Dr. Robin challenged Jessica to question her father's actions. "Your dad owed you to protect you, to honor you," she says. "To not just honor your mother and the marital vows, but to keep his children safe."

In fact, Dr. Robin says, Jessica needs to accept that her father didn't always protect his family—he hurt them, too. "Part of being 'Daddy's little girl' is Daddy would have made much better choices," she says. To avoid making the same mistakes as her mother, Dr. Robin says Jessica should "live as much in the truth and to remove yourself from some of the things that we use as defenses because the truth is painful."