LiAnne says she’s a former addict who has been sober for three years. She’s currently living in her mother, Debra’s attic, with her girlfriend, Shemelia, who Debra claims has a history of domestic abuse with LiAnne and has her daughter “completely brainwashed.” TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Bad mother/daughter relationship?
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Debra has legal guardianship of LiAnne’s kids and claims her daughter has “no natural instinct” as a mother,” but LiAnne insists she wants her “God-given rights” as a parent restored. WATCH Today’s Takeaway: Being A Parent Is Not A ‘God-Given Right’
“It’s different from state to state, but there are 10 parental fitness factors that you have to demonstrate to have any chance of restoring your role as a parent,” Dr. Phil tells LiAnne in the video above.
“You have to provide a safe, stable and secure environment,” he continues.
“I can’t do that right now,” admits LiAnne. She says she’s looking for a “plan of action” to reach her goal.
When Dr. Phil tells LiAnne it’s her responsibility to get along with Debra, how does LiAnne respond?
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