Enjoy This 'Divorced Birds' Subreddit

When you’ve spent all day with the attorney, it’s nice to put on some rouge and feel pretty again. (Photo: JJ Harrison)

Divorce is hilarious! That’s why HBO made a whole show named after it (season 3 just started, SJP fans represent). It’s also why there’s a funny subreddit called r/DivorcedBirds.

It explores tropes you didn’t even realise you had stored in the back of your mind about divorce, breakups, mid-life crises and the struggle of starting over. It shows how we humans can see ourselves reflected in anything.

Every woman with a Facebook account has gotten a message like this one, posted with a photo of a secretary bird by redditor SlightlyControversal:

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And you can’t help but feel for this red-cheeked cordon-bleu, captioned by redditor purkinjeforest: “Sylvia knew that it was finally time to put herself out there and date again. With a tasteful touch of blush and a berry lip gloss, she headed to the singles mixer.”

Redditor FashiOnFashOff grabbed this screenshot from a nature video and wrote, “After spending so much time and money advocating for split custody, Charles was beginning to rethink his decisions.”

Screenshot: FrontYardVideo

On r/DivorcedBirds you’ll see:

The subreddit was inspired by a one-off joke in 2018:

After falling quiet, the subreddit recently enjoyed a resurgence, so you’ll see a lot of new pictures of divorced birds on the front page. It’s a solid collection of jokes, and great motivation to stick with your partner forever.

If you like that, you might also like the subreddits r/Birbs, r/BirdsBeingDicks, r/BirdsWithArms, r/PartyParrot, and r/CatsWithJobs or the bird collection on humour/education blog Wait But Why.


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