The New York Times tells of the power of kindness and the ties that bind.
Matt Richtel writes (excerpt):
In scenes exhibiting a vivid range of feelings – acrimony, compassion, rekindled love, abiding friendship – sick and dying Americans are being cared for by former spouses.
Bitterness, like that felt by Ms. Hayes, often is not the prevailing emotion. Often a person feels deep ties to a former husband or wife, or feels a responsibility borne of common experience and child-rearing.