Iyanla Vanzant talks woman to woman with Nicole, a mother of two, who continues to make excuses for her husband, Mike, despite the fact that he hasn't tried to connect with her children. Watch as Iyanla helps Nicole understand why she needs to come out of her brokenness and get clear about who she is as a woman, a mother and a wife.
After Nicole's husband, Mike, storms out during a heart-to-heart conversation with her children, Bree and Brando, Iyanla helps this mother accept responsibility for her children's pain. Watch as Bree shares why she doesn't want to open up to her stepfather again. Plus, find out what Iyanla says Nicole's next steps should be.
Nicole, a 44-year-old divorcee, was swept off her feet by Mike, a 45-year-old father of three, when they met in 2008. After the wedding, Nicole says, their marriage began to crumble, and she is now asking Iyanla to help fix her blended family. Before she starts working with the entire family, though, Iyanla must get to the root of Nicole's internal struggles. Find out how Nicole's past is affecting her present and why Iyanla says her marriage will not survive without trust.
Iyanla is in Minneapolis supporting a blended family. Mike wants a peaceful, connected home but admits that he's always kept a kind of escape route ready in his relationship. Watch as Iyanla forces Mike to get real about his marriage and his relationship with his stepchildren.
Iyanla goes to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to support a couple, both of whom were previously married, and whose second marriage is now breaking down. Issues of trust and abandonment are addressed, including the feelings of two unhappy children, who say they long for a relationship with their reluctant stepfather.
Maia Campbell was a sitcom star on the rise until everything fell apart. She became addicted to drugs, stopped treating her bipolar disorder, lost custody of her daughter and was arrested. Now, Iyanla Vanzant has taken Maia to a theater and wants to cast her in the leading role of her authentic life. To do so, Maia must understand how poor choices got her to where she is today: living in a residential treatment center. Watch as Iyanla asks Maia to look at her mug shot and confront the shame she feels about her past.
Supporting ex-child star Maia Campbell is personal for Iyanla. Iyanla was friends with Maia's mother, Bebe Moore Campbell. Bebe passed away in 2006 after a battle with brain cancer, a battle Maia was absent from because she was in the throes of drug addiction. Now, Iyanla asks Maia to act like she is back at her mother's funeral and to have the conversation she always needed to have with her mother. Watch what happens when Maia gets real about her past to build a bright future.
After she battled drug addiction and struggled to accept being diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, ex-child star Maia Campbell's stepfather, Ellis, became her conservator. Maia says she doesn't feel like Ellis hears her. Ellis says he doesn't feel appreciated. Watch what happens when Iyanla brings the two face-to-face for a much needed discussion.
In 2000, ex-child star Maia Campbell gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Elisha. Shortly thereafter, Maia stopped taking medication for her bipolar disorder and lost custody of Elisha. Now that Maia has been sober for two years, she hopes to eventually regain custody. First, however, Iyanla says, they need to mend their broken relationship. Watch as mother and daughter get honest with one another, and find out what they want each other to know most of all.
After a day of supporting ex-child star Maia Campbell as she confronted the guilt and shame of her past, Iyanla wants Maia to reconcile and celebrate who she was with who she is now becoming. Watch as Maia looks at photos of her former self and celebrates the victories in her life. Plus, find out how she is doing today.