If you listen to Teresa's brother, Joey, you can hear the sincerity in his voice and see it in his eyes. He admits that maybe he is doing something wrong that may may have contributed to the downfall of their relationship and he decided that maybe if they open up communications through therapy, that they could fix their relationship.
Teresa also proved another point of mine when she talked about Kim D. Teresa calls her friends “fans” and that makes them “supportive friends” in her mind. Her friends have to ONLY agree with her. For the record, I can truthfully say, that Kim D. does NOT agree with Teresa ALL the time, by her own admission. Sometimes Kim just says what Teresa wants to hear, just to pacify her. Well, sometimes the truth does hurt and your true friends will help you to look inside yourself in order to correct yourself, to bring out the best in you, because they care about your well being.
It's amazing to me how Teresa talks about loyalty so much but then she let's her friend Kim D. talk about her brother and Melissa the way that she does and Teresa seems totally fine with that. Just an observation.
When I got that text from Ashlee's father about her not doing well there, I knew it was because she was at a point where she desperately wanted her independence. She wanted to live freely as an adult with nobody telling her what to do and when to do it. I don't think she realizes that working in the real world, it sometimes STILL requires deadlines and being told what to do and when to do it. Strict guidelines were NOT going to work with her at this point. It was only making her more resentful.