10/08/2014 01:55 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What's A Drop-Dead Deal-Breaker In A Relationship? (VIDEO)

When it comes to a relationship, what qualifies as a “drop-dead deal-breaker”?

"When you start putting your hands on a woman in anger, frustration, whatever — that is a drop-dead deal breaker. Absolutely, unequivocally a drop-dead deal-breaker," Dr. Phil tells Troy, who held a butcher knife to his wife, Sheesha’s, neck.

In the video above, Dr. Phil gives Troy a reality check about how dangerous his behavior is, and why defending his actions makes it even more unacceptable.

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