Divorced Couple Looks At Their Wedding Photos Together In An Effort To Remain Friends

"I think there's a stigma attached to divorce that it's always got to be bad. It doesn't always have to be bad."

While there's disagreement about what the actual rate of divorce is in the United States today, the truth is that many married couples will one day find themselves filing. For some, it's incredibly sad. For others, it's an exciting new chapter. But, however you feel, you'll have to make a decision about the kind of relationship you'll have with your ex

Divorced couple Sara and Austin are still figuring it out. 

They recently reunited during a video shoot at BuzzFeed to go through their wedding photos together. They hoped the exercise would help them get on track to being friends again. 

In the video, Sara and Austin share that they met through mutual friends at a bar and got engaged a few years later. "It was on New Year's Eve at a Black Rose concert after one too many drinks," Austin said. "I said to her, 'I have no ring. I have no money —'" 

"'But I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?'" Sara added. 

After they got married, their jobs and interests took them in different directions. They didn't get to spend much time with each other. "The marriage was good," Austin said. "But we got to a point where we weren't a married couple anymore. We were just two people living in the same house and it needed to end. That was the end of the chapter." 

Austin and Sara ended their marriage in 2017. 

As they sorted through their wedding photos together, they were reminded of all of the happiness in their relationship. They enjoyed looking back on the day and seeing the faces of friends who they haven't kept in close contact with lately. Reminiscing gave them the opportunity to talk to each other about maintaining a friendship after divorce. 

"I think there's a stigma attached to divorce that it's always got to be bad," Sara said. "It doesn't always have to be bad. You can kind of choose depending on the scenario. Just have as much respect for yourself and other person as humanely possible."

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