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Robin McGraw educational background?
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Love L.A.
2009-01-22 23:11:59 UTC
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Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educational background
is? Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, once again
speaking out as if some kind of expert. Both Robin's website and Dr.
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials. It appears
to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife and
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions of woman. My
question: What gives Robin any credibility more than anyone else?
Laninna
2009-01-22 23:36:47 UTC
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Post by Love L.A.
Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educational background
is?  Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, once again
speaking out as if some kind of expert.  Both Robin's website and Dr.
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials.  It appears
to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife and
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions of woman.  
My question:  What gives Robin any credibility more than anyone else?
She knows Oprah. You don't.
-a-
2009-01-23 00:05:52 UTC
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That family is getting their money off of limited/non-existent credentials
and the ability to shovel easy platitudes for people hungry for deliverance
from fairly conventional problems.

Between the "Dr." Phil show and The Doctors (which at least has a panel of
credentialed specialists dispensing advice), both owned by the McGraws, they
dispense information like drugstore candy. Have you heard the words of the
new theme song to the "Dr." Phil show? It's all about how hard life is and
sometimes you need sommeone to deliver the cure to you -- he's set himself
and family up as Saviors despite the fact, that, you know, none of them has
any credentials.

And it seems to be working. There have long been tabloid stories that Mrs.
Phil has been trying to get her own show, so I'm sure she's still trying to
develop a following. Credentials, however, are not necessary in the McGraw
family as none of Phils have academic bona fides.

People who, like "Dr." Phil, ask to be called by (honorific) titles along
with their first names are basically trying to say "I'm just like you, but
I'm much better".
Post by Love L.A.
Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educational background
is? Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, once again
speaking out as if some kind of expert. Both Robin's website and Dr.
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials. It appears
to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife and
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions of woman.
My question: What gives Robin any credibility more than anyone else?
She knows Oprah. You don't.
robbielynn
2009-01-23 01:01:13 UTC
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She knows Oprah. You don't.
That explains everything, and it was damn funny.
r***@gmail.com
2017-03-13 23:06:10 UTC
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I like how today Phil asks her if what this guy is doing to his child abuse and she says yes definately. he touts her in the beginning as how she is acknowledged by this group and that about child abuse. she's acknowledged because she gives an ass load of money to these groups, being acknowledged doesn't mean you know the law or are a child psychologist. It means you gave a bunch of money to groups who acknowledged you for it. Any idiot would have known it was child abuse. I get so tired of listening to her peddle her cosmetic line as though she has a degree in science and made it all herself. She put her name on a bunch of overpriced cosmetic stuff so she can have her little bit of attention and money. She also claims it has made her look so good, not the millions of dollars of botex, buck teeth whitening, personal trainer, spa days every day, and living off her husband's millions. If she didn't have his name she would be lucky to be making 18 dollars an hour at an entry level job and trying to make ends meet. She would be most of us.
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2017-12-11 23:03:07 UTC
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That was awesome! I was doing a search on Robin McGraw’s background to try to figure out why she talks like she does and I found this!! Excellent!
Lefty
2009-01-23 00:06:24 UTC
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Post by Love L.A.
Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educational background
is?  Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, once again
speaking out as if some kind of expert.  Both Robin's website and Dr.
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials.  It appears
to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife and
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions of woman.  My
question:  What gives Robin any credibility more than anyone else?
She dropped out of college to marry him. She has no credentials.
r***@hotmail.com
2009-01-23 00:17:16 UTC
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Post by Love L.A.
Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educational background
is?  Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, once again
speaking out as if some kind of expert.  Both Robin's website and Dr.
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials.  It appears
to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife and
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions of woman.  My
question:  What gives Robin any credibility more than anyone else?
Like a lot of celebrities who think they are the first to ever get
married, be pregnant, give birth, Robin's self-centered nature leads
her to believe she is the first woman who ever went through menopause,
and apparently, that makes her an expert.
SoCally
2009-01-23 03:15:44 UTC
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I love how she gives "expert" advice to women about how to stay young
looking naturally and for less money, when she's CLEARLY had work
done.
Turk
2009-01-23 06:38:54 UTC
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I love how she gives "expert" advice to women about how to stay young
looking naturally and for less money, when she's CLEARLY had work
done.
McGraw is one more fraud embraced by Oprah, and she is married to a
fraud who hawked diet pills without a medical license. They primarily
appeal to a red state mentality, and will most likely not last too
much longer as country moves on. I just wish there were more of a
backlash against people like this, but they usually just have their
moment then get cancelled. See Ricky Lake.

