17 Awkward Family Portraits That Were Hilariously Affected By Divorce

17 Awkward Family Portraits That Were Hilariously Affected By Divorce

17 Awkward Family Portraits That Were Hilariously Affected By Divorce

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Divorce; it ain’t pretty. Well, not always, anyway. It can be quite amicable for some people, but let’s be real for a second here, how amicable can you really be when you’re literally declaring to the whole world that you no longer love the person you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with!?

It also turns your family life as you know it upside down, basically. And the longer the relationship the harder it is to find a new balance in family life. I mean, think about it; the memories, the living situations, the weekend rotations and of course…. the thousands and thousands of photographs filled with the person you now despise… congratulations!

So… how do you rectify that? Well, these people below have come up with some pretty creative ideas, and the end results are both horrifying and hilarious all at the same time.

Scroll down, and prepare yourselves!

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1. Multiple Approaches

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“When my father got remarried after my parents’ divorce, my mother went through the family albums and cut him out of all of the family photos. But…”

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“…using scissors became too labor-intensive, so she switched to white-out.” – Shawna

2. Headed For Splitsville

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“My family in the last picture taken before the divorce.” – Bill

3. Visiting Hours

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“This is a photo of my Mother, sisters, and stepfather. It was taken while my mother was in prison for fraud and after she divorced my stepfather. They had a family visitation day and made a backdrop for the inmates to take portraits with family.” – Wayne

4. Seasons Greetings, Times Two

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“These two photos are from circa ’85. Though my parents had divorced several years earlier, my father came over to my mom’s house so we could take our Christmas Card pictures. One photo for Dad to send to his friends and family, and a different photo for Mom to send to hers. Dad thought it would be a great idea for me to stick my hand out of frame so as to imply that Mom, or in the other photo, Dad, was standing just outside the shot. I also really like how the background was meticulously chosen over, say, a shrub or maybe a grill. Here we are, um, in our backyard.” – Lyzz

5. Max Headroom

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“My parents had gotten divorced and Dad got remarried right before this was taken. Between the families, there were nine kids: my siblings, half-siblings, and step-siblings. The adults had decided to take portraits with all the different family combinations. If I remember correctly, there was lots of arguing about which kids should be in which photo. I think this photo captures our response to the drama.” – Kate

6. Stamp Of Disapproval

Photo Source: Reddit

“Scanning in my Grandpa’s photos of my sister’s wedding. I’d say he’s still bitter about the divorce 50 years ago.”

7. A New Man

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“I’m a single mom, and I’d just gotten divorced. I also coach the high school debate team. One of my debaters thought I needed a little something extra in my family Christmas picture.” – Kim

8. Coke Classic

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“This is a photo of me and my brother in 1978. It was taken by our father the year before my parents’ divorce. My mom hates it. Even though I do not support the use of drugs I think this photo is special and definitely something you could only get away with in the 70’s.” – Christa

9. Out Of The Picture

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“My grandma wasn’t too happy when my dad and my step-mom got divorced. She decided the best way to handle it was to cut her out, literally. I am the one to the right feeling a little left out.” – Amber

10. Home For The Holidays

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“These are my parents. Who are divorced. On Christmas.” – Charlotte

11. Hairapy

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“When this photo was taken my parents had just divorced and my sister and I could not stand each other. I can vividly recall that it took 3 hours and half a can of Aqua Net hair spray to make my hair that big. When my mom, sister and I look at this photo today, we are eternally grateful that the 80’s are long gone.” – Nikki

12. Custody Battle

Photo Source: Reddit

“From 1999: a divorcing couple divides their Beanie Baby investment under the supervision of a judge.”

13. Joy And Pain

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“I’m the sorry looking one in this photo, along with my two younger brothers and mom. First Christmas after my parents divorced, and I probably didn’t get the legos I was hoping for. Merry Christmas!” – Josh

14. T-Minus Three Weeks

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“We had a family photo session scheduled long in advance, but then my sister and her husband decided to get divorced. For some reason, we decided to keep the appointment. This was taken three weeks before the papers were signed.” – Cherokee

15. Summer Vacation

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“I am the girl in the denim jumper looking at the camera. Check out the expression on my mother’s face. She was always very miserable, but especially on this Adirondack vacation. My father is taking the picture–hence her scowl. They divorced six months later. Oh, Happy Times.” – Andrea

16. The Vanishing Dad

Photo Source: Awkward Family Photos

“Always known for her unique brand of tact, my Nan doctored this photograph from my christening with my sister’s face on my dad’s shoulders when my parents divorced. As a child, I was fascinated by this photograph, which she displayed without fear in the glass cabinet. I would delight in asking her about it, and hearing her replies which were always a variation of yes your sister moved as I was taking the photo so that’s why it looks like she is in the photograph twice! Your dad? No, I don’t think he was there on that day.”

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Well, there you go. If you’re divorced, planning to be divorced or know somebody who’s going through it themselves, hopefully, this has given you some idea of how to correctly handle the aftermath. And if not… hopefully, it at least gave you a laugh!



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