she claims Dustin turns around and tells her he wants to work things out and raise their child together.

In the video above, Dr. Phil tells Marcea what he believes is going on.

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“You have turned your life over to him,” he says. “He is looking for a safety zone, a soft place to fall. He wants his cake and eat it too.”

Dr. Phil continues, “You have taken a seat on the bench, and you’re waiting for him to tell you what’s going to happen in your life. You have to decide, ‘You know what? I am going to decide what happens in my life. I’ve got a life to live.’”

Will Marcea come to terms with the fact that her marriage is finished? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

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