Speaking of apologies, I was glad when Teresa took my advice to apologize to her family and friends about her cookbook, although she never understood that she did anything wrong or admitted to how it could have hurt anybody. She just said the words with no accountability. Clearly she meant some malice in her book. Remember her conversation with Caroline on my front steps when she had said about Melissa, "Well if the shoe fits…" But apologizing was all new to Teresa, so baby steps, I guess.
After Teresa had apologized in my kitchen to everyone and there was that long period of awkward silence, I did approach Teresa to hug her and I told her I was proud of her for doing that.