Iyanla Vanzant says a marriage can also be called a "spiritual union."
Iyanla says that when it comes to children, parents must open their arms.
Iyanla explains why most people think it's safer to be angry than afraid.
In Chicago, Iyanla works with Shannon, a 28-year-old crystal meth addict whose drug abuse has led to high-risk behavior, three overdoses and a dim outlook for his future. Before Shannon can get back on track, however, Iyanla must convince him to come clean to himself and his family about the full extent of his addiction.
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.
Maia looks at photos of her former self and celebrates the victories in her life
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 challenges Rich with a tough question: Was he really a good husband?
Before confronting a loved one who is struggling with addiction, Iyanla says, you should prepare to be met with anger and to work against fear. Watch as she shares the first step in planning a 'carefrontation' and reveals the most important element: compassion.
Football star Terrell Owens says the dark color of his skin drew teasing from other kids at school and in his neighborhood when he was growing up. In this online exclusive, watch as Terrell opens up to Iyanla about his realization that he sought artificial love to compensate for feeling 'dark and ugly.'
Can Iyanla fix this abusive marriage before it's too late? Get a first look.
At 26, Amanda is living in her mother's basement with her boyfriend, Junior, and their two children. Iyanla believes that Amanda's resentment over Junior's perceived inability to provide for the family could be preventing the couple from healing and moving forward. After spending a night apart, away from her mother's basement, they come together again to discuss their future. Watch as Iyanla supports Amanda in revealing a hard truth to Junior.
Iyanla Vanzant travels to New York to support the Gomez family, who say father Robert's past drinking problems and ongoing anger issues were pulling them apart. After doing the work with Iyanla, Robert has something important to say to his wife and daughters. Watch as he opens up to his family, and see the touching forgiveness exercise Iyanla has them complete. Then, get an update on their relationships today.
Iyanla is working with a husband and wife whose problems with communication and trust have wreaked havoc on their family. Robert's rage has pushed Donna to sleep on the couch and stop wearing her wedding ring, but Iyanla's visit also uncovers that Donna's lack of trust has played a large role in alienating him from their children. Watch as Iyanla sits the couple down to answer some tough questions about their relationship and family.
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