Dr. Phil: Woman Suffers Abuse At Hands Of Father, Mother Does Nothing

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Dr Phil May 14 2013 Recap

Tonya was subjected to a decade of abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Bruce. The abuse was nearly constant, and yet, somehow, no one else in the family seemed to acknowledge it or do anything about it. An enraged Tonya came on Dr. Phil May 24 2013 to get answers from Bruce, her mother Kathy and her sister Sarah.

Dr. Phil: Woman Suffers Abuse At Hands Of Father, Mother Does Nothing

Tonya came on Dr Phil to talk about the abuse her father put her through as a child.

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Dr. Phil: Woman’s Mother Allowed Her To Be Subjected To Father’s Abuse

Tonya told the story of the abuse she was subjected to, starting at age five and continuing until his arrest when she was 15, at the hands of her stepfather, Bruce. What made matters worse was that her mother, Kathy, knew about the abuse the whole time and did nothing to stop it.

Dr. Phil: Woman’s Mother Allowed Her To Be Subjected To Father’s Abuse

Dr. Phil: Abusive Father Blamed Wife For His Abuse Of Her Daughter

Kathy came on the show to explain how she did everything she could for her Tonya given the circumstances and talked about how Bruce put her through her paces as well.

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Dr. Phil: Abusive Father Blamed Wife For His Abuse Of Her Daughter

Dr Phil: Man Takes Abuse Too Far, Wanted To Have Son With Stepdaughter

In order to get Sarah and Kathy to fully understand the twisted depths to which Bruce went with his abuse, Tonya talked about all of the abuse Bruce subjected her to in graphic, gut-wrenching detail.

Dr Phil: Man Takes Abuse Too Far, Wanted To Have Son With Stepdaughter

Dr Phil: Abusive Father Says Daughter Doesn’t Understand His Addiction

In a classic case of blaming the victim, Bruce got on the phone with Dr. Phil and Tonya and proceeded to blame Tonya for not understanding his addiction when she said that she won’t forgive him.

Dr Phil: Abusive Father Says Daughter Doesn’t Understand His Addiction

Dr. Phil: Coping With Abuse & Moving On With Your Life After Trauma

Dr. Phil told Tonya how he can help her get not only the therapy she needs to move past this, but an education to help her start living independently.

Dr. Phil: Coping With Abuse & Moving On With Your Life After Trauma

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