“My mom is not a good mom,” says Nikki.

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“When Nikki and I were 16 and 17, my mother decided that we were old enough to take care of ourselves and as a result, she moved in with her boyfriend and left us,” adds Nikki's older sister, Paige.
 

The sisters claim they were abandoned in a home with no running water, electricity or heat, it was filled with trash, and they couldn’t use the bathrooms. “I’d have to walk up to the local gas station to go to the bathroom,” Nikki says.

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Their mom, Leigh, claims she came home every day to check on the girls – but they say there were times they had no idea where she was.
 
Hear more of their story in the video above, including why Paige says she had to take custody of her younger sister. And, now, eight years later, the sisters claim their mom is an alcoholic, and they fear for her life.
 
On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear what Leigh has to say about her behavior. Does she think she needs to change? Check here to see where you can watch.

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