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Episode 85: Sharon

Season 5 Episode 16


Age: 51
Location: Texas
Addiction: Self-injury (hits herself), plastic surgery, shopping

What’s memorable: Sharon hits herself with her hairbrush in the head, in the stomach. She tried to kill her dog in the toilet, and she still spends everyday with her grandchildren. No one has any idea what’s going on her her head. It’s hard for anyone watching to know what’s going on in her head. Needless to say, her self-esteem issues have seriously affected her life, yet she seems like a really good, caring, sympathetic person.

Official Synopsis: A 51-year-old grandmother, Sharon is a compulsive shopper who has undergone numerous plastic surgeries to feel better about her appearance. She also feels she must hit herself. She has bruises on her thighs and stomach and repeatedly hits her head with a hairbrush. Now things are getting even worse. Sharon recently got the urge to drown one of her Chihuahuas; she didn’t harm the dog, but now Sharon’s daughter is terrified that Sharon might try to harm her grandchildren. Sharon’s dangerous compulsions need to stop.

Original Air Date: March 2009
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Candy, Childhood Sexual Abuse, OCD, Plastic Surgery, Rape, Season 5, Self-Injury, Shopping


5 Responses to “Episode 85: Sharon”

  1. I was watching this episode. Is there an update on how she is doing? Is her husband still with her?. I hope she us doing well…

    Posted by Connie | October 21, 2015, 1:16 am
  2. I hope that Sharon is doing well~ would love to hear an update! Hard to believe that those little boys (her grandsons) are so much older now.

    Posted by Lisa | September 11, 2018, 5:28 am
  3. Any update on Sharon? I hope she is well .🖤✨

    Posted by Staci Newton | March 18, 2019, 11:16 pm
  4. Hello, it was surprising to me that she was not screened for Body Dysmorphic Disorder, as well as the OCD which they do mention/hint at. At least, it wasn’t shown on the show. Her compulsions to shop, avoid the mirror, many plastic surgeries, self disgust etc. and lack of functioning in life point to this. I hope she can get the help and compassion she needs, as she was clearly suffering a great deal.

    Posted by Amy | September 26, 2019, 4:05 pm

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