Couple's Divorce Selfie Should Be a New Trend (PHOTO)

shannon neuman #divorceselfieSee that adorable man and woman in the photo above? They look perfect for each other, right? And like they can barely contain their excitement? Well, that's true ... except it's not for the reason you might think. This happy couple is divorcing, and this is their #divorce selfie.


Last week, Shannon and Chris Neuman, a Canadian couple, divorced. The day after the papers were signed, the newly happy couple took this selfie outside the courthouse in Alberta.

Unusual? Yes.

But what Shannon wrote in the post she later uploaded to Facebook kinda made us wish ALL divorcing couples were able to do this.

Here's what she wrote:

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 respectfully, thoughtfully and honourably ended our marriage in a way that will allow us to go forward as parenting partners for our children ... so they will never have to choose.

Shannon goes on to say that her kids will never have to wonder which side of the auditorium to run to after their Christmas concert or spring play because she and her now-ex will always be sitting together. And when their kids grow up and get married, "we'll be sitting on the same side of the aisle -- THEIR side."

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She admits that although they've struggled at times throughout the divorce proceedings, they've "come out on the other side as two parents who live in two houses who give [their kids] two teams to love them up two times as much."

Shannon ends the message by asking other couples ending their marriage to "consider our way," and reminds them that "it's possible to love your kids more than you hate/distrust/dislike your ex."

All together now: Awwww.

We can't help but get a little teary at the unintentional romance of this. When you marry, you promise to share your life and compromise day in and day out, for better or worse. And isn't that what this couple is STILL doing?

Sure, they'll go on to lead separate lives and have new relationships, but they'll always be partners as far as their kids are concerned. And that's pretty darn sweet.

We are fairly certain a Hollywood agent is green-lighting a rom-com with this very plot as we speak.

Hell, we'd watch it.

Mazel tov, you crazy kids. This is conscious uncoupling we can get behind.


Image via Shannon Neuman / Facebook

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