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Oprah's Lifeclass Daily Life Work: Fatherless Sons, Part 1

This guided workbook will be your companion piece to the first part of Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant's discussion on Oprah's Lifeclass about the epidemic of fatherless sons.

1

Make a list of all the things about yourself and your life that you believe would be different if you had a father.

2

Iyanla says that once you've made your list, you need to forgive that life—and let it go.

3

What would you want your father to know about how he broke your heart?

4

What would you tell your father—if he were here—about who you are?

5

The role of a father is to be proud of his son, provide for him, show him how to be a man. Who did (or does) that for you?

6

Many fatherless sons stay angry; it's easier than focusing on being abandoned. Iyanla says if you can't get to the hurt, you can't get to forgiveness. Looking beyond your anger, describe the pain you feel.