Steve claims that every time he tries to communicate with his wife, Sam, she retreats and that the intimacy in their marriage is gone. “That’s been most of our relationship,” he says.

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Sam claims she doesn’t feel safe in the marriage and is tired of Steve’s angry outbursts. “I literally feel trapped. I don’t have any more straws to grasp at,” she says.

Both Sam and Steve say their 10-year-old son’s behaviors are out of control and claim that’s contributing to the breakdown of their marriage.

On Monday’s episode, Dr. Phil sends Lisa Nichols, a six-time bestselling author and transformational coach known for her appearance in the documentary film, The Secret, to meet with the family in their home.

“Now, I know there’s more to the story than what they’re admitting,” she says. What did Lisa discover there, and does it help Dr. Phil find a solution to help Sam and Steve resolve their differences?

This episode airs Monday. Check here to find out where you can watch.

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