At age 11, Chamique Holdclaw received a court order to live with her grandmother because her mother, Bonita, struggled with alcohol addiction. Bonita tells Iyanla that, in retrospect, she would have rather had Chamique and her brother go to foster care than live with her mother because she felt her mother 'took over' her children. As Chamique listens on, Bonita opens up to Iyanla about the troubled relationship she had with her mother. Learn why Iyanla says Bonita and Chamique are victims of a cycle of motherless daughters, and hear why Chamique can't forgive Bonita until she forgives her own mother.
It's been a day of revelations and explosive emotions for former WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw and her mother, Bonita, who struggled with alcohol addiction during Chamique's childhood. When an upset Bonita leaves the session, Iyanla follows her to help her face the truth so that she might reconcile with her daughter. Watch what happens when an emotional Bonita apologizes to Chamique and when Iyanla shares her own personal connection to their situation.
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.
At 11 years old, former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw was sent to live with her grandmother as her mother, Bonita, struggled with alcoholism. Bonita says her relationship with her mother was strained and that she became jealous when her mother treated Chamique better than she treated Bonita. Watch as Bonita opens up about her feelings, and see what Chamique would like to say to her mother.
Iyanla travels to Atlanta to help retired WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw, who continues to struggle with personal demons that have caused her to snap in the past.
Will, a restaurant owner in Maryland, has invited 14 members of his family, including nine children, to live in his home against the wishes of his wife of 34 years, Carrie. Carrie has reacted by lashing out with angry words and by abusing alcohol. Now, this couple is on the brink of divorce. After a night apart, Iyanla brings Carrie and Will together for a critical conversation. Watch as they start to break down the walls they had up and gain new perspective on their relationship.
Carrie and Will, a Maryland couple who have been married for 34 years, were living with their son, daughter and grandchild when Will invited 14 of his relatives to move in. Carrie says she was not consulted on this decision and has begun to angrily lash out at her family and abuse alcohol. When Iyanla speaks to Carrie alone, Carrie reveals she is on the brink of giving up on her marriage. Watch as Iyanla counsels Carrie through the pain that has been building up for years.
Carrie and Will, a Maryland couple who have been married for 34 years, were living with their son, daughter and grandchild when Will invited 14 of his relatives to move in. Carrie says she was not consulted on this decision and has begun to angrily lash out at her family and abuse alcohol. Before Iyanla meets with Carrie, she sits down with other members of the family to get their side of the story. Soon, it's apparent that Carrie's drinking is more serious than any of them will admit. Watch as Iyanla challenges this family to acknowledge that Carrie's problems are much more extensive than just a foul mouth.
Will, a restaurant owner in Maryland, has invited 14 members of his family, including nine children, to live in his home against the wishes of his wife of 34 years, Carrie. Carrie has reacted by lashing out with angry words and by abusing alcohol. Now, this couple is on the brink of divorce. Iyanla sits down with Will and brings him a special gift: a dead fish to show him how much it stinks when it rots, and that, just like a household, it rots from the head down. Watch as Iyanla delves deep with Will into the state of his family, how his own father's poor example has contributed to the situation, and what he can do to fix his family before it's too late.
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?