Dr. Phil Review: Setting Boundaries w/ In-Laws (6/24/14)

Maintaining a good relationship with one’s in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, is a common challenge for couples. In an episode of Dr. Phil aired in April 2014, the case of a warring mother and daughter-in-law was shown just how bad this relationship could go when boundaries are overstepped. Here’s a brief review of the case and Dr. Phil’s suggestions on avoiding similar incidents. Mother-in-Law is Allegedly Invasive Todd and Cara, parents to two young children, found Todd’s mom, Pat (photo in this review), too invasive as regards the couple’s parenting rules. Pat felt that Cara was too controlling. The mother-in-law also blamed…

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MasterChef Recap 6/23/14: Blue Team Wins Seafood Wedding Menu Challenge; Red Team’s Jordan Flunks Out with Steak Frites Pressure Test

The judges eliminate Jordan College Student Jordan Kaminski (photo)of Muskego, Wis., from MasterChef after he fails the Steak Frites pressure test against Leslie and Francis B. The judges had also picked the 3 contenders out of the Red Team, which had lost to the Blue Team in the seafood wedding menu challenge. Leslie was Red Team leader, but Francis B. took over. Francis L. had led the Blue Team. As the winners of last week’s donut challenge, Stay-at-Home Dad Leslie Gilliams of Malibu, Calif. and Music Video Director Francis Legge of New York City, N. Y. lead this week’s seafood wedding menu challenge. They pick their team one by one. For coming…

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Dr. Phil Review: Right Way of Dealing w/ Child Molestation Accusations (6/23/14)

Child molestation is a very serious charge, especially when it concerns a family member. Dr. Phil emphasized the importance of believing a child’s claims of sexual abuse until proven otherwise. A family that goes through this phase will always suffer from the repercussions, especially the victims. One thing’s for sure: the perpetrator must be held accountable and prosecuted. However, when a family member is proven to be lying about the allegations, how does one respond? In the episode where Dr. Phil tackled the accusations thrown by Wilma against her husband Adam, a polygraph test needed to be done to identify…

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Judge Mathis Recap: Mom Sues, Hugs Son with $1,700 Loan (6/23/14)

Judge Mathis awards Elizabeth Ferguson $1,036, for former friend Terri Johnson’s unpaid loans. He dismisses Terri’s $1,000 countersuit for harassment. The judge also awards $1,700 to Stacy Grant for her son Alonzo Morse’s loan. Judge Mathis also awards Tina Tinsey $500, for former boyfriend Douglas Bozeman’s loan. The judge dismisses his $500 countersuit for defamation. Boyfriend’s Loan Tina Tinsey of Chicago, IL, sues co-worker Douglas Bozeman, also of Chicago, for a $500 loan. He countersues her for defamation, for $500. Tina had lent Douglas money to go to Las Vegas without her. Then she sees Instagram photos of women kissing him. We…

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Judge Mathis Recap 6/20/14: Unreturned Belongings Suit & Rent Countersuit Dismissed

Judge Mathis dismisses David Rivers’ $3,919 suit against his ex-girlfriend Toni Russell (photo) for unreturned belongings, and her $2,700 countersuit for rent and emotional distress. The judge awards James Bousson $2,750 for rent, assault and property damage caused by his ex-boyfriend James Lane. Judge Mathis dismisses James’ $1,000 countersuit for wrongful eviction. The judge then dismisses Cainnan Gates’ $4,700 suit against his wife Demeese Gates for car damages and emotional distress. Belongings, Rent David Rivers of San Diego, CA, sues his ex-girlfriend of 3 years, Toni of Spring Valley, CA, for $3,919 for unreturned belongings. David had been texting and…

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