Divorce can be a really difficult process to go through. It doesn’t just affect the lives of the couples who are splitting, it can also have affected the lives of the children and the extended family and friendship groups.
But in today’s society, is there such a thing as an ‘amicable divorce‘? After seeing this guy’s reaction to his ex-wife’s engagement to another man, I would have to say that I believe there is.
When children are involved, emotions can run high, arguments can get personal and point-scoring can become a frequent thing. It’s not long before you lose focus on what’s truly important.
Thankfully, Blake Higginbotham is a very different human being and one we can all admire. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing, Blake went through a pretty messy divorce with his ex-wife a few years ago. They hated each other at the time and but their relationship is a very different story today. Why? Because they wanted to be civil for their three children.
One day, Blake saw some pictures online of his ex-wife wearing a new engagement ring. Naturally, he was quite concerned about the idea of his ex-wife marrying another man.
However, Blake did something unexpected, he shared his ex-wife’s engagement photos online
He decided to share the photos with a caption full of pure emotion and now it’s gone viral online. Thankfully, for all the right reasons.
“This is my ex-wife. The mother of my three children. The woman who brought all three of my children into this world. We got married young, had three beautiful children and had a bitter divorce. We got married young, had three beautiful children and had a bitter divorce. Three years later, that relationship is much different. We share the kids evenly and support them in everything they do. We act as a team. The man she’s with is a great guy. He’s great to my kids and they love him to death. As a father, I couldn’t ask for anything more. I sincerely wish you both the best. I’m thankful for many things, including y’all’s relationship. To anyone divorced, I encourage you to try and look at this from a different angle. Just because you didn’t work out as husband and wife, doesn’t mean you can’t be Mom and Dad.”
Blake and his ex-wife now have a better relationship.
Sure, they didn’t work out as a married couple, but the way Blake expressed himself through the post about his ex-wife’s engagement shows that he is a truly sincere man who cares deeply for his kids.
And he’s right if another man can love and take care of his children like they were his own, that’s is a seriously awesome thing to do.
It might sound cliche but ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ and these two parents working together for their children is a prime example.
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