Best Of Dr. Phil

Full episodes of Dr. Phil with intriguing guests presenting compelling yet relatable stories from the real world and Dr. Phil's down to earth, common sense, usable advice for the challenges of life. Hear America's doctor talk about things that matter to people who care.

Society & Culture
Mental Health
The Love Triangle
A recent study shows that the number of men and women having extramarital affairs is on the rise. Could your spouse be cheating on you? Dr. Phil's guests are struggling with the aftermath of infidelity.
39 min
For Better Or Worse
Some couples vow "for better or worse." With a 50% divorce rate in America, in the midst of marital crises ranging from separation to unfaithfulness, Dr. Phil helps manage rocky marriages. Dr.Phil tells how to survive infidelity or when to call it quits.
41 min
Growing Up Too Fast
Dr. Phil talks with parents who say it Is difficult to raise their teen daughter in an oversexed, celebrity-obsessed, cosmetic surgery-seeking society.
41 min
Marriage Crisis: Drowning In Debt
Money is the number one reason why couples say they get divorced. The country's current financial crisis has resulted in more couples getting buried in a landslide of debt which takes its toll on a marriage. Is your marriage on the rocks because of debt?
41 min
Risky Teen Behavior
How well do you know your teenager? Could your child be participating in risky or illegal activities right under your own roof?
40 min
Banned From The Wedding
A bride-to-be takes on her future mother-in-law in an ugly feud that has torn a family apart. Can Dr. Phil cut through the drama and broker some peace for this family?
40 min
At War With My Teen
What happens when a household is in total meltdown and filled with constant battles? Meet a mother who is afraid of her 17-year-old son and the stepfather who says he's caught in the middle. But is the boy the only one to blame for the chaos in the house?
41 min
Bully Husband
Karen writes to Dr. Phil saying her husband mentally abuses her by telling her how fat she is, how terrible she looks, criticizes her makeup, calls her names, tells fat jokes. She hides in a bathroom to eat and he won't touch her "until she loses 200 lbs"
41 min
Con Artists & Thieves
From petty theft to check fraud, Dr. Phil's guests say they are addicted to stealing, and it is destroying their families.
41 min
Husband's Shocking Confession Pt. 3
Dr. Phil continues the dramatic story of Wade and Michelle. What started out as the story of a husband who admitted to being a sex addict and a compulsive liar, has turned into a frightening story of alleged rape and murder. Part 3
41 min
Husband's Shocking Confession Pt. 2
Michelle thought she had a perfect marriage until Wade admitted to keeping a horrible secret from his wife. Little did she know this one revelation would be the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Phil continues the startling story of Wade and Michelle. Part 2
41 min
Lying Husband Pt. 1
Should you stay in a marriage with your husband if you find out a secret that disgusts you? Wade made a shocking confession to his wife, Michelle, only after he failed a polygraph test that she made him take. Will he now come clean? Part 1
39 min
Starving For Perfection
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "If I could lose five more pounds, I'd be perfect"? Darlene and Jennifer have been starving themselves in the name of perfection, but are they also killing themselves on their quest?
41 min
Meddling Moms
They track your every move and monitor your conversations. This may sound like the latest GPS locator, but they are actually meddling moms!
41 min
Bully Dads
They threaten, scream, intimidate and even bite. They are not tantrum-throwing tots ... they are bullying dads!
42 min
Addicted Twins Pt. 3
Cindy tells her own alcohol history. Sarah emerges from her addiction haze. Dr. Phil reunites the twins with Perry, their father. Leaving The Dr. Phil House, a stop at the studios and a goodbye to Dr. Phil, the twins head to separate rehab centers. Part 3
43 min
Addicted Twins Pt. 2
One day off heroin Sarah begins painful withdrawals. Tecoa struggles with drug cravings while two weeks clean and six months pregnant. Are Dr. Phil's efforts sabotaged between the twins? Dr. Phil shows the girls a terrifying look into their future. Part 2
42 min
Addicted Twins Pt. 1
Dr. Phil sits down with mom Cindy with footage of her daughter Sarah's street life: prostitution, smoking crack cocaine and shooting heroin. Twin Tecoa tells how it began. Off the streets and into The Dr. Phil House, will the girls commit to rehab? Part 1
41 min
Man Camp Pt. 5
Meet three women ready to divorce controlling, chauvinistic husbands. At Dr. Phil's Man Camp, an intensive week-long stay in The Dr. Phil House, can these couples repair the damage from their toxic attitudes, explosive fights and abusive behaviors? Part 5
40 min
Man Camp Pt. 4
Meet three women ready to divorce controlling, chauvinistic husbands. At Dr. Phil's Man Camp, an intensive week-long stay in The Dr. Phil House, can these couples repair the damage from their toxic attitudes, explosive fights and abusive behaviors? Part 4
51 min
Man Camp Pt. 3
Meet three women ready to divorce controlling, chauvinistic husbands. At Dr. Phil's Man Camp, an intensive week-long stay in The Dr. Phil House, can these couples repair the damage from their toxic attitudes, explosive fights and abusive behaviors? Part 3
40 min
Man Camp Pt. 2
Meet three women ready to divorce controlling, chauvinistic husbands. At Dr. Phil's Man Camp, an intensive week-long stay in The Dr. Phil House, can these couples repair the damage from their toxic attitudes, explosive fights and abusive behaviors? Part 2
42 min
Man Camp Pt. 1
Meet three women ready to divorce controlling, chauvinistic husbands. At Dr. Phil's Man Camp, an intensive week-long stay in The Dr. Phil House, can these couples repair the damage from their toxic attitudes, explosive fights and abusive behaviors? Part 1
42 min
On The Outs With In-Laws
Manipulative, violent, controlling, downright diabolical. These are words Anna-Laura uses to describe her mother-in-law Janice. She says Janice is forcing her husband Morgan to choose between his mother and his wife. What can this family do to get along?
30 min
Fighting Over The Will
When you imagine getting an inheritance, you might assume all your financial problems would be solved. But can the money be more trouble than it's worth?
42 min
Slave To My Spouse
Do you constantly have to compromise to get along with your mate? Do you feel like you have to give up a vital part of yourself to be in a relationship? Dr. Phil talks to controlling guests, and the loved ones who feel trapped by them.
42 min
Twisted Love: The Aftermath Pt. 2
Dr. Phil follows up with Charles and Tracy. After coming to the conclusion that his dream of being shared by his wife and mistress was never going to happen, did Charles follow through and end his relationship with the other woman? Part 2
42 min
Twisted Love Pt. 1
Can a man introduce another woman into his marriage and form a healthy, "triangular" relationship, in which he is shared by his wife and his mistress? Part 1
41 min
The Honeymoon's Over
Do couples give up too easily on marriage? More newlyweds, married only a few months, are pulling off their wedding bands and calling it quits. Dr. Phil's guests haven't even been married a year, and are already wondering if they made the right decision.
42 min
What makes a good wife? Is it cooking, cleaning, raising the kids and having great sex? Dr. Phil says too few couples understand what it means to be a "Mrs." He delves into the role of the wife in 2005.
42 min
When you and your beloved say "I do," it's "for better or worse." But what happens when all you feel is the "worse" part and wind up trapped in a bad marriage?
42 min
Finding Allene & Mollie Pt. 3
The tense family drama continues. Dr. Phil sent Private Investigator Harold Copus thousands of miles through three countries including the jungles of Belize to find two sisters, Allene and Mollie, who were abducted by their father one year ago. Part 3
42 min
Finding Allene & Mollie Pt. 2
Join Dr. Phil on a search for two missing girls abducted by their father. Private Investigator Harold Copus travels thousands of miles and through a jungle. Will this search lead to the girls? Who has them and more disturbingly, for what purpose?
41 min
Missing Pt. 1
Dr. Phil shines a light on missing children. Some are taken by strangers, but more frequently a parent is the one to abduct them - too often with terrifying results.
