Teresa Giudice and therapy don’t mix, as viewers saw for themselves on “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Sunday night. Teresa finally agreed to go with her brother, Joe Gorga, to visit a counselor over mending their damaged relationship. The effort seemed almost futile given the fact Teresa questioned everything the therapist was saying. Whatever advice or suggestions he gave were contradicted by Teresa.
Prior to the therapy session on “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Joe noted how he feels it’s hard for Teresa to be a real friend to people.
“I think it’s extremely hard for Teresa to be a good friend, a loyal friend,” Joe said. “She can’t even be loyal to her family. That’s why I’m going to therapy, to make her understand what she does wrong.”
When the therapist talked with Teresa, he evaluated her as a “emotional” person. When she has fun, she’s having the time of her life, but when she gets angry, she takes it too far. The therapist was also concerned that she went into the counseling session with a chip on her shoulder — a bad way to begin because a fight would easily erupt between her and her brother.
Throughout the whole session Teresa Giudice seemed clueless to the whole point of her session with Joe Gorga. It took a lot for Joe to even consider going through with this, but he has to deal with his sister’s irrational approach to their issues.
The issue of tabloid reports came up about Teresa allegedly telling a magazine he sold a house their parents were living in without making any arrangements. They argued over money problems and how each would have handled the situation.
As Joe said, he just wants respect and love. That’s all he wants and the therapist is trying to get he and Teresa “back to normal.”
Family means everything to both Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga. The therapist recommended they begin family occasions, such as Sunday dinner traditions. At first it would be difficult, but it would be be smoother over time. Teresa just wanted to know “why can’t things just work” without trying to change things?
As the therapist said, they would have never met him if things didn’t need work.
Will therapy work for Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga?