If you are on Instagram or Twitter, you have probably noted the trending hashtag “#divorceselfies.” You will see pictures of apparently happy couples, often outside of courthouses, posing for a picture commemorating their ending marriage and committing to being kind to one another after the divorce is final. It is a truly inspiring sentiment, especially where children are involved. The idea is that parents, even when they are no longer a couple, remain co-parents for the rest of the child’s life. Studies have shown that parents who get along with one another–even if it is from different houses–do better than children raised in a home with parents in constant conflict. This trend could mean the protection of a new generation of children who are taught that, whatever happens, their parents love them even if their parents no longer are in love with each other. BAM advises all of its parent-clients to attempt this sort of approach, as the separation of animosity towards the other parent and protection of the child is of utmost importance to the child’s long term thriving. Even if you can’t get to the point of a full “divorceselfie” moment with your ex (or soon-to-be-ex), protecting the children from the adult dispute is certainly a best practice.
For a more in depth discussion, see https://www.washingtonpost.
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