Q: Is there divorce etiquette when it comes to in-laws? I would like to keep in touch with my ex-husband’s parents, whom I always liked, but a friend of mine told me that because their son and I had no children it would be best to fade out of their lives. Should I cease all contact?
A: Not necessarily. If the divorce was amicable and you feel comfortable with your in-laws – and it sounds as though you do – then keeping a relationship going is fine. Just be sensitive to their wishes; they might feel some conflicted loyalties. You could give them a call and tell them how much you’d like to stay in their lives, and encourage them to call you too. Then see if they do.