with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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Yes, I talk about how my husband and I plan to stay married “’til death do us part”, and no, we are not having any problems (in fact, this year has been our best yet). I just read this article at The Stir about Camille Grammer considering changing back to her maiden name after her sixteen-year marriage to Kelsey ended bad way (he cheated, is dragging her through the courts for sole custody of their kids, he’s seems to be an expert in douchebaggery, etc.)
I had a good friend go through a nasty divorce once (he had a drug problem, cheated on her, etc.) and I asked her if she planned on keeping his last name, or if she’d go back to her maiden name. She had no affinity for her maiden name (not my story to tell), and she said that it would just be easier to keep his name, as that was her daughter’s last name. She had custody most of the time, so dealing with schools, doctors, etc. was less complicated if they had the same last name. It just made more sense.
It would be a hard decision, I think, especially if the divorce was nasty. It would be hard to be associated with the person who is causing you so much grief.
How about you? Would you (did you) change your last name after divorce?
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