“My Husband, My Boyfriend, My Big Decision”
Lisa says she can’t choose between her boyfriend of a year -- or her husband of 26 years, Rick. She says Rick is verbally abusive and controlling, and she always finds herself back in the arms of her boyfriend. Rick says he will do whatever it takes to keep his wife from this other man -- including forcing her into his car and driving off. Can this marriage be saved?
“Party Mom: Did She Put Her Children in Danger?”
Mercedes, 23, says her 38-year-old mother, Sueann, has been partying and drinking several days a week for the past 18 years -- forcing her to become a mother figure to her four younger siblings, and she’s fed up. Sueann admits she drinks often but insists she has always been a good mother. Can Dr. Phil help her realize the damage her choices have caused her family? And, is she willing to stop drinking?
“Best Friend Killers: What Happened to Skylar Neese?”
On July 6, 2012, 16-year-old Skylar Neese was stabbed to death by her two best friends, Shelia Eddy and Rachel Shoaf. What drove Shelia and Rachel to commit such a heinous crime? And, who was the mastermind behind the plot?
“Shocking Accusations: Abused Wife or Abused Husband?”
Marie says she’s terrified of her husband, Ron, who she claims has a violent temper and is verbally and physically abusive -- allegations he adamantly denies. Ron claims Marie is a compulsive liar and alleges she is the one with anger problems. Can Dr. Phil help calm the chaos -- for the sake of their 4-year-old daughter?
“Ultimate Betrayal: Forced to Kill His Father”
At age 10, Corey, 21, claims he was manipulated by his “abusive” stepmother, Judith, into shooting and killing his father and telling police it was an accident. Judith is now serving a life sentence for aggravated murder and other charges, but Corey says he also blames his birth mother, Wendy, for his father’s death. Did she put Corey in harm’s way? Plus, a mother loses custody of her newborn child -- is her sister to blame?