Using "Spouse" Incorrectly for Unmarried Biological Parents
My father had a child out of wedlock. The birth mother is known and if I add the birth mother of the child on my father's detail page, then on the timeline page, the birth mother appears as a deceased spouse, which is incorrect as she was never a spouse! They were never married, nor did they cohabit with one another--they never had any relationship together as a couple beyond conceiving a child, and, in fact, I do not believe that my father ever knew anything about the pregnancy or the birth of the child. A spouse is defined as "a significant other in a marriage, civil union,or common-law marriage." In the case of my father and the woman he impregnated, they are simply biological parents of the child who was born.
Or, if you instead add the biological child to each of the birth parents detail pages, it will still show the birth mother and birth father on each page as an unknown spouse. This, too, is of course incorrect. They were never spouses. There needs to be a way to list a biological mother and father whose identities are known but who were never married, who did not have a common law relationship and were thus never spouses--who never had any kind of relationship legal or non-legal except for a sexual relationship, who were never a "couple" as defined by society. Why can't the biological parents be listed simply as biological father or birth father, or as biological mother or birth mother without automatically labeling them as having been connected as "spouses"? This is so wrong; it is a huge flaw in the software program, which I find offensive, and which I hope the engineers will correct as soon as they can.