I got an anonymous email from someone today who didn’t like the fact that I watched and enjoyed Dr. Phil on tv. They sent me tons of links to show why he’s a con, a fake, and not a good man. Blah blah blah.
I haven’t watched Dr. Phil since coming back to work, and I only watched him for about a month at that, but from what I saw, he gives good advice. Why? Because it’s all common sense. Some of the links below claims he ignores serious issues (physical abuse, neglect, etc.) and just tells people to get over it. In the 25 shows I viewed, I never saw this.
My emailer also said this, “The man you’re believing in and backing is a fake phony that doesn’t practice what he preaches showman! You have been duped into believing that Oprah and Phil can solve all your lifes problems and cure you
and them all in the matter of minutes…”
However, I never said he could solve all my problems and cure me. I don’t need curing or problem solving because I’m quite able to do it on my own; and I haven’t been duped about anything. However, some people are delusional and don’t like to place blame for their problems at their own feet, and THAT is what Dr. Phil does. He makes people own their problems and quit blaming other people.
However, in the spirit of fairness I’ll post all the links that the emailer sent me. I surfed through a couple of them myself. But I still think he’s good because he tells it like it is and doesn’t let people excuse away bad behavior.
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