Karen says that, although her daughter, Mindy, insists that “Thomas,” a man she has only met online, is a catfish, she believes he is real and is looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together.

Karen, who is recently retired, admits she gave “Thomas” $10,000 even though he claims to be a “successful” oil rig engineer. She insists that when she told him she couldn’t send him more money, he said, “that was fine,” and continued texting her.

Mindy says that’s not what happened. “When she stopped sending him money, he started just taking longer and longer to respond to her texts,” she says. “He started going as long as ten days, and most recently, it was 19 days before she heard from him.”

Karen says after not hearing from “Thomas” for so long, she texted to ask him to let her know if he wasn’t going to communicate with him anymore. When she offered to send him another $10,000 in the same text, how long does she say it took “Thomas” to respond? Watch the video above.

Plus, find out what prompts Dr. Phil to tell Karen, “I feel like I’m letting you down.”

Part one of this two-part Dr. Phil, “My Mom Is in Love with a Man Who Doesn’t Exist,” airs Tuesday. Check your local listing to find out where you can watch.

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