04/13/2014 09:47 am ET Updated Apr 13, 2014

Why 'Getting Divorced Sucks' But 'Being Divorced Doesn't'

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 got single mom and HuffPost Divorce blogger Jennifer Gardella through her divorce? For starters, a tight-knit group of friends who refused to leave her side and a sweet comment from her youngest daughter that convinced her to reclaim her maiden name.

Below, Gardella tells us more about that and shares a few more of her divorce lifesavers.

What Got Jennifer Gardella Through Divorce

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