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As a mediator and attorney, Diana Mercer has helped countless divorcés navigate the tricky and oftentimes unexpected turns that come up post-divorce. But when her own marriage ended, she felt as shaky and uncertain about her life as anyone else. Below, Mercer shares seven things that helped her get through the tough period following her split, including a relatable quote, a meal she calls "forbidden and elegant" and glam, rock-era Bowie.