43 min
How To Talk To Your Kids About Money
The current economic crisis has everyone on edge. It’s more important than ever to talk to your kids about money, and today,Dr. Phil gives you the tools you need to have that conversation.His first guests, Lora and Kris, say they want help because their 15-year-old daughter, Katy, loves to shop –-with their money –-and she doesn’t take care of the items she buys. She’s already on her second iPhone, second iPod and third laptop! Katy admits she’s a little spoiled but says every teenager wants nice things. Lora and Kris admit they have a hard time telling their daughter no. How will Katy do when asked to balance the family budget? Then, Dr. Phil leads a round table discussion about money with a group of fourth and fifth graders. Find out their reactions when they learn how many bags of groceries you could buy with the amount of money it costs for an iPod. Plus, financial expert Susan Beacham shares the dos and don’ts for teaching kids about money.
42 min
Generation Me
They’re self-absorbed, spoiled and entitled brats, otherwise known as Generation Me. MTV correspondent Kim Stolz recently hit the streets of New York to find out how the younger generation feels about this label. Don't miss the candid responses. Then, Bradley, 24, says he wants to be rich and drive a Lamborghini, but he only wants to put in 80 percent of the effort. He still relies on his mom, Christine, to pay his rent and other bills. Will Bradley learn to stand on his own two feet? Plus, Monica says her 18-year-old daughter, Courtney, is an “entitlement princess,” and she gives the teen money just to keep the peace. Will mom and daughter get a wake-up call? And Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me, reveals why many young people are narcissistic.
45 min
How To Get To I Do
For many girls, a fairytale wedding day is a sweet fantasy -- but getting the proposal can be a real nightmare! Amber and Rich are struggling through commitment issues. They live, work and have children together, and say they're happy but can't seem to take the next step. Rich sold Amber on his plan to marry her after five years, so why hasn't he proposed after nearly seven? Does he have valid reasons for resisting marriage? After Dr. Phil challenges him, will Rich decide to walk down the aisle ... on Dr. Phil's stage? Next, Jill has taken the leap and been divorced seven times. Why does she pick the wrong men, and what can she do to make her next union last? Then, Candy describes her first marriage as lasting 18 miserable years, and she regrets how she poisoned her daughters against men during that time. What will it take to change her daughter, who calls herself the Runaway Bride? Plus, a don't-miss moment happens in Dr. Phil's audience!
43 min
Imagine cleaning your house for hours on end, washing your hands up to 30 times a day -- sometimes until they bleed -- and having the urge to repeatedly check that doors are locked and appliances are turned off. This may sound like extreme behavior, but 2.2 million American adults live with a debilitating illness known as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Learn the warning signs and what you can do to overcome anxiety. Lisa says she’s so petrified of germs that she scrubs her kitchen floor four to five times a day and constantly washes her hands. She even homeschools her three young children because she’s afraid that being around other kids will make them sick! Her husband, Khristian, fears that they’re raising a bunch of “shut ins” who will be terrified of going out into the real world. Will Lisa be able to manage her disease and move forward with her life? Plus, Phyllis, a former guest, says she cleaned 16 hours a day and rarely left her home. Find out how she’s doing today, and hear the advice she has for Lisa.
45 min
How to Negotiate Anything
When you think of negotiations, you may think of men in suits and corporate boardrooms, but negotiating happens every day -- even in your own house. Dr. Phil helps his guests negotiate everything from time spent watching football, to where a student gets to attend college, to the price of that new car and even what organs a spouse can donate when they pass away! Learn the principles of making a deal, how to compromise to get what you want and the biggest mistakes you can make when buying a new car. Plus, learn the five things you might not realize you can bargain for. Stop getting ripped off and start negotiating!
44 min
Biggest Financial Mistakes
Are your extravagant ways about to send you to the poorhouse? Dr. Phil explains the five biggest financial mistakes you could be making. Brad and Yvonne had a 3,200 square foot house, went on expensive vacations and hosted lavish parties for their friends. Now they say they live in a trailer in Yvonne’s parents’ backyard. In spite of their dire financial straits, Yvonne says her husband still wants to purchase a $1,800 watch! What’s behind Brad’s urge to splurge? Can the couple ever get out from under their mound of debt? And, the economic downturn is even forcing the wealthy to downsize. Dr. Phil talks to Vicki, Gina and Lynne of the Real Housewives of Orange County about how the cash crunch is affecting them. Find out what happened when Gina asked Vicki to borrow money. Plus, a top Hollywood divorce attorney shares some of the top mistakes women make when it comes to money and marriage.
45 min
Can You Get Over Your Past?
What if you once embraced a lifestyle so terrible and so violent that it cost you your family, your friends and your freedom? Can you ever get over your past and make things right? Dr. Phil talks to two men who face this struggle. Tad and Josh joined ranks with white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups. Embracing hatred, they shut out anyone who didn’t share their views. Tired of feeling angry and empty, these men now want to turn their lives around. But is it too late to expect forgiveness? And can they forgive themselves? Don’t miss this powerful show!
44 min
Revenge: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Bleach, bologna and super glue --Do you know what these items have in common? They have all been used by people to get revenge against another. Dr. Phil, along with criminal defense attorney Anthony Pope and revenge expert and blogger Dr. Gina Barreca, delve into headline-making revenge stories of retribution, like the women from Wisconsin who were arrested for using super glue on a man's private parts, and Michael Brewer, a 15-year-old who was badly burned after telling police that boys stole his dad's bike. Next, Todd says months after he separated from his wife, Deborah, she took revenge against him, and he landed in jail. He says now it's payback time, but find out why he doesn't act like it. Then, hear Deborah's side. When Dr. Phil drills down, will she admit to criminal activities? You won't believe the strange behavior of both Deborah and Todd. Anthony and Gina weigh-in on this battle, but they see it way differently. And, a woman tried to get even with her husband's ex-wife, but the outcome wasn't what she expected.
45 min
Top 3 Biggest Mistakes You Don't Know You're Ma...
Married couples, listen up! Learn the top three mistakes you’re making that could have long-lasting negative effects on your relationship. Orlando and Sarah say they fight constantly, and their conflict never gets resolved. One spat turned physical and had their 2 1/2-year-old daughter in tears. Learn the eight non-negotiable rules all couples need to follow to fight fair. Next, Nikio and Nedra have two sets of twins under age 4, and Nikio says his wife undermines his authority when he’s disciplining the kids. Nedra says her spouse’s punishments are too harsh. Dr. Phil shares his thoughts about spanking. Plus, Marilyn Logan, the renowned “Money Lady,” reveals the biggest financial mistakes you could be making.
40 min
The Biggest Money Fights: Pre-Nups and Wills
It’s a five-letter word that can come between loved ones and divide families forever: M-O-N-E-Y! Dr. Phil speaks with guests battling over inheritances and prenuptial agreements. Kathy says her father, Ed, betrayed her by losing close to a million dollars, which should’ve been her inheritance. Ed says he invested the money with his son, which didn’t turn out the way he planned and admits he wasn’t honest with his family about his financial decisions. Kathy says some of that money was meant for her children’s college funds, and she’s not sure she can ever forgive him. And, Stacy wants to know if she divorces her husband, will she be owed more than what her prenuptial agreement stipulates given her unique circumstances? Legal analyst Lisa Bloom weighs in on these money matters.
44 min
What's Wrong with People
Dr. Phil and HLN’s Nancy Grace dissect recent headlines that they believe demonstrate how the system has failed. What if you found out your child was allegedly molested by a man after he’d been on the radar with police, the state medical board, the Attorney General’s office and even his own family and colleagues? How does this happen, and what can parents do to protect their kids? Then, girl-on-girl fighting has increased alarmingly, and some brawls are even videotaped and posted online. Tessa was 14 when she was beaten by a classmate while being videotaped. The video ended up on YouTube. So why didn’t they prosecute? And, why did three security guards in Seattle do nothing to intervene when a 15-year-old girl was savagely attacked and mugged by other girls in front of them? And wait until you hear who else failed to help – it may leave you asking, “What is wrong with people?”
