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(Original Air Date: 02/07/13) Donna says her daughter-in-law, Jen, is “spoiled, ungrateful and disrespectful” and that she dislikes her so much, she can’t sleep at night because of the stress. She says she’s resentful that Jen didn't include her in the planning of her son, Brad’s, wedding or in the couple’s baby shower -- and Jen won’t trust her to care for her granddaughter. Brad and Jen say Donna is the problem and that she has a temper and lashes out with nasty voicemails and mean Facebook comments that frighten them. They say Donna has been so disruptive to their lives, they cut the cord with her four months ago, changed the locks to their home and now sleep with a gun for protection. Donna has written to Dr. Phil for help five times, but is she ready to get real? If you clash with your in-laws, don’t miss this show!

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: bentleydog on Aug 6, 2014, 6:27PM - In reply to kaydbug
Saw things completely differently and frankly the son is at fault in this entirely.  And I think the resentment the mother in law feels is distorted but amplified by her hurt.
Replied By: bentleydog on Aug 6, 2014, 6:22PM - In reply to fannneee
What I saw on Dr. Phil's program was a complete focus on the mother in law and not on the ditzy daughter in law and son.  I think there needed to be a balanced approach.  I agree with all of those hurting mother in laws out there who get the shaft from their daughters or sons nowadays and have tried to be decent. It seems to happen more to single mothers versue a mother and father in law pair.   It is a shame what the parents go through.  Fortunately for me I do not have the situation but I felt bad for Donna and was not influenced by the sniffling entitled daughter in law who could not even boil water who was trying to get sympathy for the situation and for herself.  I also blame the son - I think he is the one most to blame for the situation.  Wonder how they are doing now.
Replied By: anyakarenin on Jun 17, 2014, 5:02PM
THIS IS THE TITLE, "Mother" wrote to Dr. Phil, this is why we deal with a show that focuses on HER hatred, not the offspring, not his wife. She brings this out according to HER own RAGE. Come on people! Stop being SO offended with why Dr. Phil didn't focus on the "newlyweds"! Momma has the problem! Good Lord, does she ever. Where's Grandpa in all of this? He doesn't even warrent a mention? No, ya know why? Because even to Dr. Phil she states "I will take you on anytime", she's a bully. Dumptruck, backhoe, skidloader...... like moving crap is her life's biggest accomplishment?! No offense to earth movers (God Bless you all)  but she's using this to deflect, as Phil emphasized, a "Master @ deflection"=HIDING! Dr. Phil NAILS it.

Openly states her DIL is a bitch & reiterates with "A lazy bitch". No shame, no concept of class & "Not that I recall". Blames her own sister of hacking her social media account (oh she'll pay for that one) & closes her eyes, turns head away to answer (lie) to Dr. Phil. Surely the public can see such blatent lying.......right?!?! I mean you can see this interview again, with objectivity & see the woman is a farce. She ABSOLUTELY qualifies as "horrible"!

She's evasive, lies, puts a lien on their property.........SERIOUSLY??????  She wants a relationship with these people? No. Son changes security codes, tells neighbors to call the police if she's seen, buys weapons, he "Is Afraid" of his OWN mother! If ANYONE knows her volatility, it's Him. Momma's got SERIOUS mental health issues. She sets out to sabotage her OWN son's business by writing a bad review. Yeah right, maybe he'll come home crying to momma when it all fails & SHE gets back what SHE wants in her deranged fantasy. He bans her from the business page, wise move!

In reference to the DIL- "What's good about her?" "I don't know much"=TaDah, there it is! Followed by "I don't know, I don't know, I wouldn't know........." "UHHHH". "Sure" not EVEN the admittance to 'yes'. Her ego is SO phenomenally HUGE (Lord knows why) she can't even get one of those chins to come into agreement with the man who is there to help her.

"Aren't you thrilled he found someone in this world that he loves & loves him back......isn't that a victory for him?" NO ANSWER. Concerning the family photo; "You want to be in that kind of picture, right?" EXCUSES & blame, NO ANSWER. Dr. Phil-"That's a yes, RIGHT?!" The prompted "Sure" ekes out. So heartfelt & meaningful, NOT. 

Dr.Phil is right on target, again "You don't miss a chance" (to berate, to expose your own iniquity) & his observation of how entirely "Obnoxious" she really is.

Sell your house if you have to, get as FAR away from her as you can & live a long & prosperous life Jen & Brad <3! 

Replied By: maurboo on Aug 20, 2013, 4:28PM - In reply to mcrn96
Like I said and I hope you heard. I lost my mother years ago. How dare you think I have not had that pain. Thank God my darling mother was nothing like this MIL, my mother was kind , accepting, forgiving and so many other things this mother isn't. Thank God I had her and not this mother. SHE is a nightmare.
Replied By: maurboo on Aug 19, 2013, 8:01PM - In reply to mcrn96

"Losing your mother is the most painful thing anyone can experience. If you haven't felt  the pain of it, you don't understand. I hope you have many great years to enjoy your mother before you must learn this lesson. This man needs to hurry up and make amends to her before it is too late. There are plenty of women he could choose to be with, his mother is irreplaceable, no matter how she chooses to behave."

I lost my mother years ago. I mourn her every day. Thank God she was nothing like this mother. Some mothers are meant to be mourned even before they die. Some are toxic, like this woman.
Replied By: gpippind on Aug 6, 2013, 2:00PM - In reply to colorado80015
I just saw this show today and am in complete agreement with you. Dr. Phil was too easy on her, didn't take any of it seriously, got a kick out of her, and all this when her son was worried enough to buy handguns to protect him and his wife. Dr. Phil wrote "Lifecode" to help readers with dysfunctional people, and didn't take his own advice when dealing with this situation. I hope they don't get rid of their guns-I think she's scary and they should watch their backs!
Replied By: gbsooze on Aug 2, 2013, 2:27PM - In reply to julieah3
Why assume anything negative about this young couple?  Because only 5 minutes was devoted to them in the episode.  I am quite sure that they have contributed to this issue, but this was never talked about.  

Replied By: gbsooze on Aug 2, 2013, 2:22PM - In reply to julieah3
I'm truly sorry that you and your mother don't get along.  We don't know the curcumstances of this family either.  All I know is that Dr. Phil only showed the negative part of the MIL.  Nothing about the son and DIL and what they may have done to contribute to this situation.  It was a mostly one-sided episode that trashed the MIL.  Did she do wrong.  Absolutely.  But what did the son and DIL do to contribute to this situataion?
Replied By: gbsooze on Aug 2, 2013, 2:02PM - In reply to fannneee
Your comment about the episode with the "negative MIL and perfect son and DIL" was SPOT ON!  That is exactly what I am experiencing, also.  I'm really trying to deal with my similar situation (what you discribed-not was portrayed in this episode).  I reached a very dark place and, with help, I am trying to deal with the situation.  Your "class syllabus" was right on.  Isn't it a shame.  We should talk off line.

My question is why doesn't Dr. Phil have an episode regarding negative DIL's?  EVERYTHING you read on this conversation, the internet, and even comedians ALWAYS show the MIL in a negative light.  We are not always at fault.

Please, Dr. Phil be different than standard opinion and do an episode on this subject.  MIL's are not always at fault!!!
Replied By: gbsooze on Aug 2, 2013, 1:46PM - In reply to colorado80015
....because you see only one side of the story.  Did the MIL behave badly?  Absolutely.  Did the son and DIL behave badly?  We don't know because the episode didn't show this.

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