It hasn't been scientifically proven, but for the record, age 28 is the year that your Facebook newsfeed turns into an unfamiliar landscape -- and it's not that you get too old to fully understand what the "kids" are doing or stop catching the latest pop culture references.
Once I reached 30, I was convinced I would never take another's name. I'd had this name too long, and after this many years, I've learned to love it. I know who I am with this name; I don't know a new-named version of myself.
During the process of researching my book, I spoke with more than 50 brides. The issue that got everyone the most riled up was the debate over last names. Despite all the months of cordial discussions over the nuances of indie wedding planning, the debate over last names quickly became heated.