When Caroline told me that Teresa expected an apology from me, it made me giggle at the suggestion of it. It was as if Teresa really felt like she didn't owe ME one. Caroline had also told me that Teresa blamed me for the demise of her family. That bothered me, because I knew there had been hard feelings between her and her family that were never truly resolved long before I ever came into the picture. I felt like Teresa still wasn't taking any accountability for anything that she had done to destroy our friendship or her relationship with her family. She was still shifting blame onto others. It was a reminder to me as to why I removed that toxicity from my life. It had been a long time since I thought of or spoke about Teresa. She had been out of sight, out of mind. It was a toxic period of my life that I had no desire to go back to. I had too many other important things to focus on. It was unfortunate the way our relationship fell apart, but I decided that I was not going to allow myself to put any more thought or energy into it. It was what it was.
My friendship with Teresa was over because I honestly didn't believe there would ever be a sincere effort on Teresa's part to forgive, forget, or move forward past all that was said and done. I pushed any thoughts of her to the back of my mind and did my best to forget about it.