People Are Taking ‘Divorce Selfies’ for a Surprisingly Positive Spin on Separation

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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

A post shared by Sara Olsen (@emilysaraolsen) on

#divorceselfie we still make a great team. Glad to be friends.

A post shared by rach100981 (@rach100981) on

To a new chapter #divorceselfie #cheers #changeisgood

A post shared by Carrie Washnock (@carriewashnock) on

We are officially un-married. Here's to the most friendly, respectful, and loving split imaginable. We smile not because it's over, but because it happened. #divorceselfie

A post shared by Keith Hinson (@hinsonkt) on

More excited than out our wedding day. #heresyoursign #divorceselfie

A post shared by Carissa (@healthy_happy_mom_) on

h/t: [Hello Giggles]

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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