45 min
Wedding Woes
When you’re a bride-to-be, planning your wedding can be an emotional time for you and your parents. But what happens when your family members are not exactly jumping for joy over your upcoming nuptials? From a mom who is worried her daughter is rushing into a marriage with a complete stranger to a bride who says her father is ruining her big day, Dr. Phil helps families figure out how to keep the happiest day in a young couple’s life from turning into a nightmare.And, are you sure you're preparing for a marriage and not just a wedding? Find out the questions you must ask yourself before walking down the aisle.
45 min
Dr. Phil's Personality Test
Are you more of an extrovert or do you tend to be neurotic? Learn about the five basic dimensions of personality, and take the Big 5 Test to determine which category you fall in! Brian is a mild-mannered fun husband and father, but when he sits behind the wheel, he says he gets so angry and aggressive that he constantly sprays other cars with windshield wiper fluid --going through as much as three gallons of fluid every week!Can he put the brakes on his temper before someone gets hurt? Next, meet Sam Gosling, professor of psychology and author of Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You. See what he learns about the Dr. Phil staff and Dr. Phil when he snoops through the office! And, body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass analyzes Darcy and Craig's behavior on a date. Is this couple of seven months compatible for the long haul? Plus, learn how to mesh your personality with someone who's opposite of you, and take a quiz to find out your dog personality!
44 min
Why Men Cheat
What if you could find out if your man is at a higher risk for infidelity before you married him? Controversial research suggests there is a cheating gene, and certain tests can tell you if your partner may carry it! Angela says if she knew her husband, Jose, was going to be a cheater, she never would have married him. Jose has admitted to cheating eight times and claims he’s addicted to pornography. Is he choosing his behavior, or is it possible his brain is actually wired this way? Jose is put to the test. Will a simple brain scan tell Angela everything she needs to know about her husband’s cheating ways? Dr. Phil’s panel of medical experts discuss the new science behind a cheater’s brain and what can be done about it if your loved one is at a higher risk. Plus, learn the simple test to see if your partner is at risk just by looking at his hands!
44 min
The 237 Reasons Why Women Have Sex
"I wanted to make someone jealous." "I was bored." "I wanted to feel closer to God." These are some of the 237 reasons why women say they have sex. In her new book, Why Women Have Sex, Dr. Cindy Meston lists the good, bad, silly and shocking reasons that women do the deed. She and Dr. Jennifer Berman, a sexual health expert, join Dr. Phil to talk about women and sex, and offer advice to couples with differing libidos. To get an idea of how women feel about having sex, Dr. Phil sends comedienne Kathleen Madigan to talk to women on the street. You may be surprised to hear some of the reasons women are intimate. Next, meet Maribel and Jeff. She says her number one reason to have sex is because she likes it.She's gone to great lengths, from dressing sexy to undergoing surgery, to engage her husband, but he's not interested. Jeff says he resists because he's worried he's going to have another heart attack. But is there an underlying reason why he refuses to make love to his wife? Then, Deanna says she only wants sex one way, but her husband Robert complains he's bored with the routine. What do they need to do to come together in the bedroom? And find out the top five reasons women have sex and how they compare to men's reasons.
45 min
Big-Time Moochers
Dr. Phil’s guests say they have a moocher in their midst, but they don’t know how to kick this freeloader to the curb! Karen and Rex say they’re tired of their 24-year-old twins, Andrew and Justin, living under their roof. They say their sons don’t pay for rent, groceries or utilities, and to make matters worse are disrespectful and verbally abusive. The twins feel their parents owe them a lavish lifestyle, and say their father never enforces the eviction notices he gives them, so why would they ever leave? Will the couple be empowered to kick their grown kids out of their house? Then, siblings Kermeth, Patrice and Portia say they’re fed up with their younger brother, George, bumming off their mom. They say he can’t keep a job, lives rent free and even stole his niece’s TV and sold it for gas money! George says he feels like the family outcast, and he’s doing the best he can. Can Dr. Phil help this family get their little brother get back on track?
44 min
Mini Mean Girls
As the nursery rhyme goes, "Sugar and spice and everything nice -- that’s what little girls are made of." But what happens when little girls turn into big bullies? Dr. Phil examines why young girls are becoming cruel, mean and bossy, and he has help from the co-stars of Mean Girls 2, Maiara Walsh and Meaghan Martin. First up, Sheila says her daughter, Kayla, threatens other kids at school, steals their lunch and punches them -- and she’s only 9! But little Kayla says her 11-year-old sister, Haley, is the real bully. Find out why, and learn what’s behind the sisters’ mean girl attitudes. Plus, were Maiara and Meaghan ever bullied as kids? The actresses reveal painful playground memories and share tips to help young ladies empower themselves. And, Dr. Phil explains what parents can do when their daughter feels excluded by the popular girls at school.
45 min
My Mate's Not Hot Enough!
How much should looking good factor into your relationship? Today’s guests say appearance matters, and their mate is not up to their standards! Sandi says after six years of marriage, she misses her husband, Otto’s, six-pack. He says working -- not working out -- is a priority for him, and nothing will satisfy his wife, who rates herself a 20 out of 10. But the couple does agree on one thing: whatever Sandi wants, Sandi gets. Will Otto agree to hit the gym? Then, Dawn worked hard to shed 150 pounds, and when the new svelte Dawn met Paul, sparks flew! He thought she was hot -- until she undressed. What is she hiding? Plus, discover why Dr. Phil wrestles with his decision to help Dawn and Paul. And, Cynthia says she’s embarrassed by her boyfriend’s outdated wardrobe, and refuses to be seen with him in public! Can a professional makeover change her opinion?
46 min
Smart Women Dumb Choices
Ladies: What’s the key to succeeding in life --beauty or brains? Dr. Phil, along with CBS legal analyst and author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World,Lisa Bloom, shares words of wisdom for women who embrace superficial values to get ahead. Tiffany says looking beautiful is her number one priority, and she’ll do anything to become a reality star. She says she underwent gastric bypass surgery, lip injections and Botox --all in the pursuit of perfection. When Dr. Phil gives her a reality check she didn’t bargain for, can she handle the truth? Find out why this discussion gets cut short.Then, learn why former American Idol contestant Jessica Sierra says she’s haunted by her venture into the Hollywood spotlight. She has a strong message for women who say they’ll do anything to get ahead. And, it’s the return of Josie --one of Dr. Phil’s most talked about and controversial guests! Has the self-admitted spoiled and entitled girl changed her ways? Watch what happens when Lisa takes her to task for her inflammatory remarks.
45 min
Young & Wild
Parents, are you worried your son or daughter’s frequent nights out on the town might be more than harmless fun? Believe it or not, binge drinking is not just a normal phase that college-aged kids go through. Kressa is extremely worried about her 20-year old daughter, Layla, who dropped out of college, started mixing drugs and alcohol and crashed multiple vehicles while driving under the influence. Layla, who has tried to get sober many times, says she loves the party lifestyle and has been waiting her whole life to be like the bad girls she sees on reality television. Can Dr. Phil deliver a wake-up call to Layla before she kills herself or someone else? Tiphany, a paraplegic, has a sobering message to deliver to the young woman. Then, Josh, 24, says he is addicted to shopping and has acquired nearly $100,000 in debt -- all to maintain his image as an up-and-coming recording artist. Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s strong words for these 20-somethings!
44 min
Consumed by Jealousy
Dr. Phil’s guests say the green-eyed monster is tearing apart their marriage. First, Paula claims she has been nothing but unwaveringly loyal to her husband, Mike, but he still questions her fidelity. This jealous husband admits he placed listening devices in the home, has set up surveillance cameras to follow her and has subjected Paula to not one, but two polygraph tests. Find out what other devices Mike uses to track his wife and why he’s so paranoid. Plus, when Paula gets a third polygraph by a Dr. Phil expert, will Mike's suspicions finally be confirmed? Then, Tara says she’s suspicious of her husband, Andrew. Can Dr. Phil help fill the void of trust in these relationships before it's too late?
