Sherman claims his wife of 15 years, Delphi, is addicted to kava and kratom teas, and he says it’s tearing their world apart. “When Delphi drinks the kava and kratom, it affects her behavior,” Sherman explains. “Kratom gives her energy and a high. Kava gives Delphi a euphoric effect. She’s flaky, and nothing else can get accomplished.” He says she spends $ 400 to $ 600 a month at kava bars.
Sherman says his wife is in total denial about her addiction to the teas, which come in the form of powder, capsules and liquid, and are marketed as herbal pain relievers. He also claims his wife is addicted to alcohol, Adderall and vaping.
Delphi is adamant she’s not addicted to anything. “My husband is always yelling at me about being addicted, but I don’t think that I’m addicted to it,” she says in the video above. “I do not think that kava impairs me; if anything, it helps me to get more things done.”
Delphi says the only problem she has is her husband, whom she calls controlling, condescending, verbally abusive and “completely unbearable.” She admits she goes to kava bars 4 to 5 times a week because it’s “soothing and comforting,” adding, “I’m doing it out of spite, because all my husband does is yell at me about it, and it makes me just want to do it more.”
Is there any hope of saving this marriage? Dr. Phil weighs in on Friday’s episode. Watch more here, and don’t miss the Season 14 premiere on Monday, Sept. 14! Watch a preview here.
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