Dr. Phil to a Couple Trying to Overcome an Affair: "Time Heals Nothing"

Aired on 08/08/2000 | CC tv-pg
In 2000, Dr. Phil was presented with a scenario that is all too common: a married couple struggling to move past the husband's affair. From Dr. Phil's perspective, the contrite husband hadn't put enough work into saving the relationship from failure.

"The thing is, people say, 'Time heals all wounds; in time it'll get passed.' Time heals nothing," Dr. Phil said. "It's what you do in that time. You made this mess with your choices, and you clean it up until. You don't clean it up for a week, or a month, or 6 months. You clean it up until it's cleaned up."

Watch as Dr. Phil attempts to guide this broken couple down the path of healing.

Original airdate: August 8, 2000