Updated: Monday, August 18 2014, 11:34 AM EDT
MONDAY, August 18 ***ADVISORY: STRONG LANGUAGE*** (TV 14 (L))
Ashley, 24, and Dean, 50, say most of their three-and-a-half-year relationship has been volatile, and as a result, they’ve both served time in jail for domestic assault. What's driving their anger? And, can they stop the violence for the sake of their 3-year-old daughter?
TUESDAY, August 19 – (TV 14 (L) (S) (D) (V))
The family of a 16-year-old self-professed gang member comes together to urge the teen to turn his life around. And, two former gang members have an important message for the teen. Is he ready to walk away from the gang life for good?
WEDNESDAY, August 20 – (TV 14 (L) (S) (D))
Monica and her husband, Max, say they placed an online adoption ad last August and were elated when they were contacted by Danette, who chose them to adopt her unborn baby which surprisingly turned out to be twins. Monica and Max say they've spent more than $40,000
preparing for parenthood and already consider the babies their own but they’ve yet to meet them. Is this an adoption scam?
THURSDAY, August 21 ***ADVISORY: STRONG LANGUAGE*** (TV 14 (L))
Karen and Tim say their 24-year-old adopted son, Adam, has become angry and violent, and they're divided over whether to cut him out of their lives. Tim says he’s ready to disown his son but Karen says she can’t give up yet.
FRIDAY, August 22 ***ADVISORY: STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT*** (TV 14 (L) (S) (D))
In August 2013, Traivon “Trai” Asterino was found dead in a field from a gunshot wound to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide, but Trai's wife, Michelle, accuses his ex-fiancee, Mysti, of murder. Mysti denies any involvement and says she believes Trai was consumed with guilt for
allegedly molesting her two daughters and took his own life. Can Dr. Phil get to the truth?