MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
“I NEED HELP WITH MY MOTHER-IN-LAW”
In a recent poll, married women said they’d rather get a root canal or go to the gynecologist than spend time with their mothers-in-law. They have been called nosey and annoying and are often accused of meddling. On today’s show, Ricki and Judge Lynn Toler (arbitrator on “Divorce Court”), attempt to quash some family feuds, including a situation that has become so volatile that one woman is considering keeping her children away from their grandmother. And, teen parents living in her mothers’ house despite the fact that the mother despises her daughter’s disrespectful husband.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Ricki hosts some very special psychic readings for people desperate for answers about the loves they’ve lost and the loves they have yet to find. To attain answers, closure and a glimpse at new possibilities, Ricki treats eager individuals to the special psychic talents of Allison Dubois, one of the best-known mediums in the world who is the real-life, crime-solving psychic mom and wife and the inspiration for the long-running television series, “Medium.” Also joining the readings is Allison’s cousin, Mark Hernandez, who only recently decided to tap in to his psychic talents.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
“INSIDE CHILDHOOD MENTAL ILLNESS”
Ricki is delving deep into the world of mental illness through the eyes of the parents and children struggling to live with diseases like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. With our nation having been forced to endure more than its fair share of tragedies in recent months, the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School has sparked a long overdue conversation about the state of mental health in the United States. The National Institute of Health estimates that 12 million kids under 18 have mental disorders and two thirds of them are not getting the help they need. Brave parents come forth to reveal their personal experiences with their own children’s mental illnesses and the heartbreaking steps they had to take in order to keep their children from harm. In addition, Ricki enlists the expert advice of Dr. Carrie Bearden, an Associate Professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles to help identify the early warning signs of mental illness and what families can do if they find themselves dealing with it and Ricki introduces a young man diagnosed with bipolar disorder who, with help of his doctors and family, found a balance and is now thriving.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
“SHOULD WE BE ENGAGED?”
For some of today’s guests, walking down the aisle can’t happen soon enough. But, for their partners, family and friends, they consider it way too soon to tie the knot. Among Ricki’s guests, one woman has decided to give up her lesbian lifestyle to be with the love of her life…although her boyfriend and her friends are not convinced she’s completely committed for the long haul. Also, an engaged couple who don’t see eye-to-eye on the appropriate length of their engagement. With the help of Judge Lynn Toler (arbitrator on “Divorce Court” and author of “Making Marriage Work: New Rules For an Old Institution), guests are going to find out if they have what it takes – or if they should put on the brakes.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
“THE RUDENESS EPIDEMIC”
From obnoxious drivers and loud cell phone talkers to toxic radio hosts and pushy parents, in-your-face confrontations have replaced common courtesy, but how is it possible to be civil when everyone from family members to celebrities are being rewarded for bad behavior? GG, the outspoken and unapologetic ‘Persian Princess’ of Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset,” stops by to defend her outrageous behavior. And, a woman who says people have called her rude ever since she was a toddler – her attitude has provoked fights, gotten her fired and now her fiancé of three years is refusing to set a wedding date until she gets her attitude under control – seeks advice from marriage and family therapist, Dr. Jennifer Musselman.