Divorce is never easy, but when there are children involved, it definitely helps if the parents can be as positive about each other as possible. Sharon and Chris Neuman started an uplifting trend when their enthusiastic “divorce self” hit the web recently.
“Are we smiling because the partner we chose for forever turned out not to be the forever partner we needed? Of course not,” Sharon explained on her Facebook. “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.”
Chris and Sharon had been married for 11 years, and have two children together. They are making it their priority to put their children first as they move forward with their lives. “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,” she wrote. “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).”