Exclusive: The Kerry Family

October 6, 2004

Weeks before the presidential election, Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, talk openly to Dr. Phil and Robin about marriage, divorce, parenting and blending families.

Growing Up
Living abroad and moving around so much impacted Kerry, he says, by making him a stronger person.

A turning point in his life.


Divorce and Co-Parenting
When John Kerry and his first wife divorced, they vowed to keep their family strong.


"The kids were first."


Blending Families
With five children between John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry, they committed to making their blended family work.

How have they done it?


Teresa Heinz Kerry
Born Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira, Teresa Heinz Kerry has traveled an interesting road.

How she handles criticism.


After the Interview
What did Robin and Dr. Phil think of their candid conversation with the Kerrys?


Take a look.




Dr. Phil's Tip of the Day


Both Sides
Last week, Dr. Phil and Robin sat down with President and Mrs. Bush to talk about raising their twin daughters and family in America.

See what you missed.