Iyanla, Fix My Life
Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 3:25 PM
YOU. DO. NOT. GET. TO. TALK. TO. ME. THAT. WAY!!!
Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 4:32 PM
Yes. I believe one of my cats had 7 children by the time she was 3 years old. She was HO'in!!! And she had dreams of becoming a radiology technician.
charmed1, do you have any pets or dependents that can be brought into the healing process?
Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 4:51 PM
Clearly the roots of her promiscuity have something to do with the home in which she was raised. Perhaps the incessant snoring impacted her self-esteem, and she found that catting around was the only thing that made her think better of herself. Extra bonus points if she has a catnip addiction.
Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 6:13 PM
Posted Dec 5, 2013 @ 6:38 AM
And, remember, beloveds, stay in PEACE, not PIECES.
Even my subliterate sixth graders have that homophone usage down, no probby, so I maybe that's why this "witty wordplay" makes me cringe in secondhand embarrassment rather than see it as witty or ... , well, wordplay, but, hey, maybe there's someone out there that is learning some spelling from it; me, I really wish she'd come up with an equally "witty" catchphrase that could help them and the rest of the interwebz work on their "YOR" skills.
Something like, "And, remember, when you stand in YOUR truth, soon you will find [dramatic pause] YOU'RE TRUTH. [sotto voce*] Yes, beloved, You. Are. Truth."
**wherein "some" is the value of "as sotto-y as The Great Mother(fucker) can get"
ETA: https://twitter.com/...136649120612352 Beloveds? Now THAT is some evidence of your truth, that YOU ARE TRUTH, at hand right there. Because, beloveds, I had not looked at that Twitter until after I posted this. And THAT? Is my truth, that I AM TRUTH.
(And, also? It is Iyanla's truth. Which, I now have to believe, is that she is just punking us all. Because, until I saw not only the all-mighty checkmark of truthiness next to her name but also the date on the tweet, I assumed it was a parody account. But, no, she's posting that, legit? Hell, no: she certainly is staying in peace, as she pulls us in to her great mother(fucker) bosom and donkey-brays her way straight back to the bank, and back to the life of peace riches that she told us on Oprah that she believed she deserved before she, so ever briefly, went to pieces. Oh, yes, Great Mother(fucker), you're truth).
Edited by Methadonna, Dec 5, 2013 @ 8:03 AM.
Posted Dec 6, 2013 @ 10:10 AM
Anyone know what the next/new show is about? I saw a preview of her telling the wife that she "could lose her marriage over this"
Posted Dec 7, 2013 @ 11:03 AM
melissa1925, I couldn't find any detail on it on the website.
Posted Dec 8, 2013 @ 6:49 PM
The episode was about a woman who basically verbally abused her husband because he had an emotional affair and she thought he purposely caused the car accident in which she broke both of her legs. What could have killed her marriage was the fact that she actually cheated on HIM prior to his cheating on her, but hers was actually physical. She was calling him a b* a$$ n***** and all manner of foolishness while he was taking care of her and her 2 kids that were not his and she had done the exact same thing he had done. And she downgraded him in front of his children. Lawd it was a mess. But overall it ended up being a good show. They both asked each other for forgiveness, told each other what they felt guilty of, and are now in counseling. I thought they had a nice family and I really hope they make it.
Shallow: When I saw the wife, I thought "Miss Iyanla needs to fix your hair, beloved". Going to hell I know.
Posted Dec 9, 2013 @ 9:59 AM
Hahahaha. Yes, she had a total 'WTH! happen to your head' style going on.
Posted Dec 9, 2013 @ 3:24 PM
Not only that scruffy73, she had had the affair first, and because of her guilt started in on him. One could suggest that her behavior to him caused him to seek emotional comfort elsewhere (I'm not condoning it, but...).
Yet, I thought this couple - and this family - had a real shot at working it all out.
Edited by dreamy, Dec 9, 2013 @ 3:24 PM.
Posted Dec 14, 2013 @ 11:36 PM
Tonight's episode really annoyed me because the old man was visibly mentally unstable. How could Iyanla and her team haved signed-up for this in good faith knowing that the chances of this man changing his ways after the show are next to zero? Is the show now swimming in the dangerous waters of being merely exploitative?
I feel sorry for the three sons that have had to grapple with decades of terrible lies from a mentally ill father. I think they would have been better served had Iyanla just told them: "Your old man is mentally ill and he is not going to do better. Learn to live with this reality and heal." Instead of saying this, Iyanle brought them all together only to let the old man do what he does best: avoid responsibility and go off in a puff of overly-dramatic self-pity. Everybody, including Iyanla, knows that the father is NOT going to change. He needs a lot more than a day of pseudo-therapy to reverse a lifetime of lying and avoiding responsibility, and to properly address the underlying mental illness.
Iyanla needs to avoid airing episodes like this because they undermine her credibility. Don't air episodes unless you're sure the underlying problems have been adequately "fixed" (or on their way to being adequately fixed). And don't leave the families without paying for long-term therapy/counselling so that they get the help they need to do battle and win. I am not sure it's completely ethical to air these painful secrets without at least making sure the families truly heal because the families might end up worse off for appearing on her show.
Posted Dec 15, 2013 @ 3:25 AM
I will say that episodes like this last one (which I could only pay partial attention to because I was watching it at work) do shed light on whether Oprah/Iyanla are ONLY interested in getting a show in the can -- or truly helping people.
In addition to being at work at not able to pay close attention ...something about this episode didn't appeal to my anyway. Every time I could tune in, the father and sons just seemed to be talking AT each other.
Maybe I'm getting burned out on the yelling, the "let me talk. No, you let ME talk" exchanges, as well as Iyanla's interrupting...or maybe I'md done with just seeing so much frigging disfunction in relationships.
I've always had a limited attention span for people who "don't get it." And now that we're well into the second season of her telling people the "obvious" (which any one with any sense -- BUT THEM -- can see) it's getting boring and repetitive. I'm about to be through.
ETA. It's been days. I'm surprised there aren't more comments.
Is hardly anyone watching this show?
Edited by selhars, Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:44 PM.
Posted Mar 6, 2014 @ 10:30 AM
Posted Yesterday, 07:52 PM
I would love for the producers to do a 6 month "follow up" on Ilyana's clients to see if she has impacted them in any positive.way. I kinda, sorta like this show but seriously question the end value of it. I mean how can a lifetime's problems be solved in 1 hour (minus the commercials)?