Heather says her 31-year-old son, Ryan, is unmotivated, alcohol-dependent, a “moocher,” and mean. She claims her grandmother spoiled and enabled him, and that ever since his great-grandmother, “Granny,” died, Ryan has been spiraling out of control.
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“She would not hold Ryan accountable for anything,” says Heather, adding, “He could do no wrong in her eyes.”
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Heather claims her son is a “master manipulator” and says that while she is done enabling his behaviors, her mother, Kristi, and daughter, Sheilagh, have continued to do so since “Granny’s” death.
“It breaks my heart that he doesn’t care more about himself,” says Kristi, adding, “I fear he’s going to end up being a sewer rat – or dead.”
Kristi and Sheilagh admit they have enabled Ryan in the past, but insist they aren’t enabling him anymore.
When Dr. Phil says, “You have all crippled him, no less than if you took a bat to his knees,” how do Kristi, Sheilagh, and Heather respond?
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