Turk
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2016-11-17 20:20:35 UTC
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Too much work Robin. Stop telling me how to look young by my lifestyle. And I want to look like you and look good for my age. BUT not from under the knife.
a***@gmail.com
2017-09-11 22:35:46 UTC
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I agree! How can she base her appearance on her skin line when she has more frequent plastic surgeon miles than most people in Hollywood?
seastew
2009-01-23 19:13:01 UTC
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Post by Love L.A.
Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educational background
is?  Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, once again
speaking out as if some kind of expert.  Both Robin's website and Dr.
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials.  It appears
to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife and
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions of woman.  My
question:  What gives Robin any credibility more than anyone else?
My understanding is that Dr Phil was heavily involved in MindSpring,
which is a "life improvement" type movement that is similar to Est and
Landmark. I would bet the bank to Robin is too. Those must be her
credentials.

And all of these groups are considered by some to be cults. And Oprah
seems to love her some cults.
JaeGal
2012-01-03 11:42:27 UTC
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Post by Laninna
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That family is getting their money off of limited/non-existen
credentials
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
and the ability to shovel easy platitudes for people hungry fo
deliverance
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
from fairly conventional problems
Between the "Dr." Phil show and The Doctors (which a
least has a panel of
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
credentialed specialists dispensing advice), both owned by th
McGraws, they
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
dispense information like drugstore candy. Have you heard th
words of the
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
new theme song to the "Dr." Phil show? It's all abou
how hard life is and
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
sometimes you need sommeone to deliver the cure to you -- he'
set himself
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
and family up as Saviors despite the fact, that, you know, non
of them has
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
any credentials
And it seems to be working. There have long been tabloid storie
that Mrs.
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
Phil has been trying to get her own show, so I'm sure she's stil
trying to
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
develop a following. Credentials, however, are not necessary i
the McGraw
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
family as none of Phils have academic bona fides
People who, like "Dr." Phil, ask to be called b
(honorific) titles along
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
with their first names are basically trying to say "I'm jus
like you, but
Post by Laninna
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I'm much better"
On Jan 22, 3:11 pm, "Love L.A.
Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educationa
backgroun
Post by Laninna
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is? Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, onc
agai
Post by Laninna
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speaking out as if some kind of expert. Both Robin's website an
Dr
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials. I
appear
Post by Laninna
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to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife an
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions o
woman
Post by Laninna
Post by -a-
My question: What gives Robin any credibility more than anyon
else
Post by Laninna
She knows Oprah. You don't
WHY THE MCGRAW HATE FEST
I'm not really sure where you've received your information, but Dr
Phil has a PhD in clinical psychology from the Univ of North Texas
The whole thing about him not being a "real" doctor is
rumor that started years ago in an effort to discredit him and derai
his career. As far as Robin and her credentials, she certainly isn'
claiming to be a doctor or anything of that nature. Like many othe
people in the public eye, she wrote some books. What's the problem
Why the big hate-fest? The McGraws have helped a lot of people, he
books have helped people and they certainly aren't bad people. Ther
are so many crap books out there, I would think there are much bette
pieces of illiterate literature to criticize than hers. Besides, sinc
when do you need to have credentials to write books on spirituality
beauty and personal health choices? Her credentials are her followin
and her celebrity. She's joining the ranks of the thousands of celeb
that have penned, or had someone else pen books for them. Big deal

If we're talking psychology, diminishing the accomplishments o
others, criticizing or belittling others is a sign of low self-esteem
immaturity and lack of emotional intelligence. Why not focus o
oneself and what you can do to make the world a better place instea
of criticizing others? Just because you have your own issues o
inferiority, doesn't give you the right to bash others--especiall
those who have worked very hard to help others--regardless of whethe
or not a college gives them a piece of paper. The last I checked, w
are a free country and we are all free to give and receive informatio
freely as long as it doesn't cross any legal boundaries. I don't thin
there is anything wrong with sharing ones' experience on how to bette
oneself based upon their own life experience. If Robin has had wor
done, who cares! She's got money and I bet if you could afford to
you'd be quitting your day job, writing books and getting that las
stubborn 10lbs sucked out of your rump and your face lifted off you
chin too. I know I would

Consider putting a little more love out into the universe and maybe
you'll start to get a little back. When you spew forth negativity, it
will manifest itself in your life over and over again. Try it.

