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Relationship Surprises

Dr. Phil’s guests talk about their sexuality, and reveal their personal stories about coming to terms with being gay and how it affects their loved ones.

Second Thoughts



Barbara tells Dr. Phil, "I've never questioned this part of my identity before in my life, and I've gone through a lot of different issues and questioned a lot of other things, so for this to be something I'm questioning is a little troubling."

"Is this something that is an image you have in your mind about ‘I now have a baby, so my maternal instincts are really strong, so I want the picket fence, the mom, the dad, the wagon to the park and all those sorts of things'?" Dr. Phil asks. "Is this a social concept for you? Is it coming from the inside out?"

"That's kind of what I'm wondering because I want the best for her, and I know that even though I didn't have problems with it growing up, I did struggle with it on a level socially, with my family, friends and stuff like that, so I guess I don't want her to start out with a strike against her in any way," Barbara says. "So, I guess that's what's attractive about it, like you said, the husband, the white picket fence. That's why I'm confused. I'm wondering if it has more to do with what I want for her or maybe a midlife crisis. I don't really know."


Dr. Phil offers his thoughts.
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