She Doesn’t Want To Change Her Last Name After Getting Married Because It’s Not Customary In Her Culture, But Her Fiancé Just Keeps Accusing Her Of Being Disrespectful

Oscar - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

This 28-year-old woman has been living in the United States for around seven years and dating her fiancé Mark, who is 29, for four years now.

He only proposed to her about three months ago, and at the time, she was ecstatic about the idea of getting married.

However, he recently brought up the topic of changing her last name, and it’s started to cause a lot of tension in their relationship.

Apparently, her fiancé claimed it was really important to him that she take his last name. Despite that, she immediately refused because, in her culture, the expectations are different.

More specifically, she is from Argentina– where it’s not common for women to change their last names after tying the knot.

“I don’t know a single woman who ever changed their last name for their husband’s, old or young,” she explained.

“There’s even this famous reporter who did change her last name for her husband’s, and people really make fun of her because of it.”

In her mind, giving up your last name is essentially the same as giving up a piece of your identity. Moreover, in her specific family, her loved ones believe it’s also disrespectful to the family. That’s why she knows her dad wouldn’t be happy if she took Mark’s last name.

“Plus, I always loved my last name, and to be fully honest, I don’t want to have an American last name,” she admitted.

Oscar – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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