Good luck and Best Regards,
Jen
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2014-04-23 01:51:56 UTC
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He is practicing with out a current license...also met current wife while cheating on first one...GET REAL--as he would say.
j***@yahoo.com
2014-07-01 15:36:01 UTC
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Couldn't agree more! Well put!
MummyChunk
2017-03-03 15:49:47 UTC
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Here is a new Robin McGraw ite
From H
Known for both her famous husband, Dr.Phil, and her own ver
successful forays into the world of singing and acting, Robin McGra
has become a well-recognized face. Until recently, that is. Emergin
photos suggest something is amiss with this Mrs
Let us start this article by saying that we fully support thi
lovely lady in whatever choices she wants to make in regards to he
own body and life, we’re just intrigued to know how she’s stil
looking so young
Some women are simply blessed with good genes, and seem to sai
through the ageing process with annoying ease. For others, something
little more synthetic is required – Botox. We firmly believe tha
every woman should be in charge of what happens to her own body an
would never tell someone what they should do
What comes as a surprise to us, however, is the dramatic change i
appearance of Mrs. McGraw, and, even more so, her utter dismissal o
the rumors that are currently circulating. Citing ‘natural remedies
as the cause of her still-youthful skin (she’s in her early 60s an
practically wrinkle-free), McGraw denies having gone under th
surgeon’s knife. Whatever herbal fix she’s found, we’re interested
To B*, Or Not to B* (*B = Botox!
Renée Zellweger was one of the recent stars to show off a
almost-unrecognizable face – totally her choice, but totally not her
Robin McGraw is the latest to join the perma-merry band of Botoxers
so we believe. Specialists are heavily hinting that Dr. Phil’s lad
has undergone Botox, as well as having nose and lip jobs
Botox is not one for the faint-hearted, or light of wallet
Injections are used to fill out skin that has fallen prey to wrinkles
leaving it plump and youthful – just like Robin’s. While this look ca
also be achieved through healthy diet and supplements, we suspec
she’s gone for the needle instead. Her skin is almost totally smooth
which is suspicious for a woman in her 60s, although admirable i
natural! Arched eyebrows, dewy, fuller cheeks and differently-shape
lips all point towards something less ‘erbal than we suspect she’
opted for.
McGraw’s facial structure seems to have been totally altered, a
well – it’s not all surface changes we’ve spotted. She now sports
slender nose in place of her natural, slightly wider nose. He
nostrils appear more tucked in, making her nose longer, too. In fact
it almost appears as if her nose has shifted further up her face
surely not the result of chia seeds and smoothies
Nose jobs seem to be ‘quick fix’ among the celebrity world, wit
McGraw joining the likes of Courtney Love, our beloved Jen Aniston an
J-Lo (if rumors are to be believed, of course!) Nose jobs, known i
the medical world as ‘rhinoplasty’, essentially remove parts o
cartilage and tissue to reconstruct the nose to a mor
aesthetically-desirable shape, whatever that may mean to each patient
Religiously documented across fashion mags and Hollywood news-site
alike, nose jobs are one of the biggest ‘did they, didn’t they?
trends since the Factory Girl sex scandal of 2007
Moving down her now-taut face, it’s obvious that something ha
changed around her mouth, too. Lip augmentations are among the mos
common forms of plastic surgery, and it’s pretty easy to see why
Fuller, bigger lips are deemed more attractive by beauty blogs an
magazines the world over, and Robin McGraw seems to have plumpe
(literally) to join the club
Breast Is Bes
‘Bigger is better’ is not just applicable to mouths, with thousand
across the globe opting for breast augmentation. Not just a confidenc
booster, this guarantees to increase your breast size, as well a
changing their shape – giving you a youthful, perky set, much lik
McGraw’s. The increase in her breast size may be natural, as women’
bodies are constantly changing due to lifestyle factors and hormones
However, something tells us that her recent ‘rise’ is more
mechanical. Another favorite among celeb-mags, there is constantl
speculation over which Hollywood actress or ‘WAG’ is the latest to
succumb to the trend. Some good, some bad, some ugly!
A Woman’s Choice
Once again, let us point out that we are in no way trying to shame
Robin if she did indeed undergo cosmetic surgery! We firmly believe
that women should be in control of their own bodies and what happens
to them. To show our support and love for this powerful lady, we’ve
