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08/12/2013 04:44 am ET Updated Aug 12, 2013

'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey': Jacqueline Hurt By Teresa's Comments About Her Autistic Son (VIDEO)

Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice were attempting to settle their differences on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." Their discussion brought Jacqueline to tears when she said that Teresa had said something that hurt her. When Teresa asked her what it was, Jacqueline brought up a comment Teresa had made claiming that she thought Jacqueline devoted more time to attacking Teresa than she did to her autistic son.

“Don’t imply that that’s where my focus is, because it’s not," Jacqueline told Teresa. "You have idea what I go through with my son on a daily basis. You have no idea."

While Teresa didn't apologize directly, she did say that she would never intentionally hurt Jacqueline. At one time, she considered her a sister, though their relationship is much more distant now. Still, they ended things with an agreement to be civil to one another. Later, they were true to their respective words when they went to a charity event. They may have even started getting close again.

HuffPost's Sydney Leven had a theory as to why the women reconciled so easily. "Maybe reflecting on a tough situation that's out of their control made them realize what they were powerful enough to change," she mused. "Or perhaps it's not that cerebral. At the end of the day, these women were friends for over 10 years. That bond may be bent worse than Kathy's pre-op nose, but it's not completely broken.”

Writing for The Stir, Julie Ryan Evans was surprised at the semi-happy ending, and wondered what it meant for the future of the season. "How long any of these reconciliations will last is anyone's guess," she wrote. "But if things keep going like they are, it's going to be one tame reunion show.”

Of course, there's still plenty of time for everything to fall apart on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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