Jacqueline Laurita can't catch a break!
After Teresa Giudice stormed out of her home last week, it seemed as if their relationship would never be the same — until it got worse with the rest of Giudice's family!
Melissa Gorga wasn't too happy with Laurita this week, and took matters into her own hands after her hubby Joe was cornered by her frenemy. She texted Laurita to meet up to hash out their feelings — and attempt to put their differences aside.
The ladies sat down to discuss the boundaries of their relationship, and they can't seem to agree. "Joe is my friend," Laurita fired — but lost to Gorga's response — "and he's my husband."
Gorga and Laurita ultimately agreed to disagree, and Gorga was left doubtful of her former friend.
Laurita returned home and had dinner with her family — including Ashlee and her boyfriend Pete. Rather than focus on her own problems, Laurita presses the couple about a potential marriage and babies, before being hit with a massive family bombshell. Pete asked Laurita if she would accompany him to look at engagement rings for her daughter — and Laurita finally melts down (in a good way!).
Freedom is the theme in Giduice's home, as she is finally able to cut off her ankle bracelet from being on house arrest. But when she met with her sister-in-law soon after, she realized that not even Gorga has her back completely. Her brother's wife confessed she wouldn't get involved in her fight with Laurita, and if Giudice was wrong, she'd take her down too.
Later on, Giudice sits down her four daughters for a family meeting to discuss how to improve their dynamic. Milania gives the most heartbreaking revelation, as she confesses that she thinks her mom doesn't listen to her and her dad calls her fat.
Then at her family birthday party, she pulled her parents aside to ask how long Joe would be in camp for. It's not such a happy birthday after all.
Siggy Flicker is focusing on her family this week as well, and forces her family to sit down for a Shabbat dinner. She is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, and wants to bring traditions back.
Dolores Catania is focused on reconstructing her house, but takes the time to plan a girl's getaway with Gorga and Flicker to try to repair Laurita and Giudice's relationship. Gorga takes the initative to tell Giudice of the plan, which she's far from happy about — but of course, that will unfold next week.
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