DIVORCE
05/08/2013 12:02 pm ET

Divorce Care Package: 5 Things You Need To Get Through A Split, According To Emily V. Gordon

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If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we've launched our Divorce Care Package series. With each post, we'll show you what things -- books, movies, recipes -- helped others relieve stress in the midst of divorce, in the hopes that a few of their picks will serve you well, too. Want to share what got you through your divorce? Email us at divorce@huffingtonpost.com or tweet @HuffPost Divorce

What got writer and HuffPost Divorce blogger Emily V. Gordon through her divorce? Cat Power, HBO, and a vaguely spinster-esque chocolate cake recipe (don't worry, she'll explain -- and provide the recipe! -- in the slideshow).

Below, Gordon's five must-haves for moving on after divorce.

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What Got Emily V. Gordon Through Divorce

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