Dean says he and his girlfriend, Jessica, have had a violent relationship in the past and engaged in 10 physical altercations.

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“I’ve hit her and I’ve choked her. She’s also hit me,” Dean says. “A lot of times, she does instigate it. Sometimes, I am just defending myself, and then there’s other times that she has pushed me to the point to where I lash out.”

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Dean describes an incident a few years ago that led to Jessica and her 13-year-old daughter each filing an order of protection against Dean – but Dean admits that he and Jessica break that order every day by living with each other.

In the video above from Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil has a warning for Dean about his behavior – and offers him advice.

On Wednesday, hear what Jessica says about her relationship with Dean – and her behavior. Check here to see where you can watch.

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