Women: Stop Raising Men

If Their Mothers Didn’t Do It, Why Are We?

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Christmas Eve, the first year after our divorce.

My ex-husband showed up at his enormous family’s annual party, the “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” the gathering of traditional Italian-American families everywhere, and where his own family does a gift exchange. In his family, they draw names somewhere around Thanksgiving, pairing up adults with adults, and…