Originally Posted by TheMan
Yeah, and David Chase's inspiration for Livia was his own mom, lol. Doesn't seem like a very good mother if you ask me.
“I could stick this fork in your eye”
However there is also the plausible theory that all of Tony’s issue stem from his father who was an abuse, psychopat violent criminal.
6 seasons of therapy and Tony did not get better. Both Melfi and Tony failed. They focused so much on Livia being evil and treated Johnny as a saint. Melfi should have focused more on Tony’s dad.