Shows This Week

Monday - April 21, 2014

A Lying, Stealing, Cheating Girlfriend or a Paranoid, Obsessed Boyfriend?

Barbie says that for the past 12 years, her boyfriend, Travis, has made her life “a living hell” with his extreme mistrust and constant false accusations of cheating and stealing money from him. Barbie claims that Travis scrutinizes her every move — including going through her cell phone and purse and demanding to see her receipts and credit card statements — and says she’s at her wits’ end. Why does she put up with his behavior? Travis says he’s convinced Barbie is a liar and a cheater, and he also accuses her of stealing $90,000 from him and his company. Can he prove his claims? Plus, Travis admits that he has cheated on Barbie in the past — could his guilty conscience be fueling his suspicions? Barbie agrees to take a polygraph to prove her innocence once and for all — what will the results reveal? Then, Robin McGraw checks in with three women who have overcome personal struggles, including the loss of a child and domestic violence. What message do the women have for Barbie? Plus, the women — who have used Robin’s new Robin McGraw Revelation skin care products for the past month — are surprised with pampering makeovers. See their dramatic transformations! This program contains strong language and sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

 

Tuesday - April 22, 2014

A Mom's Dangerous Decision: A Daughter Damaged Forever

Twenty-five-year-old Letty and her 24-year-old sister, Francesca, say that growing up, their mother, Stephanie, chose drugs and alcohol over them — and even drank and abused methamphetamines while pregnant with Francesca, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. The sisters say they were bounced around among family members and then placed in foster care for nine years, and they resent their mother for abandoning them. Francesca says she has also struggled with intellectual disabilities and a long list of health issues — all due to her mother’s “selfish” decisions. Stephanie, who has been clean for 18 months and now runs a sober living house, insists that she has worked hard to turn her life around and make amends with her daughters — but says Letty and Francesca refuse to let go of the past. Dr. Phil enlists the help of professional locator Troy Dunn, author of the new book, Family: The Good F Word, to get this fractured family on the path to healing. Will Stephanie gain insight into her daughters’ pain? And, can Letty and Francesca get past their resentment toward their mother and find forgiveness?

 

Wednesday - April 23, 2014

Beauty and the OCD Beast

Twenty-one-year-old Melissa suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and says most of her rituals are focused on one thing — trying to make herself more attractive than her older sister, Justine. Melissa says she constantly chants, “I want to be prettier than Justine,” in her head, making it difficult for her to even hold a normal conversation. She says she must also perform numerous rituals throughout the day, which she believes will make her prettier — and Justine uglier. She admits that her behavior is disruptive to her life — and has hurt her relationship with her sister — but says she can’t control it. Melissa’s mother, Noreen, says she’s also at a loss for how to help her daughter, and she hates to see her daughters in conflict. What does Dr. Phil think is at the root of Melissa’s obsession? Then, Dr. Phil has a big challenge for Melissa, who is adamant that she does not want to be onstage with Justine, out of fear that people will compare them. Will she agree to let her sister join the conversation? How can Melissa learn to manage her OCD — and reclaim her life?

 

Thursday - April 24, 2014

A Dr. Phil Exclusive: The Boy under the Stairs?

Last month, authorities found a severely malnourished 5-year-old Jordan Bleimeyer — who reportedly weighed just 29 pounds — after he was allegedly locked inside a small closet under the stairs of a Houston home. His father, Bradley, and stepmother, Tammi, were arrested and charged with felony child endangerment. In a Dr. Phil exclusive, the boy’s biological mother, Windy Hall, shares her side of the story — including how she says she fought tirelessly to save her son, whom she claims was kept from her for two years. And, Windy opens up about the moment she first saw her emaciated child. What has Jordan told her about life with his father? Watch as Dr. Phil cameras offer a firsthand look inside the closet where the boy was allegedly held and nearly starved to death. How was he found? And, hear Tammi’s side of the story. Why does she say she’s innocent and had no idea Jordan was being abused? Plus, hear from police, who are calling this the worst case of child endangerment they’ve seen in years. How is Jordan doing now?

 

Friday - April 25, 2014

"Where Are Our Newborn Twins?" Is This an Adoption Scam?

Unable to have children of her own and desperate to become a mother, Monica says last August, she and her husband, Max, placed an adoption ad on Craiglist -- and were elated when a woman named Danette asked them to adopt her unborn baby girl. Monica says she and Max spent as much as $40,000 preparing for the baby and even moved to a bigger house so that they would have enough room for their family -- all the while, receiving pregnancy updates from her new friend, Danette. She says she was shocked, yet excited, to learn that -- upon a surprise delivery -- Danette had given birth to twins, a boy and a girl. The couple says Danette has since sent them photos of the babies, whom they’ve named Mason and Mikayla, and promised they’ll get to bring them home soon -- but they have yet to meet the children they already consider their own. Where are the babies? Monica’s best friend, Wendy, says Danette’s behavior has been suspicious all along -- and she fears the couple is being duped. Emotions run high when Danette faces Monica, Max and Wendy on Dr. Phil’s stage. Is this an adoption scam?

 

LAST WEEK'S SHOWS

 

Monday
- "I'm Afraid My Husband is Going to Kill Me"

Tuesday
- "Should I Marry My Controlling, Alienating, Jealous Fiancé?"

Wednesday
- "I'm Over It!"

Thursday
- "My Sloppy, Lazy, Mooching Daughter Needs to Move Out!"

Friday
- Bait and Switch Bride?