44 min
Bossy Husbands
What’s a woman to do when her spouse is constantly standing over her shoulder and nitpicking everything she does? Michelle says her husband, Jim, has controlled her for the 15 years that they’ve been together, and she’s fed up with his faultfinding. She says he tells her what to wear, how much she should eat, and even uses a GPS to track her whereabouts! Jim admits that his behavior is out of control and fears that he could be pushing his wife out the door. Why is he so critical of Michelle, and can Dr. Phil get the judgmental hubby to change his ways? Then, Sally says her husband, John, is so controlling that she spends most of her days picking up dust bunnies from the floor and only speaking when he allows her to. John says cleanliness is next to godliness and believes control is a matter of perception. See what causes him to go toe to toe with Dr. Phil! Will the couple get the help they’re seeking? It’s an explosive Dr. Phil you don’t want to miss!
44 min
Desperately Seeking Attention
We all love to look our best, but how much is too much to spend on your appearance? Thirty-one-year-old bodybuilder Michael says he’s already spent $10,000 this year on tanning, vitamins, health food, hair transplants and Botox. Now he wants a $5,000 full-body hair removal procedure, but his wife, RoseAnn, refuses to support it. She says Michael’s pricey pampering has racked up thousands in debt and that he spends more time in the gym than with his own children. Fed up with his superficiality, RoseAnn says Michael needs a reality check and thinks Dr. Phil is the man for the job. Can he help Michael learn to put his family first? Then, Todd admits that he craves attention from women and can’t stop cheating on his girlfriend, Christina, who is pregnant with their first child. He says as a part-time disc jockey, women constantly flirt with him, and he worries that he’ll never be faithful. Hear what Dr. Phil calls the real reason for Michael’s infidelity and his shocking advice for Christina. If you or anyone you know is addicted to attention, this is one wake-up call you don’t want to miss!
45 min
Ripped From The Headlines: Teacher Leaves Famil...
Does love really conquer all? James, 41, quit his job and left his wife and three children to pursue a relationship with his 18-year-old former student, Jordan. The couple says they're not breaking any laws, want to set the record straight with Dr. Phil, and want Jordan's mother, Tammie, to stop her Facebook "smear campaign" against them. In a national exclusive,Tammie confronts James for the first time on Dr. Phil’s stage. Find out how the attraction began and why Tammie says James is lying. Were there secret meetings before Jordan turned 18? And, what does Jordan stand to lose? Parents, how would you react if your child started a relationship with his or her former teacher? Weigh in at! (link:
44 min
Teen Mama Drama: Did She Get Pregnant to Get on...
Kayla, 18, and Vincent, 17, say that they dated for just four months before Kayla discovered she was pregnant. Shortly before giving birth to Milo, now 9 months, the young couple broke up. Kayla's mom, Jill, and stepdad, Mike, believe Kayla got pregnant intentionally, to earn a role on one of the popular teen pregnancy reality TV shows --a claim Kayla denies. Kayla says as a teen mom, she quickly realized she was in over her head and signed custody of Milo over to her mom.Jill and Mike say that Kayla is immature and would rather party than be a mother. Can Dr. Phil get Kayla to step up and be the mom her son needs? Then, Vincent joins the show with his father,Lewis. Who do they believe should be raising Milo? And, is Vincent doing all he can to be a good father?Plus, do you think TV shows about teen mothers glamorize or prevent teen pregnancy? Log on to and vote! And, tune in to learn about the three most important conversations that you must have with your daughter.
46 min
The Six Quickest Ways To Ruin A Marriage
Is your marriage headed down the aisle of divorce? Denise says she and her husband of two years, Rick, are physically abusive, constantly argue, rarelyhave sex and are in so much debt, they're struggling to pay the bills and keep food on the table for their five children. Denise claims Rick is controlling, deceitful and may be facing prison time for money-related charges. Rick says Denise is just as much to blame for their marriage's meltdown. He claims she threatens to sleep with other men and enables her mother, Sandy, to instigate their arguments. Hear why Sandy says she refuses to stop intervening. Is she a meddling mom, or justified in worrying about her daughter's safety? You may be surprised by Dr. Phil's advice for this family. Plus, learn the six quickest ways Dr. Phil says couples ruin their marriages. Is your relationship at risk?
44 min
Featuring a story from the A&E Network's real-life series of the same name, in this episode, Dr. Phil talks to a mother-in-law who admits to hating her son-in-law of 7 weeks, Steve. She continually belittles him by calling him "Dumbass Steve" and "Loser." She even programmed Steve in her phone as "Dumbass Steve." Her daughter wants her mother to stop attacking and start respecting her husband, otherwise she will walk out of her mother's life. Steve’s father-in-law, Jerry, wants his son-in-law to live up to his potential, but disagrees with his wife's verbal assaults as a way to motivate their son-in-law.
44 min
Generation Lazy?
Are today’s kids more entitled than past generations? Research shows that 80 percent of college graduates are moving back in with Mom and Dad, and many appear to be earning a degree in laziness! Dorothy says her son, Johnnie, isa spoiled con artist who attended more than four years of college, never earned a degree and has moved in-and-out of her home twice, free-of-charge. Johnnie says he never wants to find a job, and thinks his mom –who he claims is a multi-millionaire --is just being “greedy.” Dorothy says her son dropped out of college, traveled the world on an $84,000 inheritance intended for his education, and once threatened to burn down her house if she didn’t give him $5,000. She says she has found him odd jobs, provided his transportation and even bribed him to finish college, but he won’t stop freeloading. Dr. Phil shells out some tough love to both mom and son.Then, Maria says she cooks, cleans and does laundry for her 24-year-old daughter, Alexis, but the college graduate takes it all for granted. Alexis says she’s in a transitional period and isn’t ready to live on her own. Fed up, Maria says she has given her daughter eight months to save her money and get her own place –but is she being reasonable? Hear what Dr. Phil has to say, and get some tips on motivating anyone who is outstaying their welcome!
44 min
Won’t Do "I Do" Until…
Never a bridesmaid, always a bride? Some women may dream of having Monette's problem: She's a bride-to-be preparing for her eleventh trip down the aisle! What's her secret to inspiring so many men to pop the question? It may sound like she's reliving a fairytale, but once the "honeymoon" is over, why can’t she make the marriages stick? This time, Monette says her relationship with her fiancé, Anthony, is different, and she's preparing an elaborate dream wedding themed around the number 11–scheduled for 11/11/11 with 11 bridesmaids and 11 groomsmen. But Anthony says he has concerns about Monette's past repeating itself. Is the couple spending too much time planning the wedding --and not the marriage? Dr. Phil outlines critical warning signs that may indicate the outcome of this relationship. Will he ease Anthony’s nerves, or send him running for the hills? And, Monette's daughter, Mercedes, 19, says she's worried about the effects that yet another marriage could have on her teenage brother. Plus, Monette's bridesmaids chime in on their friend’s eagerness to tie the knot. Is it all in good fun, or is there more at stake? Then, Stacey and Stephen came to Dr. Phil to discuss their future as a couple, but an incident the night before their appearance landed her on the show alone, and Stephen in jail! Find out what happened. Plus, are you ready for marriage? Don't miss Dr. Phil's advice for couples preparing for their big day.
44 min
Chore Wars
While 2012 is fast approaching, three wives say when it comes to household chores, they feel like they live in the 1950s. Cam, a stay-at-home mom, says her husband of four years, Kyle, is a “slob” who refuses to clean up after himself. Bridget, who works full-time, says she spends 18 hours a day cleaning her home, yet her husband of 16 years, Mike, won’t take out the trash or pick up his dirty clothes. And after 39 years together, Debi says her husband, Rick, admits he neglects household chores, but claims it’s too late for him to change. See what happens when roles are reversed and the men are forced to step into their wives' shoes. Can Dr. Phil teach these old dogs new tricks? Watch as the couples air their 'dirty laundry' and attempt to call a truce! Plus, if you need a day off from your housework, don’t miss a chance to win a $500 gift certificate!
