The story of a girl who went missing whilst on her holiday in Aruba.
Dr. Phil meets David and Cindy Barajas, in the week after their son was acquitted of murder charges.
Dr. Phil meets the daughter of Will Hayden, Stephanie.
A nanny refusing to leave her family's home.
Issy Stapleton's mother discusses why she wanted to kill herself and her autistic daughter, Issy.
How viewers can help support Issy.
Monica's 13-year-old daughter is out of control. Robin McGraw makes a special announcement.
Phil talks to a woman who claims that she has video evidence of her husband abusing her.
Phil continues to talk to a woman claims to have video evidence of her husband abusing her.
Phil attempts to help a couple with a long history of domestic abuse who want to save their relationship.
Kelly Rutherford chats to Phil about a recent legal battle for the custody of her children.
Phil chats to a woman who is concerned about her teen daughter's older boyfriend.
Phil talks to Amie who claims that she lives in fear of her 7-year-old son, Jayden, who has violent outbursts in which he punches, kicks, spits and throws things at her, prompting her to have called the police at least 15 times this year.
Phil attempts to help Dana and Frank LaRosa who got married after knowing each other only eight weeks.
Phil talks to Norma, a 70-year-old widow, who is looking forward to moving to Ghana to be with her fiancé, “Richard,” whom she met online two years ago but has never seen in person. In that time she has send him her entire life savings of around $300,000.
Phil talks to Andrea and Glenn who say that their 15-year-old daughter, Marie, is a straight-A student, state-ranked diver and a talented musician but also to blame for their family’s dysfunction and chaos.
Phil talks to Laura and Heather who haven’t spoken to their mother in three months and won’t allow their children around her, because they think that she is faking multiple personality disorder.
Phil meets Trisha and Danielle who are furious with their father, Ron, who they say abandoned their mother as she was dying.
Phil talks to Sharon and her ex-husband, Robert, who say their 25-year-old son who was diagnosed with schizophrenia is so violent and explosive, they are worried that he might follow through with his repeated threats.
Phil talks to Amanda and Dave who say that they are being terrorized by an online hate group, and they fear for their lives.
Phil talks to the parents of a roll honor teen who is pregnant by her abusive boyfriend.
Phil takes a look at the dark and dangerous side of the Internet: Cyberbullying.
Phil talks to Dana who is furious with her sister, Jaye, because she refuses to relinquish temporary guardianship of Dana’s 13-year-old daughter.
Phil talks to Sylvia and her ex-husband, John, who claim that their 24-year-old son, Johnny, has extreme rage issues.
Phil talks to Dottie who says for nearly 45 years, she has been searching unsuccessfully for her three children, who she claims were kidnapped by her ex-husband, Bill.
Phil talks to Megan who claims that six years ago, her father, Robert, raped her after she was passed out following a night of partying.
Phil talks to David and Lori who are tired of supporting their 26 year old son, who lives at home at their expense.
Phil offers more advise to those who need it.
Phil attempts to work out who has been stalking who.
Bob and Dorothy are back on the show and Phil offers them more advise.
Phil takes a look at the murder of Maria Ridulph.
Phil attempts to help a teen whose parents are worried about her.
Phil chats to 'Homeless Joe' who has become an internet sensation.
Phil talks to Vanessa and Kurt who say that their daughter Emily is drinking, doing drugs, and throwing away her future.
Minny and Lon are back on the show as their son Andrue's testimony following his suicide attempt has seen their other children being put in foster care.
Phil chats to Kaitlyn who was all over the news after her husband Josh was arrested in August for allegedly assualting her twice in the same weekend.
Phil talks to Gigi Jordan, a millionaire New York socialite and former pharmaceutical executive who is on trial this week for the February 2010 death of her 8-year-old son.
Dr. Phil explores the shooting and death of 24-year-old Michelle O’Connell. It has left the young mother’s family divided. It also induced the governor of Florida to order the case reopened. Dr Phil investigates; did she take her own life, as the police concluded or was she a victim of homicide?
Today on Dr Phil his guests include; Linda and Rich who explain that their three 20-something daughters are all addicted to heroin. Dr Phil is there to give them an all access look at a day in the girl's lives. Will they learn to stop enabling their daughters? Dr Phil tries to get the girls to accept help to stop their addiction.
Dr Phil deals with the death of Bob’s 20 year old son, Chris. In March died of an accidental overdose but Bob and his wife, Sallie, explain that they are convinced Chris’ girlfriend, Toni, is responsible. Toni then denies that she had anything to do with Chris’ death, who is blaming his parents. Dr Phil investigates what happened to Chris.
