10/15/2014 03:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Mother Reunites With Her Children After 45 Years (But It's Not All Roses)

Dottie claims that 45 years ago, her ex-husband kidnapped their three children. She says she did everything in her power to get them back, to no avail. "My kids were my life," she says. "There's not a day or night that goes by that I don't think about them."

Her kids have a very different recollection. When two of the three are tracked down, they reunite with Dottie on Dr. Phil’s stage — only to tell their mother about memories of abuse and to force her to answer some tough questions. “You don’t remember feeding me Bourbon balls, and pushing me in the bathtub and cracking my head open?” her daughter asks.

Watch Wednesday’s Dr. Phil to find out if the children will decide to continue having a relationship with their mother. Check here for local listings.

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