By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

'Divorce Selfies' Are Showing The World How To Uncouple In Style.

In the past, there was a lot of controversy and shame surrounding divorce. In the fifties and sixties, for example, people would often stay in unhappy marriages simply to avoid the societal shunning. As time went on, the stigma around divorce lessened, but the process didn't get any easier: Bitter custody battle, brutal financial litigation, and emotional mediations are all par for the course.

And while no one would argue that divorce should be easy, the 50% divorce rate certainly asks an important question: Is there a way to get divorce that's not all bitter tears and heartache?

These couples certainly seem to think so.

In a social media trend called the #DivorceSelfie, couples are proving that you don't always have to be devastated by your divorce. Seeing their faces and stories just might change your perspective, too.

It all started with this couple, who posted their #DivorceSelfie on Facebook. Their image and story got over 30,000 views, and it's hard to feel that their divorce is a bad thing, given the circumstances.

Here's Chris Neuman and I yesterday after filing for divorce! But we're smiling?! Yep, we're kooky like that. Are we...

Posted by Shannon Neuman on Thursday, August 27, 2015

It also inspired other couples to do the same.

I can't believe we did this😣 #divorceselfie #itsofficial #happyhour

A photo posted by Melissa Smith (@coffeewineandpolkadots) on

Officially divorced

A photo posted by Joelle (@joelle1317) on

In front of the #boulder courthouse. Cheers to the rest of our lives, apart. #divorceselfie

A photo posted by Dreamer. Dancer. Scientist. (@blacktuesday74) on


A photo posted by whitneyanders (@whitneyanders) on

#divorceselfie we still make a great team. Glad to be friends.

A photo posted by rach100981 (@rach100981) on

Welcome to co-parenting! Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened. #divorceselfie

A photo posted by Jessica Hrivnak (@jessicahrivnak) on

This is how you get divorced like champions. #divorceselfie #bffe #powercouple #notreally

A photo posted by borlox (@joolsymax) on

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

A photo posted by Melissa M. Morris (@stormyseastudio) on

#postdivorcesigning #canwestillbefriends #wearekindaawesome #divorceselfie

A photo posted by Jessica Foldi (@_jessicasaurus) on

Here to celebrate this jerk's birthday #divorceselfie

A photo posted by Tom Ganderton (@tomganderton) on

#divorceSelfie #courthouse #weDidIt👍😆👍

A photo posted by _julliejewelz (@_julliejewelz) on

Source: Metro