A search for #divorceselfie on Instagram produces a long list of results
showing couples who have just dissolved their marriages. What might seem
odd to some, though, is the fact that the couples seem ecstatic, and the
hashtags are unmistakably optimistic even as they refer to what can be
a rather touchy subject. Why would anyone be excited about a divorce?
Divorce, and the way people perceive it, is changing.
Couples posting divorce selfies - including one Canadian couple’s
over 30,000 shares - are actively redefining divorce. Divorce no longer has to be seen as
a source of shame or a scornful battle, but rather as an amicable, natural
point of transition. Marriage, which has traditionally been viewed as
an all-fulfilling, immutable partnership, is now much more loosely defined
as couples begin to discover that divorce can actually be better for their
relationship with their partner. A positive split can also have tremendous
benefits for parents who are willing to share custody and parenting responsibilities.
Marriage no longer has to be considered a “trap” for unhappy
people, and divorce is not a tragedy. Rather, married couples are finding
divorce to be a way in which they can acknowledge the benefits of their
time together, and yet still forge their own paths when “forever”
didn’t exactly go as planned.
Part of why this idea is taking off so quickly is because people are slowly
realizing that marriage is not the only viable type of family or relationship
structure, and that happiness isn’t determined by marital status.
As this philosophy continues to grow,
divorce will lose some of the stigma it has held for so long. People who choose
to divorce are not bad people, nor is their decision one that is motivated
by a desire to disrupt the fabric of society or the “natural order”
of relationships. Rather, people may soon discover that divorce can actually
improve their relationships as well as foster potential for their own futures.
If you are considering divorce in South Florida, please contact a divorce
lawyer from Hager, Schwartz & Ross, P.A. We offer mediation services
to help you resolve your divorce in an amicable, cooperative manner, allowing
you to complete all matters related to your divorce in a timely, cost-effective,
and private fashion.
call our firm today to discuss your case.