A Mom Reveals How Her Daughter Is Repeating a Painful Family Pattern

Season 5 Episode 518
Aired on 08/18/2018 | CC tv-14
Illysha has been carrying guilt and shame over the years for various things—having her daughter Nakeda at a young age, for instance—but the now-grandmother says that her struggle with shame stretches back to her earliest memories.

"My dad kept me a secret until the day he died," Illysha says. "He never told his wife about me."

"Your father was a married man," Iyanla realizes, before looking directly at Nakeda, who just had a baby with a married man herself. "Your mother lived what your daughter could potentially live."

"All that love and attention, I didn't get that from my dad," Illysha says.

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