‘Dr. Phil Show’ Episode Guide (Aug. 4): Man Claims His Wife Changed After Marriage

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‘Dr. Phil Show’ Episode Guide (Aug. 4): Man Claims His Wife Changed After Marriage

The following is a synopsis of today’s episode of CBS Television Distribution’s “Dr. Phil Show.” To watch, be sure to check local listings for the time period in your market.

Ben says his wife, Kelly, convinced him to get married six months ago, and as soon as the paperwork was signed, she completely changed — for the worse! He says she has gained a significant amount of weight, is no longer affectionate and stopped cleaning and cooking his favorite meals.

Ben says he’s “disgusted” by his wife’s appearance and says if not for their 4-year-old son, he would have left by now. Kelly admits she has gained weight since getting married but says she has lost her self-worth because Ben demeans her every day.

She says Ben lost 100 pounds and then turned into a “narcissist” and a “jerk” — and she suspects he is cheating on her. When Dr. Phil presses Ben for answers, will he get to the truth? And, can this marriage be saved?

Originally launched in the fall of 2002 to the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the launch of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” 16 years prior, “Dr. Phil” is enjoyed by millions of viewers nationally in 212 markets, covering 100 percent of the country. Additionally, “Dr. Phil” is licensed to nearly 50 territories and countries worldwide.

McGraw’s success stems from his signature “get real” approach to helping his guests solve their problems, stripping through their emotional clutter, helping them to get down to the bare bones of their issues and giving them the challenge they need to move ahead. McGraw champions those who suffer from such silent epidemics as domestic violence, child abuse, depression, racism, substance abuse and other health issues that are prevalent in society, but go largely undiscussed by their victims.

While McGraw will continue with the topics and themes that have made the show number one, he will introduce some tech new features to the show.This season, a select group of viewers will be able to watch the show’s taping and contribute with real-time tweets, instant comments and even talk-back with the host.

Emmy-Award winning Executive Producer Carla Pennington has been with “Dr. Phil” since its first season, as has Co-Executive Producer Angie Kraus. “Dr. Phil” was created by Harpo Productions, is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp.

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