This is another non-book related post. I just had a nice long chat with my mother-in-law. I have gotten along with her since I first met her 35 years ago. But the even nicer part is that her son and I have been divorced over 7 years yet it hasn't affected our relationship. She was as concerned as anyone else after my surgery in July. She was one of the first people I called when I was home (she lives in Ohio, I now live in California) to reassure her I was fine.
I know that many women do not do well with their mothers-in-law. I'm thankful for mine. (And yes, despite the divorce, she's still my mother-in-law.)