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A Vote For The Movies

Category : Healing


The weekend is here and I was just thinking about going to the movies.  It’s such a great suspension of reality.  Maybe it’s because I grew up in LA, but when I get really stressed or sad, I immediately want to go to the movies.  One time, a doctor thought I had some nasty disease.  They took blood tests and, of course, I had to wait until the next day to find out the results.  I was talking to my daughter and she said, “Mom, turn off your computer, come on over and let’s go to the movies.”  Thank God for the movies! I realized that going to the movies is almost like taking a deep breath.  Maybe even meditating!  Anything that you can do to give yourself a chance to absorb what is going on and get prepared to handle things is a great outlet. 

When you are going through a divorce, there are so many moments when you just need to step back and regroup while you get prepared to move forward.  My suggestion…if you can find the time go to the movies.  Pick something light and enjoy. Those two hours of suspension of reality can help you start again with a clear head.

For more ideas on how to suspend reality during a divorce and my list of must-see divorce movies, check out my new book The Divorce Ritual.

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