The Reason This Selfie Went Viral Is Actually Pretty Amazing
This selfie has gone viral for all the right reasons.
Shannon and Chris Neuman posted a divorce selfie, and explained that they wanted it to be a message for their kids.
Divorce is never easy, but this ex-couple are making it look fun!
They said that the decision to divorce was difficult but ultimately it was for their kids.
The Canadians were married for 11 years and they're determined to never make their children choose between them, because they'll all still be on the same side - THEIRS.
The Facebook post, which has over 36,000 shares, said this:
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).