After 21 years of marriage, Paula says she has become angry and bitter and is thinking about divorcing her husband, Jeremy. She claims that he is lazy, doesn’t communicate, and is uninterested in sex. Jeremy claims that Paula is controlling, holds grudges, and won’t move on from a mistake he made almost ten years ago. He says he finds it difficult to be attracted to Paula because of their constant arguments.

Paula admits that she is controlling. She acknowledges that the behavior is connected to past trauma, including multiple assaults, which she experienced well before she and Jeremy met.

Tune in to Wednesday’s episode, “Marriage on Hiatus,” to find out how Paula responds when Dr. Phil asks, “What is it that you believe about you that makes you so afraid that if you don’t control everything, nobody will stay around?”

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