Former WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw has spent two days trying to make things right with her mother, Bonita, who was absent and abusing alcohol for much of Chamique's childhood. After a number of emotional conversations with Iyanla, mother and daughter are moving in the right direction. Watch as Chamique opens up about what the process has taught her about her mother and herself. Plus, see what happens when Bonita gives Chamique a special gift, and get an update on their relationship today.
Iyanla says the energy Evelyn brought to Basketball Wives went into her marriage
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.
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 meets with Donye, a husband and father stuck between his mother and his wife. Their feud boiled over after his mother, Carolyn, left an offensive voice mail on the phone of his wife, Kysha. Although Donye sees himself as a mediator, Iyanla believes he is really acting upon his own anger with his mother. Watch as Donye opens up about how his mother's years of drug abuse affected his childhood and his life today.
Iyanla came to Minnesota to work with a former nurse and recovering addict who was convicted for stealing her patients' pain pills. However, the life coach found four sisters and a mother who all have their own wounds to heal. During an emotional session, sister Darcy opens up about what she really needed all along from her distant mother, Gwen. Watch what unfolds.
Iyanla says women who have found themselves in relationships with broken men need to set new standards.
Jay Wes, the 24-year-old son of Jay, a father of 34 children, joins his dad at Harpo Studios to share some news with Iyanla.
Georgia radio personality Sasha the Diva has enlisted Iyanla's help in making peace between her new husband, Kevin, and her 17-year-old son, Dominique. In fact, Kevin and Dominique's relationship is so volatile that Kevin has left before. Watch as Iyanla aids an emotional Sasha in looking at the truth of the situation.
Iyanla embraces Will and shares the first step toward healing.
Iyanla has Jeremyah share the three things he most appreciates about himself.
Iyanla visits a family whose relationships have become strained since father Will invited 14 relatives to stay in his house. With 19 people total under one roof, this family is in complete meltdown. Can Iyanla fix this full house?
The wife of a pastor who has affairs wrote to Iyanla to ask for her guidance.
Traci and Andre called Iyanla Vanzant for help because they thought their two children--24-year-old Jovan and 20-year-old Jazmin--were making life choices that are tearing the family apart and causing them serious health problems. Three years ago, Jovan came out to his parents and Andre has been struggling with the idea ever since. After two days with this family, Iyanla urges Andre and Jovan to finally have an honest discussion about Jovan's sexuality and what that reality means to both of them. Can this father and son begin to heal?
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