Divorce Selfies Are the Hot New Instagram Trend and It’s Quite Awesome
The latest trend that has had a lot of us scratching our heads here at MLHQ is the divorce selfie. Yep, that’s now a thing!
Some of us think it’s kinda dumb, while others think it is just the next thing that is going to define 2017 as one of the most pointless ever (next to Donald Trump and fidget spinners).
But I think it’s quite awesome. Most of these divorce selfies are uplifting and positive. These people are separating their lives but not with animosity or hatred. They are celebrating their new lives as single people while saying goodbye to what was at one point, their future.
The newly divorced folks in these photos are happy, optimistic and friendly with their exes. And that’s good to see.
The idea behind many of the Instagram posts is that separating can be mutual and amicable instead of something full of shame, secrecy and resentment.
Today Cory and I did the final paperwork for our divorce after 3 years together and eight months married. We really believed we could overcome our problems and we did our best but things didn’t get better. In the past three years we have had so many adventures and shared so much. That is why we are doing this now, while we still have a chance of being friends. Cory is off to Vietnam on June 10th so be sure to follow his adventures @feedthecory. #divorceselfie #foreverfriends #newstart
Our divorce is final this week. And we’re totally setting the bar on how to navigate it all with love, compassion and respect. @mikmic1975 remains my co-parent, my dear friend and my heart. Violet told us we should do a #divorceselfie so I guess that’s a thing. Here’s to us, awkward and goofy, finding our way.
This one was particularly memorable!
Of course, they are not all “happy happy joy joy”…
Divorce isn’t always a bad thing. While it is undeniably a painful experience for many, sometimes mutually agreeing that it’s time to move on with respect and kindness can be what is best for everyone.
What do you think about divorce selfies?