Dr. Phil: An Episode Worth Watching

by Darlene Barriere - Webmaster
(Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)



Most abuse victims fantasize a confrontation with their abusers. Few have the opportunity to have the world's most famous PhD mediate such a confrontation.

I urge all my visitors to either tune in to or tape tomorrow's (Wednesday, February 13, 2008) Dr. Phil show, titled Behind Closed Doors, a show that deals with sexual child abuse, and a mother who witnessed the abuse and did nothing.

The now-adult Heidi confronts her mother, Susan, over why, after walking in on an attack when Heidi was 9 years old, she did nothing to stop it, and instead stayed with the man who continued to sexually molest his stepdaughter.

Watch as Dr. Phil forces Susan to answer for her lack of action. Then watch as Dr. Phil confronts Heidi's stepfather, John, Heidi's abuser.

The episode highlights the disturbing subject matter of a mother who turned a blind eye, and showcases all too well what typically happens when victims confront their abusers. I hope you will tune in tomorrow, and then offer your comments through this page.

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