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Teresa Giudice Explains the Real Reason for Her Drama with Melissa Gorga in Season 9 of RHONJ

It's very different from their past conflict, according to The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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If you got a serious case of déjà vu during The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 premiere Wednesday night, you're not alone. It looks like that period of peace between Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga that we've seen on RHONJ over the past few seasons may be ending, as some explosive moments with the sisters-in-law is to come, which you can see in the clip above.

Teresa reflected on her past struggles with her sister-in-law during an interview with The Daily Dish in New York City on Wednesday. "I think she knows and I know we're never gonna go to that dark place ever again. That was not a good time. A lot of other people involved, too, in the situation ... Melissa, Kathy [Wakile], at the time, it was not a good time. I don't even want to remember that time because that's not really what our family's about. We're all about being there for each other, loving each other," Teresa explained. "So she knows it's never gonna go to that place again; I know it's never gonna go to that place again."

That's because Teresa said that she was coming from a place of love and a place of trying to resolve an issue in her family, even though she was at odds with Melissa this season. "When you guys watch this season, you'll see it's coming from a good place. If you feel that you want to tell somebody something to help another situation, then you should voice your opinion, you should speak up and say it because if you keep your mouth shut, nothing's ever gonna get resolved," Teresa said. "I'm sure people will relate to me in other families. Like if you keep your mouth shut and something's really bothering you, it's never gonna get fixed. But if you open your mouth and say what's bothering you and don't keep it inside, then you could resolve whatever that needs to be resolved."

Melissa echoed Teresa's sentiment during a recent interview with E! News, adding that they fight just like every family fights, although she admits that "maybe we take it to the next level." "Am I gonna get on my knees and pray and ask her to stop hurting us? No, it's not gonna get that dramatic, but we do argue. Listen, we are [sisters-in-law], we don't agree on anything, and Teresa and I are at the point where we don't care if the cameras are in the room or not. It's like we're disagreeing on something, we're gonna talk about it, and that's it. It's normal. We're a family. We argue over family things. We actually also argue this year a little bit about the new [Housewives]. We disagree on that a little bit," Melissa explained. "So it's just real. We keep it real. It's honest. So if we're gonna have an argument, we're gonna have an argument. But at the end of the day, we're still family. We're not going down that really dark road anymore."

The Giudice-Gorga family drama continues to unfold in an all-new episode next Wednesday at 9/8c. Watch a preview, below.

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