December 4th, 2008
My next book is about sisters-in-law, and as soon as I mention it, people instantly light up with remarks like: ‘My sister-in-law has been the most supportive member of my family during my divorce’, ‘my sister-in-law has estranged my brother from the family’, and so on.
Yet, although mothers-in-law are the butt of every joke going, the sister-in-law is an almost unacknowledged, yet highly influential relationship. Sisters-in-law can become as close, if not closer, than real sisters, but when a couple divorces, and one side remarries, that means a change in sister-in-law. It was never going to be easy …