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 email@example.com or tweet @HuffPost Divorce
In the midst of her separation, writer and script editor Susanne “Nan” Bayes says she found comfort in the little things: a Mozart song she'd put on every night to soothe her nerves, yogurt pretzels to snack on, and watching anything Bryan Cranston had ever starred in.
"Seriously, I'm grateful for what distraction his acting and producing efforts brought to me, my teenager daughter, and my mother, who we moved in with after my separation," she says.
Below, Bayes tells us more about that and shares how going on food stamps changed her perception of what it means to be totally independent.