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Couple's "Divorce Selfie" Goes Viral For The Best Reason Imaginable

September 05, 2015 2 min read

Often, making the decision to divorce is difficult and heartbreaking. It is usually complicated and is made more so when there are children involved. We all know people who have pulled it off with grace and dignity, co-parenting like a boss. And we also know people who have been complete trainwrecks. A couple from Calgary, Shannon and Chris Neuman, posted a selfie to Facebook last week and the world has taken notice. Why? Because they were happy and smiling while standing in front of the Calgary Courts Centre where they had just filed for divorce. Shannon posted this picture with the following message: divorce
‘Here’s Chris Neuman and I yesterday after filing for divorce! But we’re smiling?! Yep, we’re kooky like that. Are we smiling because the partner we chose for forever turned out not to be the forever partner we needed? Of course not. We’re smiling because we have done something extraordinary (we think anyway!) We have respectfully, thoughtfully and honourably ended our marriage in a way that will allow us to go forward as parenting partners for our children, the perfect reason that this always WAS meant to be, so they will never have to choose. They’ll never have to wonder which side of the auditorium to run to after their Christmas concert or spring play, because we’ll be sitting together. They won’t have to struggle with their own wedding planning because we’ll be sitting on the same side of the aisle – THEIR side. We have struggled, but we have succeeded in the plan we came up with together, to come out on the other side as their two parents who live in two houses who give them two teams to love them up two times as much. And now that you know it’s possible – please consider our way if you find yourself on this road, or share our message if we can help remind them that it’s possible to love your kids more than you hate/distrust/dislike your ex (which we have felt at times on the journey but for the record we do actually like each other). Nice work#teamneuman#divorceselfie
No wonder it went viral! What a positive message. Those are lucky children! What are your thoughts on this? Have you been through a divorce and been able to keep it on the level for the children? Is it possible to divorce and parent together? Source: Hot Moms Club Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_107676" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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