Danielle claims that growing up, there was no structure or stability in her life, and that her home was “very violent.”
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“My mother was absent, checked out, and neglectful,” she says. “There were a lot of arguments, a lot of physical fighting, a lot of emotional and verbal abuse as well.” She says the “blowouts” often occurred between her and her mother, starting when she was 12.
“Very unreliable,” is how Danielle’s older sister, Wendy, describes their mom when she was growing up. “She told me at a pretty young age that she wanted to be my friend and not necessarily my mother,” she says.
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The siblings say they have tried to confront their mother, Janet, about her behavior, but she often gets defensive. They say Wendy’s wedding day almost eight years ago turned into a disaster because of Janet – and the family has yet to recover. Watch the video above to learn what happened.
On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear what Janet says about raising her children – and their behavior now. Check here to see where you can tune in.
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