44 min
Shaming the Family Name
Tiffany is a beautiful 23-year-old who says that using drugs makes her feel complete, but in reality, she knows she's just a lost little girl and a liar. After dropping out of three rehab programs for an Oxycontin addiction, she says she wants to come clean with her parents and kick her substance abuse once and for all. Her parents, Susie and Ken, believed Tiffany stopped using drugs on her own, but she recently confessed that she’s been abusing Suboxone, a drug used to treat opiate addictions, and now she wants Dr. Phil’s help to confess an even bigger secret --she uses heroin every day and steals from her parents to support her habit. Ken, a police detective, says he’s embarrassed to have an addict for a daughter, but admit she still financially supports Tiffany by paying her bills, insurance and even buying her a new car. Is Tiffany finally ready to commit to getting healthy for good? What underlying family issues are contributing to her illness? And, who does Tiffany blame for her downward spiral? Dr. Phil spells out the roles and responsibilities of each family member when a loved one is addicted.
43 min
Majoring in Failure?
How old is too old to be living in your parents' basement? Twenty-three-year-old Justin is a high school dropout who has lost 12 jobs and calls his family's basement home. Justin’s stepfather, Bill, and his mother, Bonnie, say they don't understand why Justin has stopped trying to climb life's ladder of success, and are sick of trying to encourage him to move out and on with his life. Justin and his sister, Brianne, say their stepfather is a bully whose name-calling and tough love has backfired and made the situation worse. Bill says he's only trying to motivate Justin. Can Dr. Phil give these parents the tools they need to help Justin stand on his own two feet? And, Kris makes her living as a college prep advisor but admits she can’t motivate her own sons to excel at anything other than mooching. In fact, both of her sons have dropped out of college!Twenty-year-old Charlie says he’s racked up so many legal fees from the trouble he's caused that he can’t afford to move out, and his 19-year-old brother, Cody, appears to be following in his footsteps. Can these parents help their adult children find their independence? Don't miss Dr. Phil's advice for parents who want to raise motivated and contributing adults!
44 min
Love Triangle: Carly and Mikey
Learning your spouse is a cheater is devastating, but how do you recover when his lover is also your best friend? Carly, 22, and her 24-year-old husband, Mikey, say they fell in love as teens and tied the knot seven years later. The young wife says that she and Mikey were happy newlyweds until eight months after their wedding, she found him in bed with her best friend and bridesmaid, Jessica. Caught in the act, Jessica, 24, claimed that it was the first and only time --but was it? Carly says she later learned that the single stint between the sheets had spiraled into a no-limits love affair, and now she feels like she's stuck in the middle. Can her marriage survive? What about her friendship? Mikey admits he’s in love with both women, and doesn’t know who to choose. Desperate for a resolution, he reached out to Dr. Phil for guidance. Can Dr. Phil help him decide? Plus, Jessica filed for divorce from her husband --Mikey's cousin, with whom she has a child --and says she’ll fight to be with Mikey no matter what it takes. Watch sparks fly as Dr. Phil untangles a web of deceit that's tearing apart both friends and families.
44 min
Anything Men Can Do, Women Can Do Better
The men take on the women in a hilarious debate about who can do it better! Attorney and legal analyst Dan Abrams, author of Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else shares the compelling evidence behind his book and why women are superior to men in a variety of ways! Joining the debate are comediennes Kate Rigg and Kathleen Madigan, comedian Kirk Fox, music producer David Foster and his fiancée, Yolanda Hadid, and co-host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors and author of Paper Dollhouse, Dr. Lisa Masterson. They all have something to say about Dan’s findings! Who comes out on top in the battle of the sexes? Cast your vote on!
44 min
Million-Dollar Custody Battle
Ex-spouses Pam and Jim say they’ve spent nearly $1 million combined in a battle for custody of their 9-year-old daughter, Dawn -- a fight that includes multiple arrests, restraining orders and accusations of abuse and molestation. Pam says her ex-husband is a vindictive, narcissistic liar, and she has proof that their daughter is afraid of him. She also claims that Jim abused her for years and is now trying to destroy her life -- but is he? Jim says his ex-wife is mentally ill and should not have custody of Dawn. He says Pam has tried to kill him in front of their daughter, and he has proof that she has physically abused Dawn. Can Pam and Jim stop finger-pointing and mud-slinging and do what’s best for their daughter? Plus, Pam agrees to take a polygraph test. Don’t miss the results!
45 min
Parenting Disaster: Extreme Excuses
Darcy says that her sister Jennifer’s home is in a state of complete chaos. She says Jennifer and her husband, Ralph, have no rules, their kitchen is bare, the electricity is often shut off, and they put their needs ahead of those of their four children --who are acting out as a result. Darcy says her nephews, 8 and 10, smoke marijuana, play with weapons and recently started a local forest fire --and that the 10-year-old once wrote a note asking for someone to kill him in his sleep. She says her 12-year-old niece was recently called to truancy court, and her 16-year-old niece is having unprotected sex in the home with her older, live-in boyfriend. Ralph concedes that he’s struggling to provide for his family financially and has made mistakes as a parent, but says Jennifer is to blame, claiming she’s checked out as a mother. Jennifer admits she’s detached from her family, struggles with depression and has trouble maintaining the household. She also confesses that she witnessed Ralph abusing their children but did nothing to stop it --a claim Ralph does not deny. With this family in dire need of a resolution, Dr. Phil stages a no-nonsense intervention. Are Jennifer and Ralph willing to take the necessary steps to save their family?
43 min
Affair Aftermath
April says her world came crashing down when she discovered her husband, Jeff, had a secret cell phone with racy photographs and text messages from another woman on it. After 15 years of providing fancy cars, expensive vacations and a beautiful home on the river for her family, she says the betrayal cut deeply. Jeff admits to the affair, but says his infidelity is not what ruined their marriage and that their relationship was rocky long before he cheated. He claims April is verbally and physically abusive and emasculates him for not making enough money. Can -- and should -- this marriage be saved? Then, Charnay says after one month of marriage, she learned her husband J-uan cheated and fathered a child with his ex while he was engaged to Charnay. She says she never would've married him had she known the truth, and that their relationship has been deteriorating ever since. J-uan wants to save their marriage, but Charnay wants to know if she should, "run like hell." Dr. Phil shares his insight and perspective on this marriage. And, can any marriage survive infidelity? Don't miss Dr. Phil's advice.
45 min
Actress Accused: Was She an Accomplice to Murder?”
In 2010, Rachel says she was in love and planning to marry the man of her dreams, but just days before their beachside wedding, her fiancé, Dan Wozniak, was arrested for murder. According to investigators, Wozniak shot and killed the couple's neighbor, Samuel Herr, and his friend, Juri “Julie” Kibuishi, and then allegedly dismembered Samuel’s body and scattered his remains in a park. Wozniak, who is behind bars awaiting trial, was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts of special circumstances murder, to which he has pleaded not guilty. Now, two years after the grisly murders, Rachel has been arrested and charged with three counts of accessory after the fact. Prosecutors believe she lied to help her then-fiancé cover up his alleged crimes. Facing four years behind bars, Rachel, along with her attorney, speaks out, claiming she was duped by Wozniak and knew nothing of his alleged crime. Then, Samuel Herr’s father, Steve, weighs in. Hear why he believes Rachel is playing the greatest role of her life -- that of an innocent victim. And, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas details why he says Rachel’s story just doesn’t add up. Is Rachel a victim, or did she help cover up a crime?
44 min
Is Mom Playing Favorites?
Twenty-eight-year-old Lynn says her mother, Anne, has turned her entire family against her, and now she feels like she's the "black sheep." She says her mom calls her names, has hit her in the past and favors her younger brothers so much that she's even turned them against her. Anne says her daughter’s narcissism and lies have made her an outcast. She claims Lynn will stop at nothing to get attention -- even lie about a pregnancy and miscarriage. Can Dr. Phil stop the mudslinging long enough to get to the root of their disagreements? And, was Lynn really pregnant? See how mother and daughter react to what medical records reveal. Then, hear from Lynn's brother Tom. Why does he say he sides with their mom? Can Dr. Phil mend these family ties?
44 min
Baby Snatcher – Barely Escaping a Fetal Abduction?
