Jourdon says her boyfriend, Richard, is physically abusive toward her. She says he has bitten her, tried to drown her and beaten her numerous times – one time so badly he made her stay in a hotel room for two weeks while she healed.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Know someone in an abusive relationship?
Now, she says she fears Richard’s abusive behavior is rubbing off on his 10-year-old son. “I can slowly see him turning into Richard,” Jourdon says. “He flipped a desk at school. He grabbed someone’s arm. He’s telling me that he doesn’t have to listen to me. He’s watching what his dad’s doing — he thinks it’s OK.”
Ashley, the mother of Richard’s son, says she ended her relationship with Richard because she claims he was abusive toward her as well. She says she, too, is concerned for her 10-year-old child. “It’s very upsetting that my son is seeing the verbal and physical abuse,” she says. “Richard should turn his life around and do what’s right for his son.” WATCH: Man Admits He Is Addicted To Abusing His Girlfriend
In the video above, Dr. Phil has an important message for Richard about how he is influencing his son.
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'Do You Think You Deserve Better?' Dr. Phil Asks Woman Who Is Physically And Verbally Abused By Boyfriend