Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline explains why she thought Teresa and Melissa's fight was ridiculous.

on May 7, 20120

This blog will be hard for me to write, because although I am trying my best to be fair and see things from all angles, I have strong opinions about what I felt was going on at this point in time that I want to share with you. However I'm afraid of sounding too one-sided and anti-Teresa, but allow me anyway to break down this ridiculous debacle from my viewpoint so you all understand it more clearly.

1. Teresa hears rumors that if Melissa starts singing in nightclubs that she MIGHT just meet someone who is richer and better than her brother and leave him. I guess anything is possible.

2. Teresa feels compelled to warn her brother about this, even though she has always said he is insecure, but she really didn't expect him to mention it to his wife. She just expected him to keep his eyes open to the idea. ("in case they were closed"). When Teresa asked me my opinion about this, I told her that I didn't agree with her decision to tell her brother, and I suggested that she apologize for saying it and hurting them.

3. Joey mentions it to his wife, because...it's his wife...and they usually communicate like that. That upsets Teresa, because she didn't think he would tell her. She felt like her brother betrayed their confidence. Her intentions were still not clear to me, but Teresa explained that she felt that her warning may actually help him in some way and that she was just looking out for him. I personally couldn't see the up side in it, but that was just my opinion.

225 comments
Boo65
Boo65

I guess its a good thing I don't watch this show. Because after reading this blog I find it ridiculous. First of all if my sibling hears rumors about my spouse and possibly cheating and not tell me, I would be mad.  If you really wanted to stay neutral here is something you need to learn. First you need to tell that person if they have an issue with someone they should talk to that person directly, and say that to Melissa also. Because you are creating drama, and if you talk crap about someone  to one person, it only means you will talk crap about that person you are initially talking to with someone else eventually. Which you already proved. Basically you aren't very trust worthy. This show is either really scripted or you and Caroline have issues. Because everything you mentioned in this blog, only shows that you aren't a very true friend, that you are a follower. You jump on whatever boat Caroline is on.

Maggie's Mom
Maggie's Mom

NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS - NOT YOUR FAMILY - WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK!

Fan in PO
Fan in PO

You are an awesome person and loyal friend. I have agree with you that a lot of what is going on with Teresa and Melissa is jealousy. Teresa's wants Melissa's life and happiness.

G'ma x 11
G'ma x 11

I don't think you give yourself near the credit that you so deserve. My heart broke for you when all of the drama was going on with your daughter and the decision to have her move..outstanding on the follow though!! You have an incredible husband who must love you very much...he is so very supportive and it's clear he just wants you to be happy. You've been one of my very favorites for years..you remind me of myself a couple of decades ago..ah yes, the "peacemaker." I know it's been tough on you because you are such a loyal friend, but please listen to Caroline and don't let Teresa manipulate you into being only "on HER side." It's very apparent that you've got some very caring nd loving friends..I hope you can see through Teresa.it was great to see you stand up to her and tell her how you felt about being put in the middle..You were EXACTLY right, it should have been said long ago. Until Teresa figures out she got a huge piece of ownership in this dysfunctional "tug of war"..nothing is going to change...guaranteed!!! Best of luck to you and your family.

BellaNJ
BellaNJ

You claim you are neutral, but it is apparent that you are on Melissa's side. you are constantly sticking up for Melissa with Teresa. If Melissa is talking about Teresa, why would you keep that from her? Why would you allow Melissa to tell Caroline and not stop Caroline from saying what she said to Melissa. What Caroline said was not cool! As Teresa's best friend she should be able to confide in you. Caroline is who is coming between you and Teresa!

SdseW
SdseW

What a genuine beautiful person you are Jacqueline. A wonderful mother and wife as well! It's amazing to me anybody would want to ruin a friendship with you. Kudos to you for trying to keep that family together and your sanity while being "bullied" by Teresa (I don't agree with bullied, more like harassed). You have such a wonderful husband who is clearly loco for you! If I was you, I would stay away from the Giudice's for the rest of your life and retain your sanity! YOU are way to good for them.

Brishy
Brishy

I was reading some of these people's comments and the thing is, is that Teresa makes it everyone's business, and you don't!! I think you are doing the right thing! Teresa is crazy and you shouldn't let her WARN you on what you can or cannot say to someone!! You are your own person. Teresa feeds on drama and she is doing a good job on dragging everyone into her little crazy world she lives in. Teresa is only happy when people are "on her side", but how can anyone be "on her side" when she is wrong? Hasn't she ever heard the saying two wrongs don't make a right? I think you did the right thing with Ashley. Hell I would have done that a long time ago. I think Ashley is a nice and sweet girl, but she definitely knows how to manipulate you and Chris. A little tough love is definitely what she needs! Even though it's hard, she will definitely thank you when she gets older. I don't think she will look back and think that she had a terrible childhood! This is a tough thing to go through, but trust me she will be a better person for it!!

AAnana
AAnana

I think you are the only genuine person on the show. Caroline calls Teresa a bully in the show...I guess it takes one to know one. Season looks staged. Caroline needs to suck a sweet and take a look in her own back yard. Why is she interefering in others businesses. Let Teresa and Melissa sort it out.. Melissa is no angel..

surfside
surfside

Why isn't anyone addressing the fitness trainer's wine workout?

Was A Fan
Was A Fan

How come you 'ladies' NEED to have someone to be angry at? Stay out of the family feud and concentrate on your own relationship with Ashley. Caroline has been driving the train since the show started and all of you are more than happy to jump on for the ride...try standing up and be your own woman. It is easy for five people to bully one person but it is hard to convince us viewers by making your excuses and trying to justify your lame actions.

Cristyjean23
Cristyjean23

You're entire blog is dedicated to Teresa's family. Focus on your own. I think A LOT could be said about Caroline's kids but she wants them to be portrayed as good and wholesome...I hate that these numb-nuts are getting paid to be on the show. GET RID OF THE MANZOS on the show...hypocrites.

masont
masont

You are a really sweet person and always try to be the peace maker.. Just tell Teresa that you wish to not hear about her family problems because you are friends on both sides.. That way she can not hold you accountable. It's sad that Teresa can't fight her own battles, without getting anyone else involved. But that might be the only way to fix it. Plus, I hope you and Ashley really come together.. We don't live forever and you never know what can happen. I lost my dad and had so much to say.

RhondaM
RhondaM

Good for you, stay true to your family and sane friends. Teresa is so delusional and maybe so stressed that she has lost touch with reality so stay away from all the crazy and enjoy your family and the good life and marriage that you have! Stick with Caroline, she is a good person that says what she means and is a good judge of character!

Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie

Jacqueline u r my fave housewife U r so down to the real world I wish u nothing but the best

Lisa-Lisa
Lisa-Lisa

What's up with the wine during a work out?

linda cole
linda cole

Jacqueline, I so hope you can read this. First of all like I said to Melissa, I do not hate anyone one on the show and I try to watch with an open mind. Having said that your "list" has provoked me to make some corrections to what you state as fact. I appreciate your trying to not sound one sided but sorry it didn't work. The most hideous of what your wrote is in number 9. Were you there when Joe Gorga wrote that email to Joe Giudice, were you there when Teresa read it? I don't know if what you wrote is true, but obviously you wanted it out there. Once again you took a very passive aggressive move. How is what Joe Gorga did any different It was hurtful, threatening and none of his business. In fact it is so more damaging and you just added to it. Why would you want to defend that at all. Jacqueline, I always thought you have a soft heart but I do also believe you are easily swayed. When there is more than one person trying to convince you, you suddenly become convinced. I agree with some of the other comments that Carolines kids are mean to Ashley. I think you have done a great job with her. She just needs to find her way. If Lauren didn't have mommy and daddy's money, where would she be? Same for Chris and Albie. None of Carolines kids went to college. I know Albie tried and give him kudos for that. This isn't meant to pick on the kids, it just shows the leaf doesn't fall from from the tree and the Manzo kids are mean when they want to be. It's hard to believe that your husband is Carolines brother. He is so level headed without the snarky remarks. I think he is embarrassed at times by her, come on, you know he is. Back to the Gorgas. Tell the truth, you saw that smirk on Melissa's face when she said the word "jail" . She did it purposely to hit a nerve, just like she said "I'm not high maintenance" at the pool party. She digs and digs and when Tre reacts she the bad one.We all know they cut out a lot of what Joe Gorgas says to provoke Tre. This is done to make her look like the villian. The only real part of that whole scene was Teresa crying. Ok Teresa is no saint and maybe she is little jealous, so crucify her. You can use the cross her brother talks about. By the way, when Teresa asked him on the beach in Italian not to go there please, well Joe went there, why but to make her look bad in front of the cameras. I hope the paycheck is worth it. We all know that you all have skeletons in your closets, some "big" ones, but they don't get air time now do they. Well I wouldn't feel I was being fair if I didn't mention Joe Giudice, he made a lot of mistakes, again not the only one, he words to his wife are very rude at times, He makes child like remarks about everyone and yes so does Richie, he is not my cup of tea, but I didn't marry him. One more thing, as for being a friend, you said Teresa said hello to Danielle when you were fighting with her, seriously, Jac, it was sarcastic hello and it doesn't compare to letting Melissa talk about her in front of you, and to let Caroline call her a bully. If you dont want to be Teresa friend, don't be her enemy. This blog was so one sided. Stop trying to justify your actions, you wouldn't feel the need to if they were justified.

rvperidot
rvperidot

Melissa and Joe give as good as they get! Whatever Teresa's intentions were are her business, just like when you threw Ashley out of your house, your intentions were your business and Teresa didn't but in. In fact she never buts in your family affairs, be a good from and do the same. Just hear her out and that's it, and if Melissa and Big Red talk about her in front of you, tell them to stop. Wise up girl, Caroline Manzo is a big Bully!

birdseyeview
birdseyeview

as women, we all know how it feels to enter a room full of other women who've just prior been talking behind your back. it stinks, it's awful! what i dont think any of you ladies realize is that youre doing the exact same thing behind Teresa's back, together as a collective group. yet time and time again, Teresa keeps attending the invites thinking everyones moving forward and one of you or all of you confront her on something...or try to make her apologize to another after you ALL have worked yourselves up into a Teresa-must-apologize-frenzy. pot meet the kettle bullies! :( what she said to her brother was tactless but in confidence. just as she shouldnt have probably said it, her cousin had no right to confront her on what she said to her own brother. no one accept her brother had that right. and yet he ran his mouth not only to his wife, but to other family members who had their own issues with her as well. doesnt exactly keep the emotional playing field level. so whose really in the right or wrong... BOTH SIDES. yes she's bullheaded but she's not totally in the wrong here. i also want to add, i like Melissa on the show, but this season there is a big difference in Melissa's outwardly presentation of a loving wife. last season she acted as if she couldnt stand her husband touching her! ...just keeping it real.

Outtheworld
Outtheworld

Jacqueline you just need to stay out of conflicts. You don't want to be mixed up in anyone's drama, so I would just stay out of it.

annmarie kerr
annmarie kerr

YOU ROCK!! I COMMEND YOU FOR YOUR VERY POSITIVE TALKING AND OUTLOOK. YOU CHOOSE NOT TO SIT AROUND AND TALK BADLY ABOUT THERESA. YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON. THERESA HAS HER PROBLEMS AS EVERYONE DOES. YOU DIDNT JUMP ON ANY BANDWAGONS. YOU ARE TRUELY A GREAT PERSON!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS!!

maggie31
maggie31

you cant please everyone,there is only so much you can do as it appears you not wanting to be in the same functions as the rest because you dont want to walk into a warzone and caroline melissa and Kathy are all the same they dont want the drama but teresa thrives on the drama.Teresa had no right putting you in an uncomfortable position between the other ladies if she has a beef with them for whatever reason thats her deal to hash out with them she could have come and asked your advice but she wants teresa clones because they will agree with her and take her side and if you dont she trash you to anyone who will listen.all of you ladies have a right to think and feel the way you want and teresa has balls big as churchbells telling dictating to people what kind of friends they should be.the world doesnt revolve around her she needs to realize that get over herself and be real instead of this i dont know why everyone is againest me bull its unbecoming

PMK
PMK

I wonder if T leaves the housewives, who would be the next person everyone will be attack?

