Dr. Phil says that people make attributions about themselves based on observing their own behavior in different situations, and that’s how a person’s self-image is formed.

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“You have observed what you have done throughout your life, particularly in critical situations, and based on those observations, you attribute certain characteristics to yourself,” Dr. Phil says.

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On Tuesday’s episode, Dr. Phil speaks with Angela, who admits that she’s cheated on her husband, Dan, with nearly 20 men. As Dr. Phil asks her questions, Angela claims that she was mentally and physically abused as a child, as well as sexually molested, which, Dr. Phil says, have left deep wounds that need to be healed, and have contributed to the way Angela sees herself in the world.

This episode airs Tuesday. Watch more here.

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