Hi! Did you miss us last week? When they skip a week it seems like an eternity, right? Well I love the way this episode shows a lot about relationships. Black, white, red, purple, straight, gay -- it doesn’t matter. We love who we love, right?
I want to start off talking a little about Joe and Teresa going to therapy, not physical therapy, but just plain therapy. Teresa and Joe both had a point when they said it’s not typical in our tradition to go to therapy, but Joe is willing to go outside his comfort zone to try. I was so proud of Joe when I watched this episode. The talk he had with Rich and what he was saying on his interviews was so sweet and warm. That’s the Joe I know and love. He is swallowing his pride and putting his sister first. I personally love it, and I love when he tells Rich he loves her and wants to make it work. He also says if he is doing something wrong, he wants to know and fix it. If they both get on the same page with this and have an open mind about it, maybe it will work. You can tell Joe is ready and willing to try anything at this point. It makes me smile.
However, the talk that Teresa had with Kim D. was a little discouraging. She admits that Kim is one of her biggest fans and that Kim agrees with her all the time and pretty much does anything she ever says. One small point I’d like to make here is that just because someone kisses your ass doesn’t make them a good person or a good friend. Just make a mental note of that is all I’m saying. I do wish that Teresa would have gone to someone else for advice on such a serious matter. I realize that she and Kim are “besties” these days, but when I hear Teresa bringing me into it -- saying that Joe must need the therapy with his wife and that Joe wasn’t even sure he was going to marry me -- I start to really wish she was talking to Jacqueline about this or a friend that wasn’t just going to agree with everything she says. I’m also not sure why she thinks it’s so important to keep bringing up his former engagements. It is just not relevant. This is where a real friend would come in and tell her to fight for her relationship with her brother. The conversation ends with Kim telling Teresa, “No one has their sh-- together more than you.” How is that going to help get Joe and Teresa work through this?