I have the honour of being able to say that I was beyond blessed with amazing in-laws in my first marriage (as well as an absolutely amazing mother-in-law in my current marriage as well!). But with those close relationships I fostered, come great heart ache when my first marriage came to an end.
Why is it that we don't talk about the hard stuff in life until after we are healed? Why is it that we don't share the hard truths while in the midst of heartache or despair? And why is it then, that we do not share our most vulnerable moments with one another while we are in those moments of raw emotion?
When I went through my divorce it was at a young age. At that time, my partner and I were the first ones of our group of friends to go through such a life event and I don't really know that many of our friends knew how to react. Some stayed friends, some picked sides but overall, and over the years, a distance grew.