2014 Shows

Ashley, 24, and Dean, 50, say most of their three-and-a-half-year relationship has been volatile, and as a result, they’ve both served time in jail for domestic assault. Ashley says Dean has bitten her on the arm, driven off with her on the hood of his car and even choked her while she was pregnant with their now 3-year-old daughter -- claims he denies. Dean says Ashley is often violent with him, and once hit him in the face with a glass, requiring 26 stitches. He also says she’s immature and goes out partying instead of being a mother to their child -- but Ashley says she only goes out occasionally. Hear from Dean’s 20-year-old daughter, Morgan, and ex-wife, Jody, who say Ashley is the problem. What’s at the root of the couple’s anger? Dr. Phil weighs in and offers help for them moving forward as a couple and individuals. Can Ashley and Dean stop the violence for the sake of their daughter? And, should they stay together? This program contains strong language. Viewer discretion advised. (OAD: 12-16-13)

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Replied By: thescene89 on Dec 27, 2016, 7:48PM - In reply to kim1988
This is Ashley. Thank you for your concern about an update. Dean and I are doing better than ever! We were not together the time of the show, we were broken up and we are still broken up. We never got back together but we are friends and we are doing great co-parenting our own 6 year old daughter. She is happy and thriving as usual. We both accepted the help we were offered. I am forever greatful. I was never a party mom how the show dramatized it to be. I stuck by that because I wasn't. I have been dating a wonderful guy for 2 1/2 years now and we have a child together. We all get along and things have been better than ever.
Replied By: kim1988 on Jul 13, 2015, 10:26AM
I would love to know where Ashley and Dean are these days? I hope they have not gotten back together. Their relationship was clearly unhealthy. As Dr. Phil said I can see how the relationship came to be. Ashley had a hard childhood and I think Dean's issues stem from his divorce from his first wife. It seemed like he spiraled out of control after that. I hope Ashley and Dean managed to work something out for Kayden, and that she is okay. I also hope Ashley has worked through her issues.
Replied By: mctm1221 on Oct 24, 2014, 4:13PM
This is an example of complete lack of respect for another human being . Women and Men  please run the other way when any one shows signs of controling you.  This is not an element of love in any sense
Replied By: mctm1221 on Oct 24, 2014, 4:05PM
Get rid of toxic elements in your life no one deserves on needs it.
Replied By: oceanentity on Aug 28, 2014, 9:58AM
I really think it is irelevant that his ex wife says he wasnt like this with her and blames the new partner .. hes abusive to his partner in his NOW. this story made me cringe and shake my head through the whole thing , im not a psycologist but their issues were veru obvious from word go. classic " text book " stuff right there .

there is NO chance for this relationship ..and for the childs sake ...best to just end it now.
Replied By: alwaysaskeptic on Aug 19, 2014, 6:11PM
I skimmed through this waste-of-time episode, pretty much bottom of the barrel.
Replied By: ck071282 on Aug 19, 2014, 8:32AM
I am so years older than my husband and we have been together 25 years, married 20.  It does work!!! Here's to another 20 :-)
Replied By: ck071282 on Aug 19, 2014, 8:19AM
There is a 20-year age difference between my husband and I. We have been married for 20 years and it works!!  The age difference does not come up in our daily lives. We share so many things in common including volunteering as paramedics with our local fire dept.  Here's to another 20 years!!
Replied By: kerryvanwert on Aug 18, 2014, 8:29PM
I feel like Dean took advantage of an unhealthy young adult Ashley. They both need help, seperate from one another!
Replied By: sadiegirl1987 on Aug 18, 2014, 5:37PM
I don't have anything against the age difference in a relationships.  However, I do feel Dean took advantage of a very young and vulnerable Ashley.   From her upbringing, or lack thereof, she did not enjoy her youth and is now acting out because of all she missed and he's trying to control her during this rebellious time. She was not ready to be in a relationship and certainly not ready to be a mother.   Many people with that age difference make it but the big difference is respect.  He does not respect her and she does not respect him.  They do not have the same values and are not working toward building a relationship or providing a secure and stable future for their daughter.   She wants to party and he wants to control her. They need to call a halt to the relationship and try to learn to co-parent that little girl.  Ashley is just much too immature and Dean is old enough to know better. 
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