>Eating en famille is a ritual worth keeping, says The Family Dinner author Laurie David (whose ex is Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David.)

HOW OFTEN DO YOU EAT TOGETHER?

My goal was to get Larry back at least once every other week. When I first asked, it took time, but it worked.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Your kids need the stability more than ever. The message is, we’re still a family.

ANY TIPS?

As with any family dinner, it doesn’t have to be three courses and an apple pie. We have Meatloaf Mondays, Taco Tuesdays—and Larry picks up Chinese food on Sundays.

CAN HE COOK?

Oh, jeez. I ask him to put water on the table, and he says, “How do I do that?” He’s afraid of microwaves—he thinks they’ll radiate him in some way. But he offers to do the dishes. He’s very good at getting those bowls clean.

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