Inside the Mind of a Mistress

Dr. Phil talks to mistresses and married men to shed light on why men cheat and what goes on inside the mind of "the other woman."

In Love with a Married Man

Dr. Phil continues: "Number two, you stayed after you knew he had reconciled with his wife, and knew he was living with his wife, and knew he was living with his children. That makes you an interloper, and you aren't welcome and you don't belong."


"But I was in love with him at the time," Anna justifies.


"Well, part of being mature in life is knowing you don't always get what you want when you want it. When you're an adult, you have to learn to say no to yourself," says Dr. Phil, adding that the statistics of their relationship succeeding is less than 5 percent. "You are being used. You are wasting your time. There is no future here for you and you are intruding upon someone else's relationship turf. You are a trespasser. It is no different than being a thief in the night."


Anna agrees with Dr. Phil. "That's why I'm here because, as you can see, I'm justifying everything ... I'm in so deep with this guy I can't be objective, I can't see straight, and I don't know what's right or wrong anymore."


Dr. Phil tells Anna to continue listening to the rest of the show. Later, she concludes that she has more thinking to do before making a decision.

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