Dr. Phil married his wife Robin 42 years ago, when he was 22 and she was 19. Recently, Dr. Phil and Robin shared some tips for a long and happy marriage.
“I always tell people that the formula for a good relationship is that it’s based on a solid friendship,” said Dr. Phil on Instagram on Sept. 13.
They have two sons and two grandchildren and treat family as their top priority in life, according to an interview with Us Weekly. They spend a lot of time together watching their favorite shows, making meals, or playing games together. And they’ve never been apart for more than three days at once.
Dr. Phil also said they deal with any issues quickly and don’t let them build up over time. The “D” word was never brought up in their house, they told the magazine. Robin said that they agreed from the start that they wouldn’t fight, and so they don’t.
Surprisingly, Robin has been at every single Dr. Phil’s show, as an important balancing force for him. This demonstrates a lot of support on her behalf.
She has also shared some fun photos of the two on set, such as dancing in front of the audience or laughing on stage.
Dr. Phil posted a sweet video on Aug. 14 with the caption, “42 years of amazing memories, and many more to come. ❤”
He sat in front of the camera and flipped through poster-sized white cards describing many of the events in their love life. Robin recorded her reaction reading the cards, and she was very emotionally touched.
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"This is what he sent me just as I walked in the door, so I sat down to watch it. I don’t know what made me tape my reaction. I think it’s because he was so sweet to send it, I knew I would want him to know how I felt about it." – @Robin_McGraw⠀ ⠀ Click link in bio to watch full video!⠀ ⠀ Music: "Arms Of A Woman"⠀ Special thanks: @am0slee⠀
As the CEO of her own luxury skincare products company, Robin looks very young for a 65-year-old. She was asked about how to stay healthy by Haute Living in Aug. 2018.
Some of her advice included sipping room temperature water, getting plenty of exercise, and using proper skin care products.
Dr. Phil has invited guests on his television show for many years to discuss their life problems, while helping them find the right direction or possible ways to change things around. The doctor’s full name is Phillip C. McGraw, and he has 25 years of experience in psychology and sociology.
“Dr. Phil” recently started its 17th season on Sept. 10 on CBS.