Increased self-confidence! Everyone has something (or several
‘somethings’, if you’re anything like us) that they are insecure
about. Some things can be ‘easily’ fixed – many start exercising or
eating more healthily to help them feel better about their size; heaps
of YouTube videos now teach you how to contour to give yourself a
smaller nose and heels are always available for the height-conscious
among us. Surgery is no different – there is no point spending your
life hating parts of your face or body when you’re comfortable getting
surgery. It’s not for everyone, and it’s not a particularly cheap fix,
but we would never judge anyone for taking this step to improve how
they see themselves.
Some people are born with birthmarks or facial deformities that
they are not comfortable with. In this case, plastic surgery can be
used to ‘fix’ birth defects, most commonly cleft lip palates. This can
be for health reasons, such as improving breathing and cognitive
abilities, as well as for aesthetic reasons.
Surgery is common among those who have been involved in
accidents or have undergone treatment for medical conditions. Burns,
tissue trauma and results of medical treatments can all be cause for
plastic surgery, such as removing scar tissue or reconstructing
facial/ bodily features after an accident. It’s not all about the
celebrities, you know!
So, whatever the reason behind it, remember that an individual’s
choice to undergo plastic surgery is 100% just that – their choice!
This belief extends to Robin McGraw and whatever choice she has or
hasn’t made regarding her looks. Whilst we believe that some kind of
surgeon has been playing around, we can understand why McGraw may want
to keep it under wraps (as is best after any surgery!)
There can be a huge backlash as soon as a celebrity opens up about
having undergone cosmetic surgery, and we simply can’t understand it.
In the same way that many women dye their hair, wear makeup and own at
least one pair of control pants, surgery is just another way of
changing your appearance in order to feel more confident in yourself.
Being in the limelight must be difficult for anyone – constantly
having your appearance and life choices scrutinized is no fun for
anyone, we get that. But it seems even harder as you get older – if
you’re a woman, that is! Most Hollywood men seem to get a free pass
when it comes to ageing, and are congratulated on embracing the ‘salt
and pepper’ appearance that comes with the years. Women, as always,
are expected to remain perfectly poised, groomed and youthful. We
know, unfair! So, Robin, if you’re listening – we think you look great
and we’re not judging you on any steps, surgical or spiritual, that
you have taken to get yourself to a place where you feel happy and
confident in your own skin, however nipped and tucked it may be!
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2014-07-27 21:22:35 UTC
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IDMB states her to be an actress and considering the length the show goes to sell her as something (I'm not sure if she's supposed to just be some super nurturer or some kind of nurse or what), she has no credentials other than being married to a shrink who has his own tv show due to the yuppie audience appeal he had gotten from being repeatedly called upon on Oprah.
I believe part of her being there is also to try to give the insinuation of Dr. Phil being a family show with appearances that'll appeal to a conservative mentality audience while trying to show soem kind of loving functionality illusion that'll appeal to general audiences. This in turn is just a way to make him look like a "uniter" if it needs to be called upon in regard to backing his cred (on appearances) if in which case it fell into question.
s***@eastlink.ca
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I recently started watching the show again this winter, being snow bound so much this year and having to work at home - might as well have the TV on, right? I think the show's stories have become somewhat more sensationalistic than they were years ago. The stories USED to be focused more on run-of-the-mill couples and family stuff, at which time I decided that McGraw's advise was somewhat sexist (that's when I started calling him the "TEXAS SEXIST") and I stopped watching. He does give good advice (albeit obvious advice, but perhaps not so to people who seem to lack insight or common sense and/or are substance abusers). I understand he is a clinical and forensic psychologist, but while the cameras are on he's not technically practicing; he's a TALK SHOW HOST, who gives advice! No psychologist giving therapy would do it in front of viewers, nor would he invite his spouse to sit in his office and smile and nod while he practiced.

