Dr Phil: Nikol’s Past Hurt
Nikol is married to an arrogant and selfish man. Mark may be suffering from extreme fear of intimacy and he is always offending Nikol and her friends. Nikol says she still wants to stay with Mark despite all of the bad things.
She was physically, mentally and emotionally abused from age five to 17. Nikol was pushed down the stairs, tied to a bed and locked in the basement. She was in and out of foster homes throughout her childhood. When they locked her in the basement there was no food, no bed and no toilet. One day, Nikol busted a window and ran away to a neighbor’s house. The neighbor called the police and they made her go back home.
As a teen, Nikol started sleeping with men. She would sabotage the protection they used in an attempt to get pregnant. She thought that if she got pregnant she would be rescued by the other family. She said her childhood was very unhappy.
Dr Phil: Fixing Past Hurts
Nikol and Mark are two very broken people. They were both abused as kids and Dr Phil said their brokenness plays into each other. Their childhoods shaped them into the mess they are today, but they could help each other.
Mark knows about Nikol’s past, but he has done nothing to help her. Dr Phil thinks he could be a saving grace in Nikol’s life. Mark said he is so broken and told her is horrible all the time to the point that he doesn’t know how to fix her. He said that Nikol complains about everything he does.
Dr Phil said it is a matter of deciding you want to be better for yourself and for others.