Why do men leave their children? Oprah wanted to hear from a father who admits to walking away from his. Watch as an audience member named Dwayne explains why he stayed away because he wasn't the man he wanted to be for them. Plus, see how Dwayne helps a fatherless son find some peace.
Justin's father is now back in his life, and he is trying to determine how much of a relationship he wants with him. His question for Iyanla and Oprah now is this: If he doesn't want a relationship with his father, is it fair to his children to cut those ties as well? Find out why Iyanla says he can't control the relationships other people have. Plus, watch what happens when Iyanla walks Justin through a traumatic memory and helps him realize he is no longer a helpless child.
It's the topic Iyanla Vanzant says she's most wanted to tackle on 'Oprah's Lifeclass.' According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 24 million children are living in homes without their biological fathers. Now, with the help of Roland Warren from the National Fatherhood Initiative, Oprah and Iyanla are starting a national conversation. Watch to find out the role a father should play in his son's life, and hear why Roland says fatherless sons are left with a 'hole in their soul the size of their father.'
Dwayne is a father who walked away from his family because he didn't feel he was the man he wanted to be for them. To make amends, Iyanla Vanzant says he needs to stop living in his head and connect with his heart. Watch as Iyanla uses a powerful exercise to help Dwayne reconcile his situation.
For years, Mandisa says, she's tried to be nice to her mean-girl friends, but they continue to put her down and call her names. Watch as Dr. Phil offers advice to Mandisa on breaking free from these toxic relationships. Plus, find out how Mandisa can take back her power by giving herself permission to be her own best friend.
Cutting ties with a toxic friend, family member or partner is easier said than done. Dr. Phil stresses the importance of trusting your instincts about the people in your life. If you're tempted to reunite with an old flame, Dr. Phil has some advice for you. Find out if you miss your ex or if you're missing the person you wish he or she had been.
Parents know best...or do they? Watch as Dr. Phil, author of the best-selling book 'Life Code,' explains how the world has evolved since he was a boy and shares ways to prepare yourself, and your children, for the challenges that lie ahead.
Many years ago, Oprah says, Dr. Phil gave an 'Oprah Show' guest advice that Oprah never forgot: "You don't have to worry about trusting other people if you can trust yourself." Now, Dr. Phil counsels Keri, a woman who says she had her heart broken by a man who manipulated her. Find out why Keri says she missed the warning signs that her boyfriend was a BAITER.
How do you spot a BAITER before he or she infiltrates your life? Dr. Phil reveals the Evil 8, his comprehensive list of red flags. Plus, he warns against meddling in friends' unhealthy relationships and explains why life is a game.
If you've ever met someone who made the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, take note: Dr. Phil says bad guys, or BAITERs, possess certain qualities that should spark suspicion. Watch as he goes through the Nefarious 15, methods by which these individuals worm their way into your life.