On Dr Phil he has a mother and daughter as guests, they are on the show to defend their sugar baby lifestyle of dating wealthy men for money. Shockingly another self confessed sugar baby fesses up to her fiancé. TV star Kendra Wilkinson drops by his show to open up about her husband, Hank Baskett’s alleged affair with a transsexual.
Phil finds out about some shocking accusations a man is making against his wife.
Dr. Phil has Shemida as a guest today, she explains that she has been diagnosed with over 70 medical and mental health conditions. She has also been prescribed more than 80 medications in the past 10 years. Her sister, Dana, is also on the show and explains that Shemida is fabricating these medical conditions, for attention. She also accuses her of avoiding life, with her husband and three children.
Today Dr. Phil is continuing his discussion with Shemida and her sister, Dana, from yesterday. Dana explained yesterday that she thinks Shemida is fabricating her illnesses. Dr. Phil is joined by two of Shemida’s children, 18-year-old Sharayah and 16-year-old Sayge, they have very different points of view on their mother and living with her illnesses.
Dr. Phil is joined by three siblings Karina, Nicole, Amber and Chase, they are on the show as they are convinced their mother has blacklisted them from their family. She also won’t let them see their father, who is dying of bone cancer. They explain to Dr. Phil their mother won’t give them their father's current address.
'Survivor: China' winner Todd Herzog was first on the Dr. Phil show a year ago, he was battling with alcohol addiction. His addiction was bad his family was in fear that he could die at any moment. Todd was intoxicated on the show and received a dose of reality, he then agreed to enter a 90-day rehab program. Several months later he appeared on the 200th episode of Dr. Phil, clearly sober and in a much better place. Now his mom and step-dad say that he has fallen of the wagon and in an even worse place. Dr. Phil is traveling to his home to find out what has happened.
In this week's last episode Dr. Phil is still trying to help 'Survivor: China' winner Todd Herzog, it could be a life or death situation. Dr. Phil tries to give him the help he needs after 112 days of sobriety. He was angry when Dr. Phil showed up on his doorstep, he doesn't want to return to Texas, where he completed rehab but refused to go into aftercare. Can his mother stop enabling her son and will he accept another offer from Dr. Phil to help his addiction.
“Mama June,' Shannon is a special guest in this episode of Dr. Phil, she one of the stars of the now cancelled reality series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” She will answer hard questions about the scandal that has rocked her entire family.
Back in March, this year, local authorities found severely malnourished 5-year-old Jordan Bleimeyer. They found him after he had been locked inside a small closet under the stairs. His father and step-mother, Bradley and Tammi, were charged with child endangerment. Tammi is on the show today, breaking her silence with an exclusive interview.
Also Dr. Phil is sitting with Honey Boo-Boo's 'Uncle Poodie,' he states Mama June is lying about her alleged relationship with a convicted child molester.
On today's episode Dr. Phil hears from Rick, he says his ex-wife, Nicole, and his ex-girlfriend, Laura, have teamed up to try to ruin his life by keeping him from his 16-year-old son. They both claim that Rick is controlling and abusive and that they don't want to put the child in danger.
Dr. Phil's guests today; Ashley and Megan say they were sexually abused by their step-grandfather. They also claim their grandmother, Peggy, knew what was happening but did nothing to stop it.
Ashley and Megan are back, can Dr. Phil piece their family back together again.
On today's Dr Phil her hears from Toni who says her daughter, Kristine, is battling with alcohol addiction and has resorted to drinking hand sanitizer. Kristine says her family is dysfunctional, they are the reason she can’t stay sober.
Dr Phil hears from Lindsay who claims from ages 13 to 23 she was one of 10 “maidens” and was sexually abused by an alleged cult leader. She comes on the show and accuses her father, Carmen, of turning a blind eye. Carmen states that he didn’t know what his daughter was going through. He’s desperate to repair their relationship.
Today Dr Phil chats to Melvin he is torn between his wife of eight years, Rachel, and his girlfriend of two years, Chantelle, are on the show with him and want to know who he will choose in the end. The tension builds up as the women come face to face for the first time.
Dana and Frank are on the Dr Phil show today, they got married after knowing each other only eight weeks. Their one-and-a-half-year marriage has been filled with screaming fights and included police interventions. Is their married doomed or can Dr Phil help put it back together.
Dr. Phil is delving into the dark and dangerous side of the Internet: Cyberbullying. He hears from a grieving mother who claims she is being harassed online by a former friend. He also hears from a mother whose 15-year-old daughter took her own life after she was cyberbullied by a man she had never met.
