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.
During a special two-hour 'Oprah's Lifeclass,' Iyanla meets a fatherless son who isn't sure he wants a relationship with his father; however, he is a hundred percent sure he wants a relationship with his ideal vision of that man. Watch to find out why Iyanla says not to let the heartbreak of a little boy drive present-day relationships.
Bobby grew up on the West Side of Chicago without a father. While his mother worked, Bobby says, he got into drugs, became involved with gangs and eventually ended up in prison. Looking back, Bobby believes having a father would have made a big difference in his life. Iyanla has one important lesson for Bobby and other fatherless sons: 'You didn't do anything wrong.' Watch as Iyanla explains why men like Bobby must stop telling themselves the what-if stories about how their lives would have been different with a father.
Iyanla Vanzant and Oprah are speaking to an audience of 150 men who grew up without fathers. One man says he became a sudden father on Christmas, when his 17-year-old nephew was delivered to his door with his bed, his clothes and $10. Now that he's a father, he wants to know if he's raising his nephew right. Find out what Iyanla has to say about raising sons when a man has never had a father.
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.