The problem is the show promotes the fact that he is a doctor and therapist, which would lead the viewer and participant to expect they are getting professional help, not only from Dr. McGraw but from his wife as well. But read the fine print at the end of the show. The disclaimer informs that the show is not a substitute for professional therapy. It should likely also state that the show (like "The Doctors") is "infotainment", so use accordingly.

While I don't think it's much of an accomplishment to raise two sons who aren't idiots and to stagnate in a 40-year marriage, at least Ms. McGraw (or, more appropriately, "Mrs." McGraw) does invest her husband's wealth and her volunteer time into worthwhile causes. It's nice to see someone who is so wealthy making an effort to invest in her community; however, I do think it's a good thing it wasn't she who was discovered by Oprah and given her own talk show to advise housewife/mothers, because I guarantee HE wouldn't be sitting in the audience every day as second banana and the volunteer work would not be so much forthcoming. No such man as Phil McGraw would let his own self-worth to be defined by his wife's success. Only a women of her generation with a right-wing mentality would allow herself to be seen as a subordinate partner, which is fine, but not very relatable for younger women who are more independent and who seek their own power and accomplishments.
ShesTheBeth
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I recently started watching the show again this winter, being snow bound so much this year and having to work at home - might as well have the TV on, right? I think the show's stories have become somewhat more sensationalistic than they were years ago. The stories USED to be focused more on run-of-the-mill couples and family stuff, at which time I decided that McGraw's advise was somewhat sexist (that's when I started calling him the "TEXAS SEXIST") and I stopped watching. He does give good advice (albeit obvious advice, but perhaps not so to people who seem to lack insight or common sense and/or are substance abusers). I understand he is a clinical and forensic psychologist, but while the cameras are on he's not technically practicing; he's a TALK SHOW HOST, who gives advice! No psychologist giving therapy would do it in front of viewers, nor would he invite his spouse to sit in his office and smile and nod while he practiced.

The problem is the show promotes the fact that he is a doctor and therapist, which would lead the viewer and participant to expect they are getting professional help, not only from Dr. McGraw but from his wife as well. But read the fine print at the end of the show. The disclaimer informs that the show is not a substitute for professional therapy. It should likely also state that the show (like "The Doctors") is "infotainment", so use accordingly.

While I don't think it's much of an accomplishment to raise two sons who aren't idiots and to stagnate in a 40-year marriage, at least Ms. McGraw (or, more appropriately, "Mrs." McGraw) does invest her husband's wealth and her volunteer time into worthwhile causes. It's nice to see someone who is so wealthy making an effort to invest in her community; however, I do think it's a good thing it wasn't she who was discovered by Oprah and given her own talk show to advise housewife/mothers, because I guarantee HE wouldn't be sitting in the audience every day as second banana and the volunteer work would not be so much forthcoming. No such man as Phil McGraw would let his own self-worth to be defined by his wife's success. Only a women of her generation with a right-wing mentality would allow herself to be seen as a subordinate partner, which is fine, but not very relatable for younger women who are more independent and who seek their own power and accomplishments.
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2015-04-17 01:30:13 UTC
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Post by Love L.A.
Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educational background
is? Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, once again
speaking out as if some kind of expert. Both Robin's website and Dr.
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials. It appears
to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife and
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions of woman. My
question: What gives Robin any credibility more than anyone else?
I sure gotta go with you on this one ...I think if she hasn't had any formal training, then she's really not qualified to give everyone else advice...Standing in a garage doesn't make you a mechanic...Kinda applies here too..If she was given the luxury of giving up her degree to be a stay at home mom, then she gave up the right to be an advisor on any level...Lots of women have to work and can't be stay at home Moms..Makes you feel kinda bad for those women...I guess money rules...
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2015-04-17 01:35:07 UTC
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Post by Love L.A.
Does anyone know what Dr. Phil's wife's Robin's educational background
is? Right now, she's on today's Oprah's show on hormones, once again
speaking out as if some kind of expert. Both Robin's website and Dr.
Phil's website sugarcoat her background and credentials. It appears
to skip over anything important and focuses on being a wife and
mother, in which category I fall, like so many millions of woman. My
question: What gives Robin any credibility more than anyone else?
I gotta agree with you on this one,,,,Standing in a garage doesn't make you a mechanic, just as dropping out of college to be a stay at home mom doesn't make you Dr.Spock......She doesn't have the credentials.....
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2016-11-19 13:49:33 UTC
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She's just annoying. The camera frequently focuses on her and her expressions of open mouthed shock and head wagging in agreement with anything Phil says. And then at times she promotes her product line of nose wipes etc ad nauseum. I'd love to know what she says to Phil as they walk off holding hands..
Miloch
2016-11-19 17:32:08 UTC
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She's just annoying. The camera frequently focuses on her and her expressio=
ns of open mouthed shock and head wagging in agreement with anything Phil s=
ays. And then at times she promotes her product line of nose wipes etc ad n=
auseum. I'd love to know what she says to Phil as they walk off holding han=
ds..
She reminds me of 84 year old Rexella Van Impe...wife of Jack...on each and
every Sunday night!...nodding in agreement to every nutball prediction her
husband makes.

Her facial skin is as smooth as a babies butt so ALOT of skin tightening goin'
on...coupled with a bleach blonde wig, she could easily pass for a Las Vegas
hooker living in a trailer park.









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