“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.

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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