Purpose. The purpose of this work is to reveal the author's position on gender issues related to the role of women in the family. Methodology and Approach. The article discusses Veresaev's memories about his childhood and his autobiographical story «Euthymia» about the tragic fate of a family. The textual analysis revealed the influence of the writer's mother on his idea of a woman as a spouse, a parent, and a public figure. Results. In conclusion, the author's vision of the importance of spiritual, intellectual, and psychological integrity of women is presented. Theoretical and / or Practical Implications. The importance of the image of a woman formed by Veresaev for solving the "women's issue" in the modern reality is noted.