My Relationship Status is not Divorced!

Jen McMorrow
The Shortform
Published in
Jul 28, 2022

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Recently in therapy, I mentioned hating the “relationship status” checkbox on forms, because I kept selecting divorced. Was my ex destined to follow me in this paperwork world forever? How is being divorced relevant to the life I’ve built since I last saw my ex?

I can imagine situations the divorce might be relevant— mostly situations involving children come to mind — but for myself, nothing…

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Jen McMorrow
The Shortform

Freelance writer based in Raleigh, NC. I write on my healing journey and related topics such as love, dating and relationships, wellness, and mental health.