On today's episode of Dr. Phil, Dana says her 23-year-old daughter, Melanie, is a drug user who is ripping apart their once-peaceful family. Melanie admits to experimenting with drugs but says she’s not addicted. She also blames her mother for pushing her buttons and causing her to lose her cool.
On today's episode Dr. Phil unviels his new book: 'The 20/20 Diet: 20 Key Foods to Help You Succeed Where Other Diets Fail.'
Andre, is on the Dr. Phil show to explain that his sister, Valerie, is a platinum digger who preys on men with money and power. He says that he fears her sexy, scheming ways are going to get her seriously hurt. Valerie insists she’s not a gold digger
Anna is on the show today, says she has no idea how to control her 16-year-old daughter, Layton. Who has run away from home more than 20 times in the last eight months. Layton explains that when she gets the urge to take off, nothing can stop her. Will Dr. Phil be able to help?
Dr Phil is helping a family today; Allen and Cheryl explain that their 9-year-old son, Steve, is terrorizing their family. Also they fear he could be dangerous. Cheryl’s family says they believe the boy is overmedicated and under-parented.
Dr. Phil's guest today is Wanda who says her 15-year-old daughter, Bella, is battling an eating disorder. Wanda explains that she fears for the teen’s life. She also says her daughter associates germs with calories; causing her to wash her hands obsessively, change her clothes several times a day and hold her breath so she doesn’t “catch calories.”
Dr. Phil has Lauren on the show today and she says 10 years ago she was kidnapped, sold into sex slavery and witnessed a woman’s murder, all in eight days. The police do not believe her and she states that sometimes she doesn't believe herself.
Dr. Phil is exploring the controversial topic of older women dating younger men. He has self confessed cougars on the show, they say that there is nothing wrong with dating men in their 20's and 30's.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality star Anna Cardwell gives her side of the story concerning mother June Shannon's alleged connection to a man who was convicted of molesting her. Also, Anna's grandmother is interviewed
Civil rights and law enforcement are the topics of the day. Included: Interviews with the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Natalie, 22, says her boyfriend of four years, Justin, 25, has an anger problem, and she fears for her life and for their 10-month-old son.
Father and son feud over the smallest things
Murders involving best friends are discussed. Later, an update on the woman who claimed to have over 70 medical diagnoses.
A man claims he's leaving his wife because she's verbally abusive to their children.
Interviews with women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by the famous actor and comedian are featured.
A couple fight over the cause of their daughter's issues with drug addiction.
Dr. Phil’s guests say they want to lose weight -- but their loved ones are making it more difficult! It’s a new year -- are you ready for a new you?
Rachel says her mother, Dixie, is “controlling, narcissistic and pure evil” and has turned her 18-year-old daughter, Abbie, against her. Dixie says Rachel has always been more interested in partying than being a good mom, and that’s why she feels Abbie is better off living with her. Dr. Phil reunites the three generations. What does Abbie want? And, can they hit the reset button and move forward in a peaceful, healthy way?
Allen and Cheryl say their 9-year-old son, Steve, is terrorizing their family -- and they fear he could be dangerous. Cheryl’s family says they believe the boy is overmedicated and under-parented. What’s at the root of Steve’s bad behavior? And how can these parents regain a peaceful, healthy family?
Ashley says she is desperate to get help for her brother, Justin, who she says is addicted to sex, alcohol and pain pills. Justin admits he has slept with over 300 women and struggles with substance abuse, but he blames his mother, Laura, for his problems — which he claims stem from his rocky childhood. Is there a family legacy that needs to be broken?
From fist fights gone viral to the so-called “fire challenge,” Dr. Phil looks at the troubling trend of wild behaviors being videotaped and posted online for the world to see
In part one of a special two-part series, meet seven teenage girls who say they have either been victims of bullying or have been bullies themselves
Jessica says her mother, Patricia, claims she is defying the odds by becoming a record-setting weight lifter while simultaneously battling Stage 3 brain cancer. But Jessica insists her mother isn’t sick at all and that she is lying about her health to gain sympathy and attention.
Andreya says her 32-year-old brother, Tony, is addicted to prescription pills and has a gambling problem, with losses that she believes could be more than $100,000 -- and their mother, Linda, is enabling him all the way.
Jamie says his longtime girlfriend, Akealia, was an abusive and irresponsible mom who abandoned him and their five children more than two years ago to start a new life with a man she had known for only a few days — and has seen the kids only twice since.
Vicki says she is desperate for help for her out-of-control 15-year-old daughter, Josie. She says her daughter has been kicked out of school, steals, drinks, uses drugs, has been caught sneaking boys into her bedroom and is facing battery and runaway charges.
