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          PLAYING Young Boys Describe How Their Parents’ Fighting Is Affecting Them

          Young Boys Describe How Their Parents’ Fighting Is Affecting Them


          October 20, 2017

          “I do think my parents fight more than other parents,” says a 12-year-old boy.

          His 10-year-old brother adds, “It hurts, and I don’t like them fighting. It affects me emotionally. I’ve heard them but I never got what they were saying, so I never really understood it.”

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          Marcus and Cari are the divorced parents of these young boys. The exes admit they don’t get along and often fight in front of their sons, usually during custody exchanges.

          Marcus and his new wife, Amber, say they believe Cari is jealous of their relationship and loving family. The couple, who calls Cari controlling and manipulative, claim Cari talks bad about them in front of the children, faked having cancer and is overmedicating the boys.

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          Cari calls Marcus volatile and angry and says she can’t be in a room with him without fighting. And, she claims Amber is trying to take her children from her.

          In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews the 10 factors to determine the fitness of a parent. How do these parents measure up? And, hear why Dr. Phil tells Cari, “You can play the victim here, or you can put on your mommy pants and grow up.”

          Can Dr. Phil help these parents make a plan to co-parent in peace? This episode airs Friday. Check here to see where you can watch.

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