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Writer Miriam Novogrodsky took refuge in everything from relationship self-help books to guilty-pleasure TV while muddling through the divorce process. But the mother of two says what really helped her move on was recognizing that she'd have to come to terms with the relationship patterns and choices that led her to divorce.
"You discover more than you’d care to about your own bad weather during divorce -- how and why a particular weather pattern stalled over your life," Novogrodsky reminisced. "Some of that will be hard to look at, but look you will, because you want to move forward. Then, after you’ve walked for a really long time, after you’ve sat down and said you won’t go any further, and stood up and started again, then you realize you’re enjoying the journey that you didn’t want to take."
Below, the writer shares six things that made that journey a bit more bearable.