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I “Lost” My Name in the Divorce

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Dear Dr. Jenn, I am recently divorced and have been experiencing a lot of very difficult emotions during this process. For example, I changed my name back to my maiden name after 21 years. This was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. One of my friends said I should be happy and relieved to have my old name back. She doesn’t understand why this upsets me so much. Is there something wrong with me that I am so upset at having changed my name back to my maiden name? Dr. Jenn’s Answer: Divorce is a common loss in our society, albeit a non-death loss. We often expect non-death...

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