11/27/2013 11:54 am ET Updated Nov 27, 2013

Why I Chose Las Vegas Over Thanksgiving After Divorce

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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 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 does Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil's sexiest Las Vegas-based show, have in common with those geeky logic puzzles you glance at while in line at the supermarket? In wholly different ways, both helped freelance writer Deesha Philyaw deal with the darkest days of her divorce a few years back. Below, Philyaw takes some time away from the co-parenting blog she runs with her ex-husband to share with us the little things that made a big difference after divorce.

What Got Deesha Philyaw Through Divorce

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