“I was looking at everyone else, going, 'Why aren't we like that?'”

It’s not often that couples split up and stay close friends.

But that’s what happened to James Hanson-Brown and his ex-wife, Lisa Combest.

They fell in love in high school, got married, and began to grow apart.

At StoryCorps, they remembered how their divorce deepened their relationship.

This story is also included in All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps.

Recorded in Houston, Texas
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Nina Porzucki