SEASON 3, EPISODE 308 | AIRED ON 11/16/13

Fix My Abusive Marriage

Iyanla travels to the Dallas area to support a couple in the midst of a serious marital crisis. O.J. and Janetria both admit that their frequent fights turn physical, but neither seems to think this is a real problem—until Iyanla arrives and asks them to re-enact their latest fight. When their petty argument about the sink drain ends with O.J.'s hands around his wife's neck, Iyanla kicks him out of the house.

In trying to understand why Janetria chooses to stay with a man who is prone to abusive conduct, Iyanla uncovers something in Janetria's past that may hold the answer. Later, Iyanla talks with O.J. about his actions, bringing him face-to-face with his mother and sister, who confront him about his angry behavior.

By the end of the first day, O.J. and Janetria can both see that they've been locked in an abusive relationship for years. Whether they choose to stay together or go their separate ways, however, is ultimately up to them.