6. Divorce

Nobody gets married thinking that they will get divorced, but it is a possibility. If you do divorce, and you chose to keep your maiden name, then you donΒ΄t have to change it back (having gone through the trouble of changing it to your husbandΒ΄s name).

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Erik Johansson
If the woman doesn't want to follow the tradition of the name change, I don't see any reason to follow any of the other traditions, such as the man spending thousands on an engagement ring or wearing a wedding band.
Anonymous
Once in my class, some guys were teasing a girl saying she was in love with a certain guy, calling her 'Mrs. Jones', she said "Even if I was married to him, I wouldn't change my name," and all the guys yelled "OUCH!!!" Wonder why that was...
Happygirl
You've got a one-sided view. If a woman changes her name, she becomes a property, if a man does, nothing wrong with that. Besides, getting someone's name is a sign of devotion, not becoming a property...
Anonymous
I think you're misinterpreting what is being said. The reason why a woman used to have to take her husband's surname is because women were not viewed as legal persons and therefore where the property ...
Anonymous
I believe that when you take your husband's name it is symbolizing that the two of you are becoming one. It certainly doesn't mean that you are his property. It means you are equal. It also shows that...
Anonymous
The old fashioned way comes from a tradition that requires that a woman become a man's property, either her father's or her husband's. I have no problem with a woman taking her husbands surname. My mo...
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