Susan calls her son-in-law, David, a bully. She claims he is fake, controlling and manipulative.

“Out in public David is a phony. He hugs me, he pretends that we are happy. He's got this big smile on his face. And then we’re at home, he can't stand me,” she explains.


Susan also claims that David controls her daughter, Bekah, with whom she used to be close but now has a strained relationship. “Dave has made Bekah his puppet and he is the puppeteer. He is raising a family of little puppets, and it’s definitely the kingdom of David.”

David says he loves Susan “very much,” and denies that he controls his wife.

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“If everything you just said is true, let's say that David is strong-willed. Let's say he has an idea how he wants things to be, what business is that of yours?” Dr. Phil asks Susan.

“It’s not,” she replies.

“So why do you keep expressing an opinion? Do you think that you did such a poor job of raising her that she would let someone mentally, emotionally abuse her?” Dr. Phil continues.

“Yes, she's brainwashed,” Susan says.

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Watch more of their exchange in the video above, including the advice Dr. Phil gives this grandma who longs to see her grandchildren again. And, on Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, will Susan mend things with her daughter and son-in-law so she can see her grandkids? Check here to see where you can watch.

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