Iyanla's Soul-Searing Truth Moment

Season 3 Episode 310
Aired on 10/04/2014 | CC
For weeks, Iyanla has supported the healing of Jay, a 44-year-old father of 34 children. After sitting down with Jay, his parents, five of his children's mothers and four of his children, a family pathology of abandonment has emerged. Now, after meeting five other men who have multiple children with different women, Iyanla says an emotional pathology is evident.

"I think that we cannot underestimate and fail to recognize the impact that our history and this experience has had on the formulation of our DNA and our emotional pathology," she tells the men. "You're not a stud in the field making babies for the master of the South. You're not. You are not, but it's in your DNA."

Watch as Iyanla shares how a history of pain and subjugation continues to affect African-Americans today.

Tune in Saturday, October 11, at 9/8c.

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