It has been more than eight years since Sarah married her pastor husband, Jason, but she says her parents, Bill and Laura, won’t accept him and won’t stop meddling in her marriage — and she’s tired of being caught in the middle. Bill and Laura say they have good reason to interfere — they claim Jason is controlling, verbally abusive and is just using Sarah to keep up his image in the church community
Dr. Phil continues his discussion with Sarah, who says she has been in caught in a tug-of-war between her pastor husband, Jason, and her parents, Bill and Laura, who have disapproved of Jason for nearly a decade.
Michelle, 23, says she moved out of state, and her family thinks she is attending a prestigious university and working a retail job. But in reality, she is making a living as a sugar baby — a young woman who dates older men and is pampered with money and perks
Last week, in Part 1 of a special series, seven teenage girls, each with a different story about bullying, were picked to spend three days together in The Dr. Phil House. Today, Dr. Phil continues his work as he sits down with the girls’ mothers — how much do they really know about their daughters?
Brian says he has been living a parent’s worst nightmare since last July, when his teenage daughters, Sydney, 15, and Danielle, 14, vanished while visiting their mother, Michelle, for the summer. Two weeks later, Michelle also disappeared, and Brian, who has full legal custody of the girls, says he believes his ex-wife is hiding them.
Tracy says she is desperate for her sister, Shelly, to dump her boyfriend, Jason, who Tracy believes may have sexually abused Shelly’s two granddaughters — an accusation Jason and Shelly vehemently deny. Shelly adopted the girls, ages 7 and 9, and is raising them as her own, because she says her daughter, Roxy, was an unfit mother.
Eighteen-year-old video blogger Romina sparked outrage after she made a video telling her many social media followers that if their boyfriend hits them, it’s a “sign of love.” Romina says she’s a role model to her 153,000 fans — but does she realize the danger of the message she’s sending?
Christi says she was once a three-time Emmy-winning TV news reporter at the top of her career, but her struggle with alcohol addiction has now left her jobless, sleeping in bushes and estranged from her two adult daughters, Heather and Haleigh. Christi says her downward spiral began in 2010, when she became addicted to Oxycodone after a car accident.
Tom is the chief of police in his small town and says his 16-year-old niece, Kristi, is the cause of as many as four 911 calls every week. Her family says she is angry and violent, refuses to go to school, smokes marijuana and has no respect for authority.
In August 2009, Penny’s 40-year-old sister, Shannon, a successful businesswoman, was found dead in her car, at the bottom of a cliff, in what authorities initially believed was a tragic accident but later ruled a homicide — a case that remains unsolved. Emotions run high when Penny faces her father, Ted, for the first time in two years and drops a bombshell: She believes he hired a hitman to kill Shannon. Ted admits his relationship with Shannon was strained at the time, but he vehemently denies he had anything to do with her death
Steve, 53, says in the past 29 months, he has sent more than $100,000 to “Kelly,” his overseas “wife” whom he met on a dating website in 2012. Steve says “Kelly” is an American woman stuck in Nigeria trying to secure a $25 million fortune left to her by her parents. He admits she is also one of several clients who say they have large inheritances pending that he is trying to help — deals Steve believes will make him millions
Mary’s 30-year-old daughter, Lynn, claims to be suffering from numerous medical conditions, including stomach cancer, heart disease, uterine cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and other ailments -- but Mary believes it’s all lies, concocted to gain money and attention
Alyssa and Steve say their daughter, Paige, had a promising future until she turned 18 and met Brandon, who they believe taught her how to shoot black tar heroin and led her down a dark and dangerous path. The parents say Paige, 21, is now a full-fledged addict, living with Brandon, 27, in a motel, working as a “sugar baby” to get money for drugs and shooting up several times a day.
Mike and Vicki say their 37-year-old son, Ryan, was once making millions running a successful real estate company, but for the past three months, he has been living in their garage, on their dime, along with his 24-year-old girlfriend, Rachel. The parents claim Ryan is a “freeloader” who sleeps all day, acts entitled, picks fights and even leaves them to care for his 5-year-old son.
It’s a shocking story that is making headlines across the nation: Two former Vanderbilt University football players recently were found guilty of raping an unconscious female classmate in a campus dorm room in June 2013 after a night of drinking. In a Dr. Phil exclusive, 21-year-old Cory Batey speaks out for the first time. What does he remember about that night?
Dr. Phil tackles one of the most dangerous trends affecting young adults today -- cyberbullying. Twenty somethings Kalista, Shelby and Shayna say they all have been victims of cyberbullying at the hands of Taylor, 20. Taylor says she’s just defending herself. Are they all ready to unplug and end the animosity -- before someone is pushed too far?
