Evan says that the first eight years of his life were difficult. He claims he was abused and asked to do things children shouldn’t be a part of. When he was 8, he was adopted by Tim and Tina. He admits that he has stolen from them, as well as stolen a car and been arrested, and partially blames his early childhood for his behavior. He also claims that his family “continuously” makes him out to be the “bad guy.”

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In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews some of Evan’s behavior issues – and offers him advice for getting his life back on track.

“You have to decide what you deserve,” Dr. Phil tells Evan. “You’re either going to wind up a convicted felon, and you’re going to spend years in jail. Or, you’re going to pull your act together, and you’re going to say, ‘I deserve better than I’m giving myself here.’”

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Hear more of Dr. Phil’s advice in the video above, including how Evan needs to heal his personal truth.
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