The life strategist offers advice on a wide range of topics, including marital, financial and self-image issues. Phil McGraw began his own show after he became a popular recurring guest on `The Oprah Winfrey Show.'
Dr. Phil talks to the parents of Kaylyn Whitaker, the young woman killed by her former boyfriend. Her death was initially reported suicide by her boyfriend until he finally cracks and confesses to the police for his sordid crime.
Spotlighting Evan, who was adopted at age 8, along with his sister Lexi, who was 10. Evan's adoptive mom Tina says Lexi was an ideal child, but the now 18-year-old Evan steals, lies and has engaged in questionable and dangerous relationships.
Barbara says 15 years ago, she lost custody of her children after she was falsely accused of abuse and neglect. She admits that at the time, she was addicted to drugs, but she says she was a "good mother" with a "happy family."
Just a few weeks ago, Christy found out her house was almost in foreclosure because her husband, Earnest, had stopped paying the mortgage. Dr. Phil tries to save this marriage in time for them to save their home.
Dianne and Ron both agree that they cannot seem to ever have a civilized conversation without triggering an argument, and have turned to Dr. Phil for advice on how to get through this trying time without sending the other over the edge.