It seems everyone takes photos to document everything they do, even when it’s just getting a coffee. So we’re used to seeing moments people capture from their lives on social media, especially the ones that show relationships moving forward, like couples getting engaged and married. But now folks are documenting the end of their marriages on Facebook and Instagram with a new trend: the divorce selfie.
In this modern age, people are snapping photos of them with their soon-to-be-ex spouse and proudly sharing the moment on social media. The divorce selfie comes in many forms: when they’re signing the papers, with the city hall clerk, outside, or over drinks when the deed is officially done. And of course, the divorce selfie is only social media official with the hashtag #divorceselfie.
And if you’re thinking this sounds a little disrespectful about such an important event, think of it like this: the divorce selfie is really just putting a positive spin on a negative moment. The couple is taking the high road in a tough situation. It’s like the “social media equivalent of conscious uncoupling.” For better or worse, this is the world we live in today.