2014 Shows

Twenty-three-year-old Mercedes says her 38-year-old mother, Sueann, has been partying and drinking several days a week for the past 18 years -- forcing Mercedes to become a mother figure to her four younger siblings. Mercedes says when she was a child, her mother often returned home intoxicated and initiated arguments -- if she came home at all -- and even took her to a bar when she was 15. Mercedes says despite an alcohol-related arrest and a mandatory rehab stint, her mother continues to drink excessively, and she’s at her wits’ end. Sueann admits she goes out partying every week and sometimes drinks until she blacks out, but she insists she has always been a good mother. So, how does she explain losing custody of her 13-year-old son? Plus, hear from Sueann’s 15-year-old daughter, Destiny, who got pregnant at just 12 years old. Why does she say she blames her mother? Can Dr. Phil help Sueann realize the damage her choices are causing her family? And, is Sueann willing to stop the drinking and partying -- and be a mom? (OAD: 3-5-14)

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: gracielairene on Sep 27, 2014, 12:28AM - In reply to cudee58
I read this from one of her daughters in youtube

Destiny Baros 2 months ago   Thanks everyone for the support. people who are supporting. My moms 6 months sober is July 25th. Shes currently in sober living in texas. She chose to stay an extra 5 months to get all the help she can get. At the end of August 2014, She will be coming to a sober living in Denver, Colorado. Until she can save up for her own home to reunite Me, my daughter, nd my little brother. My little brother Emelio is currently in Southern Peaks Treatment Center in Canyon City, Colorado. Nd My Daughter Nd I Are In a Group hom for teen moms Nd thier babies. In Denver Colorado.
Replied By: abberosner on Aug 4, 2014, 7:14PM
This show got me so mad.  This woman absolutely abused her children and has such an attitude and shows no remorse for any of the things she has done. She uses the money that is supposed to be support for her children and spends it on booze.  I'm sure she uses government assistance programs which means that YOU AND I are supporting her. She does not deserve any help from Dr. Phil but I am sure that he will push her to say yes. She says that she has 'stress'-  WHO DOESN't?????  And, Dr. Phil, will we ever find out what happens to this disgusting mother.  My guess- she goes right back to her old ways.
Replied By: cudee58 on Jul 30, 2014, 2:39PM - In reply to busielady
I imagine the results are not very good, thats why we dont see much follow up, just like with all the other programs out there, the results are not promising
Replied By: alwaysaskeptic on Jul 30, 2014, 2:23PM - In reply to bmives
I've mentioned before that almost all the out-of-control teens Dr. Phil invites to his stage seem to be girls, with a sense of entitlement to party and have "fun" for the rest of their lives. This poster has a couple of daughters with the same attitude. What can account for this? I'm certain that feminists are horrified that the progress made over decades is trivialized by the new generation of irresponsible, promiscuous drunks and stoners.
Replied By: toniolley87 on Jul 30, 2014, 11:18AM - In reply to yesgirlrox
You mean self righteous. No I just know what I want for my children. I dont see where wanting the best for my children is self righteous. Care to elaborate?
Replied By: toniolley87 on Jul 30, 2014, 11:15AM - In reply to yesgirlrox
I am not selfish thank you! Not like that anyway. My kids come first.
Replied By: bmives on Jul 30, 2014, 8:53AM
I am the mother of two girls, 12 & 15. Dad is the party parent and our girls adore him for it. They have shunned me and only want their Dad and his life. This show made me furious.
Replied By: upsydasy on Jul 30, 2014, 8:31AM - In reply to lsummers333
I mean c’mon!  All of these shows are cautionary tales.  Patting Sueann on the back and saying there there isn’t going to accomplish a thing, let alone teach her and the audience the error of her ways.  Many forms of birth control have been around for a very long time.  How many children linger in shelters and group homes because their parents can’t or won’t get their act together.  If a woman chooses to party and drink to access, she also chooses the consequences of her actions.   Having 5 children from different men is a recipe for disaster, which is entirely her fault.  By all means go after the fathers who probably had a one night stand with a drunken woman they barely remember and force them to pay child support.  Good luck with that.  You’re right, that’ll fix everything.

Replied By: twholmes on Jul 29, 2014, 11:13PM
You are probably ahead of me, but I was surprised that you didn't offer to help Mercedes get some help furthering her education.
Replied By: alwaysaskeptic on Jul 29, 2014, 10:38PM - In reply to kittyhawkkat
In 20 years, if she keeps up her current behaviour, Sueann won't even remember that she has kids.
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