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Sandi says her husband of 12 years, Iain, has never been able to bond with her now 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, whom she claims he despises. Sandi says she and Iain are constantly fighting and he has threatened to kick his stepdaughter out of the house four-to-five times in the last year. Iain says his stepdaughter is lazy, inconsiderate, unmotivated and a master manipulator who is destroying their marriage, and he wants her out of his house at the end of the school year. But Sandi claims Iain’s mother is also a big problem and constantly stirs the pot by spying on her and her daughter and reporting everything to Iain. Sandi says her husband is always protecting his mother and treats her more like his wife and Sandi like his servant. Now, Sandi says she feels like she has to choose between her husband and her daughter. Who will Sandi choose? Will Sandi and Iain be able to save their marriage?

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Steve and his fiancée, Jen, claim his ex, Robyn, coached his 12-year-old daughter, Alyssa, to accuse him of sexual abuse. Although authorities closed the case after investigating, Steve and Jen say they’re still struggling financially as a result of the investigation and do not want to pay child support. Robyn claims that Steve is a deadbeat dad who is just trying to avoid financial responsibility. Estate management attorney and author Ann Margaret Carrozza discusses the financial impacts of raising children with an ex and the repercussions of not paying child support, as discussed in her first book, Love and Money: Protecting Yourself From Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, And Inner Demons, which includes a forward written by Dr. Phil.

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Twenty-six-year-old Stefanie says that ever since her mother, Cheryl’s, divorce 11 years ago, Cheryl has been absolutely obsessed with her and has turned Stefanie into her spouse in every sense, except intimately. Stefanie says her mom demands daily phone calls and texts, has no sense of boundaries and has used her as a confidant ever since she was a child. Stefanie says she believes her mom is guilty of “emotional incest”! The troubles in their relationship came to a head when Stefanie began dating Michael, who claims Cheryl is less of a mother and more of a “smother” and has been hell-bent on destroying their relationship, all under the guise of being a devoted mom. Cheryl says ever since Michael came into the picture, Stefanie’s view of their relationship has been poisoned and her disrespect has been amped up. Can Dr. Phil help bring some peace to this fierce family feud?

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Krystina claims raising her out-of-control daughter, Samantha, was a constant struggle between keeping up with her lies and cutting school. Now, the 19-year-old is pregnant by a 33-year-old man. Samantha says she just wants the support of her mother who she claims was always too busy or drunk to take care of her growing up. Krystina, who denies her daughter’s allegations, initially brought her best friend, Ingrid, to the show as her support. However, Ingrid told producers she has seen a completely different side of Krystina since flying out to Los Angeles and was shocked by her behavior. Hear what happened during their hotel stay in Los Angeles. Can Dr. Phil get to the bottom of what is really going on with Krystina and Samantha’s tumultuous relationship? And, Dr. Travis Stork, host of The Doctors, discusses the potential risks for Samantha’s baby.

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Former NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal dominated headlines when she was outed by her own parents for “posing as a black woman when she is actually white.” The civil rights activist has been accused of being a cultural appropriator, an impersonator who was donning “black face,” and a race traitor. Rachel is back in the news and has written a new book titled, In Full Color: Finding My Place In a Black and White World. In a one-on-one interview with Dr. Phil, Rachel addresses why she says she “ran away” when a local reporter asked her if she was African-American and if her parents are white. And what does she have to say to people who called her a “race faker” and an “ethnic fraud” who misrepresented herself to others.

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Shannon says her husband, Alex, has become obsessed with his quest for enlightenment. She claims this spiritual pilgrimage has cost them over $200,000 dollars and their successful business. From following and obeying the teachings of controversial gurus and clairvoyants to believing in the existence of aliens, Shannon says she doesn’t recognize her husband. Alex claims he has not only become enlightened, but has come face to face with God himself, and has unlocked the answers to all of life’s greatest questions and mysteries. Alex claims his wife is just a negative person who would rather be a victim and live in misery, which he says creates huge roadblocks for their marriage. How does Alex’s enlightenment hold up when he is surprised and confronted by one of the most influential thinkers in the world, Dr. Deepak Chopra?

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Camma and Brandon’s 10-year-old daughter claimed Camma’s fiancé, Andrew, sexually abused her – something he was convicted of just a few months ago. Camma says she believes her fiancé is innocent and claims the allegations were cooked up by Brandon in an attempt to get custody alongside his fiancée, Christine, in order to evade child support. Brandon says there is no way he's coached his daughter to allege abuse and claims this wasn't the first time Camma put their daughter in danger. Andrew’s father, Gary, also believes his son is innocent and is the collateral damage in the custody battle between Camma and Brandon. Can Dr. Phil get to the bottom of this nightmarish situation?

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Karla claims her husband Stephen has lied to and manipulated her throughout their 38-year marriage – usually so subtly that she thought she was the problem. Stephen admits he has lied and played mind games with Karla, but when it comes to questions about his past, he says he doesn’t remember – like whether or not he ever planned to marry another woman. Could there be an explanation for Stephen’s claim of memory loss? And is Karla’s quest for the truth really going to improve their dysfunctional relationship? Watch as Dr. Phil gets to the bottom of this troubled marriage.

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Emily claims she has cut her body 500,000 times, leaving her covered in scars from head to toe. Instead of living covered up, she has opened her life of self-harm to the world, becoming an internet celebrity with over 200,000 social media followers who hail from around the globe. But Emily has many critics who claim she is glorifying self-harm for fame and attention. Renee is one her biggest critics and has started a petition, which has nearly 30,000 signatures, to shut down Emily’s Facebook page. For the first time, Emily and Renee will meet face to face. Plus, many of Emily’s detractors who suffer from self-harm claim she is triggering them to cut themselves. Emily will hear from a young woman who claims Emily is responsible for her cutting relapse.

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Sixteen-year-old Morgan wrote to Dr. Phil saying she was desperate for help because she felt her mother Arlene was choosing her registered sex offender boyfriend, Mark, over her, and even moved him into their house despite Morgan saying she felt uncomfortable. Morgan says she confided in her school guidance counselor about the troubles at home and the Department Of Children and Family Services quickly got involved, which resulted in Morgan moving in with her mom’s best friend, Anne, and Arlene signing over short-term guardianship – something Anne says is not enough. Arlene says Mark is absolutely not guilty of what he was convicted of and she’d never put her daughter in harm’s way. Mark says he had no intention of coming between this mother and daughter.

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