Usually, going through a divorce is not something associated with a happy ending. However, some social media users are proving that breaking up doesn’t always have to be a sad occasion. Using the hashtags #DivorceSelfies and #DivorceSelfie, these newly-divorced couples are putting an unexpectedly uplifting spin on separation.
Each couple uses the unconventional post as a platform to announce their mutual dissolution. The posts typically include a photograph of the individuals celebrating the milestone in the courthouse, at a restaurant, or in the car. The heartwarming photos are often accompanied by optimistic captions that showcase the respect that remains between each pair. “Divorce final today but I’ll always love this man,” and “here’s to the most friendly, respectful, and loving split imaginable. We smile not because it’s over, but because it happened,” are just some of the inspiring words featured in the admirably amicable posts.
If you’d like to see these positive pick-me-ups, you can find various divorce selfies on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter. Whether silly and celebratory or sweet and sentimental, the posts prove that milestones can come in all shapes, sizes, and selfies.
Using the hashtags #DivorceSelfies and #DivorceSelfie, newly-single couples are celebrating their amicable separations.
We went to court and got divorced today, and then went out for a beer and a selfie. Totally normal, right? Seems appropriate because nothing we’ve ever done is normal. I’m grateful to this guy for 25 sometimes good, sometimes not-so-good, years together. We raised each other from adolescence to adulthood and then made two beautiful children we love like crazycakes. Instead of being disappointed that our choice to be together didn’t last forever, we choose to accept that sometimes good things fall irreparably apart, to be thankful for the adventures we had, to look forward to the new and exciting ways we will grow as individuals and in other relationships, and to commit to a lifelong friendship and coparenting partnership– not just because it’s good for our little ones, but because it’s also good for us. KB, thanks for making this day, and so many other days, easier. You will always be my family. “Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.” (Rumi) #divorceselfie
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
Got a #divorce today. Live tweeted about it, too, @hthrhllywd. So modern. Forever wasn’t as long as we had anticipated but it was a beautiful trip we took. I think this is what unconditional love looks like. It didn’t work for us but we are still hopeless romantics and I wouldn’t change a thing. I trained him super well, but sorry ladies, he’s already taken. As for me, I’m going cat shopping. #lessonsinlove #divorceselfies #transformationtuesday #divorceselfie #happilydivorced #newnormal #ontheprowl #canwestillbefriends #idontevenlikecats
h/t: [Hello Giggles]