Brittney and Katelyn claim that throughout their lives, their mom, Cheryl, has been selfish and neglectful, and chooses to party with men rather than be a mom.
“My mother is a greedy, self-centered, pathological liar,” says Katelyn, 19.
“My mom is completely selfish,” Brittney, 18, adds.
The teens claim that while they were growing up, they had no food, no guidance and no money – and they blame their mom for their troubles.
“When my mom would go grocery shopping, she would buy food and keep it in her car. She would hide it in her room, she would say that she bought it for her, not for us,” Brittney recalls.
“Me and my sister wouldn’t have clothes, while my mom was prancing around with her brand-new sweater or necklace,” Katelyn claims.
They also say that they’re concerned with what they call Cheryl’s promiscuous behavior and wonder if her “revolving door of men” could be caused by a sex addiction. They say that while growing up, Cheryl’s boyfriend of 13 years lived with them, but they claim she still dated and had sex with other men, and continues to choose men over them.
“I knew my mom was sleeping around with other men because I found pictures and text messages, naked body parts of these men and naked pictures of her as well,” Katelyn claims. “My mom even took me to meet one of the guys that she was sleeping with, and then this guy started texting me, trying to have some kind of relationship with me.”
Brittney, who became pregnant at 15, says, “I had no mom to guide me. My mom knew when I was 15 that I was dating a 21-year-old guy.”
The teens claim that once again, their mom has left them to live with a man, and they’ve been living with their grandma for the last eight months. “I don’t know anything about the guy who she’s with right now,” Katelyn says. “All I know is my mom doesn’t want to be with us, and she would rather be with him.”
Cheryl adamantly denies her daughter’s accusations and says she was a good mom and that they are ungrateful. “Katelyn and Brittney are spoiled bitches and they physically make me sick. Now that I don’t want to put up with all their drama anymore, they’re mad, lashing out and verbally abusing me,” Cheryl says. “I sacrificed my life for my kids; it’s never enough for them. They always had food on the table, clothes on their back, a roof over their head, and it just seems to be all about them.”
“My daughters call me a whore because when I was living with my boyfriend, I was dating other men,” Cheryl continues. “I’m a grown woman; I don’t need an approval from them.”
Cheryl says it’s time her daughters grow up, and she’s ready to cut ties if they don’t stop ganging up on her. “They need to take responsibility, stop living in the past and blaming everybody, especially me, for the way their life is,” Cheryl says.
“I haven’t heard a lot of moms just say, ‘My girls are bitches,’” Dr. Phil says to Cheryl in the video above. “Who raised them?”
“I did,” she says. “Because of the circumstances, I couldn’t be there. I had to work all the time, and I didn’t have any help. Their dad wasn’t around much at all, and this is the product of that.”
Noting that Cheryl has a contentious relationship with her daughters and mother, Dr. Phil asks, “Who do you get along with?”
“I have a lot of friends on the outside,” she says. “I choose, right now, not to deal with my family because I can’t deal with the verbal abuse. Every time I see them, that’s all they do is criticize me about the choices that I made. They’re 18 and 19 years old, and I’m not going to take the verbal abuse from them or my mother.”
Is Cheryl to blame for all the dysfunction? And, what do the girls say they need from their mother to be able to have a relationship? This episode of Dr. Phil, “We Think Our Mom is Cheating, Lying and Choosing Men over Us!” Should We Cut Her Off or Cut Her Some Slack?” airs Monday. Check here to see where you can watch.
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