A Father Struggles with His Daughter's Love for Her Abductor

Season 5 Episode 501
Aired on 03/03/2018 | CC tv-14
When Kamiyah Mobley learned that the woman she thought was her mother, Gloria, had instead kidnapped Kamiah at birth and raised her as her own, Kamiyah's world fell apart. Now, Gloria has been incarcerated, and Kamiyah's birth parents are in the picture. Although Kamiyah isn't sure how to move forward, her birth father, Craig, has some ideas—and one is that he doesn't want his daughter to have anything to do with Gloria.

"I'm trying to stop that relationship," he tells Iyanla.

"Well, then you're going to lose your daughter," Iyanla says.

In the video above, Iyanla explains to Craig why this approach will only result in more heartache, and why he must open up to his daughter about his emotions surrounding the abduction.

Tune in Saturday, March 3, at 9/8c.