Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Forum: Love & Marriage

With all this talk of relationships on the blog lately, we wanted to hear about your own experiences and struggles. Whether it's choosing to stay single, being in an interracial relationship, coming out, etc., the ones who care about us most are often the ones with the most to say, so we want to know:

Is there something about your own relationships that has been challenged by your family or friends? If so, how did you deal with it? If not, what do you tell your friends who are struggling with this?


EvolEvo said...


I am here by way of Shakesville. I loved your question and had to come over here and comment. I hope you don't mind.

I just got married in August and my husband and I still are kicking around ideas on the new name thing. I would like us to both hyphenate. We told my father about this and he told my husband he better not or he would consider him a "p*ssy".

The older I get the more I dislike my father.

Also, my husband makes less than I do which does not bother me, but my mother has asked me before "What kind of man makes so little?"


sally said...

Thanks for stopping by, Evo!

I hadn't even thought about the name change! My guy and I have decided that I'll take his name b/c I just don't care enough and would rather avoid all of the drama that'll come. It was bad enough when I decided against an engagement ring, and that was the more important thing for me.

It's amazing how people react so strongly over the name change issue.

Kekla Magoon said...

I don't anticipate changing my name after (my mythical future) marriage. My mom didn't, and actually she gave me her name, too, so my dad and I don't share the same last name. Some people I know still can't comprehend that he's my biological father. People find naming horrifically confusing if you do anything other than what is "traditional."

Evo, I also like the idea of both hyphenating, though. Seems most fair. That's what I hope to do for my children's names, for sure.

Sally, I'm interested in your engagement ring decision...

Pauline Karakat said...

Thanks for your comment, Evo! I think hyphenating last names is a great idea. If it was good enough for John Lennon (he changed his name to John Ono Lennon after he married Yoko) then its good enough for everyone!

If I ever get married, I plan to keep my last name too. It suits me, and I don't see why I should give it up.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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