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If I ever get married, I won’t be changing my surname.

Joanna Moorhead explains some of the long-term benefits on Comment is Free today. And she should know. She’s been married since 1988.

Eighteen years ago, I signalled that this might be a partnership, but it wasn’t a merger, and would never be a takeover. Along with maintaining my financial independence, it is the most important thing I’ve done as a married woman.

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