2014 Shows

Sheryl says it was love at first sight when she met her optometrist fiancé, Owen, in 2010 -- but the real eye opener came two years later, when she moved from Florida to New York to live with him and his three children. She claims that Owen, who makes six figures, refused to give her any spending money and treated her like the nanny and housekeeper -- all while she slept on a futon in the living room. Frustrated, she moved back to Florida a year later and called off the wedding -- so, why is she still wearing her engagement ring? Owen says Sheryl expects him to pay for everything, and his friends and family disapprovingly call her a “gold digger” -- but he still wants to marry her! Dr. Phil offers the couple advice for moving forward. Should they proceed to the altar -- or alter their plans? Then, Jacob and Lucy return with an update on their son, Izaiah, who was left partially paralyzed and brain damaged after being struck by a drunk driver. Plus, Dr. Phil has yet another surprise for the young couple! And, find out how you can help Izaiah’s future. (OAD: 4-2-14)

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Replied By: naturemum on Jul 3, 2014, 12:32PM
Ths lovely family is living proof that what we perceive as major problems are nothing compared to the strength, love and support they need and are getting from all over North America if not the world.
Replied By: fwrinkledsoles on Jul 2, 2014, 5:30PM
I would say to Owen is count your loses and run.  She remind me on my second wife after four years of marriage I divorced her and I was sit back financially 3 to 4 years.  The only thing different was I didn't have kids but she did, 3 of them.
Replied By: mimi1957 on Jul 2, 2014, 3:43PM
Thank parent should think really thank before they bring another person or children into a situation.

Children go thru so much & why is there a need to bring a step mom or dad or other children.

This also means moving someone in household.

To many babies being killed by a father, step father boyfriend.

People use your brain's..

Replied By: shenawdl on Jul 2, 2014, 9:17AM
He is such a LIAR! What a scam he is running. Everything out of his mouth is a lie.
Replied By: goldenbeach on Jun 29, 2014, 12:51AM
I doubt it.  He would adjust his glasses to fit if he really was.
Replied By: khaleesivirge on Apr 4, 2014, 6:25PM - In reply to imperatrice
Replied By: imperatrice on Apr 4, 2014, 4:10PM
They both are !! He is head over heels in debt (95% "obligation" to income ratio … whoa !!!!!) while she was close to losing her "waterfront condo".  He thought he found a cheap nanny and she thought she won the dating lottery.  Both of them are "users".  There is not enough good will between these two for a friendship must less a marriage.  Move on people.
Replied By: imperatrice on Apr 4, 2014, 3:56PM - In reply to gem1234
Universal health care is a must !!!  I too am always amazed at the brainwashing that is done vis a vis the US health care system and it being "great".  It is not.  It costs more than most countries and it is individuals such as this family who must shoulder the responsibility and stress of the excessive costs of health care.  I too love our universal health care in Canada (even if I have to wait a bit longer for elective surgery if it means that others can be treated more rapidly due to their need … course I'm probably considered a "socialist" for this!!).
Replied By: plaids on Apr 3, 2014, 10:16AM
Why bother does not just apply to, why are they bothering to marry but why bother having them on the show?  Are there not less, self centered, clueless individuals that warrant Dr. Phil's assistance than these two?  He says she was making 1/3 of $60,000 when she was living in Florida, and did I hear Owen say Sheryl was on the verge of being evicted?  Yet she failed to mention that when she was whining about 'giving up' her water front condo!  I agree with a previous post, I think they were both living under false assumptions from the beginning, and putting up false fronts.  I also know in this day and age, $5000 - $7000 is not a lot to have a wedding, but if she loves him (and not his $$) as much as she says, she would go down to the court house to marry, if it came to that!  Been married 28 years, take it from me, these two have no future!
Replied By: upsydasy on Apr 3, 2014, 3:40AM

They were both living an unrealistic lifestyle while they were dating by flying back and forth like jetsetters from NYC to Florida practically every weekend.  It doesn’t sound like either one of them could afford keeping up the charade for much longer.  By the time she decided to move in with him she was already in financial trouble and about to lose her home, which made her decision one of necessity rather than anything else.  She has to understand that he’s not as rich as he pretended to be if he can only count about 5% of his income as disposable after expenses, which means that he wooed her under false pretenses.  I don’t believe that either one of them are being completely honest with each other and never were.  Was she truly ready to become a step-mommy to three children? I doubt it… and he’s being unrealistic to expect her to sleep on a futon in the middle of the living room with three little kids running around.  The whole relationship was doomed to fail right from the get-go. 

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