Entries by Jody Russell

When Bad Things Happen to Good Friends

(A version of this article appeared in the March 1999 issue of Working Mother.) On May 18, Chris Farthing took her 12-year-old son, Drew, to the doctor because he had a cold. “The doctor decided to do a blood test for mono,” Chris says, “because he thought Drew seemed sluggish.” At 4 p.m. initial test […]

What’s Wrong with these Apologies?

(A version of this article appeared in Family Circle November 1, 1998.) Sorry. I’m sorry you’re upset. You know I didn’t mean it. You’re trying to make me feel guilty. I regard you as a friend. I would never intentionally hurt you. I wouldn’t have done it if you hadn’t… These aren’t genuine apologies, says […]