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To Keep or Change Your Name?

In Lifestyle, Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

A marriage is a long-term relationship that becomes a part of our identities. Your spouse is your lover and friend, you are parents together, and your extended families and friends all blend and overlap. For many women, marriage also came with a name change. This is how you are legally known, how many of your friends know you, or how you have come to be known professionally. It is therefore a common dilemma for women to struggle with the decision whether to change their name upon divorce. Should You Keep Your Name? There truly is no wrong answer to this question, as you must decide for yourself. One reason that some women choose to resume a former last name is because they do not feel that their married name reflects …