Autumn says that for the last two years, she has been in an abusive relationship with D’Andre. She claims he has choked her, pushed her and even told her he was going to kill her. However, Autumn says even after they fight and break up, she always goes back to him.

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So what could be driving her to return to the arms of her abuser?

Dr. Charles Sophy, a board-certified psychiatrist, member of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and medical director of the Department of Child and Family Services in Los Angeles, shares his thoughts.

“In her mind, he has rescued her from you. That connection, she can’t let go,” Dr. Sophy says to Autumn’s parents. “He’s her protector, even though he doesn’t protect her.”

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In the video above from Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear more of Dr. Sophy's thoughts, and hear Autumn's response. Does she agree?

Autumn says she wants to know if she can fix D’Andre. Hear what Dr. Phil says on Tuesday’s episode. Check here to see where you can watch.

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'You Can’t Fix Him,' Dr. Phil Tells Young Woman Whose Boyfriend Has Been Abusive