Wow and wow.  Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice can't just leave well enough alone, can she?  As evidenced on the most recent episode, she's skilled at throwing her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga under the bus.  Is it just me, or weren't they finally getting along?

Now, believe me when I tell you, I think all of these ladies are a big ol' piece of work.  Unless Teresa's involved, it usually takes two people to create drama and tension (I'm looking at you Manzo sisters!), and it is, in my experience, much easier to always turn the other cheek.  When I was in college, my mother gave me the best advice when I was stuck in the throes of a manipulative friendship.  She said, even if people don't realize it now, and even if it takes several years and you no longer care, crazy always catches up to crazy.  She couldn't have been more right.


I think that is evidenced by Teresa's latest actions.  People get so desperate to maintain the facade they've imagined, that they will go to great links to make it real.  Crazy.  I'm not saying that Melissa is an innocent bystander in all of this insanity, but at least she sounds like a normal person when she discusses it in her Bravo blog.  A tad passive aggressive perhaps, but still, she's doesn't seem delusional.

Melissa begins, "I will say I got a sick feeling in my stomach when Caroline [Manzo] said she's been in the car with Teresa and heard Teresa bashing Joe and me to her mother. This is nothing we didn't know already, but to hear about it is just sad. Joe suffers all the time because of the wall Teresa tries to put up between him and his parents. Nothing hurts him more. When they are upset for no reason at all, my kids don't get to see their only grandfather. I think I understand why she lied and tried to poison everyone’s minds against us, but why his own parents? It takes a person with a very, very small conscience to do that."

Continuing Melissa laments, "Then to tell Caroline that I was a copycat, a stripper, gold digger, whore, and wanted to be her? Wow. This blows my mind. Where does she get this from? Every one of those statements is false. It is terrible to go around and try to ruin someone's character. It's just not right. I'm not gonna lie, I really think it's disgusting and I wish she would stop. The sooner she stops trying to hurt other people, the sooner her own life will get better. It's not fair to do these things and lie to all of us constantly.

Melissa also comments on Teresa's "relationship" with a certain tabloid.  She expresses, "There is now proof that she gets paid for these articles and she was lying to us the whole time. I think her credibility is now completely gone. I tried everything I possibly could to fix the relationship between Teresa and me and Joe. It was going really well. I did this for family. I did this for my husband. It is now clear that she tried to poison all the ladies’ and the public’s minds against Kathy and me and got them to feel sorry for her. But now the truth is coming out."

Now, don't get me wrong, I think Melissa fell into the prime position.  It doesn't matter what she's done or said in the past because right now, with what she's saying, she seems like she's really trying in this crazy situation.  She may be just as out-there as Teresa is, but we'll never know given that she doesn't act on it.  Don't worry, my mother's advice works in these scenarios as well.  Melissa's blog continues, "I really feel that I tried to help Teresa. I knew she was having problems with the other ladies, and I jumped in and tried to help."

Melissa adds, "I tried to give her advice. I also tried to make all the problems between her and her brother go away. Joe and I left that house with her and [Juicy] Joe. Whether or not we agreed with her, of course we left with her, she is family. Last season I threw that woman Monica out of my house for her. Joe and I were not going to let them fly home drunk. We are true family. With that said, we have worked really hard to make a beautiful family of our own and give our children a healthy and happy lifestyle. I will not let anyone, family or not, try to break that. We are giving our all to her and Joe, and I deserve the same from her. Hopefully, she will reciprocate and we can keep this good thing going."

Again, I'm trying really hard not to be biased (Teresa's actions make it very difficult!), but I do realize that all of these ladies continue to have their lives filmed because they like the attention and the spotlight a lot a little.  That said, it's certainly working for them!  The ratings for this week's RHONJ was number one in its time slot, tying Breaking Bad for the amount of viewers in the 18-49 age range, but scoring much higher in viewership.  The ladies almost came close to tying with Keeping Up with the Kardashians which is aired an hour earlier.  Way to go, Teresa drama!


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