Congratulations on your marriage! Here’s hoping you don’t divorce…
Posted Jun 10 2009 12:21am
Yesterday, our marriage certificate arrived in the mail. I was excited- once my new driver’s licence arrives, I can begin changing my name everywhere now to Leanne Parrott! Forgive the poor scan- there are security features in the document that keep it from scanning well, as one might expect. I’ve also blurred our registration number, middle names, and the serial number thinger at the top, too, just in case! The rest of the info on it is pretty much public knowledge that anyone could get from Facebook or this website.
However, that’s not really what this post is about… as you may have gathered from the title of this post, the Government of Alberta seems to take a rather pessimistic view towards new marriages. Included with our marriage certificate, we were given this flyer:
The "Healthy Relationships Information Sheet"
Give it a read through, if you want- you can view the full-size file by clicking on it.
Does anyone else find it ironic that they include a pamphlet designed to prevent family violence and abuse when you order a marriage certificate?