In her first nationally-televised interview, Angelique, 20, breaks her silence about an alleged plot to steal her unborn baby. In December 2010, Angelique, then 7 months pregnant, says she met Kassandra, 18 -- and two months later, she discovered her new friend had been faking her pregnancy and allegedly planning to surgically remove Angelique’s baby. How did Angelique learn of and narrowly escape this sadistic plot? Kassandra has since been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in a psychiatric hospital for attempted arson -- Does Angelique think that justice was served? Plus, Angelique says the frightening incident still traumatizes her to this day. Can Dr. Phil help her move past her fears? Then, Katie, 21, admits that she’s been obsessed with being a mom since she was a teenager, wants at least 20 kids and confesses that she’s resorted to dirty tricks to become pregnant -- without her husband, Jeff’s, knowledge. She says she was already telling Jeff, 23, she wanted another baby while still delivering their first! Jeff says he's willing to compromise but is uncomfortable with the drastic measures he says Katie is taking to get pregnant again. Can Dr. Phil get to the root of Katie's baby obsession?
44 min
Stepdad Takes on Dr. Phil
Brenda claims her husband, Drew, is physically and verbally abusive to her 14-year-old son, Austin --who suffers from ADHD and bipolar disorder --and ridicules her intellectually disabled 20-year-old daughter, Destiny, making her cry. She accuses Drew of throwing Austin against a wall and constantly calling him names and threatening him --and she says divorce is imminent if he doesn’t change. Drew says he never threw Austin againsta wall and insists he’s not abusive, he’s “aggressive” and is “trying to get these kids ready for the real world.” He admits he has a short temper,but says he’s tired of being made out to be the bad guy. Dr. Philfaces off with Drew --doeshe have the kids’ best interest in mind, or is he just a bully? And, what is at the root of this stepfather’s anger?
43 min
My Husband, My Boyfriend, My Big Decision
Lisa says she can’t choose between her boyfriend of one year -- or her husband of 26 years, Rick. She claims Rick is verbally abusive, controlling and has held her against her will -- and she never would’ve cheated if he treated her better. Rick says he’ll do anything -- from bribing his wife with gifts to forcing her into his car and driving off -- to keep her from this other man, but nothing seems to work. Lisa says she’s tried to break it off with her boyfriend several times, but she just can’t let him go. Lisa and Rick’s grown children, Alexa, 25, and Jordan, 20, say they are disgusted by their mom’s behavior, and they’re tired of being pulled into the middle of the drama. Will this couple fix their marriage or call it quits? Whom will Lisa choose: her boyfriend or her husband?
43 min
Football Star Accused: Did He Do It?
In a Dr. Phil exclusive, a 17-year-old football star accused of rape -- and the alleged victim -- speak out about how one alcohol-fueled night changed their lives in an instant. Matt says he and three friends were drinking at a party nearly nine months ago when the four boys had sex with a 16-year-old classmate. He claims she initiated the encounter and that the sex was consensual. Matt and the three boys are charged with second-degree rape, and Matt says his dreams of getting a college scholarship have been put on hold. How does he describe the events of that night? And, what, if anything, does he say he’d do differently? Then, hear from the alleged victim, who is speaking out for the first time. What does she recall happening that night? And, how has the ordeal impacted her life?Plus, Matt’s parents, Dianne and Mark, insist their son is innocent and say they believe the alleged victim is out for attention. Dr. Phil has a powerful message for the couple.
43 min
Children of Affairs
Three percent of all children born in the United States each year are the product of extra-marital affairs. What happens when these children -- a result of lies and deception -- grow up and learn the circumstances surrounding their birth? Germaine says she is five months pregnant and engaged to Trevor, the father of her unborn child. But, Trevor already has a wife. Germaine says Trevor constantly lies to her and his wife, and she wants to know if he is ready to end the deceit and commit to her. Hear what Dr. Phil thinks about the future of their relationship. Then, Krista says she was 11 years old when she learned she was the product of an affair, and her world came crashing down. She says the pain, anger and guilt she feels affects every area of her life, including driving a wedge between her and her husband of 11 years. Will an emotional exercise with Germaine help Krista find a new perspective on life? And, will Germaine and Trevor begin to understand how their behavior may have lifelong consequences for their unborn child?
43 min
When Love Hurts
Gina says her fiancé, Jeremy, is physically, emotionally and sexually abusive, and that in the last year, he has beaten her at least once a week, and they’ve been in at least 50 altercations. Gina says Jeremy has wrestled her to the floor, choked her, cracked her teeth, slammed her head against a wall, beaten her with a belt buckle and driven a nail through her arm. And, when Gina was three months pregnant, she says Jeremy did the unthinkable --he raped her. What does Jeremy say happened? Find out why Gina says she believes Jeremy will kill her. And hear why, despite her fear, she says she will never leave him. Jeremy admits that he physically abuses Gina, but adds that she is often the aggressor in their fights. With so much anger in the house, the couple says their 2-year-old son has begun to display aggressive tendencies. Can Dr. Phil get to the root of what's really wrong and stop the cycle of violence? Hear how secrets from Gina's and Jeremy's childhoods could be the culprit. If you know someone who is trying to escape an abusive relationship, learn the steps to take by visiting
43 min
Outrageous Parenting Styles
Amy admits she’s a “psycho over-protective mom” of fivechildren, ages 4 to 20, and worries that her behavior could be crippling her kids’ development. She admits to flossing her 20-year-old daughter's teeth, trimming her 15-year-old's toe nails and doing her children's homework for them. Amy says she’s just trying to prevent her kids from being hurt or disappointed --but is she really just setting them up for failure? Amy’s 20-year-old pregnant daughter, Katelynn, says her mother’s overprotectiveness is out of control --claiming that Amy has even threatened to gain custody of her unborn baby, to ensure the child is taken care of properly. And, Amy’s son, Robert, 15, says he’s suffering in school because his mom won’t let him do his own homework, and that he doesn’t even know what he’s good at, because she does everything for him. What's behind Amy’s “helicopter mom” habits? Find out what Dr. Phil uncovers from Amy’s past that may be contributing to her parenting style. Can she learn to take a step back and allow her kids to become independent?
44 min
Violent Vixen
Ray and Deena say that three years ago, after Deena had an affair and they divorced, their 16-year-old daughter, Summer, went from a straight-A student to a violent and out of control teen. The parents say that Summer shoplifts, uses drugs, gets into physical fights with friends and family, dresses provocatively and lies about her age to date much older men. They also claim that she has run away from home at least 15 times -- including a month-long ordeal in Las Vegas, when they say Summer lived on the streets, abused drugs and panhandled for money. How does Summer explain her behavior? Hear why she says she had no choice but to run away to Vegas -- with a near-stranger. And, how do Ray and Deena respond? Has the contention between them compromised their ability to parent Summer? Dr. Phil weighs in and offers the fractured family advice for moving forward. Will the parents be willing to come together to get Summer back on track?
42 min
Feuding Exes: Children Caught in the Crossfire
Since their divorce in 2007, Doug and Beverly have been making serious accusations against each other, including drug use, abuse and parental alienation --and they admit their 15-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter are stuck in the middle of the turmoil. Beverly says Doug is a narcissistic “master manipulator” who has turned their children against her and even accused her of abusing them --a claim she adamantly denies. She says her kids, whom she sees about once a month, think she’s “The Devil” --and haven’t hugged her in four years. Are they being forced to choose sides? Doug and his fiancée, Tanya --who lives with him and the children --claim that Beverly alienates herself from the kids and even skips visits with them. After reading messages to Beverly ,written by the children, Dr. Phil issues a reality check. Will it make an impact? Then, Beverly claims Doug played games during their bitter custody battle by forging a suicide note on her behalf and presenting it to the court. She also says he faked a heart attack and told their children she was the cause. How does he answer to the accusations? Can these exes stop pointing the finger and come together for the sake of their children? Plus, hear from Doug’s mother, Trisha. Why has she sided with Beverly instead of her son?
