A Look Back at
Memorable Families in Crisis
Today Larry revisits compelling stories of family
crisis that resonated with our viewers. Learn
more about our guests’ stories and what
happened since the show below:
India’s oldest two children, Uni and Rebecca,
felt that their relationship with India was irreparable
because of her past of choosing men over them.
Rebecca was once kicked out of the house so India’s
boyfriend could stay, while Uni was repeatedly
taken advantage of sexually by a past boyfriend
– with India’s knowledge. Uni and
Rebecca had contacted the show in hope that India
would change her ways before it is too late for
their 14-year-old sister, Chrissy.
Since the show: Unfortunately,
the family reports that relations have not improved
between India and her daughters.
As the mother of Justin’s children, Jessica
complained that she was not receiving as much
loyalty from Justin as she felt she deserved.
Justin’s mother Tracy and Jessica couldn’t
seem to get along, further exacerbating Jessica’s
frustration because she felt Justin always took
Tracy’s side. Larry and guest expert Stacy
Kaiser urged Justin to take control of the situation
and also urged the women to have more respect
for each other’s roles in Justin’s
Since the show: Justin has moved
out of his mother’s house and in with Jessica.
As for Tracy and Jessica, they are making efforts
to put their differences aside for Justin’s
After ten years of silence, Kathleen was hoping
to break the ice and long-standing rivalry with
her brother John. While growing up, Kathleen believed
that her parents viewed John as the golden child
and felt unloved as a result. She also believed
that John had turned against her because of her
sexual and racial preferences. On the flip side,
John asked Kathleen to stop holding on to the
past so tightly and admit that she had wronged
him as well. Larry suggested that Kathleen and
John write each other letters with all of their
feelings and opinions so that they can fully say
everything that need to express and move on.
Since the show: At Larry’s
recommendation, the siblings are now trying to
rebuild their relationship through email correspondence.
Roy and his wife Heather felt that his ex-wife
Kari had proven to be an unfit mother for their
four children. Heather alleged that Kari taught
the children how to lie, steal and even how to
roll a joint, all the while neglecting to pay
child support. While Kari admitted to a past with
drugs, she insisted that she’s been clean
for two years and was even willing to take a drug
test to prove it.
Tyree and her four boys were caught in the crossfire
between her current husband Cary and her ex-husband
Ron, who fathered the children. For two years,
the venomous relationship between the father figures
had affected the way the children view their stepfather
Cary. Cary claimed Ron was trying to turn the
children against him, while Ron said that Cary’s
anger problem was endangering the kids. Larry
encouraged the two fathers and Tyree to step up,
set their differences aside and put the best interests
of the children first.
Since the show: Tyree says that
her marriage has improved and that, though the
custody battle with Ron continues, she feels confident
the family will work things out.
When Johanna found her biological sisters Linda
and Betty Lou after 40 years of searching, it
wasn’t quite the emotional reunion she’d
hoped for. Johanna yearned to get to know their
families but was told by Linda that she was not
welcome at last year’s Christmas celebration.
In Linda’s eyes, Christmas is a close-knit
tradition meant to be celebrated with family and
Linda wasn’t sure how Johanna would be received.
This year, Johanna implored Linda to change her
mind with little luck. After an emotional talk
onstage, Johanna accepted Linda’s offer
to visit for Christmas Eve and work towards getting
to know each other better.
Since the show: The trio did
indeed spend the holidays together with great
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