There is no real way to predict which couples get happy marriages or not, sometimes it depends on things like age or sometimes it can depend on weird things like number of selfies taken. Still, our society tends to see divorce as a failure or a great tragedy but in reality that鈥檚 not always the case. Comedian/philosopher Louis C.K. says it best,鈥漝ivorce is always good news. I know that sounds weird, but it鈥檚 true, because no good marriage has ever ended in divorce.鈥

Recently, a couple on Facebook 鈥渟hared鈥 their divorce in an unconventional way that still managed to define relationship goals 鈥 listen up.


The Huffington Post shared the story of Shannon and Chris Neuman, a couple in Calgary who snapped a selfie after filing for divorce. On her personal Facebook, Shannon shared the reason behind this pic, saying she wanted to show the world that a civil divorce is possible. Shannon says she and her ex husband took this 鈥渒ooky鈥 picture because 鈥渨e have respectfully, thoughtfully and honourably(sic)ended our marriage in a way that will allow us to go forward as parenting partners for our children.鈥 She adds: 鈥 the perfect reason that this always WAS meant to be, so they will never have to choose.鈥 She goes on to reiterate that she and her ex may be divorced but they鈥檒l always be on their children鈥檚 side. She hopes that this selfie will remind people going through a divorce 鈥渋t鈥檚 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).鈥

Other couples have followed suit via the hash tag #divorceselfie on Instagram and the results are really inspiring.

#divorceselfie ha ha... This is how you stay friends thru the drama.

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These couples show us that the end of a relationship is not a failure it鈥檚 simply the start of something new. Sometimes the most loving thing a couple can do is decide to be apart and that鈥檚 okay.

Be good to each other today, babies, be good.

What do you think of this trend? Tell us in the comments!

(H/t Huffington Post, Images via @blacktuesday74, @stormyseastudio, @misshambo, @joolsymax and Shannon Neuman)