Ann Marie and Jackie say their sister, Colleen, lives in a world of make-believe where she constantly plays the victim and lies for money and attention. They say she once even paid a homeless man to try to kill her, so they would think she was dead. How does Colleen explain her behavior?
Husbang and Wife battle of custody issues
Brenda says her son, Chris, has gone from working a $100,000-a-year job to homeless and living in the woods — and she blames his fiancée, Tabatha. But Chris says he loves Tabatha and that nothing, including his “controlling” mother, will break them apart. Is Brenda meddling too much in her son’s life? Does she have reason for concern?
Dr. Phil tries to unravel the truth in a toxic relationship between a student and a professor. Who crossed the line? Will they take responsibility for their roles in this ill-fated acquaintance?
Whitney and her ex-boyfriend, Todd, are embroiled in a bitter custody battle over their 4-year-old daughter. Whitney claims Todd is an unfit father and addicted to drugs — but Todd denies the accusations and says Whitney is just bitter because he cheated on her. Can these exes put their differences aside and move forward in the best interests of their daughter?
Caroline and Sonny admit their nearly three-year marriage has been tumultuous — with plenty of fighting and both sides alleging verbal and physical abuse. They say the situation got even worse last June, when the unthinkable happened: Sonny cheated on Caroline with her sister, Ashley, after a night of drinking. Can this marriage be saved?
Brad says he is deadlocked in a bitter custody battle with his ex, Kimberly, who he claims has kept him from seeing their three kids for the past seven months. Kimberly says Brad is unstable and irresponsible, and until he cleans up his act, she can’t allow him to see their kids. Can these exes learn to peacefully co-parent?
In December 2013, Jori published a novel that she says is partly based on true life events — including horrific allegations of abuse that she claims she suffered at the hands of her deceased mother — and it has driven a wedge between her and her siblings, Grant and Dottie. Is there any hope for repairing this family feud?
Sarah, 20, and PJ, 21, claim that for the past two years, their mother, Kim, has chosen alcohol over them and their two younger siblings -- and with their father headed to prison in a matter of weeks, they’re afraid their family will fall apart if Kim doesn’t get her act together. Will Kim agree to get help and become the mother her children say they desperately need?
Sarah, 46, admits she has sent more than $1 million to her boyfriend, “Chris,” whom she met online just over a year ago but has yet to see in person. Sarah’s cousin, Crystal, believes Sarah is being conned into squandering her inheritance. Dr. Phil’s viewers join the effort to help track down the man behind the images of “Chris.” Is this a scam?
Dalton Hayes, 18, and Cheyenne Phillips, 13, have been dubbed a modern day “Bonnie and Clyde” by some in the media after the young couple fled Kentucky and allegedly evaded police during a two-week, multistate crime spree involving stolen cars, destroyed property and forged checks. In a daytime television exclusive, Dr. Phil talks to Dalton.
Marissa, 22, says her family treated her like an outcast during her childhood, turned their backs on her when she was 17 and that she later began working as an escort. Marissa’s family denies rejecting her, but they don’t agree with her controversial lifestyle. How can Marissa get her life back on track and repair her relationship with her family?
Jodie says ever since her husband, Edwin, won $1.66 million in a lottery pool two years ago, he has become angry, distant and secretive — and their marriage has gone downhill fast. Edwin says he thinks Jodie is only with him for the money. Can this relationship be saved?
George says his estranged wife, Rachel, once was loving, fun and honest, but after 19 years and six children together, he claims she has become a liar, cheater and an unfit mother who puts boyfriends ahead of her kids’ needs. George claims Rachel has had sex with a boyfriend while their children were home, and on another occasion she even gave their youngest kids melatonin to make them sleep so she could go out partying — all of which Rachel denies. Rachel admits she had one affair during their marriage but claims it happened only after she discovered George had a girlfriend — and she blames him for neglecting her and their family. With a divorce imminent, the estranged couple face each other on Dr. Phil’s stage. How has their fighting affected their children? Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s advice and words of warning for the separated couple. Can they calm the chaos and learn to peacefully co-parent?
Ilene, 20, says her boyfriend of two years, Matt, 20, is destroying their relationship with his jealous and controlling behavior. She says he constantly accuses her of cheating on him, and nothing she has done to prove her faithfulness has eased his suspicions -- including quitting her job, deleting her social network profiles and passing a lie detector test. She says Matt’s lack of trust in her has turned to anger, and he often calls her demeaning names. She says he even cheated on her in retaliation and sent her an audio clip of the act. With a 1-year-old child together and another on the way, how can Ilene convince Matt she has been faithful? Matt admits he makes Ilene prove herself all the time but claims he is certain she has cheated -- and he even doubts that the baby she’s carrying is his. What’s behind Matt’s trust issues? Tune in to hear Dr. Phil’s theory. Can this relationship be saved?
