Heads Up for Folks Doing Relationship Editing
I've noticed that there have been some recent changes in the relationship editing functions recently that if you are not watching out for, they could surprise you.
In the following example, I would like to remove the couple relationship between the grandparents:
You normally edit the Couple Relationship by selecting the edit icon in the Couple Relationship box. That produces the Couple Relationship editing fly-out:
Normally you would select "Remove or Replace" to take one party out of the Couple Relationship. However, even though you are in the Couple Relationship editor, it will ALSO edit Parent-child relationships as well:
Because this also detaches the removed spouse from ALL their children, the detached spouse is now floating by itself in the database (if it had no parents itself). The "Remove or Replace Spouse" should say "Remove or Replace Spouse in Family". This technique for separating biological parents that never had a couple relationship together now has the potentially undesired effect of detaching one of the biological parents from all of their children.
So instead you must use the "Delete Relationship" function in the Couple Relationship editor and actually delete the couple relationship between them without affecting their relationship with their children. But this creates a new Family Information graphic that looks like this:
So now the old "Couple Relationship" box's meaning has become more ambiguous. It now shows some kind of relationship between the parents even though there is no couple relationship there. As such, this new relationship type cannot be edited or have any kind of sources or notes attached to it. Those will have to attach to the individuals themselves.
Furthermore, since there is NO Couple Relationship there that you can use to separate the individuals, the only way to do that would be to temporarily re-create a Couple Relationship so that you can remove their association with each other (as in the 2nd image above).
I can see some benefits in this since when the situation as shown in the last image above occurs, temple sealing ordinances will not be available (and is documented in an appropriate message in the ordinances status area). It also addresses the issue where a biological mother and father are recorded in separate Couple Relationship boxes, each with an "Add Spouse" button that so many people seem to think is mandatory. Also people interested in genetic tracing can use the old technique of putting both biological parents in the box together even though they never had a formal family relationship together.
In any event, some of these functions that we are used are behaving differently now, so just be aware.