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02/09/2015 08:56 BST | Updated 02/09/2015 08:59 BST

Recently Divorced Couples Are Sharing #DivorceSelfies To Prove That Not All Break-Ups Are Bad Ones

A photo of an overjoyed newly-divorced duo has urged other separated couples to snap post-proceeding selfies, proving that not all break-ups are ugly ones.

Shannon Neuman shared the photo of her and her now ex-husband, Chris, outside the Calgary Court House after they officially ended their marriage.

The photo has since been shared over 27,000 times.

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, 27 August 2015

Neuman wrote: "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). Nice work ‪#‎teamneuman‬ ‪#‎divorceselfie‬"

Other couples took to Instagram to share their #DivorceSelfies:

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

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

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

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

#postdivorcesigning #canwestillbefriends #wearekindaawesome #divorceselfie

A photo posted by Jessica Foldi (@_jessicasaurus) on

"Can we take a divorce selfie?" "Duh. In front of the eagle?"

A photo posted by Emuhly Rowz (@emilyrose920) on

Divorce selfie. Because you van get divorced while laughing.

A photo posted by Dori Fogel (@dodoka01) on

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