I was eating an ice cream pop and I almost choked on eat while I was reading your comment - little creepy butterball!! Hilarious!
Sure, I've taken my share of hits on Teresa (but then again, it AIN'T like SHE didn't open the door! I just ran right on THROUGH that sucker!)
However, I also think there've been times when I've acknowledged how sad I find her to be.
It's a sin and a shame how church systems --- yep, that's how I tend to think of ALL of 'em, nowadays! --- that we enter into by birth or by choice can wind and twist us up like pretzels, if we allow them to do so. One of the best things you said in your post, to me, was: I dropped the Catholic Church years ago when I started to read about religion and think for myself." And, obviously, I could relate to Snow Bunny's post when she said it took YEARS for some of her family members to speak to her after she'd divorced her husband.
Teresa is a sad lady. At 40 (?) years of age and four kids, she still hasn't yet learned to free herself from the straitjacket she's been placed in by her Church. And she also keeps herself in bondage by continuing to allow her "We're ITALIAN! We don't DO (fill in the blank)!" mindset blind her to what's right in front of her face regarding the man she married, in terms of his being not only consistently verbally abusive towards her (and come to think of it, the kids, too), but, to all appearances, breaking his vows and cheating on her, as well.
But, until and unless she puts 2 and 2 together and stands up for herself and her girls by cutting Juicy loose --- work like a beaver building a dam though she might --- she's never going to be free and have any self-respect, happiness, and peace.
A couple of shows back, Caroline made comments in her voiceover about how Teresa is going to emerge successfully from this and show her daughters how she was able to rise above all of this. I think that's going to come to fruition.
Stay tuned, next season, for Bravo's own version of Teresa plus Four. :nod
A lot of "died-in-the-wool" Catholics would rather get an annulment than a divorce. Annulment allows the person to still receive the sacraments.
Absolutely loved this phrase......"To get you all pured up for Sunday."
Punkin strikes again!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl