October 18, 2017
“I want to remarry my ex-husband, Greg, but my mother-in-law, who is also my neighbor, has made my life a living hell,” says Amanda. “She has thrown dog poop on my yard, she’s put up No Trespassing signs. She treats me like I’m a criminal.”
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Amanda says she and Greg were married for 15 years before they divorced two years ago. She says her mother-in-law, Kathy, comes across as a “nice old lady” but that she acts like a “monster-in-law.”
“Kathy has scared me to death multiple times by taking my children without my permission,” Amanda says, one time even leading to a physical fight with Kathy.
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Amanda says she and Greg are trying to rebuild their lives together and that Kathy is standing in the way. “Kathy’s a snake in the grass. To everyone else, she’s so kind and helpful but behind closed doors, she’s so mean and vindictive” she says, turning to Dr. Phil for help.