Dr phil teenage dating
Last Monday an episode about the dangers of teen dating violence was re-aired on Dr. The episode, which débuted last fall, is part of Dr.Phil’s movement to “End the Silence on Domestic Violence,” described on his website as “a powerful and dramatic season-long campaign against domestic violence.” The show certainly is dramatic.We first meet Mallory, who is nineteen years old, pregnant, and being abused by her boyfriend, Brett.
•Abigail Robinson—stabbed 60 times and shot 4 times by Marcus Hightower.
Robinson broke up with Hightower but he stalked her for six months and eventually broke into her apartment and killed her.
•Demi Cruccia—stabbed 16 times the day after her birthday by ex-boyfriend John Mullarkey following a “desperate, daylong exchange of text messages about the status of their relationship.” One message, sent by John on the day of the murder: “You no [sic] you love me and can’t live without me.” This was, according to the article, evidence of the couple’s “tumultuous” relationship.
Both parties agree that the relationship is unhealthy; Mallory calls it “moderately abusive,” while Dr.
Phil goes down a checklist of signs of abuse and declares that she’s “batting 1000.” And yet, according to the episode summary on Dr Phil.com, “Even though she says he pushes her around, has threatened her life and locked her in a closet, she refuses to end the relationship.” Fortunately for Mallory, there’s a television audience and a licensed (…oh, wait) therapist to teach her the error of her ways.One of the most surprising things about domestic violence is the way officials and the media manage to be consistently surprised by domestic homicides.