She Says She’s Not Dropping Her Ex’s Last Name Anytime Soon

After a 26-year marriage, four kids, and a divorce, she doesn’t feel the need to change her ex’s last name in the near future. Her ex seems to have an issue with it, though.

A Redditor came to the threads to ask if she is being unreasonable about dropping her ex’s last name from her last name because it takes too much time, money, and effort.

The Last Name 

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The original poster has been divorced two years now from her husband of 26 years, they share four children together, and when they got married, she added his last name to her last name, so she has a hyphenated last name.

OP said when they got married, she switched all of her documents like her driver’s license, passport, credit cards, and other identification documents. She used her hyphenated last name. She went on to say that their marriage ended amicably even due to the circumstances they divorced over; he came out as gay.

Changing Her Name

OP said recently, a situation came up, and one of her children called her out on not changing her last name yet, which is what made her question if she was being stubborn or not. She went on to say that one of her children was going away with his family and invited her to come along and asked for her I.D. to make the reservations. A few days after this happened, she was at a party for her grandson.

Her ex-husband and his new fiancé were in attendance as well. She said her son made a joke in the conversation circle that they were all a part of, that he couldn’t believe that until today she hadn’t changed my last name. She laughed, saying that she was just too lazy to change everything that has her hyphenated last name on it.

Redditors Opinion

Redditors gave their thoughts about the situation and whether or not the ex-wife should be changing her last name or not. One Redditor said, “If having his ex share a last name with him bothers him that much, then maybe he should take his fiancé’s name after they marry.”

To which another Redditor agreed and responded, “Absolutely. I hope he takes his new husband’s name when he gets married so he can see what a pain it is to change it. NTA” Another Redditor says, “ if she changes it she will no longer have the same last name as her children.”

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