As far as postpartum hormones go, nope, never been there done that. Menopausal, yep. And from THAT standpoint alone, I can truly tell anybody that being on the meno hormone roller coaster is no fun. From THAT standpoint, alone, I can personally be a witness to the fact that actually punching someone (Nope, never gone quite THAT far, but did come close, once!), taking minor, petty situations out of context and striking out at anybody you feel is a tormentor (whether they actually ARE, or not) through stirring up crap, name-calling, etc., is NOT out of the realm of possibility. I've had people laugh in my face and/or call me a liar when I try to nicely tell them I'm not in a good place at a certain time, because my hormones have driven/are driving me crazy (before I go completely postal on 'em).
Don't like it, it absolutely is NOT an excuse for poor behavior, but it's a fact, it's ugly, and there it is.
And as for postpartum depression? Anybody remember from a few years back that woman that suffered from severe postpartum depression to the point that she killed all five of her children?
Hormones. Postpartum OR menopausal. Ugly.
shay, until you brought it up just now, I thought I was the only one who took note of Juicy's: "The only one you need is ME!" pronouncement. I actually kind of got chills when he said that, because from everything I could ever remember seeing, hearing, or reading, that is a serious, serious red flag of someone who has abusive personality traits.
I'm no psychiatrist or psychologist, but I'm beginning to suspect that Juicy needs therapy/counseling just as badly --- more, actually --- as Teresa does.
And, yeah, Teresa stood up to Juicy and said she would go to counseling with her brother, but is it just me, or did anybody else read it like she was scared to even broach the subject with him, in the first place? That's what I felt; that she told him, but it wasn't like she was TELLING him what she was going to do, if you can get what I'm not saying so well, right now.
I'm kind of starting to think that sooner, or later, things are going to completely blow up in the Guidice household. Frankly, I hope the show is off the air by then, so we won't see it, because, Lord knows, we will surely hear about it, anyway.