Last night was the premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey
, and sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are taking baby steps to mend their relationships between one another and their families.
"The trust isn't there," Melissa told Life & Style
in this month's issue. "The trust needs to be built."Real Housewives Roundup: LuAnn's In, Tamra's Support and Joe's Court Date >>>
Melissa talks about how her daughter, Antonia, and Teresa's daughter, Milania, wanting to play together really set the wheels in motion to repairing their family.
"Teresa and I hadn't spoken in a year," she wrote on her Bravo blog
about last night's episode. "I simply couldn't stomach listening to one more lie. The distrust was just too deep. My emotions were hard set and they weren't going to change overnight. As far as I knew, she felt the same way. Then Antonia sent the letter to Milania. Suddenly, Teresa was overwhelmed with missing her brother and niece."
Teresa feels the same way when it comes to involving the kids.
"I always felt so bad that Melissa's kids were missing out on their only cousins their age," Teresa wrote on her Bravo blog
. "Adults might not always get along, but the kids shouldn't suffer because of it. I hated the time I didn't see Kathy [Wakile] and Rosie growing up, and I would never want that for my kids."
Melissa does admit that it is hard for them to work on the positives in their relationship when Teresa continues to allow her husband, Joe Giudice, to call her a "skank" and "horsey-face" in front of their kids and, not to mention, on television.
"What I saw this episode is that Joe Giudice can't control his mouth," Melissa wrote. "We all know that. I know it's just wrong and Teresa didn't correct him. It was also sad when I saw Teresa and Gia discussing my daughter's supposed birthday party with Milania. Why they are discussing it three months later is beyond me, but that's not fair to tell Milania she wasn't invited to her cousin's party, when it's a complete lie." Add The Real Housewives of New Jersey to your watch-list when you download our free BuddyTV Guide app for your mobile device. (Image and video courtesy of Bravo)