Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Guidice and her brother Joe Gorga have been feuding all season. This family feud has seen some terrifying moments and some that bordered on tender. The family drama that should have been between the adults has been aired in front of the family’s children. Will they ever be able to fully end the feud between them? Or will Teresa’s out of control husband ruin their relationship completely?
If Teresa’s husband Joe Guidice has any say in the matter, they will never be able to reunite the family. His obvious hatred of Joe Gorga has become increasingly nasty. He has shown no regard for how his behavior is affecting his wife. Regardless of how he feels about her family, she still loves them and he needs to learn how to control himself. By continuing to act the way he does, he’s hurting the one person he’s supposed to love and respect, his wife. Seeing his children’s love for the Gorga family should cause him to rethink his position, but he can’t see past his own selfish feelings.
In Sunday night’s episode, Teresa invites her brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa to her book signing. Her husband then proceeds to start a text war with her brother. In the texts, he accuses the Gorga’s of being fake and only attending the Guidice’s events because they want more television time. After Joe Gorga responds with a text calling Guidice a “stupid ass”, Guidice threatens to break Joe Gorga’s jaw.
Even after all of that, the Gorga’s still attend Teresa’s book signing. Joe Gorga bought 10 books and asked Teresa to sign one. As she goes to write a message, it is apparent she is struggling with her emotions. Acting the way a brother should act, Joe Gorga hugs his sister. Once returning home from the book signing, Teresa finds her husband having a party with his friends and he’s obviously drunk. Confronting him gets her absolutely no where except being told to shut up. And where were the kids in all of this, right there watching.
Teresa who can constantly be heard stating how “family means everything to me”, needs to wake up and realize that her husband is not only ruining her relationship with her family but he’s also setting a terrible example for their children. To say his behavior is out of control is an understatement. Bad mouthing the family, getting drunk, and behaving like he’s this bad ass know it all are all inappropriate actions in front of children. Adults don’t want to deal with those types of behaviors. Children shouldn’t be exposed to actions and words they are not emotionally mature enough to deal with.
Not only is he displaying signs of emotional abuse but one has to wonder just how far his temper would take him. The Real Housewives of New Jersey wife needs to take off her rose colored glasses and see her out of control husband for who he is.
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