43 min
Broken Nose, Broken Marriage
Mother of four Danielle says that after her now-estranged husband, Luis, left the military in 2005, he became jealous, paranoid and abusive --and two months ago, he was arrested for assaulting her. Danielle claims that Luis grabbed her by the neck and head-butted her in the face, leaving her with a broken nose and two black eyes. Luis spent two days in jail for the incident but insists he accidentally bumped Danielle’s face during a struggle --which he says she initiated. Despite filing two restraining orders against Luis, Danielle admits she continues to communicate with him --and wants to see if they can save their marriage. Dr. Phil weighs in --should they stay together, or are they better off apart? And, what is at the root of Luis’ rage?
43 min
The Doctor, his Wife, his Mistress, the Murder
Gypsy Willis, the former mistress of Dr. Martin MacNeill -- who was recently convicted in the 2007 murder of his wife, Michele -- speaks out about the headline-grabbing case and controversies that surround her. Why did she move into MacNeill’s home just nine days after his wife’s death? Defense attorneys argued that Michele, a mother of eight, died of heart problems, which caused her to fall in the bathtub -- but prosecutors accused the Utah doctor of persuading his wife to have plastic surgery so that he could heavily medicate her during recovery and drown her -- clearing the way for Gypsy to move into the family’s home. Hear why Gypsy, who says she was blinded by love and still cares deeply for her former lover, thinks MacNeill was wrongfully convicted. When Dr. Phil and former FBI Profiler Clint Van Zandt provide their analysis, will she change her mind? Plus, Gypsy was convicted of fraud in 2009 for stealing MacNeill’s daughter’s identity -- how does she explain her actions?
42 min
Parents Divided over Disowning Their Son
Karen and Tim say the last sixyears with their 24-year-old adopted son, Adam, have been a nightmare, and Tim wants to cut him out of their lives for good --but Karen says she can’t give up yet. The parents say Adam has become angry and violent, has pulled a knife on them and threatened to get a gun. They also say Adam abuses drugs and alcohol and has been arrested multiple times --including an arrest one week agofor felony drug-related charges.With Adam now facing seven years in jail, Karen and Tim post bailso he can meet with Dr.Phil, in an effortto turn his life around. Hear how Adam explains his destructive choices. Does he want to change?And, find out why Tim says he’s not hopeful that Adam will make a turnaround. Then, hear from Adam’s ex-girlfriend, Kristin, who calls him a “ticking time bomb.” How does Adam respond? When Dr. Phil offers him a lifeline, will he grab ahold? And, will both of his parents be willing to give him one more chance?
42 min
An Online Imposter Faked Her Death and Sent Me ...
In a Dr. Phil first, a catfish who orchestrated several online dating deceptions faces her victims, in-studio. How did Jeanne, a married, stay-at-home mom, trick Bart into two fake relationships? And, why did she do it? Jeanne admits she used the photos of two former classmates -- who confront her on Dr. Phil’s stage. How do they feel about being pulled into her drama? Plus, Jeanne says when she killed off one of Bart’s “girlfriends,” she even sent him human ashes in the mail -- whose were they? And, has she duped anyone else? Then, a controversial story ripped from the headlines: Ryan says his ex-girlfriend, Holly, falsely accused him of posting intimate photographs and videos of her online after they broke up -- and took her story to the media. In a Dr. Phil exclusive, Ryan shares his side of the story for the first time. What does he say happened?
43 min
Starving Myself; Killing My Family
Anne and Mike say their 28-year-old daughter, Michelle, has been battling anorexia, bulimia and drug addiction for 10 years, and at just 75 pounds, they fear for her life. The parents say Michelle cycles between binging, purging and starving herself, all the while using pain pills, cocaine and other drugs to cope with feeling hungry -- and was once found passed out with a needle in her arm. They say they’ve spent more than $100,000 trying to help their daughter, who has been in multiple treatment centers, and nothing has worked --but could they be part of the problem? Michelle says she wants to get healthy so she can be a better mom to her 2-year-old son -- whom she can barely lift or find the energy to play with. But is she really serious about finally making a change? And, why does she say she blames her mother for her current condition? Then, a family shares the heartbreaking story of their loved one, Trina, whose eating disorder caused her to have massive seizures that left the now 24-year-old with severe brain damage. Will meeting Trina and her family have an impact on Michelle? If your loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, don’t miss this show!
42 min
My Mother Chose Her Catfish Over Her Family
For more than a year, 65-year-old widow Gilda says she has been in a romantic relationship with “Eric,” whom she met online and has yet to meet in person or even speak to over the phone. She admits she’s sent Eric tens of thousands of dollars -- nearly draining her life savings and even selling the family home, in part, to come up with the funds. She says Eric has promised to pay her back, as soon as he returns to the U.S. from London. Gilda’s sons, Paul and Cary, and daughter-in-law, Linda, believe Gilda has fallen victim to a catfish, or online imposter, and they fear she’ll end up bankrupt and homeless. Cary says his mom has been acting like a lovesick teenager -- hiding her cell phone to conceal her communications with Eric, lying about what she’s doing and where she’s going -- and even sending him topless photos! He says he has gotten so frustrated that he has kicked her out of his home. Is Gilda being duped? Dr. Phil enlists the help of private investigator Doug Lane to track down details on “Eric.” Plus, he has two surprises for Gilda. Is she ready for the truth? And, tune in tomorrow to see what happens when Dr. Phil confronts a catfish, in-studio. Why did she carry out such a deception?
42 min
Ask Dr. Phil
It's "Ask Dr. Phil" day, as viewers at home and in-studio have their toughest questions answered! First, Pam's dying wish was that her sister, Roberta, marry her husband Lanny --something Roberta admits she agreed to, thinking she would die first. But two months ago, Pam died suddenly, and now Roberta feels compelled to keep her promise, but she’s not sure if it is the right thing to do. Should she marry her brother-in-law? And, how does Lanny feel about the potential arrangement? Then, Amanda admits she’saddicted to shopping and has spent more than $500,000 over the past four years, while racking up $30,000 in credit card debt. Amanda’s husband, Steve, is threatening divorce if she doesn’t rein in her shopping habit. With Dr. Phil’s help, can she get her spending on track and save her marriage? And, Deborah says she was once a beauty queen who took pride in her appearance --but now, she weighs nearly 300 pounds and says she’s scared to slim down. What’s driving her fear? Plus, meet Nichelle, who says she’saddicted to eating flour --how can she break this unhealthy habit? Don’t miss this all-new, no-holds-barred Dr. Phil!
43 min
From Housewife to Secret Sex Life: A Sister Int...
Emily and Lori say that when their oldest sister, Kim, lost 115 pounds a year and a half ago, she turned into a completely different person. A one-time devoted wife and mother, they say that Kim filed for divorce from her husband of 17 years, joined a sexual fetish group and started neglecting her 9-year-old daughter’s needs --one time even losing track of the child for several hours. The sisters also claim that their niece is being exposed to Kim’s sexual activities and has become scared and withdrawn. Kim says that she’s happier than ever and insists that her daughter is well taken care of and is not exposed to any sexual activities --and she says her sisters are blowing things way out of proportion. How does she describe her new lifestyle and the changes she has made? And, hear from Kim’s soon-to-be ex-husband, James. Does he support the way Kim is living her life? Dr. Phil sorts through the allegations in search of the truth --is Kim’s daughter in an unsafe environment?Plus, Kim has a new boyfriend, Stacy, whom she calls the love of her life. Don’t miss part two tomorrow, when the sisters come face-to-face with Stacy for the first time --and learn a shocking secret about his past.
43 min
Love Scams: A Mother Hooked By A Catfish
Fifty-six-year-old widow Sebrina says she’s in love with her overseas boyfriend of one year, “James,” whom she has talked to online and over the phone but has never met in person. Sebrina admits she has sent “James” more than $250,000 --emptying her life savings --but believes he will pay her back, as promised, when he pays off business debt, returns to the United States and marries her. Sebrina’s daughter, Sarah, says she’s at her wits’ end trying to convince her mother that she’s being scammed --and says she has even shown her evidence to prove it --but Sebrina continues to send “James” money. Is Sebrina in denial, or is Sarah on the wrong track? Dr. Phil enlists the help of private investigator Doug Kane to look into “James’” claims and find the truth. Has Sebrina fallen victim to a catfish?Plus, don’t miss what happens when Dr. Phil confronts “James” over the phone!
43 min
Bad Teen or Bad Mom?
Valerie says she’s petrified of her angry 15-year-old daughter, Baylea, whose rages are so violent and out of control that the police are often called to intervene. Valerie says that during these incidents, her daughter turns into a “crazed animal,” punching holes in walls, throwing items, and hitting and scratching herself -- and she fears someone could get seriously hurt. Despite her efforts to control her daughter, Valerie says Baylea drinks, smokes marijuana and skips school. Can Dr. Phil help uncover what’s at the root of Baylea’s rage? Baylea’s older sister, Chelsea, blames their mother for the teen’s behavior, saying she acts more like Baylea’s friend instead of a mother. Is this a case of a bad teenager or bad parenting? How does Baylea explain her actions? Valerie admits she’s failing as a mother and needs guidance. Can Dr. Phil help her tame her teen -- before she self-destructs?
43 min
Facing Off with My Polygamous FLDS Father
Born into the polygamous FLDS sect, Rebecca Musser claims that at 19, her father, Lloyd, forced her to marry 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs --the head of the church and considered a prophet by his followers. After seven years of marriage, Jeffs --who was said to have as many as 65 wives --died in 2002, and that’s when Rebecca says she made her escape. Now 37, Rebecca, who recently authored The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice, sits down with Dr. Phil and recounts the abuse she alleges she endured at the hands of fellow FLDS members and the day she says she found freedom. How did she learn to assimilate into society after being closed off from the outside world for so long? And, hear how she helped authorities build a child sexual assault case against Rulon’s son, Warren Jeffs --who took control of the church when his father died --and other church leaders, who are now behind bars. Then, Rebecca’s father confronts his daughter for what he says is a “book full of lies” and explains why he’s threatening to sue. Why does he say Rebecca had a “fairytale life”?And, how does he answer to her allegation that he forced her to marry against her will? Plus, Rebecca speaks out about breaking the cycle of abuse and shares her top “red flags” to look out for.
43 min
Stepparent Abuse?
Dr. Phil continues his discussion with Brenda and Drew, who are at odds over the way she says Drew treats Brenda’s children. Brenda claims Drew is abusive to her 14-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter and fears his anger will escalate to the point where he seriously injures them. Drew says he’s just trying to make a man out of Austin, and says Destiny, who is intellectually challenged, is a lot smarter than she leads people to believe, and he wants to prepare them for the real world. Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, has a strong message for Brenda and confronts Drew about his behavior. And, Dr. Charles Sophy, Medical Director for Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, has a stern warning for both parents. Then, nearly three years ago, Lauren says her 2-year-old daughter was brutally abused and murdered by her stepmother. Hear why she says she blames herself for her baby’s death. Can she heal from such a painful loss?
42 min
Mooching, Stealing, Sloppy Son; Should They Kic...
Brandi and her fiancé of eight years, Chet, say that they’re on the verge of splitting up because of the constant tension and fighting caused by Brandi’s 20-year-old son, Andrew, whom they call a “moocher.” They say that Andrew is unemployed, sleeps all day, rarely showers, and is so lazy that he urinates in bottles and throws away his dishes, rather than wash them. Chet claims that Andrew also lies and steals --and insists that he’s ready to move out if Brandi doesn’t kick her son to the curb immediately. Andrew admits that he has stolen loose change and that he’s lazy and sometimes sloppy, but says, “What kid isn’t?” He claims that he would like to get out of his mother’s house, but says he has no money and nowhere to go. Is Andrew ready to stop making excuses --and start taking responsibility for his own life? Plus, Brandi admits that she has made life very comfortable for Andrew by giving him money, doing his laundry --and even applying for jobs on his behalf. Is she helping her son --or is she enabling him? Dr. Phil offers the family advice for starting fresh. Can Andrew learn to survive on his own? And, how can Brandi and Chet begin to heal the damage done to their relationship? Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s special surprises to help the couple reconnect!
41 min
Daughter Vs. Dad: Shocking Revelations
Chris says he thought he had a strong bond with his adopted daughter, Lynn, 17, until just two months ago, when he says she told an unthinkable lie that ripped apart their once-tight family. Lynn claims Chris molested and raped her three times -- twice at 9 and again at 12 – allegations that Chris adamantly denies. Lynn’s mother, Mandi, says her daughter has a history of lying, and she supports her husband. What does she say happened recently that caused the bad blood between Chris and Lynn? Chris says he feels like he’s the “pariah of the neighborhood” and fears he could end up in jail for a serious crime he didn’t commit. Is this just a rebellious teenager caught up in a lie she can’t get out of, or is Chris guilty of the unthinkable? Tune in for Part 2 tomorrow, when one guest makes a shocking confession!
42 min
A Sister Intervention: The Boyfriend’s Sordid P...
Emily and Lori say in the last year and a half, their sister, Kim, lost more than 100 pounds, filed for divorce and became a member of a sexual fetish group --and they worry about the effect her new lifestyle is having on her 9-year-old daughter. Kim maintains that she’s happy and insists she cares for her daughter properly. She says she has no plans to leave the group or her new boyfriend, Stacy, who is also a member, and whom she plans to move in with. Emotions run high when Kim’s sisters meet Stacy for the first time --and Dr. Phil reveals a shocking secret from Stacy’s past. What explanation does Stacy offer? How much did Kim know? And, how will she respond when all the information is out on the table? Plus, Dr. Phil weighs in --does he think Kim’s daughter is in danger? And, what advice does he have for this family moving forward? Don’t miss the dramatic conclusion!
43 min
An Obsessed Love Triangle
Sandie says she desperately hopes to win back her ex-husband, Chris, so they can be a family again with their adopted 11-year-old daughter, but his ex-girlfriend, Aileen, will stop at nothing to keep them apart. She says Aileen is stalking and harassing her, calling CPS and making false reports of abuse and neglect, and even created a fake profile on Facebook to talk trash about her --and she wants her prosecuted. Sandie says she and Chris have filed a total of nine peace orders against Aileen, but only the last one filed by Chris was granted, protecting him --but not Sandie or their daughter. Aileen admits to intentionally causing trouble but says Sandie deserves it because she destroyed her relationship with Chris --and she also wants him back. Chris says he’s tired of being caught in the middle of his exes and isn’t interested in a relationship with either one, other than co-parenting with Sandie --but is he sending mixed messages? Can this trio reach a truce and learn to respect boundaries?
43 min
Nearly 30 and Dating a Teen with Braces
Jean says her 17-year-old daughter, Cheyenne, was the all-American girl -- a cheerleader, track star and straight-A honor student -- until she began dating Josh, a 28-year-old divorced father. Jean says her daughter has become rude, disrespectful, verbally and physically abusive, and she’s worried Cheyenne is throwing away her promising future. Cheyenne says she loves Josh, and no one can keep her from seeing him -- not even her mother. Josh says there’s nothing wrong with his relationship with Cheyenne, and he can’t wait until his fiancée is 18, so they don’t have to deal with Jean anymore. Dr. Phil takes a look at Josh’s history -- should Jean be concerned? And, can this fractured mother-daughter relationship be repaired?
42 min
I Spanked My Wife with a Wooden Spoon and She N...
Last October, Kirby made headlines -- and spent 13 weeks in jail -- after his wife of 26 years, Renee, videotaped him spanking her with a wooden spoon. Kirby says he wants to try to save his marriage with his now-estranged wife -- if she will just “repent”! With a protection order preventing Kirby from having any contact with Renee, Dr. Phil speaks to him via satellite. Hear what Kirby claims led up to the incident -- and why he thinks Renee is the one who should be apologizing! Plus, what other behavior did Renee catch on tape? Is Kirby commanding respect, or is he just being a bully?
42 min