People these days believe that it is fine for an unmarried or divorced woman going out with men however in the past society has frowned upon it. In chapter 9 Christina wants to go out on a date with the man at work. Nonna Katia despises this idea as she thinks that people will talk about Christina ‘gallivanting about the place’ (p.g. 95), giving a bad reputation to the family. Christina tries to convince her mother that the view on unmarried women going out has changed to a more positive point of view however it doesn’t work. The argument becomes a yelling match with Nonna making allegations that Christina abandons Josie and that she has never cared for her. This causes the argument to end in a stalemate and the argument puts further strain on their already turmoiled relationship.