Dr. Phil offers advice to an engaged couple who are currently separated because of arguments over money. “When you get married, you’ve got to look at a lot of different points before you do.”
Sheryl confronts her fiancé about accusations by his family that she’s a gold digger. “Gold diggers don’t ask for [money] for your kids.”
Dr. Phil jokes with Owen, who claims his fiancée, Sheryl, stole his BMW, leaving him with an old “hoopty” to drive to a reunion. “You skipped the 20-year reunion? You’re going to have to wait another 20 years; the BMW will be your hoopty by then.”
Dr. Phil drills down on Dee, who admits she has enabled her troubled 20-year-old daughter, Lacey. “You’ve enabled this girl because you don’t know what else to do.”
Dr. Phil offers advice to Lacey, a troubled 20-year-old, for getting her life back on track. “We’re all products of our learning history.”
Lacey, who admits she abuses drugs, reveals a traumatic experience that she says started her downward spiral.
Skyla says her husband of one year, Ryan, acts like a child when she says “no” to sex – yelling, slamming doors and punching walls. Ryan admits that his sexual frustration has pushed him to the edge. Can Dr. Phil help Ryan control his temper – and help these newlyweds rekindle their relationship?
Reagan says his wife, Sara, refuses to have sex with him, forcing him to turn to gambling and other women “for an adrenaline rush.” Sara says she wants to fix their relationship – but needs Reagan to work on meeting her emotional needs. What advice does Dr. Phil give the couple?
Lori says she hates that her daughter, Seanna, is putting her education on hold to attend “furry” conventions. Is Seanna ready for life in the real world? And, is Lori actually enabling her daughter by paying her bills?
Gary, aka “Boomer the Dog,” says he’s convinced he’s half dog and half human and lives as much like a canine as possible – including wearing a sheepdog costume. Is he using “Boomer” to avoid life?
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?