Inspirations | Dr. Karen Finn

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As you work through your breakup, there are lots of tools you can use to help motivate your healing process.

As you work through your breakup, there are lots of tools you can use to help motivate your healing process. Movies, books, poetry, music, quotes, even art you see in a museum or hanging on a wall can evoke all kinds of emotions. They can inspire us to greater heights and comfort us when we're at our lowest. Here is a small collection for you to explore.


There's no doubt that divorce can be brutal. It can cause your mind to race ceaselessly. Believe it or not, one of the best ways to slow your racing mind and comfort yourself is to recite an inspirational quote.

The Serenity Prayer was my mantra when I woke in the middle of the night sobbing with grief and fear because of my divorce. It's included below with a few other inspirational quotes.


Movies can transport us from our lives and into the world created on the screen. Here are a few movies about breakup and divorce that might provide just the escape you need.

Legally Blonde

A fun movie about how a break-up can actually lead to discovering how much more you are capable of achieving.

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War of the Roses

Dark comedy about the end of a marriage.

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Under the Tuscan Sun

Story of how, after the end of a relationship, you can achieve everything you want although it may not be in exactly the way you imagined.

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Ms. Doubtfire

Check out the hilarious lengths to which some parents will go to be with their children!

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The Story of Us

A couple struggles with the question of whether or not to fight for their marriage.

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It's Complicated

A happily divorced couple explore what they do and don't still feel for each other.

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The Rebound

A romantic comedy that challenges some of the “rules” of divorce and getting on with your life.

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Man Up

A hilarious story of getting back out there and dating again.

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When I got divorced, I listened to a lot of music - turned up really loud. I was drawn to the most irreverent music I could think of AC/DC. It helped me deal with my anger and frustration about being divorced.

If AC/DC isn't your thing, below are a few other songs for you to sample (and maybe add to your playlist).

"Let It Go" from Frozen

"So What" by Pink

"F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon

"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye (feat. Kimbra)

"Train in Vain" by The Clash

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift

"Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson

"Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia

"Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson

"Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

"That's What She Say" by Wild Child

"It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" by Jason Mraz


Another way to be inspired in your healing process is to schedule a Private Consultation with Karen Finn. She'll help you feel motivated to take your next best step.