Kristen, 22, says two years ago, she feels that she was manipulated into placing her newborn for adoption with her ex-stepfather, Adam, and his new wife, Stacy, who took her in while she was pregnant. Kristen says the two promised her she could be involved in the child’s life but claims they kicked her to the curb a week after her daughter was born, and she hasn’t seen the child since. She calls Stacy “evil” and “psycho crazy” — and even says she could have been drugged, because she says she has no recollection of signing the adoption papers. Adam and Stacy deny Kristen’s accusations and say she was in no way ready to care for a child — which is why they stepped up. They are adamant they followed the letter of the law and communicated openly with Kristen. Emotions run high when Dr. Phil brings everyone together in search of answers and a resolution to this adoption drama. Are Adam and Stacy freezing Kristen out? Has she given them reason to? And, is there any hope of fostering a peace moving forward? Plus, Kristen is now pregnant again — what are her plans for this baby?
Peggy says her daughter, Jen, 38, hasn’t spoken to her in seven years, and she has no idea why. She says she feels Jen owes her an apology for shutting her out -- but Jen insists it’s Peggy who should be apologizing! Jen claims Peggy was physically and emotionally abusive during her childhood and put drugs and men before her children. She calls Peggy a liar and a manipulator, and after decades of drama and pain, she says she simply had enough. Emotions run high when this mother and daughter face each other on Dr. Phil’s stage. Peggy admits she wasn’t always a stable parent but says Jen needs to stop punishing her for the past. Hear from Jen’s sister, Becky, who also was estranged from Peggy for a time -- why has she forgiven her mother? Plus, Peggy accuses Jen of alienating her from her 17-year-old granddaughter. What does her granddaughter say about Peggy? Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s advice for this fractured family. Can Jen and Peggy heal the wounds of the past and move forward?
Lisa says her half-sister, Sarah, is a sociopathic liar who is pushing her entire family away with her web of deceit, which includes forging checks and lying about the deaths of her father and brother. Sarah admits she has a problem, which has cost her every relationship she has ever had, but she says she still doesn’t know how to stop. Sarah’s family confronts her on Dr. Phil’s stage. How does she explain her choices? Could something in her past have triggered her behavior? Tune in to hear Dr. Phil’s advice for Sarah. How can she repair the damage she has caused and regain her family’s trust?
Brian says when he married his wife, Laura, and vowed to stay with her “in sickness and in health,” he never expected 10 years later to be married to her OCD, too. Now, he says his wife’s condition is taking a huge toll on their relationship and family, to the point he’s considering divorce. Brian says Laura’s compulsions began six years ago, after the birth of their second child, and have become all-consuming — she even sleeps with a mask on and won’t let Brian touch her, for fear of contamination. Brian says he loves Laura, but he feels frustrated and alone, and he also worries about the effect her disorder is having on their children. Laura says she has a list of 91 different fears and rituals, which have turned her life upside down. She worries she is losing her family but says she doesn’t know what to do.
Kim and her ex-husband, Ryan, say they’re terrified of their 7-year-old son, Rylan, whom they adopted when he was an infant. They say Rylan has a fascination with knives, talks to an imaginary friend named “Bleeder” — who tells him to kill his entire family — and has even sent two teachers to the hospital. Desperate for help, the parents turn to Dr. Phil. What might be causing Rylan’s aggressive behavior? Could information about their son’s birth parents provide some clarity? Plus, Dr. Phil reviews home video of Rylan’s interactions with his parents and the police. Is he as dangerous as his parents fear?
In a national television exclusive, Dr. Phil conducts an emotionally-charged intervention with 25-year-old Nick Gordon, boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of singer Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston. With his mother, Michelle, at his side, Nick expresses to Dr. Phil the mental anguish he says he has been suffering since Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January, as well as from the tragic loss of Whitney Houston three years ago. Why does he say he has not been able to visit Bobbi Kristina, who remains on life support in an Atlanta hospital? And, why does he blame himself for not being able to save Bobbi Kristina or Whitney?
Brandy, 24, and Jacki, 27, say they believe their mother, Kimberly, is leading a secret sex life, while maintaining the façade of a happy marriage of 23 years to their stepfather.
In early 2014, former live-in nanny Diane Stretton made headlines when she was dubbed the “squatter nanny" after refusing to move out of Marcella Bracamonte’s home. Tensions run high when the women come face to face on Dr. Phil’s stage.
