Reflections On Identity

The Pain of Shared Custody

One Small Moment at a Time

Laura Friedman Williams
3 min readOct 17, 2022

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Photo by Lorenz Hoffmann on Unsplash

My daughter drops off a box for me late at night when she should be asleep. Inside is a Ziploc bag of kale and another Ziploc filled with delicate Concord grapes.

“Eat the grapes,” she says. “I’ve had too many, I’m graped out. But you’ll love them.”

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Laura Friedman Williams

Author of AVAILABLE: A Very Honest Account of Life After Divorce (Boro/HarperUK June ‘21; Harper360 May ‘21). Mom of three, diehard New Yorker.