2013 Shows

Rachel admits that she spoiled her daughter, Isabella, and says she’s now a rude, violent, and out-of-control 15-year-old who abuses drugs and alcohol and may be destined for a life behind bars. She says Isabella gets into fights, steals, runs away and has overdosed at least three times. Isabella admits that she has a problem with anger, but blames her mother for her bad behavior. Hear why she says Rachel abandoned her when she needed her most. Can Dr. Phil and psychologist Dr. Charles Sophy get this mother-daughter relationship back on track? Then, Hallie says her sister, Crystal, is so obsessed with her ex-boyfriend that her endless attempts to win him back could cost her everything. She says Crystal has already lost her job, is about to lose her home, and has been neglecting her two young daughters. When Dr. Phil delivers a no-holds-barred reality check, will it make an impact? And, Alysse says for the last nine years, she’s been in a relationship with a married man and is currently pregnant with their second child. She says she’s tired of feeling like a shameful secret but admits that she just can’t let her lover go. Will a wake-up call from Dr. Phil help her see that she deserves better?

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Replied By: strine on Sep 5, 2013, 10:17PM
This is what comes of teaching girls that they need to find their "dream man", they put up with crap for a man. When they're on their death beds they will regret not putting their kids and themselves first  above these losers they've had. I hope they don't make any more regrets for their kids to deal with. Better to stand alone than to lay down with a dog.
Replied By: upsydasy on Jul 22, 2013, 9:46AM - In reply to angeb83
I have a close friend who like you was in a 10 year relationship with a married man.  He showered her with gifs and money and strung her along, even showing up unexpectedly late at night or whenever the mood struck. His wife even confronted my friend at her work when she found out about the affair, but it nevertheless managed to continue for several years after that.  One day the damn broke and his wife finally filed for divorce.  My friend thought that this would be her turn to be with him 24/7, only to be told that she had become too old and now that he was free he wanted to find a younger woman and have more children.  Talk about disgusting; she was good enough to fool around with for 10 years with but not good enough to legitimize.  She's still a very attractive woman, but her trust is gone (even though she was cheating too) and she'll never get those10 years back.
Replied By: angeb83 on Jul 21, 2013, 7:11PM - In reply to sm8770
The only thing that comes out of an affair is disappointment and neglect. Yes in the beginning it's bliss happy fun exciting thrilling he will tell you everything you want to hear he will shower you with compliments gifts time dinner basically goes through a courting process like any new relationship the only difference in this case is he will never be yours 100% you will always share him. How do I know this?!?! Because I'm still living it after 10 years. Why do I stick around good question I don't know I get nothing out if it but aggravation and disappointment he isn't even the same person. Alyssa's comment about being in love with who he use to be struck home that's exactly were I am now I'm in love the man a met 10 years ago charming funny enjoyable but most of all someone I could count on. I wish I had the strength you did and trust me I've tried but one of us always comes back just like after his wife found out he broke it off with me to only come back 3 months later. What a fool I was to start it up again it wasn't the same then and it's no where close now. It's a waste of my time lfe and energy but somehow I think it's better then nothing. How sad that sounds. Strength comes from the mind I'm still thinking with my heart.
Replied By: upsydasy on Jul 21, 2013, 7:07AM - In reply to kathyjo54
I agree to some extent that a lot of women even in this day and age are all too ready to give up their power just to be with a man.  They enter restaurants that I go to and wait at the door after being dropped off seemingly unable to even choose a table on their own until their mate rejoins them and decides where they should sit.  On the other hand, as a single woman of a certain age, I often feel like some men treat me like fair game.  If I’m by myself then I must be desperate and ready to accept any attention directed to me.  It’s frustrating as hell to be considered lesser than just because I’m not escorted.  Some people still think that if a woman decides that being single is not a disease, then there must be something wrong with her if she hasn’t managed to attract a guy.

