Iyanla Vanzant recently visited Atlanta to "fix" two local women.
Last week's episode of OWN's "Iyanla Fix My Life" featured Sheree Whitfield, formerly of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," who had trouble co-parenting with her ex-husband Bob. In that case, the issues were so intractable and Sheree took such offense at Iyanla's advice, the situation was far from fixed - though Bob said he was now closer to his kids.You can read some of the gory details here. After the fact, Sheree, of course, felt she was "misled" by Iyanla, who in a statement deemed her "judgmental" and "one sided."
This Saturday, Iyanla tries to fix a Stockbridge radio DJ known as Sasha the Diva on air on Kiss 104.1 and B98.5.
Her son "had me to himself" for his entire life, she said. "Here comes a person my mom's dating. We getting married messed him up. I didn't realize that would happen."
Sasha admitted she didn't prepare her son well. He was resentful he was no longer the only "man" in her life. And her husband bristled at the teen's attitude.
She said it was "an emotional week for everyone." Iyanla worked with them for four or five days. "It was four of five days of being open and vulnerable," she said. "Everyone commited to work. She even gave us homework assignments!"
She has yet to see the episode and has no idea what her son and husband said to the cameras when she wasn't around.
And Sasha agreed with Iyanla about Sheree: "I felt like she wasn't open to hearing anything. I do believe she's truly hurt. A man says he didn't love her, never loved her. She's bitter. He really hurt her! She needs to find a place to forgive him so she can move on. "
Iyanla didn't cut Sasha any slack either, she said. "She was in my face," Sasha acknowledged. "This is on me. This is my fault!"
But unlike Sheree, she isn't upset with Iyanla because she's hosting a viewing party open to the public at Future Vision in Atlanta Saturday night.
"You can watch it with me. You can watch me cry. You can watch me fight."
"Iyanla: Fix My Life," 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27, OWN