A Family in Crisis

July 20, 2004
Will Dr. Phil Fire This Family?


Chris and Stacy are not only struggling with infidelity and the threat of bankruptcy; they're also trying to close the gap created by their blended family. But has Stacy's attitude pushed Dr Phil to his limit? In a dramatic turn of events, he tells her, "Unless you can give me some compelling reason not to, I think we need to end this."

Get caught up with the "Family in Crisis" series.


"Chris Puts on an Act"
Brianne says her stepfather is a big part of her family's problems. She says he puts on an act for the cameras and calls him insincere. "It makes me want to vomit," she says.

Chris and Brianne face off.

  


 
Still America's Sweetheart?
Brianne was considered the "good kid" in her family, so find out why her grades are slipping and why she's constantly getting grounded.


Has Brianne hit a sour note?

  


 
Dr. Phil's Ultimatum
With Stacy's sixth child on the way, Dr. Phil questions if she and Chris are making progress. He tells her, "Unless you can give me some compelling reason not to, I think we need to end this."

Chris' and Stacy's reactions.

  



Is This the End?
A small fire in the studio forces Dr. Phil and the family to head backstage to the green room. Stacy makes a tearful plea to continue working with Dr. Phil, but is he convinced of her sincerity? 


Dr. Phil's discussion with the family.

 

 

 

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