Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Woman Claims She Has No Idea Why Her Children Are Upset With Her

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You don't even give a (beep), like you don't care.

Well you know what?

I'm on Dr. Phil's show.

So okay, so there you go.

I didn't believe it when I got the call

to be on "Dr. Phil".

What is it that I'm doing so wrong?

And why is it that you can't come to me

and say hey mom look,

instead of just brow-beating?

You know deep down somewhere

that you need some kind of help.

All of this came about

because I asked my kids for help

to step up and pay one bill.


Mum, mum, mum, mum?



I'm constantly being accused of drinking all the time.

Owe, and I don't.

I can go four to five, six days without drinking.

But sometimes if I'm having a bad day

or being blamed for stuff,

I will sit down and have a cocktail.

Didn't I go to Florida to take care of you

and you threatened to call the cops?

That was over prescription medication.

That I don't take.

They also say that I sit there

and take hydrocodone all the time, and I don't.

I've had back surgery in the past.

I'll take them every now and then

if my back is hurting.

Not to sit there and eat them like they're candy.

My husband died December 2018.

He did leave me money

and it just caused the worst problems in the world.

I've been accused of taking that

and spending it all on me.

That's not the case and they know it.

I don't even know who you are.

I don't even recognize you.

Well that's good 'cause I don't even know who I am either.

One kid's always mad at me

and then the other kid follows.

It affects me, my kids constantly call me a piece of (beep).

Well if I'm such a piece of (beep),

then why do you wanna be part of it?

Well Sherry how are you?


Your children have written in about you obviously.

Then when we talk to you,

you seem to be in the dark

about what it is they were upset about.

That addiction is all in the past,

alcohol abuse, everything is in the past,

that they're just drudging up things

that have long since gone by the wayside, true?

True, I don't

know why they can't come to me

and you know and we can fix it.

That's the reason I agreed to be here.

I want to get fixed. We do,

we do. We always come to you.

I had to come to Jesus mama with you when I moved back,

and you didn't, and now we're here.

And the second you knew you're wrong,

you walk away and you don't hear any more of it.

You say that you have back pain?

I have been lifting patients,

I have had back surgery.

Sure and so you take

prescription medication for that?

I used to, I don't take it anymore.

Okay, so you're not taking

opioids now? No and you can

drug test me, no.

I took one hydrocodone last week.

Where'd you get that?

I got it from a friend of mine

who gets a prescription.

I don't wanna go to the doctor,

I don't wanna let, 'cause I don't want

a prescription of 30.

I don't want a prescription of 'em.

And why? Because I've been

through so much, I don't want to fall back

to where I once was.

Where I did hurt you kids. Well mama you're

always falling back.

You're always-- Okay well you know what?

Let me tell you something.

You walk in my shoes for a minute.

Come on now.

Whatever I say

you're gonna dame me so. You're so repetitive.

It's the same thing over and over and over.

I do. And you aint had an issue.

We may have not

walked in your shoes, You ain't had an issue.

but we have walked them Here we go, this is where

she's getting defensive now. in some sort of path

that you have.

You know what, we're good. You don't even know

how many times she's on video chat

and I'm watching you do what you do.


I told you that she said she didn't understand

why you guys would have any issues or any problems.

She said, "I don't know what it is

"I'm doing wrong this time.

"I don't know what's going on.

"I'm only here because asked my kids to help with bills.

"I don't know what I'm failing at now.

"kids are always mad, I don't know what I did now.

"I don't know what's going on.

"Apparently I'm failing."

So I said there's a difference between denying allegations

and being clueless about what it is

that's the complaint.

What you're saying is you don't even know

what the complaints are.

Apparently I'm doing pills

and drinking and all that.

Mom why can't you just admit

that you are? I admit that I

did take pills. As soon as you

start complaining that your back hurts,

we all ready know you're gonna go back binging.

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