`ViewerJoy
`ViewerJoy

@IloveJacqueline - you are correct. I have been a victim of a narcissist and I don't even know the words to describe it. I know it will sound far-fetched to many people but you are absolutely right. Bravo should really make some serious changes to this show b/c I think this is very, very bad for all the children to have as a reference some day. I have been in Jacqueline's situation. I really have and I had to cut the ties. There was no way around it. I can't believe how many fans Teresa still has --granted her book may have good recipes and she may be 'fabulous' but society must stop rewarding ignorance. I wish Bravo would take some responsibility for perpetuating this and help the family somehow.

skinnygirl65
skinnygirl65

I don't have time to read 7 page blogs, but I love you and think you are the most honest and compassionate lady on the show. They could all learn a think or two from you and your style, and class. I hope things with Ashley improve, surely she is on the edge of growing up! Hopefully for your sake. Just goes to show, we can raise them the best we know how, but they are still their own person and will turn out in ways we never expected.

Jamie Watson
Jamie Watson

Love the show and it pains me to see you get so beat-up for trying to do the right things. Your family is way more important than Teresa and her warped sense of reality. Continue to stay true to yourself. You do have the right to pick and choose your own friends and if I were in your shoes, I would stay with Joey and Melissa. You and Chris, Joey and Melissa are really cute couples. I think you should get closer to Katy and Ritchie as they are an adorable couple as well. Get rid of Teresa and Joe, then you would have a fun show, with fun people having a good life.

SMITHVILLE
SMITHVILLE

You need to stay clear of the bad friendship with Theresa. She is making you look like a fool.

Ashley Ginther
Ashley Ginther

you and caroline are the bullies! Get over it all ready. You were Teresa's friend and now you are friend's with the other side. Follower is what you are. WEAK

mias101
mias101

Fine, dislike Teresa...but seems the real reason has something to do with Dina. Teresa definitely does not like to admit she's wrong, or listen to others advice. But she has always been that wasy and it never bothered you before. Seems you and Caroline banded together with her relatives because your all mad at her and I think this is all Dina related (jealous that she talks to Dina, and you and Caroline don't) At least thats what you said tonite. I'm so tired of the teresa bashing drama. It is so old, how many times can you all kick her when she's down. You would be kinder to just leave her alone and butt out of her familty problems. Even if your all right your are all wrong the way your handling this. My sympathy is for Teresa even though I think she is self centered.

ViewerJo
ViewerJo

Teresa is not your true friend ,she's using you and thankfully you are starting to realize it. You have alot going on in your family and need to step back and away from her game playing/trouble making behavior. She's poison.

iheartyr
iheartyr

Jacqueline, You are entitled of course, to your feelings and decisions regarding your friendships. No one is saying you have to be friends with, or show undying loyalty to Teresa, especially if you disagree with her behavior regarding her relationships with relatives.

I guess I'm just a little confused as to why you and Caroline have taken the Gorgas on as your new cause and ally. Distancing yourself from Teresa because of problems in your friendship is one thing; but assuming the role of friend to the Gorgas and getting completely involved in their family issues is another.

Teresa isn't always right, God knows, but I don't think she's out of line expecting loyalty from her friends. It seems Teresa upset you guys and rather than merely ending your friendship and moving on, you end the friendship and join ranks with the Gorgas *against* Teresa.

And it doesn't seem anyone else thinks you can take care of yourself. Caroline was especially concerned about you being "bullied" by Teresa. "Bully!" I guess you guys are back on the playground, and you need Caroline to defend you in your battles. How about growing a pair and making an adult decision on your own? Dump Teresa on your own accord, not Caroline's. And you look foolish playing peacemaker between Teresa and her in-laws-not only does it seem a futile cause, but you probably don't know everything there is to know. I'm sure if you did, you couldn't possibly take a side. Family issues tend to get extremely complicated, as you know.

None of you seem to know your place, and step in where maybe you don't need to. But since your clan has Melissa as a member, perhaps she can get in touch with her buddy Danielle and you guys can all go to lunch.

MvJustice
MvJustice

You may not get to see this email because of the way Bravo manipulates the comments, but in case you do, Jacqueline, you have to stop thinking of Teresa as a friend. She is not capable of being a good friend because she is too selfish. She does not like Melissa because she is younger, beautiful and has a great voice. She could easily share the spotlight and the show would have continued to be a fun show with everyone getting along. She would love for Joey and Melissa to separate. I hope you noticed that she criticized u for being the mediator. You need to move on.

