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Ed and Katrina say their 18-year-old pregnant daughter, Kirsten, is dating a 30-year-old ex-con who is admittedly controlling and abusive, and they fear for their daughter and her unborn baby’s safety. They say Kirsten was once an honor roll student with a promising future until she started seeing John -- against their wishes -- and stopped pursuing her dreams. Now, they claim Kirsten is in a rollercoaster relationship with a man who becomes enraged, throws her out on the street at the slightest provocation and leaves bruises on her body. What can these concerned parents do to protect their daughter and unborn grandchild? Kirsten says her seven-month relationship with John has been “hell” but admits she got pregnant on purpose so her family would have to accept the man she loves. Is there hope for their relationship? And, what does John have to say about his behavior? Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s words of warning for this family -- will it make an impact?

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Sharon and her ex-husband, Robert, say their 25-year-old son, Craig -- who was diagnosed with schizophrenia -- is so violent and explosive, they fear he might follow through with his repeated threats and actually kill someone. Craig’s sister, Amber, says she’s so afraid of her brother, who admittedly carries weapons, that she once had a restraining order against him to prevent him from coming near her and her 7-year-old son. Dr. Phil sits down with Craig and his family in search of a resolution. How does he explain his behavior? And, how can Craig get back on track and regain his family’s trust? This program contains strong language. Viewer discretion advised.

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Laura and Heather haven’t spoken to their mother, Judy, in three months and won’t let their children around her, because they believe she is faking multiple personality disorder -- to excuse her alcohol-induced bad behavior. Judy admits she has a drinking problem but says she is convinced her diagnosis is real and blames one of her alters, “Emmeline,” for getting her into trouble. Judy’s husband of 33 years, Brian, supports his wife and says he just wants his family to get along. Dr. Phil brings everyone together in search of a peaceful resolution. Is Judy really suffering from multiple personalities? And is she a danger to her grandchildren?

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Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford sits down with Dr. Phil to discuss her headline-grabbing custody battle that she says has left her heartbroken and bankrupt. Why were her children ordered to live with their father in France? Then, imagine your child being trapped in a body he or she cannot control -- wracked with violent involuntary movements, constant outbursts and blood-curdling screams. That’s what Amy and her husband, Chris, experience on a daily basis with their 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, who suffers from Tourette syndrome. See heartbreaking home video, and find out why Amy and Chris say they are scared for their 8-year-old son, Logan. Are there any treatment options for Sarah that don’t involve brain surgery? Internationally recognized neuroradiologist Dr. Bradley Jabour weighs in.

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Jaime divorced her husband, Jay, after two years of marriage but says he refuses to let her go and lures her back with empty promises to change. She claims Jay is abusive, but he says Jaime always instigates their altercations. Despite their tumultuous history, Jay and Jaime say they want to save their relationship for the sake of their child. Should they work on reconciling or cut ties for good? Then, join Robin on a private tour of a domestic violence shelter that is saving women and children caught in the cycle of violence, and see what surprise she has in store for this deserving resource. Plus, find out how college students can enter to win a grant as part of the #iAspire Challenge to raise awareness about sexual violence and relationship abuse on their college campuses. This show contains strong language. Viewer discretion advised.

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Dr. Phil sits down with Renee, whose husband, Kirby, made headlines last year for spanking her with a wooden spoon -- an incident she caught on camera. Kirby, interviewed separately due to a protection order, told his side of the story yesterday. Today, Renee says it took her years to realize that what she considered “domestic discipline” was actually abuse. What made her decide to record Kirby that night and then turn the video over to police? And, is there any chance of saving this marriage? Then, last season, Marie and Ron got viewers talking with the chaos caught on camera inside their home. What happened after the show? Plus, an update from another former guest you have to see to believe!

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Last October, Kirby made headlines -- and spent 13 weeks in jail -- after his wife of 26 years, Renee, videotaped him spanking her with a wooden spoon. Kirby says he wants to try to save his marriage with his now-estranged wife -- if she will just “repent”! With a protection order preventing Kirby from having any contact with Renee, Dr. Phil speaks to him via satellite. Hear what Kirby claims led up to the incident -- and why he thinks Renee is the one who should be apologizing! Plus, what other behavior did Renee catch on tape? Is Kirby commanding respect, or is he just being a bully?

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Monica says her 13-year-old daughter, Mikaya, is angry, violent and out-of-control. She says Mikaya has been suspended from school and in trouble with the law -- and she fears for her daughter’s future. Mikaya says she hates her mother, who she claims has been abusive and has kept her from seeing her father. Can this mother-daughter relationship be saved? Then, don’t miss an exciting announcement from Robin McGraw and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Find out how you can help ensure that every girl has an opportunity to become a Girl Scout!

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In the wake of the recent NFL story involving Ray Rice, Dr. Phil explores the question of why some women stay with their alleged abusers. First, Chris Johnson -- Rice’s former Baltimore Ravens teammate -- opens up about his friend’s situation. What does he say Rice has confided in him since the scandal broke? And, Chris shares the heartbreaking story of his sister, Jennifer, who was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend in 2011. What warning signs does he say his family missed? Then, Dr. Phil talks to Trichele, 44, who claims she was in an abusive marriage for years until July 2013, when she shot and killed her husband during an argument -- allegedly in self-defense. She's currently facing the possibility of 20 years in prison and says she's scared to death.

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Dr. Phil continues his exclusive jailhouse interview with Kelli Stapleton, a mother accused of trying to kill herself and her severely autistic 14-year-old daughter, Issy. Kelli recently pleaded guilty to a felony charge of first-degree child abuse. Does she regret her actions that day? And, hear from Kelli’s best friends. Were there any warning signs that Kelli was reaching her breaking point? Then, another mom, Lisa, says she knows Kelli’s pain all too well. She says her autistic son is extremely violent, and she says she contemplated a similar tragic scenario for herself and her son. Plus, find out how you can help Issy secure a healthy and productive future.

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