Jose Chavez tells Iyanla about his relationship with his biological father.
Iyanla says the master bedroom is the 'suite of hard conversations.' While working with Felisha and Don, a couple whose past mistakes have created distance and resentment in their marriage, Iyanla asks them to demonstrate how they get into bed each night. Watch what happens and find out why Iyanla believes literally turning your back to your spouse is a powerful statement.
Amanda is 26 and living in her mother's basement with her boyfriend and their two children. After Amanda has an emotional conversation with her boyfriend about how she feels he is unable to provide for their family, Amanda must now confront her mother, Alma, on the unhealthy behavior Amanda picked up from her parents' marriage. Watch as these women connect over the destructive cycle affecting both their relationships.
Iyanla is in Chicago to help a family on the verge of collapse because of an overcrowded household. While working with them, she sees there are more pressing issues affecting this family, such as 22-year-old Adrian's anger, which has resulted in broken furniture and holes in walls. Watch as Iyanla goes one-on-one with Adrian to uncover the source of his pain.
Iyanla Vanzant heads to Pennsylvania to do the work with a desperate wife and her husband, who says he's lied, cheated and led a double life for 20 years.
Iyanla is in Pennsylvania to support Jennifer and David, a couple whose 20-year marriage has been torn apart by David's lies and infidelity. After an emotional meeting with Iyanla, Jennifer and David sit down with their two sons to explain where they are in their relationship. Watch to see what their son Stephen said that had Iyanla cheering. Plus, find out how the family is doing today.
Watch as Jay, the biological father of 34 children, reads a letter of confession to the mothers of his kids and promises that he'll be 'stepping up to the plate' as a dad. Plus, Chantau, the mother of four of Jay's children, shares her emotional breakthrough.
Charmaine, the mother of three of Jay's children, reveals why she finally broke things off with her sons' father. Watch as she reveals why her family was ashamed of her choices.
When it comes to men in Evelyn's life, Iyanla sees a clear pattern.
About breaking family patterns and how Kinsey can support the family.
Iyanla embraces Will and shares the first step toward healing.
In the late '80s, Brenda Thompson, the mother of R&B recording artist Syleena Johnson, became the first female police commissioner of Harvey, Illinois. The toughness she relied on to climb the ranks also carried over to her parenting. Her three daughters have opened up to Iyanla about being called names by their mother their entire lives. Brenda says that behavior is a holdover from her own childhood. Watch as Iyanla and Brenda drill down into Brenda's past to make peace in her present-day relationships.
Iyanla has Jeremyah share the three things he most appreciates about himself.
Iyanla Vanzant has traveled to Georgia to work with the family of R&B recording artist and reality star Syleena Johnson, who asked for support in creating a healthier relationship with her mother, Brenda Thompson. As part of their work, Iyanla asked Syleena and Brenda to write lyrics to a brand new song. Watch as Syleena and Brenda collaborate on possibly the most heartfelt song Syleena has ever sung.
R&B recording artist and reality star Syleena Johnson has invited her mother, Brenda Thompson, to live with her after Brenda began struggling with alcohol again. However, since Brenda moved in, Syleena says, she has cussed her daughter out on a daily basis, even in front of Syleena's sons. After working with Iyanla Vanzant, Syleena is finally ready to talk to her mother face-to-face about their issues. Watch what happens when Syleena opens up, and find out the one thing she wants to hear from Brenda.
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