02/23/2015 05:32 pm ET Updated Feb 23, 2015

My Husband Didn't Take My Last Name

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My husband and I do not share a last name. We might joke about being the Flongs, but his last name is Fleck, and mine is Long.

When Dan told me he didn’t plan on taking my last name, I felt like less of a woman. My femininity is completely wrapped up in his last name. When we’re out with friends and family, and someone calls him Mr. Long, he corrects them, and I feel embarrassed. Do they think he wears the skirt in our marriage because he didn’t take my last name?

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