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          PLAYING Why An Assault Survivor Says She Fears Leaving The House

          Why An Assault Survivor Says She Fears Leaving The House


          January 4, 2018

          Tammi was assaulted with a meat tenderizing hammer by her ex-fiancé, Chris, two years ago. The attack left her with multiple injuries including broken vertebrae, a smashed finger and a concussion.

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          Chris is currently serving a 12-year sentence for first-degree assault, but Tammi’s daughter, Taylor, claims her mother still hasn’t dealt with the trauma.

          “I tell my mom that she needs to talk to somebody about her attack. My mother will say yes just to shut me up and then she’ll flake,” claims the 19-year-old.

          Tammi says she has a lot of fear leaving the house. “Because I’m afraid I might run into somebody that I know that I have to have a conversation with.”

          “I don’t know what you’re afraid of because he is in jail,” Taylor tells her mother on Thursday’s Dr. Phil.

          Taylor, who has been credited with saving Tammi’s life admits, she hasn’t spoken to anyone about what she’s been going through since her mother’s assault, either. Why does she say she doesn’t want to accept that it was real?

          Check here to find out where you can watch Thursday’s episode.

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          If you think you may be in a dangerous relationship with unhealthy patterns, please seek help. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233). Or visit

          Visit to learn more about the Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation: When Georgia Smiled, and The Aspire Initiative, an interactive program which helps those caught in the cycle of domestic abuse to identify, and take steps to end it.

          Visit; call 1-866-331-9474 or text loveis to 22522 to find information and resources in your local area.

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