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Amanda says her husband of two years, Jeffrey, was recently caught in an online child sex sting and sentenced to five years in prison, yet she’s not sure if she should leave him. Why does she say she blames herself for what happened? And, hear from Amanda’s parents, Juliet and Timothy, who say they just want their daughter to move on. When Dr. Phil gives Amanda a harsh dose of reality, will she see the situation for what it is? Then, 18-year-old Seri says that two years ago, she fell in love with 26-year-old Hector, who convinced her to quit school and become a prostitute -- and give him all the profits. Hector was convicted of sexual assault of a child and is now serving up to 30 years in prison. Seri is raising their daughter and has a new boyfriend, Will, but she admits that she would consider taking Hector back, if given the opportunity. How does Will feel about her admission? And, why does Seri say she still has feelings for her abuser? Plus, don’t miss Dr. Phil’s warning signs that you may be involved with a predator.

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Katie says she’s at the end of her rope with her husband, John’s, lies and if he doesn’t start telling the truth, she’ll leave him. She says John has lied about everything from pretending to have a job to having cancer and that they’ve even lost their house because of the deceit. Katie admits that she knew John was a liar during the 10 years that they dated -- so why did she marry him and have a baby with him? John confesses that he’s deceived people for as long as he can remember and claims that he’s just looking for attention. When he reveals even more jaw-dropping lies to Katie, will she head for the door? Plus, don’t miss Dr. Phil’s tips from his new book, Life Code, in stores this February, about how to identify the people who will lie, cheat, use and abuse you.

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(Original Air Date: 01/03/12) Do you consider yourself smart, yet continue to make bad choices? This New Year, stop setting yourself up for pain, and put your problems in the rearview mirror! Dr. Phil says ex-spouses Jennifer and Phil are the perfect example of intelligent people whose choices could lead to terrible consequences. Since their divorce five years ago, they say they have been at war, and their three children are caught in the crosshairs. Jennifer says her “sperm donor” of an ex-husband doesn’t make enough of an effort to see their children and owes her nearly $30,000 in back child support. Phil says Jennifer is a habitual liar who “infects” the kids with lies about him and is on a mission to keep him away from his kids. Dr. Phil doesn’t mince words when he tells Jennifer and Phil the mistakes they’re making. After hearing what their kids have to say, will this couple redefine their co-parenting plan before their children pay the price? And, one of the world's leading researchers in cognitive psychology and a member of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, Dr. Art Markman, talks about his book, Smart Thinking, and the three-part formula for employing effective learning and smart thinking in your daily life. And, don’t miss Dr. Markman’s five keys to breaking any bad habit!

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