Women Claim Relative’s Childhood Was Filled With Abuse, Trafficking, And Drugs

Stephanie and her mother, Cyndi, say that Stephanie’s cousin Bonnie came to stay with them for what was supposed to be a few days and has never left. The women claim that since Bonnie moved in, she’s had what they call “manic episodes” and angry outbursts that are only getting worse. Stephanie and Cyndi say it’s not surprising that Bonnie has issues because her upbringing was filled with bullying, abuse, sex trafficking, and drugs. “No one in my family knew what Bonnie was going through,” says Cyndi, claiming that at age 15, Bonnie’s mother pushed her to marry an almost 40-year-old man - and she later ended up in the adult entertainment industry. Stephanie and Cyndi say that Bonnie hasn’t been able to handle her painful past in a healthy way. They claim that after getting clean from a prescription pill addiction, she is stuck in a what they describe as a “manic” state, and they don’t know what to do. Can Dr. Phil help? 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. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: A family/relationship divided?