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Neglecting Family for Facebook



"I became addicted to Facebook about a year ago, and now I don't talk to people. I don't return phone calls. I don't talk to my husband. I don't communicate a whole lot with my kids," says Teresa on home video.
She says she's obsessed with playing a game on the social networking site that allows her to tend to virtual crops.
"My daughter's been on the computer for an hour now, and I'm starting to get a little edgy," she reports. "I haven't even talked to my boys. They're in their bedroom right now."
"I'm very concerned with my mom's obsession with all of these Facebook games. She's constantly on the computer, and she neglects all of her responsibilities," says Teresa's daughter, Jennifer. "I just feel like she's too busy for us, because Facebook has taken over who she is."
Dr. Phil addresses Teresa. "Are you worried about your crops as you sit here?" he jokes.
"Before I came here, I made sure that none of the crops were going to die," she replies.
Dr. Phil takes a seat on the stage across from Teresa. "There aren't really any crops," he informs her. "That's just a little image on a screen. They're not going to die."
"I know," she answers.
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