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This Pic Of Divorced Couple Is Going Viral For The Sweetest Reason Ever
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This Pic Of Divorced Couple Is Going Viral For The Sweetest Reason Ever

4-year-old Maelyn’s parents Ricky and Clara got divorced in 2013 but they didn’t let that get in the way of their parenting. Ricky and Clara as well as their new spouses unite for the sake of their daughter and do tons of things together like birthdays, holidays, soccer games, and just simply hang out. In fact, this recent picture of both sets of parents supporting Maelyn at her soccer game has gone viral for sending an important message about co-parenting.

“Because of us, I will never believe co-parenting can’t work!” Maeylyn’s step-mom Emilee wrote. “I KNOW through experience it CAN WORK! Choose to do what’s best for your child and everything will just fall into place.” The picture of Maeylyn and her big support team including her mom, dad, and step-parents was shared on Facebook by Emilee and has gone viral since with over 33k likes, 84k shares, and thousands of hearts touched. See for yourselves below.

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4-year-old Maelyn’s parents Ricky and Clara got divorced but they didn’t let that get in the way of their parenting

The parents, as well as their new spouses, unite for the sake of Maelyn

And do tons of things together like birthdays, holidays, soccer games, and just simply hang out

In fact, step-mom Emilee’s recent Facebook post has gone viral for sending an important message about co-parenting

The post has been liked over 33k times and shared over 84k times

As well as touched thousands of people’s hearts

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Ricky Couture
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5 years ago

Personally, I find this kind of shameless self-congratulating through social media a little gross. It's like, great; you get along with your ex. But that you immediately want people to recognize you for it, that tells me the simple act of doing it for your child isn't enough. If it were, this would just be private family business. Instead, you print up t-shirts, take selfies, and the whole 9, just to help sell the story? That contradicts the whole "doing it for my child" angle, in my opinion. Not trying to sound too critical or jaded here, but I think people have become way too comfortable using social media as this virtual mountain. It's like, the action is well enough on its own...So why the need for all these proclamations?

Benny Lava
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5 years ago

Couldn't have said it better myself! I literally couldn't as I'm not very smart tbh.

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jacluckycat
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5 years ago

This kinda reminds me of the boredpanda story about the guy patting himself on the back for not being a douchebag to his ex. He did something nice for her on mother's day and then announced it to the world on facebook. What i don't understand is the validation-driven need to air family shit on social media. The kid deserves better

John L
Community Member
5 years ago

If children are involved in a divorce, then yes co-parenting is a huge improvement. But it is still confusing to the children, and not as productive psychologically as the bonding with the real mother and father. Formal marriage has been around for countless thousands of years because anthropologically it works!

Wezbie
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5 years ago

I think in most cases, kids end up more messed up because parents try to stay together 'for the kids' when they would otherwise separated. I don't think it matters that a child now has 4 role models that love them as if they were theirs - parental love is parental love and a child will find it completely normal unless told otherwise. As much as marriage has been around for thousands of years, a lot of those I'm sure were pretty unhappy ones due to the stigma of separating and women being unable to provide for kids on their own etc. It may be confusing for the child in the short term but they will be thankful and understanding in the long run. Don't have divorced parents and am happily married, but if I had the choice between growing up in a home where my parents hated eachother and one where they were separated and happy, I know which one I'd chose.

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Ricky Couture
Community Member
5 years ago

Personally, I find this kind of shameless self-congratulating through social media a little gross. It's like, great; you get along with your ex. But that you immediately want people to recognize you for it, that tells me the simple act of doing it for your child isn't enough. If it were, this would just be private family business. Instead, you print up t-shirts, take selfies, and the whole 9, just to help sell the story? That contradicts the whole "doing it for my child" angle, in my opinion. Not trying to sound too critical or jaded here, but I think people have become way too comfortable using social media as this virtual mountain. It's like, the action is well enough on its own...So why the need for all these proclamations?

Benny Lava
Community Member
5 years ago

Couldn't have said it better myself! I literally couldn't as I'm not very smart tbh.

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jacluckycat
Community Member
5 years ago

This kinda reminds me of the boredpanda story about the guy patting himself on the back for not being a douchebag to his ex. He did something nice for her on mother's day and then announced it to the world on facebook. What i don't understand is the validation-driven need to air family shit on social media. The kid deserves better

John L
Community Member
5 years ago

If children are involved in a divorce, then yes co-parenting is a huge improvement. But it is still confusing to the children, and not as productive psychologically as the bonding with the real mother and father. Formal marriage has been around for countless thousands of years because anthropologically it works!

Wezbie
Community Member
5 years ago

I think in most cases, kids end up more messed up because parents try to stay together 'for the kids' when they would otherwise separated. I don't think it matters that a child now has 4 role models that love them as if they were theirs - parental love is parental love and a child will find it completely normal unless told otherwise. As much as marriage has been around for thousands of years, a lot of those I'm sure were pretty unhappy ones due to the stigma of separating and women being unable to provide for kids on their own etc. It may be confusing for the child in the short term but they will be thankful and understanding in the long run. Don't have divorced parents and am happily married, but if I had the choice between growing up in a home where my parents hated eachother and one where they were separated and happy, I know which one I'd chose.

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