IloveJacqueline
IloveJacqueline

Jacqueline, I love you so much because I think I identify with your struggles in wanting to be good, stay positive, have a clear conscience, be a good friend, be fair, etc. etc. etc....The very very sad truth, in my opinion, is that all your struggles in regard to Teresa are all for naught. In my opinion, Teresa has a mental illness called narcissistic personality disorder. I recognize her non-logical arguments, constant placing of blame and criticism, tremendous need for the outside world to think all is fine and wonderful with her and her family. I recognize it because my mother has this mental illness. It took me 45 years of my life and many struggles, similar to what you have faced (ie. walking on eggshells with her, fear, etc.) within my family and, worst of all, within myself, to find out what was wrong with her. I honestly never thought I would know for sure. She would never admit there was anything wrong with her and this is very very typical of the illness as with many mental illnesses. Caroline is very wise when she refers to bullying. You are so fortunate to have such a wise sister-in-law and friend, she will never steer you wrong. Melisa too is amazingly strong and loving. I hope you will be able to benefit from these strong people without interference. Please, please, please look up everything you can about narcissistic personality disorder and take it seriously. The worst victims here are the children. I wish there was more understanding of mental illness so that children would not have to suffer as I did. Whatever you do...keep an eye out for the children, they are innocent and they will need help and support one day.

Teresa fan
Teresa fan

Not a fan of you following Caroline like a lost puppy. She's a bully!

nyclee
nyclee

I completely agree with you regarding Teresa's take on how friendship's should work. I think that if you don't agree with her 100% of the time on 100% of what she feels and thinks then you are a horrible friend or betraying her in some way.

I also feel that maybe her and Melissa need some space because sometimes too much talk no matter how well-intentioned can cause more friction and fan the flames of bitterness and resentment.

CrisM
CrisM

Jacqueline you are hands down one of my favorite women. I think that what Teresa does does not make sense some times. She doesn't see what is around her that is for sure. You are a good friend who was trying to makes things better and she throw that in your face. WOW thats nice of her. O well her lost your a good person with a great heart so forget what she does because you have other things that are more important than that. Keep your head up and high! Your a great friend and an awesome mother. You are true and not fake and that is what I admire about you.

TheRealDoll
TheRealDoll

Why are people saying Jacqueline gets in the middle of the problem? 1. Teresa and Jacqueline were friends. When you are true friends with someone, you always give them opinions on difficult situations. That's called "being a friend"

2. Teresa is the one that fills Jacqueline in on all the drama that's happening. When something happens in my life I let my good friends know about it. duh!

3. She's on the darn show with them!!! duh! everyone talks about everyone and all the drama! IT'S CALLED REALITY TV!

Why are people saying Jacqueline wasn't being a "good friend"?

1. God forbid someone have their own mind on this show! She doesn't have to dislike someone just because Teresa doesn't like them. It's ok to have your own my mind and opinion.

2. This is not WAR! When you fight a war you have to pick either side to fight for. NEWSFLASH: this is everyday life!!! If she chooses to stay neutral then that's her decision.

3. She doesn't have to agree with Teresa's actions. My friends do things everyday that I don't agree with. Friends agree and disagree with each other! That's called LIFE! If Teresa is truly her friend, Jacqueline should be able to tell her when she feels she is wrong. That's called being a friend. If you're afraid to tell your friend they're wrong....then they're not your friend. Your friendship should be able to withstand any disagreements without it turning ugly.

Why does everyone make excuses for Teresa?

1. Her fans always try to justify her actions. It's work, stress, this and that! NEWSFLASH: People go through drama and stress everyday publicly and privately. That doesn't give you the right to lash out on those around you.

