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          PLAYING Woman Accused Of Being An ‘Absentee Mom’ Explains Her Behavior

          Woman Accused Of Being An ‘Absentee Mom’ Explains Her Behavior


          August 28, 2018

          Debra says she loves her son, Cole, unconditionally but “unfortunate circumstances” prevented her from seeing him often while he was growing up.

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          “Cole thinks that I didn’t want to be in his life but that’s not true,” Debra says. “Cole’s aunt Karin has done anything possible to manipulate my children into believing that I’m a bad parent. Karin lied to my kids all the time about saying that I was always using drugs and that wasn’t the case.”

          Debra claims she tried to get custody of her kids – whom she left with her ex-husband when a family member hit Cole – but that her family was “working against” her. “Cole blames me for what he went through all these years because I left him. I am tired of all the fighting, tired of all the bickering. I want all of this to stop.”

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          Cole claims his mother lied to him, disappointed him and walked out of his life at least twice a year every year while growing up.

          In the video above, hear the numerous reasons Debra says she was unable to visit her children, including that she had an abusive boyfriend, there was no money and she couldn’t get to where they lived, and that the family made it difficult. How does Cole respond to her explanation?

          On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, see what happens when Cole is supposed to face his mother. Check here to see where you can watch.

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