“You’ve Got To Forgive Yourself:” Dr. Phil Helps Trayvon Martin’s Parents Work Through Living Nightmare

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September 14, 2012 ‐ By

Dr. Phil might be taking a few pointers from his boss when it comes to exclusive interviews. Earlier this week, the daytime talk show host spoke with friends of George Zimmerman, the man currently awaiting trial for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and today Dr. Phil will talk to the parents of the teen many feel was killed in cold blood, Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

The interview is beyond emotional as the parents relay their memories of their son, and more tragically, relive the moment they found out their son had been killed and how they’ve handled his vilification in contrast with the support George Zimmerman has received from some. At one point in the discussion, Sabrina told Dr. Phil:

 “Trayvon was my baby. It almost feels like I’m missing an arm. I actually think I’m on the verge of a nervous breakdown, but I pray every day that God strengthens me and continues to help me move on, because I cannot think of anything worse that could possibly happen to me, besides one of my boys being murdered.”

Dr Phil provides words of comfort for the nearly inconsolable parents, telling them they have to let go of regrets. He told Sabrina:

“You’re going to hurt. That pain is normal, but you’re not going to have a nervous breakdown. I see too much depth in your soul.”

As for Tracy, Dr. Phil reminded him:

“You’ve got to forgive yourself. Recognize the fact that your job as a father — our jobs as fathers — is to be providers, protectors, teachers and leaders. You did all of those things.”

Check out a few clips of the show which airs today. What do you think?

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  • Africanpride

    My heart breaks, whenever I see her because she has sadness written all over her face. I can’t imagine what she’s going through. To make matter worse, hearing how the murderer is making news and some stupid people justifying what he did. All I know is, if it was me, I will be going more crazy than this. I pray Zimmerman gets thrown in the bar soon bcos that will give them some type of closure.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrissiMarcano Christina Marcano

    wow i just gave birth to a baby boy and i couldn’t imagine having him taking off this earth in such a horrible way…my heart goes out to the Martin family and to anyone who’s lost a love one in a horrific way

  • Jenn

    I cant’ handle watching this because I’m crying at work… P.S. my office is glass so….

    • dimpz

      Same here. I don’t even have kids but this is all just too heart-breaking.

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