"I Can't Live Like This!"
Dr. Phil speaks with parents of seven kids, who say they can’t take another day in their chaotic household. And, Inside Edition’s chief correspondent Jim Moret shares the day he hit rock bottom.
What's Really Important
"I had a great job, but I didn't always have a great job," says Inside Edition's Jim Moret. "I went through a period where I was relying on the equity in my home to stay afloat. I had a balloon payment that was about to explode, and I thought, I have no way out. I was in a crisis. I was at a point in my life where I thought, I have $3 million in life insurance " I'm worth more dead than alive. I was driving one day, and I was struck by the fact that there was no guard rail. And I thought, this is the perfect spot. I could go over the edge. It'll look like an accident. Everything will be great.
"But everything wouldn't be great. I stopped my car right then, and I realized the pain that I would've caused my family, and I saw my three kids and my wife, and I could clearly see my own funeral," he remembers. "And I did have to ask myself, â€˜Do I want to live?' And that's when the thought came to me, what if this were my last day? What is important to me? Why do I want to live? And I came home, and I started writing. I wrote about friendship, and love, forgiveness. None of those things had anything to do with the number on my bank statement.
Dr. Phil takes Jim back to the moment he realized he could end it all.