After taking her younger sister Geneva into her home and raising her like a daughter, Barbara says, Geneva had two children with Barbara's boyfriend. Iyanla is in San Antonio to help each of these women to finally hear the other sister's side of the story. During their discussion, the life coach encourages Geneva to share her experiences and disappointments with Barbara for the first time. Watch what happens when Geneva opens up, and find out why Iyanla says Barbara can't make Geneva's story about herself.
It's a conflict decades in the making as Iyanla confronts sisters in total breakdown.
Iyanla travels to Texas to work with Janetria and O.J., a couple who have been locked in an abusive marriage for years and didn't realize it. After asking O.J. to leave the house, Iyanla sits down with Janetria to find out why she's stayed in the marriage. Watch as Iyanla helps Janetria face the truth about her relationship and the impact it's having on her children.
Iyanla is in Texas to deliver a wake-up call to O.J. and Janetria, a couple in an abusive marriage. As O.J. attends an intervention group for domestic abusers, Iyanla shares her own survival story with Janetria. Watch as Iyanla reveals how she escaped an abusive relationship.
Iyanla is in Chicago supporting Shannon, a 28-year-old crystal meth addict, who is on the path to sobriety. For years, Shannon's family has supported him financially, which Iyanla believes may have prevented him from taking responsibility and getting clean. Iyanla meets the family at their hotel in Chicago to help them see how they might be enabling him. Watch as Iyanla explains that Shannon is using crystal meth to cover up pain from his past, telling the family a hard truth about his addiction.
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.'
According to Iyanla Vanzant, 'relationships are the playing field of life.' She says NFL player Terrell Owens is currently 'a man down on every single field of his life,' financially, emotionally and spiritually. To help him rebuild, Iyanla meets him first thing in the morning on his own turf at his high school football field in Alexander City, Alabama. To show him the responsibility he needs to take, Iyanla throws flags on the field representing the various penalties he is currently facing. Watch what happens during this healing exercise.
Iyanla sits with Carissa, Mia and Crystal to address feelings of abandonment.
Amy and her ex-husband, Rich, reveal whether they can move forward.
Iyanla asked them to each make pages for a new family scrapbook.
R&B recording artist and reality star Syleena Johnson has asked Iyanla Vanzant to help her make peace with her mother, Brenda. Growing up, Syleena says, Brenda cursed at her and her sisters, and often called them names. Syleena says that pattern has continued into her adulthood. Watch as Iyanla helps an emotional Syleena realize why this behavior affects her so much.
Iyanla Vanzant says a marriage can also be called a "spiritual union."
Iyanla travels to Stockbridge, Georgia, to meet with local radio personality Sasha the Diva. After divorcing her first husband eight years ago, Sasha's then-9-year-old son, Dominique, became the main man in her life. In 2010, she met Kevin, a 42-year-old divorce, and married him nine months later. Now, her husband and son's volatile relationship is breaking the family apart. Iyanla calls Sasha and Kevin together to find out why Sasha won't allow Kevin to step in as a parent -- and why she's afraid Kevin is going to leave.
Jose Chavez tells Iyanla about his relationship with his biological father.
Iyanla says that when it comes to children, parents must open their arms.