Richard, a 47-year-old married father of two, has posted provocative photos on his social media pages, including a woman wearing a bra made out of whipped cream, a woman bent over a bicycle wearing a G-string, and a poster that reads: “The perfect wife: quiet, obedient and naked.”
His wife, Tammy, and their two daughters say his posts make them sick to their stomachs.
“Over the past five years, Richard has become obsessed with social media,” says Tammy. “Richard constantly is posting sexual content of other women … it’s inappropriate!” She adds, “Richard has sexual conversations with many women online. He has a tendency to friend my daughters’ friends … It makes me ill.”
Richard, who says he has been relegated to sleeping in the basement of his own home, says, “I’ve always been a social butterfly … I think it’s a release. I just feel like a man again. I’m not kissing anybody. I’m not in bed with anyone.”
But his grown daughters say his behavior is “embarrassing,” and he has become the “creepy old man” who makes them and their friends feel uncomfortable.
Tammy says she has even discovered that Richard is in a private online group with three women, where they have explicit sexual discussions. In tears, Tammy says, “I’ve been asked many a time, ‘Why am I still married to him?’ The perfect life that I once had is ruined.”
Can Richard log off of social media long enough to repair his family, or is it too late? Watch more from Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil here.
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