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The Incredible Reason These Divorced Parents Carry on 1 Family Tradition

"The top two photos were taken when Adam and I were married. The bottom two, taken nearly one year and over two years...

Posted by Love What Matters on Monday, March 27, 2017

There's a major difference between the top two photos and the bottom photos in the above collage: the first two were taken when Adam and Victoria were married, while the other two were shot in the years following their divorce.

"We are not in love, we don't always agree, we're not best friends, sometimes we don't even like one another," Victoria shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page. "But you know what we are? We are forever connected because of our beautiful, smart, kind, compassionate, funny son."

During their divorce and in the time since, these parents have worked to not only respect each other, but to remember that neither of their roles as parents take precedence over the other. "Neither one of us are any more important to the life of our son. We BOTH need to be there, we BOTH deserve quality time and quality memories with him," she wrote. "Neither of us blame one another for the direction our relationship took. We do not place blame on one another, and we certainly don't place blame in the presence of our son."

Victoria acknowledges that she and Adam are not perfect coparents, but something that distinguishes them from many exes is that when they got divorced, they vowed to put their son first and value the "richness" that each parent brings to his life. "So yes, we still have a family portrait taken, and I still pay good money to have the images printed, framed, and placed in our son's bedroom; he may not grow up with parents who live in the same house . . . but he will grow up to see respect, kindness, empathy, compassion, perseverance, flexibility, and even sacrifice being modeled by both of his parents," she wrote. "He will know it is possible to fall out of love but never fall apart."

Cute!

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