My life, although not perfect, is pleasant.  I can eat when I’m hungry, go to the movies when I choose and generally do what I want when I feel like it.  It just astounds me that many men and women would prefer to remain in bad relationships filled with conflict rather than live alone.  Serial dating is not for me and perhaps I’ve become too picky with age, but the last thing I want in my life is inconsistency.  It also seems like the older one gets the more baggage we accumulate.  I just don’t have the patience to deal with angry ex-wives and resentful children just so that I can have a few crumbs of consideration at the end of the day when everything else has practically been used up.  Last but not least, after the age of 50 married men looking for a little adventure are simply everywhere.  They above all get the bum’s rush from me using very colorful and not too subtle vocabulary.  In fact for me the most prevailing tell is when they hand me a piece of paper with their Hotmail account written on it.  If they can’t even deal with me in writing in an open and honest way right from the start then I’m not interested – the last time I checked my birth certificate my name was not Spam.
Replied By: cindy8w on Jul 19, 2013, 11:04AM - In reply to newgolfer
It sounds like you are ready to be strong and walk away!  I commend you!!!  IMHO, I would not talk with him or contact his wife.  I have been told that if you give the person you are trying to break away from any reason to think there is a chance, they won't stop.  Silence is golden.

Good job girl!!!


Replied By: newgolfer on Jul 19, 2013, 7:10AM
An affair with a married man ended over 2 years ago, we have not had any contact since then and out of the blue he calls me. I didn't get a message he just hung up. My friends say to call his wife and tell her what he is doing. I don't want to hurt her or cause anymore problems so I am just ignoring the call and hopefully he gets the message. Should I change my cell phone number? he is not aggressively calling me and It would be an inconvenience for me if I had to change the number. I don't want to be the other woman any longer, I had enough.
Replied By: newgolfer on Jul 19, 2013, 6:58AM - In reply to sm8770
I also had a 25 year affair with a married man which  ended 2 years ago. After 2 years of no contact he tried to call me and get me to talk to him, and reason I said tried is because he is afraid I will call his wife. I know that people said; "How stupid can you be"? well when you feel that this guy is going to leave his wife and makes promises repeatedly you want to believe him so you hang in there. It's not as simple as just kick his ass to the curb. I worked with this man and he continuely chased me if I broke it off,  so I fell stuck. I loved him and would not do anything to hurt his career or his family. I tried to alert the wife years earlier but she got mad at me and told me to go "F" off so I didn't persue it, I guess she was in denial and didn't want to believe it or deal with it. I just felt she could have helped me because he was a force to be reckoned with.
Some woman are  very strong and have very high self-esteem, others don't...I guess that's why they allow themselves to be the "Other Woman"
Replied By: delilah148 on Jul 18, 2013, 7:15PM
i can completely relate to the woman who is having the affair. watching her interview, i could hear my own words coming out of her mouth about an affair i was involved in for 10 years. even the best friend part. i truly believed that we were best friends and that he was the only person i could be completely honest with. i have to say, making the decision to cut all ties with him 4 months ago continues to be the most difficult and at the same time rewarding, decision i have EVER made. although i have yet to find my true best friend, i am happier now than i have been in a very long time. i luckily never had children with this man, so i am very sympathetic to how much more complicated that makes her situation. good luck and god bless. you will find your way.
Replied By: sm8770 on Jul 18, 2013, 5:33PM
for the woman who is having the affair. i had an affair with a married man for 21 years. i was smart enough to not get pregnant, but i can relate to the obsession. what i have to say is if you let this go then only good things can happen. i kicked my man to the curb and 7 months later i found the most wonderful man in the world. the timing was perfect for both of us. just trust in yourself and beleive that there is more to life than having a man. kids are a blessing and do not let one minute go by without telling them you love them. you never know when it will be the last time you will ever see them. listen to what life is telling you to do and everything will turn around. use your mind and not your heart.
Replied By: gussiemygirl on Jul 18, 2013, 4:17PM
She keeps saying that this man is her best friend....exept for the lies and betrayals.

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