Ernest and Christy admit that their home is a mess, filled with piles of laundry, dirty dishes, mold, and ants in the kitchen. Ernest says he blames Christy, who he claims doesn’t cook, clean or parent their 11- and 14-year-old daughters. Christy, however, says she’s overwhelmed with the cleaning and says she feels like a single mom who gets no help from Ernest.
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After hearing from Ernest and Christy’s daughters and how they feel about their living situation and their relationship with their parents, Dr. Phil doesn’t mince words when he speaks to the parents.
“I can’t believe that you’re being this much in denial and this selfish,” Dr. Phil says to Christy. “They’re the ones who pick up the tab. They’re the ones that pay the price. They’re the ones who are going to have to suffer from all the chaos, all the turmoil, all the bad modeling, all of the self-esteem that has eroded among these girls from what they’re living here.”
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