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What to call your former spouse...

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25 Apr 12 #326490 by Wiser
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Now that the dust is settling, you have your abosulte, sometimes you have to mention his/her name.

Have you ever noticed that most people who refer to their ex-wife or ex-husband do so with the emphasis on the "ex"?

How do you refer to the other parent when speaking to your children? Is it "your mum/dad", "my son''s/daughter''s mother/father"?

Divorce recovery groups suggest to refer to your former spouse by their name, but some people use nicknames.

My former spouse is called Moe from the Simpsons, a nickname given by a friends daughter who saw a resemblance and it stuck!

What do you call your former spouse? And no profanities in print please, keep them in your head and deal with your anger!

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25 Apr 12 #326495 by Fiona
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I don''t think you really want to know! :P

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25 Apr 12 #326496 by rubytuesday
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Fiona wrote:

I don''t think you really want to know! :P


snap :laugh:

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25 Apr 12 #326497 by WhiteRose
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Great post Wiser!

I think it depends who you''re speaking to.

If you''re talking to someone who didn''t know your ex spouse you may use ''The ex''.

If you''re talking to your kids, maybe use ''your Mum'' or ''your Dad''.

If you''re talking to your friends you may refer to your ex as ''That idiot'' (or stronger)! :S

You need to be clear as to who you are referring to otherwise it can be embarrassing for you and for other people. It also saves a lot of explanations. Some people still choose to wear their wedding ring, so the use of the word ''ex'' clarifies a lot.

For people who don''t know my Ex H - I refer to him as the Ex, if they knew him, I simply say his name.

Two letters can sum up your situation and save lengthly explanations ............ ''ex''!

WR

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25 Apr 12 #326498 by dukey
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I say ex wife, thats what she is and thats all i ever say.

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25 Apr 12 #326499 by pixy
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I''m still having difficulty converting from husband to ex. I do however have a very useful vocabulary that I utilise in referring to the ow.

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25 Apr 12 #326500 by Marshy_
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rubytuesday wrote:

Fiona wrote:

I don''t think you really want to know! :P


snap :laugh:


And me.. Not printable..

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