The couple that plays together, stays together. Unless they break up, in which case it's important to remain playful. That's why the trend of taking #DivorceSelfies is sweeping the nation. It seems like more and more families are understanding the need to treat each other respectfully post-break up, especially when kids are involved.
Folks are sharing pictures of themselves celebrating their divorce, usually with messages about how it was for the best and they'll always honor their past relationship. Wow. Could we be maturing as a people? Nah, probably not. We just want to post more selfies:
But it's not just selfies. Some people go all out and have a party. ABC News reported on former California couple Jeff Becerra and Michelle Mahoney, who threw a divorce party in December with balloons, cake, and bagged lemons for "making lemonade." Their daughter, Emma Becerra, tweeted pics of the festivities, inspiring people everywhere to start a Divorce Party Pinterest board.
When asked how they got to a place of being able to say goodbye with humor and style, they admitted it wasn't easy. "A lot of work and humility and sacrifice and discussion and careful thought," Mahoney said. Becerra added that they also needed plenty of "professional help." Well, if you don't have time for that, just snap a pic:
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
Hmm, that last one doesn't look so good. I guess if you can't take a consensual #DivorceSelfie, it's no surprise things didn't work out.