Last month, a jury convicted 27-year-old Marine Corps veteran Eddie Ray Routh in the shooting deaths of former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle — the inspiration behind the movie American Sniper — and Kyle’s friend, Chad Littlefield, at a Texas shooting range in 2013. Routh admitted to killing the men, but his lawyers argued that he suffered from severe mental problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), after returning home from service — and even received psychiatric treatment a week before the shootings. In an exclusive interview, Routh’s parents, Jodi and Raymond, open up to Dr. Phil about their son. What was he like as a child?
In a 9-second video that quickly went viral, party-bound students from the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter were seen on a bus clapping, pumping their fists and laughing as they sang a racist chant. The video sparked outrage and reignited debate across the nation about issues of race. Dr. Phil sits down with two black students from the university — how do they feel about the video? And, what is the sentiment on campus about what happened? Plus, hear from La Salle University professor Dr. Charles Gallagher, a researcher in the field of racial and social inequality — what can we learn from this shocking incident?
In March 2013, Bob’s 20-year-old son, Chris, died of an accidental overdose, but Bob and his wife, Sallie, say they’re convinced Chris’ girlfriend, Toni, is responsible. Toni denies having anything to do with Chris’ death and blames his parents. What happened to Chris that night?
Dr. Phil’s guests say they want to lose weight -- but their loved ones are making it more difficult! Can Dr. Phil helps them get the support they need to finally commit to a healthier lifestyle? Tune in!
Nikki claims her husband, Mark, has become physically abusive. He denies her allegations and claims Nikki instigates most of their fights -- and might even be trying to kill him. Can Dr. Phil help heal this toxic relationship, for the sake of the couple’s two young kids?
Ashley Summers, 14, disappears in 2007 Cleveland; Michelle Parker disappears the day she and her ex appear together on ``The People's Court''; an update on former guest ``Homeless Joe.''
A young woman wants an apology from her mother for what she says were years of abuse; an update on former guests Candi and Lyndsey.
Melisa says her estranged husband is a pathological liar who lies about anything and everything; he insists he wants to change.
Rhonda says her 18-year-old daughter puts herself in harm's way by pursuing dangerous men; Vickey suspects that her violent ex may have had something to do with the disappearance of a pregnant woman; Robin surprises a shelter for women and children.
Kezia says her daughter has spiraled out of control since witnessing her best friend's murder and being wrongly accused of the crime.
Sarah has spent years gathering evidence to try to prove that her husband has been unfaithful; the couple's teen son talks about how their behavior affects him and his brother.
Marsha says she fought for -- and won -- custody of her grandsons because of what she calls her daughter, Brooke’s, dangerous, drug-using lifestyle. Now she says her relationship with her daughter is filled with mistrust, false accusations of abuse and bitter resentment. Marsha says she’s afraid to be around Brooke because she is often violent, and Marsha has called the police on her three times. Brooke admits she has used drugs in the past but says she is trying to make up for her mistakes and be a better mother -- but Marsha makes it difficult. She claims Marsha is abusive to the boys, locks them in the basement and isolates them from friends and family -- all of which Marsha denies. Dr. Phil sits everyone down in search of answers -- can this mother and daughter resolve their conflict?
Nancy and Mark say their 18-year-old son, Chris, has been a thief and a liar for most of his life, and after taking him to dozens of doctors and holding him accountable for his actions, nothing has helped. They say Chris regularly steals items such as DVDs, candy, watches and money — from department stores, family and neighbors — and shows no remorse for his actions. Chris admits he gets a rush from stealing and says it’s bound to happen if he’s left alone. Does he have any desire to change? Chris’ 21-year-old sister, Meredith, says she resents having to “babysit” her brother and put her life on hold just to keep him on track. Dr. Phil brings the family together in search of answers and a resolution. Is Chris a kleptomaniac, like Nancy and Mark fear? What’s at the root of his behavior? And, how can Chris regain his family’s trust and take control of his life?
Gwen says she has married and divorced Derrick twice -- but she would take a third trip down the aisle if he would just get some help and fess up to his mistakes. Gwen claims that while married, Derrick hit her, stole from her, disappeared for months at a time and missed the birth of their child, among other offenses. What does she say she found on his phone that she calls deeply disturbing? And, why would she still consider giving him another chance? Derrick says Gwen is a “vindictive, sadistic succubus” who is out to ruin his life -- but if she could stop being that way, he’d love to be a family again. Concerned for the children caught in the middle of the dysfunction, Dr. Phil combs through the accusations from each side. Does this couple have a future together as spouses -- or as co-parents only?
