Mathew hasn’t seen his grandmother, Debbi, who raised him, or his mother, Rhea, in more than a year. They have been estranged ever since Matthew started dating Kaden, a woman 24 years older than him.
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Matthew claims that he was abused as a child, something Kaden helped him uncover. “Kaden is the only one that has helped me move in a positive direction, so she’s the only one that matters right now,” says the 22-year-old.
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Kaden says Matthew was abused as a child and claims his mother and grandma ignored the signs.
However, Debbi and Rhea say that Matthew was never abused and that Kaden is “brainwashing” him. They say that he used to have a job and an apartment, but since he’s met Kaden, he’s jobless, living with her in an RV and panhandling for money – and they say they want him away from her.
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In the video above, Debbi and Rhea come face-to-face with Matthew and Kaden for the first time in a-year-and-a-half. How does Matthew react? And what makes sparks fly? On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear why Kaden says she believes she has “psychic abilities” that allow her to help people like Matthew. Is Matthew being conned, do Rhea and Debbi need to accept Matthew’s traumatic past, or is something else going on? Check here to see where you can watch.
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