‘My Family Seems To Think That There’s Something Wrong With Me,’ Says Woman Whose Relatives Claim She’s ‘Manic’

Bonnie moved in with her cousin, Stephanie, and Stephanie’s mother, Cyndi, shortly after her ending her second marriage. The women claim that Bonnie is stuck in what they call a “manic” state and hasn’t been able to recover from her past, which they claim includes childhood abuse, sex trafficking, dependency on prescription drugs, working in the adult entertainment industry, a family history of mental illness, and being pushed into her first marriage at 15. “My family seems to think that there’s something wrong with me,” says Bonnie. “What they’re not realizing is that I’ve been on my own for a long time and having to figure out how to take care of myself.” And later, how does Dr. Phil’s guest, Dr. Charles Sophy, a board-certified psychiatrist and retired Medical Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services, respond to Bonnie’s admission that she has been “micro-dosing” with mushrooms? This episode, “Traumatic Past and Odd Behavior: Is My Cousin Having a Breakdown?” airs Wednesday. Check your local listing to find out where to watch. WATCH: ‘I Always Had Fun Playing And Flirting With The Camera,’ Says Former Adult Film Actress TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: A family/relationship divided?