This is such a typical domestic violence scenario. If it is the woman being abused, she is usually silent about it....and always, always she feels ashamed and that it is her fault. She feels trapped but out of loyalty for him, she keeps the secret. The guy said he went to counseling for five sessions. He brought the girl with him for two of them, and the therapist (????) told her it was all her fault. AND, she believed him.
The story continues to play out, of course. In this case, Dr Phil sent the guy to a rehab place in Texas. Not quite sure where she is supposed to go.
If you know someone who is a victim of domestic violence, please encourage them to seek help
..before it's too late.