“Life is managed, it’s not cured, and that goes for every part of life, including your family dynamics,” Dr. Phil says.

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He says that if a person finds themselves in a spiral of dysfunction and have difficulty changing their path, he or she should turn inward.

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“The first house you’ve got to clean is your own,” Dr. Phil says. “The only person you control is you. So, you’ve got to stop and say, ‘What can I do to stop contributing to the chaos? What can I do to start being part of the solution instead of part of the problem?’”

Hear more of his advice in the video above.

On Thursday’s episode, Dr. Phil speaks with Jenn and Seth who say their 17-year relationship is going to end unless they can stop the chaos and fighting, which includes verbal abuse and fits of rage. Watch more here.

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