05/26/2014 01:04 am ET Updated May 26, 2014

This Was 'Way Better Than Therapy' After My Split

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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 do "The Colbert Report," wicked strong margaritas and a war-time quote from Winston Churchill have in common? In very specific ways, each helped writer Christina Pesoli push through what she calls a "super crappy" divorce.

Below, Pesoli tells us a little more about each and shares why she later set out to write a divorce self-help book that wasn't of the "hug your inner unicorn"-variety. (She'll explain what that means, too.)

What Got Christina Pesoli Through Divorce

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