Dr. Phil: Mother’s Rage Out Of Control
Dr. Phil sat down with a mother named Ashley whose rage is out of control. Ashley said that she and her husband have been fighting since the day they got together. But her rage is the main problem in their relationship. She hits and emotionally abuses her husband Aaron and does it in front of their children, and has even shouted and screamed at their 6-year-old son to the point of traumatizing him. Ashley said that her fights with her husband always immediately go to a level 10. She said she’ll scream until she loses breath and hit Aaron in the face, in the chest, and in the back.
“When I’m really angry, I want to see my husband in physical pain. I want his body to feel the pain that my heart feels,” Ashley said.
Ashley said in the last six years, they’ve had over 100 physical fights. She is always the aggressor.
Dr. Phil: Fits Of Rage Around The Children
Aaron said that Ashley will also throw things around when she’s angry, throwing the baby gate down the stairs or punching the walls. Aaron said that his biggest concern was their 6-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. They’re traumatized by what’s happening. Aaron said that their son is scared of her.
He said she’ll go from 0 to 60 in no time at all. He said she’ll scream at him until her face turns completely red and you can see her veins.
“During one of the fights, she actually came at me while I was holding my son. It scares the hell out of me because they’re defenseless,” he said.
Aaron said he was only physical with his wife once, when she pinned him in a bathroom. He pushed through her arm, which ended up getting scraped up. Other than that, he’s never laid a hand on her, despite all the abuse.
Dr. Phil got right to the heart of the matter with Ashley, asking her why she believes she has the right to treat people the way she’s treating them. When she said she didn’t think she had the right, Dr. Phil said that’s not true. If she didn’t believe it, she wouldn’t be doing it.
Dr. Phil: What Is She So Mad About?
Ashley said that she loses control when she gets angry and all her common sense goes out the window. She said that afterward, she hates herself, but in the moment, she doesn’t care. Ashley said when she was younger she would hit herself and scrape herself. She admitted to hitting Aaron until her knuckles hurt. Ashley said she’s not sure what she’s so mad about, because she blacks out when she gets really mad. She said that one of her biggest triggers was when Aaron will stop talking to her. Aaron said he does that because sometimes it’s better for him not to say anything.