Dr. Phil says that you can’t shape the world the way you want it, and you have to realize that the only person you control in your life is you.

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“You can ask other people to do things, you can try and inspire other people to do things, but the fact of the matter is sometimes other people are broken,” he says.

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On Tuesday’s episode, Dr. Phil speaks with Cole who claims he has been lied to, abandoned by and disappointed by his mother his entire life. He says that he let his mom back into his life recently, only to be disappointed again. And, when he was ready to confront his mom for her behavior, she left the studio and chose not to face him.

“You don’t give people the benefit of the doubt; collect data,” Dr. Phil says.

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