Carie says her mother, Diane, was once a successful jewelry store owner who lived the high life in Las Vegas, but she gambled away $2.5 million and now lives in an RV — and she blames Carie for her troubles. Carie says she has tried to help her mother get back on her feet and even gave her a car — which she says Diane thumbed her nose at — and she’s fed up with her mother’s mooching and manipulating. Diane says her daughter should want to help her, because she provided her with a lavish lifestyle growing up. She also claims Carie left her high and dry when she needed her most, and she wants an apology. Dr. Phil reunites mother and daughter for the first time in more than a year. Did Carie turn her back on her mom, or is Diane lacking accountability? Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s advice for mother and daughter. Can they make amends and move forward in peace?
Hope, 17, says three years ago, after an argument with her family, she posted a mean message about her mother online — and her life took a dramatic turn, when a woman responded and said Hope could stay with her. After accepting the offer, Hope says she never could have anticipated what happened next: Hope says she was drugged, beaten and forced into sex slavery for three horrific weeks before finally being rescued — an ordeal she says still haunts her. Hope says her mother, Desiree, lacks sympathy and wants her to just get over the past. Emotions run high when this mother and daughter sit down with Dr. Phil. Desiree insists she, too, was a victim in all this, but she has managed to keep moving forward. She says she loves Hope and has done her best to support her, including financially, but she can’t anymore — especially when she says Hope continues to make mistakes. Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s candid advice for Desiree — will it have an impact? Is there any chance for mending this relationship? And, how can Hope finally begin to heal?
Anthony, 26, and Melinda, 25, say their year-and-a-half marriage is on the brink, and they need help for the sake of their children. Melinda claims Anthony is controlling and abusive, uses drugs and spoils his 4-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. She says she worries about his 15-month-old child with her. After one recent explosive fight, in which Melinda says that Anthony refused to hand over their child, she moved six hours away and filed for divorce. Anthony admits he has been physically abusive with Melinda but claims she has attacked him as well, and he says he has the video to prove that her anger is out of control. With one child together and another on the way, can this couple learn to peacefully co-parent for the sake of all the kids? Also, Anthony’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his first child makes an impassioned plea to Melinda. Will it make an impact?
Thelma says her ex-daughter-in-law, Kim, was horrible to her son, Kenny, during their 16-year marriage and was a terrible mother to their six children. She accuses Kim of having had multiple affairs, used drugs and abandoned her family for months at a time. Thelma says that after Kenny finally divorced Kim three years ago, he suffered serious emotional difficulties, and Thelma stepped in and gained custody of her grandchildren, because she claims Kim wouldn’t step up. Thelma says Kenny still talks to Kim every day and gives her money — and Thelma has had it with what she calls watching Kim take advantage. Is Kim manipulating Kenny for money?
Beth claims she grew up in a “house of horrors” filled with unbelievable acts of abuse and neglect, allegedly at the hands of her mother, Cecilia. Beth claims she was kicked and spit on and locked in a room and starved -- all of which Cecilia denies -- and she says she prayed every night for a way to escape. Beth, now 22 and a mother herself, claims her mother is still trying to hurt her by spreading rumors about her, harassing her online and reporting her to CPS. Cecilia denies the allegations and claims Beth is a master manipulator who loves to play the victim. Dr. Phil brings this mother and daughter together for the first time in two years. Who is telling the truth? Can Beth and Cecilia stop the finger-pointing and begin the healing?
In December 2008, Linda and Steven Riley were found brutally stabbed to death in their home. Their only son, Matt, found the bodies — and was arrested. He eventually was convicted of their murders and is now serving two consecutive life sentences. Matt’s aunt, Angela, says she knows her nephew is innocent — and places the blame for his conviction on his wife, Jenny, who she says changed her story multiple times and testified against her husband during his trial. Why does she believe Jenny lied under oath? Then, Angela and Jenny face each other for the first time since the 2011 trial. Find out why Jenny says she has no doubt that her husband killed his parents. And, Jenny is offered the opportunity to take a polygraph test. Will she accept? Then, world-renowned psychic medium John Edward is back!
Jennifer says she and her husband, Freddie, divorced four months ago, but she claims he is obsessed with her and refuses to let her go. She says he drives past her house repeatedly, watches her through her windows, calls her 100 times a week — accusing her of sleeping with other men — and has even snuck into her house to go through her belongings. Freddie denies all of Jennifer’s allegations and says the only reason she divorced him is because she is abusing prescription pain medication and is not thinking clearly. Jennifer says her decision to divorce Freddie was made with clarity — and she admits she abuses pain pills but claims she does so because of Freddie’s behavior.