2. Her fans are just simply stupid and they want to believe Teresa is innocent in all this. It reminds of when I hated Gretchen from Real Housewives of Orange County because I was such a huge fan of Tamara. Even though I knew Tamara was wrong for talking badly about Slade I still tried to justify her actions. Now after I wised up, I like both women, And I realize both had done things wrong. Why can't Teresa's fans do that? There will come a point where the stressed out excuse will get old. Lots of Teresa fans have already wised up.

dee from fla
dee from fla

Fine Jax lets break things down

1 Melissa came to your house and told Caroline about a conversation between Tre and Joe to cause problems

2 Everybody sat at a different table then Teresa when entering the party

3 Caroline and Lauren were watching the talk between to cousin

4 Rosie came back and gave the highlights and everybody yet another Tre bash session

5 You went and talked to Tre and your main concern was the she thought it was your fault

6 Tre never said it was your fault,,,but somehow Caroline said Tre was being a bully

7 It is not of your business if Tre talks to a magazine or prefers saying the word going away to jail...

8 You should have never gone outside and just let Tre just go home

9 During the fight Melissa asked Tre ,,,Do you want to do something,,,This will go down in history,,,,,,,Sounds to me like she wanted Tre to hit her, Look like Melissa wanted a table fip moment to make herself look like a victim.

10 Tre did not want her family business to be on TV...just like Caroline,

Sien from Washington
Sien from Washington

my husband and I love you and your husband. you are an excellent mother, wife and a great friend. I can't stand Teresa ever since what she did to Danielle during the poshe fashion show. You know she's out to start trouble and you tried to warn her as a friend but she still did it. Teressa is JEALOUS.

gelnana
gelnana

Stay out of it and get a spine. Caroline, Kathy and Melissa are destructive and out for blood. Melissa just wants the everyone on her side and she is a little devil playing games. What you are all doing is throwing Theresa under the bus and not helping a friend who is going thru her own private hell right now. I thought you were stable but I am totally sick of all the back-stabbing and ganging up on one person. Why doesn't Caroline invite her other family members into the mix and let us watch them self-destruct. It is none of their business and stop listening a following Caroline, she needs help with "change" and she doesn't even realize it. Don't follow the pack, be the sweet friend you were before Melissa started twisting everyone up.

smedley
smedley

I am writing this without reading your blog. I want to say you are very sweet but why would any of this be your business. YOUR reason being"I want peace and to help them settle this"...STOP. Teresa doesn't need you to straighten anything out. I don't want to be preachy or judge and you are a sensitive soul....Teresa is a goood person. She is going through an extremely tough time and any good friend would help out. She would have had your back. By the way I read the cookbook...it wasn't offensive, I thought it was funny. You are who you are and you have a wonderful family. Don't try to figure it all out and wrap yourself in with the "right" side. Sometimes good people say silly things, you can tell by all the blogs, you all take a view that has your best interest at heart. Just be there for your long time friend don't judge her every action.

Iowa girl
Iowa girl

Love you Jacqueline. You have a tender and compassionate heart!!! We need more of you in this world!

Lafayette,La Hopes
Lafayette,La Hopes

Jacqueline,

I'm so worried about Therea's. She's so lonely and desprite. What about her kids? I think you should intervine. They're somethings people can't forgive. Therea's reached her quota. I know you're hurting but you and your husband have always been stood clear of malice. Can you try and help her? My heart hers for her.

Viewer77
Viewer77

So sad...you are not being a friend to Teresa...and she is not being a good friend to you. Leave Caroline, Melissa and everyone out of it...just focus on you two. It will be hard at first but if you truly loved her as a friend then it will work out. I have actually been in this situation where things got blown out of porportion from a single comment. Just deal with it, have many talks about it, lay it out on the line!!

espy
espy

You go girl! Happy to see that, although you always try to stay neutral, you are finally seeing what so many of us have seen for years: "Theresa isa pompous trouble-maker. I wish you and your family all the best - and you'll have it if you stay far, faraway from T (for "Trouble").

Vicki
Vicki

OK Jacqueline, as a long time viewer, I have to say you have most tender heart. First, I want to assure you that your daughter will NOT look back and hate you or her childhood...she has been surrounded with loving people.I regret, for your sake that she is taking the long way around to find herself. you cannot help but worry. Sometimes, the natural born peacemaker has to make her voice heard...and that is often shocking and unsettling to others (and your own self).I think your time is now. Best wishes for you and yours.

