Tara was 13 when her parents separated, and eventually divorced. She says it was her mother, Christina, who left the family, and she has no idea why.

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“Up until my mom left, life was pretty normal. Once she left I felt empty and alone and really confused,” says the now 21-year-old.

Claiming she often feels anxious, overwhelmed and angry, Tara says, “I don’t know why I’m like this. I have a very negative outlook on life.”

Brought up by her father, Jim, since she was a teenager, Tara says her relationship with her mom is “rocky” and she still carries a lot of resentment toward Christina.

What does she say about being raised by a single dad? Tune in to part one of a two-part Dr. Phil, airing Thursday.

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