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Topic : 01/22 The Dr. Phil House: Teen Intervention, Part 3

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Created on : Friday, January 19, 2007, 01:21:03 pm
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The story continues with Alex, a 14-year-old girl who moved into The Dr. Phil House with her mom, grandmother and aunt. Alex’s family asked Dr. Phil to intervene because they couldn’t stop Alex from prostituting herself to older men. Dr. Phil confronts Alex’s aunt, Enza, and her mother, Kim, about how their venomous relationship is affecting Alex and leading her to turn to men for comfort. Enza apologizes for her behavior with Alex, and finds a new ally in the house, against Kim’s mother, Jeanette. Jeanette overhears a discussion about her and angrily informs Kim that she will find a new place to live. After confiscating Alex’s cell phone, Kim listens to a voicemail from an older man, trying to contact Alex for sex. Private investigator, Harold Copus, meets with Alex and gets information on the older men she says she’s been with, so they can be taken off the streets. On their last day in the House, Dr. Phil breaks the news to Alex that she won’t be returning home with her family. Find out where she’s going and what makes her break down in tears. Then, talk about the show here.

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January 23, 2007, 11:48 am CST

whoa

whoa...

 

Enza needs to sit down, shut up and go away.  This is...oh, 6th to 8th grade behavior and Alex doesn't need a "bash, blame, & belittle" buddy who is into secrets, backstabbing and shrieking fits,  especially an "adult" who she's probably really trying to model her behavior after (not so much after Kim lately.  Right back atcha, Enza.)

 

Enza is HIGHLY manipulative and sarcastic.  She sweetly and lovingly  manipulates Alex into saying that yes, she loves and trusts her aunt, then swoops in for the kill with attacks on others.  This is horrible stuff and I kept gasping in shock as I watched this nasty, nasty childish behavior, which I'm sure Enza would defend in the name of looking out for Alex, but that's not what it is at all.  Enza wants to be right and important at the expense of others.  She is at least as much a child as Alex (but shriller and nastier.)

 

Alex needs to be around mature and sincere adults whose main concern isn't fighting with each other, showmanship, oneupmanship, and being right.

 

There now, Enza, look what you did... you brought out the nasty in me.  whoa...

 
January 23, 2007, 12:15 pm CST

Re: Father Figure

Quote From: mamafacho

I might have missed something, but where is the father?  Is the father Enza's brother.  BTW, Enza has to check herself.

To everybody who has been asking where Alex's father is, and how Enza and Kim are related...

 

Alex's father has never been brought up on the show, but he has come up in the webcam interviews on this site.

 

Alex's father (who is Enza's brother - that is definitely how they're related) is not in the picture. According to Enza's latest interview, he left Kim at some point (apparently because of Jeannette. Because the silent, reclusive grandmother is suddenly to blame for everything). According to Kim's interview in week 1, he hasn't been in the picture for some time, although his sister Enza and his mother have been.

 

It is unclear why he isn't in the picture, just that he definitely isn't. The way Kim and Enza talk about him kindasorta implies that he's still alive. The impression that I got from hearing the interviews is that he's a deadbeat dad.

 
January 23, 2007, 12:36 pm CST

keep looking???

Quote From: chjude1

It is ironic, that the day after I wrote this my son ended up in the hospital again. I was called by an ajency that I had got involved with him that helps our family cope and helps him with jail deversion programs and helps inform the other agencys involved with his care a young adult. They also make sure everything that can be done is. It is a sort of relief that they can help and is one of the best things I have been able to do to help him and us. Of course there is only so much they can do and much of what goes on depends on my Sons actions. He is being asked to leave his present apartment because of the many problems  he has caused in such a short period of time. I would love to know if there are places for our our adult children who really need for their own safety  to be in some sort of resdential treatment center on a perminant basis. There is not this kind of program anymore as far as I know because of the trend that shut donw many  places that had abuse situations going on. Great, I agrea, but now What? There is simply put people who llike my  son should be in something like that in a better place of course. There are none. I have researched it and although the local agencys have tried their best and then some , great  help is needed. I hope t hat you get some much needed help for  your son. Thanks for writing.
I too, like you have a loved one that suffers from a mental disorder.  My younger brother who is now 34 yrs old lives with my 63 yr. old mother and she cares for him and his illness.  Sometimes I feel guilty in that I cannot let them both live with me, but because I have 4 children and a husband my priorities are with my family and making sure they are safe and watched over.  We live close enough that  I can and do check on them everyday, but with his illness he suffers also from addictions to everything harmful to his body.  He recently stopped smoking and I'll tell you what we celebrated like there was no tomorrow!!! He has violent outbursts that keep him from living in any facility, because you don't know what's coming around the corner.  My mother "bless her heart" loves him and knows that she will be blessed as she continues to stay healthy and look after him.  There are facilities that do look after our loved ones, just keep asking, keep talking to anyone who will listen until you become such a burr under their skin they WILL want to help you!! Thanks for the message we will all continue to move forward with hope and love!!!
 
