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The holidays are supposed to be a time to bring loved ones together from near and far, however, meet one family who says it's just one big hassle. The once close-knit brood says small squabbles have torn their family apart. Gwen says she raised seven children on her own and what should be her golden years are filled with heartache. Learn why her kids each have different reasons for the arguments. With so much pulling them apart, can Dr. Phil get to the root of the anger and reunite them -- and just in time for the holidays? Don't miss his surprise for this special family. And, Wilson Phillips shares the spirit of the season with a performance from their new Christmas album.

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Dr. Phil speaks with families facing life-changing choices this holiday season. Darrell has diabetes and needs a new kidney. For the last five years, he’s spent four hours a day, six days a week hooked up to a dialysis machine. So why haven’t Darrell’s family members gotten tested to see if they’re a match for donating a much-needed kidney? And, Natalie Cole may be a world-renowned, Grammy Award-winning singer, but she is also a survivor of life-threatening hepatitis C and kidney failure. In her memoir, Love Brought Me Back, Natalie opens up about the ordeal that changed her life forever and offers a message of hope and healing to anyone who has ever faced tragedy. The songstress shares the fateful day when she received a kidney. Meet the family of Natalie’s donor, and find out why they made the tough decision to donate their loved one’s organs. Plus, meet parents struggling with the decision to allow their 11-year-old daughter to continue with her love of gymnastics, even though the sport is detrimental to her health.

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Why do some teens feel so hopeless that they’ll risk their lives by turning to gangs and drugs? Dr. Phil and Father Greg Boyle, executive director of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart, discuss strategies to help troubled kids overcome their darkest demons. April says her 14-year-old son, Isaac, is a drug dealer, a member of the Bloods street gang and is obsessed with knives and guns. She says the teen has missed countless days of school since August, and she found a shotgun and a 9mm in his room, along with a bag of cocaine. Isaac says he joined the gang because he was bored, but now he’s in it for the money. Will the teen get a wake-up call about his dangerous behavior before he gets arrested or worse? Then, Tracie says her 3-year-old son was killed, and she was shot five times in a drive-by shooting. She says she has no gang affiliation; she was simply standing in her brother’s front yard when the neighborhood erupted in a hail of gunfire. Hear her strong message for Isaac.


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During the holidays, it’s so easy to forget about taking care of yourself, but this year, do something different and put yourself at the top of the priority list. Dr. Phil and the hosts of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors: E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork, OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson, plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears, share their five-minute fixes that can keep you in tip-top shape! What’s a quick fix for a hypochondriac who can’t stop worrying about his health? And, is a seventh surgery the only hope for a woman who still hates her nose after six procedures? What are the signs that you should go to the emergency room? Is there a way to prevent a hangover? See quick and easy tips for lowering blood pressure, how to flu-proof your kids, how to properly treat burns, and more!

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Popular televangelists Marcus and Joni Lamb are the founders of DayStar Television Network, the fastest-growing Christian network in the country. Recently, scandal erupted after the couple chose to reveal on their program that Marcus had an affair. This difficult decision came after they say people close to them threatened to reveal the infidelity unless they were paid $7.5 million. Marcus and Joni share why their marriage is now stronger than ever. Plus, learn how to move forward after infidelity and make your marriage stronger than before.

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Shocking video, vulgar images and an online romance gone seriously awry — today's guests say their lives were forever changed once their worst nightmares played out on the Internet. First, 26-year-old Ben, a graduate of the police academy, says his world was turned upside down when a shocking video surfaced online. Watch the video and decide for yourself - was Ben to blame, and will be able to repair his reputation? Then, Kaitlynn's senior year should be an exciting chapter in her teenage years, but instead, a fake Facebook page defaming the 17-year-old has left her fearing for her life. Tune in for Dr. Phil's tips to ensure this doesn't happen to you! And, when Nev met a beautiful woman on the Internet, he says he never expected to be drawn in to a dark world where nothing was what it seemed. If you worry about your privacy, or your child's security on the web, this is an episode not to be missed!


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At the conclusion of their sleepover, The Housewives hit the pavement with trainer Ben. See which Housewife quits the competition early, and find out what the women do that hits too close to home for Jennifer, making her mad at the group. Then, Alana confronts Gloria about her lack of participation. Will sparks fly, or will the women agree to work on their friendship? Next, Gloria shares why she believes the other women are trying to sabotage her relationship with Michelle. When Michelle confronts Gloria about being defensive, Gloria goes on the attack. Will this destroy their friendship? Michelle admits she’s under tremendous pressure maintaining her relationship with Gloria. How will this intense tug-of-war end? And, Dr. Phil meets with the women to discuss what they have learned about themselves so far. Who recognizes her own negative behavior, and who’s still in denial? Plus, Gloria meets her matchmaker and learns an embarrassing truth.

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Are you holding a deep, dark secret and fear the day everyone will find out? Dr. Phil’s first guest seemed to have it all, but her world fell apart because she chose to lie when the truth mattered most. Marion Jones was the first woman ever to win five medals in one Olympics. In 2003, the track star was subpoenaed to testify in a federal investigation into illegal steroid distribution. She was granted immunity from prosecution if she told the truth. Four years later, she confessed that she lied and was put behind bars. Marion recounts her fall from grace and her journey to rebuild her life in her book, On the Right Track. Dr. Phil has some tough questions for the athlete. Find out why she says she wants to be remembered for the very worst mistake she ever made. And, Kim thought she was living the perfect life with her pastor husband and five children, until a shocking confession sent her reeling. Find out what her husband, Brian, has been hiding, and why she wonders if their 10-year marriage was all just a lie. Is there hope to save this union?

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The drama continues in The Dr. Phil House as the Housewives prepare their meals for the cooking competition! See which Housewife takes charge and how she foils the other team's food with her "operation sabotage." When celebrity chef Devin Alexander declares a winning team, one of the women is a sore loser, and her anger issues rise to the surface. Next, how would you react if your friends told you what they found most irritating about you? Dr. Phil asks the women to anonymously write down what they think the others are in denial about. Find out who can handle the criticism, and who storms out and packs her bags to leave. Can another encourage her to stay? Then, as Alana is being interviewed in a private room, Gloria eavesdrops and storms in. Why do these two get under each other’s skin so much? And, a trainer gives the women an early morning wake-up call, but one of the women refuses to participate in the workout. You may be surprised to see how the others respond.

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(Original Air Date: 09/23/10) How much easier would your life be if you had a script to follow to resolve conflict? Dr. Phil puts his guests to the test! Janet says she’s worried about her 17-year-old daughter, Emily’s, bad behavior. She says Emily curses at her, skips school, and one of their fights even turned physical! Emily admits that she can get out of line, but says she wants to have a better relationship with her mom. See what happens when mother and daughter change roles. Then, Jessica says she lacks confidence since gaining 60 pounds, and she’s sick of her husband, Tony’s, sarcastic comments about her weight. Can Dr. Phil’s experiment help Tony develop compassion for his wife and help Jessica love the skin she’s in?

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