Am I crazy thinking something is wrong with her doing this? We divorced 3 years ago. We have one adult child together (daughter is 21yo). Ex-wife works as a house cleaner so keeping my last name after the divorce has zero to do with her career. I have two theory's but both seem wrong or silly to me..
1. She simply prefers my surname over the new and obviously ethnic one of her current husband. I believe this is most likely as she was an extremely vain person during our entire relationship. She simply doesn't like the sound of her new husbands surname combined with hers.
2. Less likely is that she is trying to hang on to the past for some reason I could never possibly understand.. she had an affair and it was an ugly divorce but we were teenage sweethearts and lasted almost 25 years
i keep wondering what her new husband thinks of her not taking his surname. He absolutely hates me for reasons I won't go into. So it has to bother him somehow.. I know it would me.. thoughts?
Most Helpful Girl
You get like 1 free name change. So it doesn't surprise me she didn't want to go through the hassle of changing it again.
Literally don't pay attention to it. It means nothing. It means your ex is a frugal lady who gives zero fucks about societal expectations.1
Most Helpful Guy
Some (and not just women) do some crazy idiotic things when they break up.
i personally believe she did this just to get inside your brain and make you go "argh, this bitch shouldn't have my name if she is married to someone else now".
There is this "celebrity" in England called cheryl. A wannabe singer. She was married (third marriage?) to a guy with a rather cool name (an italian). Don't remember the name.
They broke up. After a while he wanted to open restaurant named after his last name... big surprise: this cheryl copyrighted his name. Yup, he does not have the right to use his own name to open any business that might get him money with that name.
how low huh?1