The bottom line was that I was starting to see that Teresa wasn't being consistent with her words or her actions. Besides the pressures she was putting on me, I was also hearing from mutual friends that she was starting to resent me for not always agreeing with her. Things were starting to change between us. Meanwhile my struggles kept getting overshadowed by hers in our daily conversations. It was becoming overwhelming. Even through all of that, I sincerely still loved her and cared about her well-being and happiness and wished for everyone to resolve things so that we could all get along.
As far as Lauren goes, you would be happy to know that she looks AMAZING and has lost a lot of the weight that she wanted to lose. She now owns and is running a very successful beauty store called CafFace in Franklin Lakes. She has a lot to feel good about. She is much happier. Her family is proud and impressed. Every once in a while, her brothers like to joke around and tease, but the fact remains that they all love each other and will always be there for one another. The Manzos have a very tight bond and are very supportive of each other.