Hello, everyone! Happy Father's Day. It was a gorgeous weekend here in New Jersey. We went to the shore and had a terrific time with family and friends. Lots of fun in the sun. Way too much eating, but what do you expect when you get the families together? Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Here we go, I know that you have all been waiting to see Joey and Teresa sit down and talk things out. It was a very big step for Teresa to write a letter to Joey in hopes of resolving things. I'm curious however, why she had such a hard time telling Joey what she was sorry for after she wrote an apology in the letter? Maybe it's just me, but if you're making an apology, it loses a bit of sincerity if you can't explain what you are sorry for. The look of disappointment on Joey's face broke my heart. He looked like he was five years old again. As they sat there looking at each other, the only thing that comes to my mind is "familiar strangers." It's very sad for both of them.
I'm glad that Teresa remembers the time when she and I were close. Since I am the older cousin, I often had a different perspective on things. I always try to be fair and help her see another point of view. Often times it isn't what Teresa wanted to hear, but if you can't rely on family to give it to you straight, then who will? That's the funny thing about advice, no matter how strong it comes at you, it's up to you to take. Unfortunately if you don't take advice, sometimes the cost can be very high. Hearing and listening are two very different things. At least now I know Teresa did actually hear me when I was talking.
I find it very funny that Teresa calls me two-faced. She calls me her sister, then says I was trying to get to her by being close to her brother and Melissa. Let me set one thing straight, Teresa and Joey are both my cousins, so of course it's important that I reach out to their significant others. Stop trying to drag me into your problems with Melissa. If family IS everything to her, why does she say that I did her a favor by hanging out with Melissa and Joe so now she doesn't have to see either of us? And she's calling me two faced? It's exhausting just listening to the way she tries to explain herself.