fabuluswon
fabuluswon

You are really going down the wrong path on this one. Interesting how the bully Caroline and the moron Melissa are using you to get to Teresa. You don't even know Melissa, yet now she's your friend and Teresa is out? Caroline and her family have stabbed Teresa in the back so many times, mocked her and tried to humiliate her yet she says a couple of stupid things in her cook book and you all turn on her like a pack of rabid, jealous dogs. Where is your compassion? True, Teresa needs to face facts, but you the lady stepped up and took care of business when she needed to. YOU should respect her for that, if nothing else. Otherwise, wish you well and LOVE your handsome, nice, quiet husband.

amorenomore
amorenomore

Now let me sum up for you: 1. Siblings do talk & not repeat. Joey waits until the cameras are rolling MONTHS later to bash his sister & keep the feud going between wife & sis. What was he really up to?? 2. Melissa meets at Caroline's? PLEASE we all know that was Caroline's tactic b/c she HOPED it would bother Teresa. Why didn't she meet at her dear cousin's house & ride with them??? What was she REALLY up to? 3. ROSIE approach's Teresa @ the party...wants to talk about HER concern for Joey b/c he blabbed to her too. People - it's a bro/sis convo. Then Rosie goes back to the table & doesn't tell it like it is. What was she REALLY up to: 4. Jacqueline rises up, approaches Teresa & DOES NOT support her friend when asked a question. I'd be upset with you too. You're putting mean, twisted things on T's question. What are YOU thinking? 5. Melissa goes over to T. Anyone watching could tell that it wasn't the word JAIL that bothered T, but the case itself. How come you all weren't being the supportive friends & family you professed to be. 6. Teresa stops the convo before it goes to far; leaves. 7. Melissa makes some incorrect innuendos; out comes Caroline with the "Bully" & "hate Teresa" talk; Rosie chimes in her 2 cents; & now comes nasty "sucking" mouth Lauren. 8: Jac needs more tension; heads out to T; tells her she CAN'T leave until she tries again with Melissa; but doesn't tell Melissa that it was Jac who wanted to continue the fight. 9. Some more negative comments from Caroline. 10. Melissa brought up some other really stupid stuff too - call's Teresa a coward when she walks away??? We teach our kids to walk away rather than fight or argue with a lunatic (Melissa!) So how did any of this become Teresa's fault???? I still think Albie & Lauren were total jerks to Ashley & YOU LET THEM! PS: Kim D. was AMAZING to stand by her friend's side = all those she thought were her friends were being the devils.

PLHogan
PLHogan

I still think you are over-simplifying. There wasn't a rumor, Theresa made up the Melissa thing on her own. I am convinced of that. Sometimes in life we have to chose sides. Chose a side and stick to it. If you chose Theresa, stick by her. If you chose Melissa, stick by her. Now that is simple.

Your daughter, Ashley, is a horror. You did not make her that way. She has had choices, she has just made bad ones. Did it ever occur to you that Ashley is doing the things she is asked by the step-mother to illustrate that you are the crazy one? We'll see how she sticks to her current behavior. Personally, I don't think she can be different than she has been for very long. It is very seldom that I dislike someone. I dislike Ashley, and of course that is only based on what I have seen on the show. A show; where people would usually be showing their best. I think her thinking is screwed up because she is a very selfish little girl and I truly think she has thought the viewers would agree with her and would have done the same thing in her situation. NOT TRUE!

sarahjn1982
sarahjn1982

do you get annoyed with people using text-speak to write things? I would be more apt to read what someone wrote if it was intelligent and spelled correctly.

I think you did the right thing with Ashley, I was the same type of kid as her and thank god my parents "kicked my ass" when I needed it (not physically). She is going to hate you now, but when she is functioning member of society and realizes she doesn't know everything (and believe me, it comes as a HUGE shock) she will be unbelievably grateful for all that you and Chris did for her.

It's a tough road sometimes, but you have what looks like a great family and they seem to stand by you, which is always quite helpful.

and remember, the only person who can make you feel inferior, is yourself. (Elenore Roosevelt)

Jodibelle
Jodibelle

 @Boo65

 There was no cheating involved. Melissa had not sung anywhere but her basement.  Teresa had heard this as something that MIGHT happen. Well..sure it might. And the sky might fall and chickens MIGHT start laying diamond eggs.  Thus far, the sky is still above us and I have yet to find a diamond when I crack an egg to bake cookies.