Susan and Randy’s 27-year-old college-educated son, Jacob, lives at home. The couple describes him as emotionally “incapacitated,” and claim he is virtually unable to do anything for himself.
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“Jake sleeps all day, he’s not paying for anything, he has no job. He doesn’t really have any prospects for getting a job,” says Randy
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Jacob says, “My motivation is essentially shot, and I barely feel motivated to get out of bed.”
“He’s dependent on us, and he just seems stuck,” says Susan, claiming that Jacob would likely end up homeless if she and her husband weren’t taking care of him.
When Dr. Phil asks, “Why are you doing this to him?” how does the couple respond?
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