Woman Says Mom Is A ‘Total Drama Queen,’ No One Knows When To Take Her Seriously

“My mom is a total drama queen,” says Vanessa. “She loves to tell stories, and she embellishes everything.” Vanessa recalls some of her mom’s stories, including telling her that her sister was dying when she had a cold, and that when she burns herself, she comes to the dinner table with her hand in a bucket of ice. “Nobody knows when to take her seriously,” says Vanessa. Vanessa’s mom, Jill, says she’s innocent. “All of my stories are true,” she claims. “They may have a little color here and there, but basically, the basic premise is true.” Hear how she explains her behavior in the video above from a classic Season 1 episode of Dr. Phil. On Friday’s episode, meet a woman who admits she’s a drama queen but says she wants to change her behavior before it ruins her love life, and a man who says he would rather lie to his wife than deal with her anger and dramatic overreactions. Check local listings to see where you can watch “Classic Dr. Phil: Real Life Drama Queens." TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Need Dr. Phil to get real with someone? WATCH: ‘This Drama-Filled Life Of Mine Is Preventing Me From Finding My True Soul Mate,’ Says Woman