When Sean was 10 years old, he says he remembers being taken to a motel with his three brothers and saying goodbye to his mother. He says he never realized that this would be the last time his mom, the PTA member and perfect sports mom, would be in his life on a regular basis.

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“I told myself she would be right back. There’s no way she could be gone long, like, you know, maybe it’d be a vacation, maybe she would realize who she’s leaving behind. And I told myself that for years and years,” he says.

But he claims his mom moved across the country to start a new life with a new husband and two new babies, seeing her sons infrequently and often making empty promises.

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“There was always that glimmer of hope that she would pop back,” he continues. “She was a good mom when she was there. She was the best … I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. It was devastating.”

Sean’s mom says it’s been 25 years and she’s apologized numerous times, and it’s time her sons move on and have a relationship with her. But Sean and his brothers say she needs to acknowledge her behavior without making excuses. Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday's episode of Dr. Phil.

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