Shows This Week
Monday - April 14, 2014
Caitlin says her husband, Jim, verbally and physically abuses her, and she’s scared for her life. She says she’s always covered in bruises because he punches, kicks and slaps her and “throws her around like a rag doll” on a regular basis. She also claims that she lost their unborn baby after he shoved her to the ground during a fight and that he’s been physical with their 1-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, who she says are both afraid of him. Jim admits he has a hot temper but says Caitlin antagonizes him and blocks his attempts to leave, so he has no choice but to put his hands on her to get away. He also claims that Caitlin is abusive toward him as well -- and has even broken his rib -- and says she brings up issues from past fights, preventing them from healing old wounds and moving forward. Dr. Phil doesn’t mince words when he cautions Jim and Caitlin to what they’re teaching their children. Then, learn about Robin McGraw Revelation
, Robin’s new purpose-driven lifestyle brand that she recently launched with a skin care line and lip gloss collection. Plus, find out how you can help victims of domestic violence.
Tuesday - April 15, 2014
Tiffany says her fiancé of three-and-a-half years, Lawrence, is so controlling that he alienates her from her friends and family, dictates whom she can and cannot contact and gives her rules to follow, including how to do the laundry to his liking. She says for four years, Lawrence wouldn’t let her tell her family where she lived and for six months, made her conceal her pregnancy. Still, Tiffany says she loves Lawrence and wants to make their relationship work. Lawrence admits that he can be overbearing but insists he’s just trying to set boundaries for Tiffany and help her avoid certain family members who he claims have hurt her — especially her father, Doug. Why does Tiffany defend her father? Plus, see what causes Lawrence to lose his temper with a Dr. Phil producer. Is he a controlling partner — or just losing control? Dr. Phil sits the couple down in search of a resolution. Can Lawrence learn to change his approach and help save his relationship? Then, Robin shares the inspiration for her new purpose-driven lifestyle brand, Robin McGraw Revelation.
Plus, tune in to see what special “thank you” past guests have for Robin!
Wednesday - April 16, 2014
Pat says her daughter-in-law, Cara, is a “vindictive bitch” who has brainwashed her son, Todd, against her and imposed “stupid” rules about how and when she’s allowed to be a part of their lives. Cara says Pat refuses to respect boundaries and often undermines their parenting choices when she cares for their children -- and that’s why she hasn’t been allowed to see her grandchildren in three weeks. Todd admits he grew up a “mama’s boy” but says it’s time for his mother to respect his wife’s wishes and accept that he has his own family now. Todd and Cara face off with Pat. Can Dr. Phil broker a peace between these warring in-laws? Then, Lindsie, 31, says that since having her two children, her libido has gone downhill -- and she has absolutely no interest in being intimate with her husband, Charles. He insists that he has tried everything to romance Lindsie but says she still treats sex like a chore, telling him to “just get it over with.” Dr. Phil enlists the help of clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla to get to the root of the couple’s sexual disconnect. How can Charles and Lindsie reignite the spark? Dr. Phil has a big surprise for the couple! Plus, don’t miss an unforgettable performance by country music star Ronnie Dunn, from his second solo album, Peace, Love and Country Music
Thursday - April 17, 2014
Elizabeth and her husband, Bob, say they are desperate to get Elizabeth’s 20-year-old “mooching,” “spoiled brat” daughter, Ali, out of their house. They claim that Ali refuses to go to college or get a job, has totally trashed her room and also steals from them — including admittedly pawning a $2,000 diamond necklace for $15, which she says she used to buy cigarettes and gas. The parents also claim that Ali hangs out with a bad crowd and repeatedly makes poor decisions. They say that last year, their biggest fear became a reality, when Ali told them that she was sexually assaulted at a party. Ali opens up about the incident. And, she explains some of her questionable behavior — why does she blame her mother for her current situation? Elizabeth and Bob admit that they help Ali by giving her money and a car and recently, even let her fiancé move in, rent free. Dr. Phil has some tough questions for the family — see who steps up and takes accountability. Can Elizabeth and Bob learn to stop enabling Ali? And, is she ready to stand on her own two feet?
Friday - April 18, 2014
Bait and Switch Bride?
Ben says his wife, Kelly, convinced him to get married six months ago, and as soon as the paperwork was signed, she completely changed -- for the worse! He says she has gained a significant amount of weight, is no longer affectionate and stopped cleaning and cooking his favorite meals. Ben says he’s “disgusted” by his wife’s appearance and says if they didn’t have their 4-year-old son, he would have left by now. Kelly admits she has gained weight since getting married but says she’s lost her self-worth because Ben demeans her every day. She says Ben lost 100 pounds and then turned into a “narcissist” and a “jerk” -- and she suspects he is cheating on her. When Dr. Phil presses Ben for answers, will he get to the truth? And, can this marriage be saved?
LAST WEEK'S SHOWS
- Absent Dad or Alienating Mom and Mother-in-Law?
- Dr. Phil's 2000th Show!
- Kitchen Nightmares' Most Controversial Couple on the Defensive!
- "You're Not Hot Enough"
- “My Dad Abandoned Me, and My Mom Threw Me in a Shelter”