We asked our top relationship experts: Should women take the husband’s last name after marriage?
Laurie Puhn, author of bestselling book Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In says:
“Take his name if you are ready to throw yourself into the new identity of wife, and drop part of your old identity. Keep your name if you are very independent-minded, and don’t want to be known as Mrs. (Male’s name). You also have to consider your degrees, books written and other credentials that might come under your maiden name. Perhaps you want to keep your name professionally, but change your name personally. There is no right or wrong. You simply have to think about and discuss with your mate, the level of me versus we that you want in your relationship.”
Click here for marriage & family therapist Rachel Sussman’s response.
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