Michele says she moved from New Jersey to Texas to take care of her 33-year-old alcohol-dependent daughter, Stephanie, after Stephanie moved out of a sober living facility and started drinking again.

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“She was on a path to health - You gave her an exit ramp,” Dr. Phil tells Michele, adding, “That’s what we call enabling.”

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“I think she just needs to be on her own and stand on her own two feet,” says Michele.

When Michele says she thinks it’s time for her and Stephanie to separate, what does Dr. Phil say about how the two women can still have a relationship?

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