"She stopped supporting me in any way." The sudden absence of her mother-in-law wasn’t exactly a surprise since the divorce had been Brooke's idea.
Even then, Brooke, who is also a family therapist, understood how hard it must have been for her mother-in-law to stay close to her when her loyalties were with her son.
At school, we start to form our own gender groups where we take an interest in those who act like we do.When Melody Brooke, 57, of Richardson, Texas, divorced her husband 30 years ago, she didn’t just lose her spouse, she also lost her best friend: her mother-in-law."She stopped calling and stopped talking to me," she says.Hollywood has shamelessly exploited the idea of guy-girl friendships evolving into romantic interests, priming us to believe this is how all opposite-sex dynamics work.But, can guy-girl friendships work platonically, or is the old adage “friends make the best lovers” true?