Dr. Phil: Unfit Parents Fight Custody Battle With Grandmother

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Dr. Phil: May 8 2013

Five years ago, Roberta took custody of her grandson when her daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Andrew, proved to be unfit parents. Feeling as if they have turned their life around by now, they come to Dr. Phil wanting custody when Roberta won’t give him back. With Sarah’s sobriety in question, will the couple win their son back in this custody battle?

Dr. Phil: Sarah Does Not Look Sober

Dr. Phil: Unfit Parents Fight Custody Battle With Grandmother

My money is on the anger-issues father and alcoholic mother losing this custody battle.

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This quote by Sarah when she is describing her mental state to Dr. Phil is a keeper: “I only get suicidally depressed when I am drinking or doing drugs.”  Just look at the language there: “…when I am doing drugs.”

If we sit down for a quick grammar lesson and the joys of connotation, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that maybe Sarah hasn’t quite set the bottle down yet. In fact, it looks like the bottle containing alcohol has been joined by on that contains pills as well. Sarah (or the way they cut the preview) sure isn’t savvy on how to paint yourself as a fitting parent.

Dr. Phil Unfit Parents: Andrew Has Anger Issues

After shooting down accusations that he called up one of Dr. Phil’s production assistants and screamed at him or her, Andrew soon shoots any credibility that defense had directly out of the sky. Once again, this is partially credited to the cutting of the preview, but let’s say, for instance, Andrew decided to raise his voice a few decibels when addressing Dr. Phil in the same preview where he claimed to not be one to scream.

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If we want to take bets and cast lots on this poor child’s future home, I would bet that it will not be one that Sarah and Andrew own. Then again, we all know how these shows can get. Tune it tomorrow for “I Bet You Feel A Lot Better About Your Life Now!”

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