January 23, 2007, 12:46 pm CST

Enza's brother is Alex's dad

Quote From: mamafacho

I might have missed something, but where is the father?  Is the father Enza's brother.  BTW, Enza has to check herself.
Don't know why he wasn't included in the program.  Maybe he didn't want to be involved?
 
January 23, 2007, 1:18 pm CST

Hopeful Alex will continue in the right direction

Hello, I did see yesterday show and I have a feeling that some thing bad is going to happen betweeen Kim, Alex & Jeanette. Jeanette seems like a very troubled woman and very unhappy. I feel she needs help for herself and not have to deal with her daughter's family crisis, but again I realize being a grandma myself that some times you just can't help it. Love is strong, but what I would like to know does any of these women LOVE ALEX? I don't think I have heard any one of these women verbally tell Alex that they love her. Teenagers need a lot of assuring from family members and then maybe Alex would rather not hear from her mom or grandma cause it is not from the heart and that is why she goes else where to look for love. Anyway, I hope I am wrong....I really want to see Alex succeed in life. 

 
January 23, 2007, 2:26 pm CST

THE FACT!

Quote From: wintrywood

Don't know why he wasn't included in the program.  Maybe he didn't want to be involved?
THE DAD IS ENZA'S BROTHER, AND NO HE DOESNT WANT TO BE INVOLVED & HE NEVER HAS BEEN! TAKE IT FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS!
 
January 23, 2007, 3:07 pm CST

Hateful venom

The venom spewed out from Enza has left me shaking my head and causes me even to tense up with I watch these episodes. I truly think that there needs to be an intervention with her. She has some serious hate, bitterness and anger issues. I doubt very seriously that the way she has shown herself with her outlashes is solely done with Kim. I am going to assume that these sort of outbursts and deceitful schemes she uses to manipluate Alex is done on most if not all people in her life. I actually find myself hoping that maybe Dr. Phill will address this with her so maybe she can reflect on maybe her own issues.

The mom I find is taking ownership and responsibility for what has been done. Things will change I am sure. People are praying for her and all there at the house. I hope maybe that Enza will watch herself and see what we see and maybe take a step back and look from a different angle.

 
January 23, 2007, 3:48 pm CST

Enza Effect

Again....I could not believe Enza's behavior last night.  I seriously question Enza's motive for even participating in the Doctor Phil House, particularly when she - all of the sudden!- began speaking more kindly to Kim. Enza is not happy unless she is making someone else unhappy and now Jeanette is the target.  Seriously, Enza cannot be trusted and is no friend of Kim, Alex or Jeannette.  Enza main concern seems to be for herself and proving her superior level.

 
January 23, 2007, 4:46 pm CST

Enza needs to butt out

I think that Enza really needs to butt out all together. Who does she think she is??? Enza doesnt raise Alex ; shes not her mom, shes causing more harm than good. She says one thing to one person in the house and then goes behind their back and causes problems. She needs to totally stay out of the situation
 
January 24, 2007, 2:54 am CST

Academy of the Sierras

I was clear that Alex needed to be at a distance from her family for sometime. They were hurting her so she acted out.

 

It was also clear that she needed to be at some kind of stuctured environment, so she could rest from the stressed-out path, she was going on.

 

But on the homepage of the facility she are sent to, states it very clearly that they don't accept detainees, which arrive by the use of an teen escort company. (FAQ - no. 11)

 

Of course she could benefit from a diet - like most of us, but food is a very dangerous thing to control and alter, if you are not motivated. Use of an teen escort company does not motivate children. It makes them feel betrayed.

 

I am not sure that the facility is the right place for her, even though the fact that the present situation makes it almost impossible for her to continue to stay at home until the rest of the family is treated.

 
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