2013 Shows

(Original air date 02/14/13) Gayle says her soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Hannah, is manipulative, immoral and disrespectful -- but she’s never even met her! Gayle says Hannah's relationship with her son, Ryan, is based on sin because Hannah used to date Ryan's best friend. Ryan says his parents will never accept Hannah because they hold out hope that he will reunite with his ex-fiancée and mother of his daughter. See what happens when Gayle and Hannah meet, and mother and son come face to face for the first time in three years on Dr. Phil's stage! Can this family find a common ground from which to build an amicable relationship? And, will Gayle ever accept Hannah as her daughter-in-law? Plus, Dr. Phil has a challenge for the ladies -- will they accept?

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: mscott529 on May 12, 2017, 7:45AM
I don't know why Dr. Phil didn't bring up the fact that his mother is completely FINE with his baby mama, even though they had a child out of wedlock!  I mean, if she thinks just dating someone's friend is a sin, then shouldn't sex before marriage be completely taboo, let alone having a child with that person?  She is one of the reasons that christianity gets such a bad wrap.  JUDGMENTAL TO THE Nth DEGREE!
Replied By: layonni on May 11, 2017, 4:05PM - In reply to virgilt62
Replied By: layonni on May 11, 2017, 3:55PM
Obviously, this future mother-in-law doesn't know "The Book" at all. She is judgemental, hypocritical, selfish, one that gossips, hates, lies, is stubborn/not willing to work it out, controlling and is in constant anger of her future daughter-in-law, which makes her too unhealthy to be around. I just can't feel sorry for her, even while she's crying, because I don't trust her tears. I believe she requires too much attention and is portraying herself to be very immature. She is not her sons future, but his fiance is! She is doing this to herself!
Replied By: deballen15 on May 11, 2017, 1:04PM - In reply to annsmith025
You are so right. I hate the way fundamentalists think everyone has to go along with the way THEY interpret the Bible! 

Lady, the reason you feel like everyone is ganging up on you is because they are.  You are a narrow-minded, close-minded, controlling know-it-all.  You will never be happy in this life.
Replied By: stevenc819 on Aug 16, 2014, 8:20PM - In reply to uniquelyjewels
Let me say that after watching this episode several times I have found a small amount of sympathy for Gayle.  With this mother it's all about Control and a self-righteous thinking which will make life difficult for everyone in her circle.  

Why I feel this way is simple.  She is her own worst enemy.  Closed minded, narrow minded and self assured of her own moral compass this woman needs an intervention from God, like right now.  She wont listen to Dr. Phil or open up her heart long enough to see the truth in her life but if she is given some type of shock treatment it might make a difference.  I fear that Hannah will make little progress with this woman, even if Ryan cools his "jets" long enough to not be so stubborn about the situation.  Ryan is to blame, to a certain point, and he has to open his eyes and as hard as it is he needs to meet half way with them. That doesn't mean he as to surrender his values but we saw him apologize to his father and that was a good first step.

Hannah and Ryan are adults and therefore command their own lives.  This doesn't mean that they shut out the woman who raised him, even if she's wrong.  Prove they are good for each other and prove to the mother that she is not being charitable in the eyes of God.

Where do these people come from????? 
Replied By: uniquelyjewels on Feb 13, 2014, 1:34PM
I've watched this episode many times. I'm really interested in finding out what happened. Did they go on the road trip? 

And I have to apologize here, as someone who works in social services I should know better - but unlike Gayle, I can admit I'm not at all perfect - but I believe the psychological term for this mother is "whackadoodle!"

 My heart goes out to that little girl. 

Replied By: mangoyacho on Dec 3, 2013, 7:17AM - In reply to snooman
You comment shows great wisdom and depth.  Thank you for articulating your view points so well!
Replied By: mangoyacho on Dec 3, 2013, 7:07AM - In reply to upsydasy
Whilst you have said some valid points - I do not think the child will necessarily be happy in her fathers new family.  Hannah will keep reminding the child that she is "heavily built like her mother."  If she doesnt play well at a soccer match they will make her "pay for it" like they have already done and behind closed doors, the child's self estime will gradually wear off.    Ryan & Hannah need to take whatever it takes to fix their relationship with Ryans family before they can be trusted to genuinely be kind to the child.
Replied By: mangoyacho on Dec 2, 2013, 12:14PM
I sincerely believe that whilst Dr Phil did his best to mediate, this time he got it wrong.  What was the point of offering two people who can not see eye to eye a road trip and $10 000? More conselling was needed before this "price"  was offered.  Its like sweeping the real issue under the carpet.  Obviously Hannah was the first to jump at the opportunity considering the price for going on the road trip. 

To the mother in law - I urge you to be strong and protect your family against disrespectful people who come in to destroy your family dynamics and will definately leave your son including your family high and dry.  Be strong and do whats right for your family - what kind of a step mom is Hannah going to be to your granddaughter especially in view of the fact that she sees nothing wrong with the kind of punishment inflicted on Ryans's little daughter. Hannah smuggly threw in an under the belt comment of the little girl being heavily built like her mother.  What is she trying to prove?  One day Hannah is going to bore heavy children herself - is she going to be cruel to them too.

I guarantee that Hannah doesnt give a hoot for Ryan but is on some immature power trip against her mother in law.  What kind of a person fails to humble herself to her future in-laws. If she really loved Ryan she would swallow her pride give her future in laws all the respect they deserve for raising a son she is now attracted to and in  time they will eventually accept her.  If they were that bad sure surely she wouldnt have given their son Rayan the time of day!    
Replied By: annsmith025 on Sep 18, 2013, 5:42PM - In reply to abberosner
What is Gayle going to do when the mother gets a new husband and doesn't need her anymore?
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