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View Poll Results: Women divorced after a terrible marriage, no kids, should they change their name back?
Yes, she should change her name back to her maiden name 16 72.73%
No, I think the women should keep her ex husbands last name 1 4.55%
It would depend on how long they were married 5 22.73%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-19-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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I know quite a few women who have got divorced after a terrible marriage. Even though they have no children, they tend to keep their married name after the divorce. Why in God's name would they do that. I would think their married name would remind them of the terrible marriage. What do you think?

 
Old 09-19-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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If it's not too much of a trouble, yes, change to a maiden name.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I'm in favor of changing it to something you like. I know this sounds weird, but if you really don't like your maiden name and you don't want to keep your former married name, why not just pick something you like and petition the court for a name change?
 
Old 09-19-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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I know quite a few women who have got divorced after a terrible marriage. Even though they have no children, they tend to keep their married name after the divorce. Why in God's name would they do that. I would think their married name would remind them of the terrible marriage. What do you think?
Maybe you should ask your neighbors The ones who are in the "in crowd"...
 
Old 09-19-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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My mom was married to my step-dad for 12 years and were together for 18 years. They got divorced five years ago and she kept his last name. I guess I can understand her keeping it after having it for so long. But they also divorced on good terms and are friends (i.e. they vacationed together last week) so maybe this has something to do with it? I wouldn't keep my ex's name if say he cheated on me or was abusive.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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Maybe you should ask your neighbors The ones who are in the "in crowd"...
I immediately looked to see if the post would start with "I have a friend/I know some women"

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I know quite a few women who have got divorced after a terrible marriage
Bless her/his heart...
 
Old 09-19-2008, 03:35 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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It's up to you, but if I had kids, I wouldn't. I wouldn't want the kids to have a different last name. Just my 2 cents.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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I immediately looked to see if the post would start with "I have a friend/I know some women"



Bless her/his heart...
Hahahaha!!! He'll never live down the fact that he is a voyeur.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I had to look too to see who the OP was. I learned my lesson ... from here on out I am always going to see who the OP is before I respond. Kind of a 'look before you leap', if you will.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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I had to look too to see who the OP was. I learned my lesson ... from here on out I am always going to see who the OP is before I respond. Kind of a 'look before you leap', if you will.
Hahaha!!! Good idea
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