Indicate a divorce

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How do I represent a divorce?

I want to indicate that two people are divorced, yet GRAMPS does not have a Relationship type of Divorced. How do I represent this?

GRAMPS does not consider Divorced to be a relationship type. Instead, it is an event that terminates the relationship. If two people are divorced, it does not change the fact that they had a relationship type of Married. Divorce, like Death, is one way in which a marriage is terminated. Just as the death of a spouse does not change the fact that two people were married, a divorce does not change the fact that two people were married.

So to represent a marriage that ended in divorce:

  1. Create a family
  2. Add both spouses
  3. Set the relationship to Married
  4. Add an Event of type Divorce