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Tommie Lee, star of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" has come to The Doctors in hopes of solving her family and anger issues.
Looking back Tommie feels her family issues began during her teen years and points to a stint in juvenile hall, which she says, "That changed me like forever." Since then, she has been in jail multiple times, had her first child while in custody and now has an extremely strained and problematic relationship with her mother Samantha.
According to Tommie, she can't express love or have a conversation with her mother without getting angry. She believes her mother is not real with her, plays the victim and that she does not love her.
The Doctors pair up Tommie with life strategist Gary Coxe to hopefully get to the bottom of her anger and family issues. Tommie says she takes issue with how her mom treats her. Samantha also meets with Gary and says she wants more respect from Tommie and for her to get her temper under control.
"I just want the best for my mom, but I don't want to feel like a sucker, like how she talks about me. It's like what did I ever do to you... so that is what hardens me and makes me feel the way I feel... I'm just protecting me," Tommie shares.
Tommie, her mom Samantha and Gary join The Doctors to share the progress they have made.
Despite their past issues still playing out on our stage, Tommie and Samantha take part in an exercise meant to help each of them forgive and help each other see things from the other's perspective.
Samantha tells her daughter, "I know as the oldest child I neglected you, and I apologize for that. I really wish we could put this in the past and behind us and just move forward. I really hope that you forgive me. I'm ready to show you the love you deserve from me because I love you."
Tommie tells her mother, "I'm sorry for whatever pain I caused you or for whatever blessings I blocked from you. Things that happened in the past are just that and all I ever wanted was to be loved by you. So, I really hope that you forgive me and more than anything forgive yourself."
Find out what Samantha and Tommie pledge to one another going forward and how they plan on continuing to improve their relationship in the video below. In order to keep their progress in motion, we also enlist the help of Atlanta-based psychiatrist Dr. Dion Metzger, who as offered to work with Samantha on her depression and anxiety and also offers family therapy to Tommie.