Friday, May 3, 2013

Best Divorce and Breakup Movie List

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In my divorce support group, one of the most surprising things we did was to share breakup movies. It seemed silly at the time, but as I watched some of these movies while beginning my life alone, I felt both comforted and consoled by the humor, sadness, and universal connection of love found within these stories.

These movies let you know you're not alone in your breakup or divorce experience. People have walked this path before you and in hearing their stories you start to feel a sense of hope.

This list of breakup and divorce movies offers stories from varying perspectives: men and women, gay and straight, young and mature, and childless and single parent. Some of them are crude and funny, while others are so emotionally devastating they are hard to watch. However, there is something to learn from every story on this list.





Breakup Movies

(500) Days of Summer
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
He's Just Not That Into You
Valentine's Day
The Holiday
Sliding Doors
Someone Like You
High Fidelity
The Wedding Singer
Bridget Jones's Diary
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Way We Were
Pride and Prejudice
The Break-Up
Better Off Dead
Jerry Maguire
Brokeback Mountain
Breaking Upwards
Something’s Gotta Give

Divorce Movies

Eat Pray Love
The First Wives Club
Mrs. Doubtfire
The Philadelphia Story
War of the Roses
Wonder Boys
Kramer vs. Kramer
The First Wives Club
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Squid and the Whale
Waiting to Exhale
The Whole Nine Yards
One Fine Day
Along Came Polly
Must Love Dogs
When Harry Met Sally
Hope Floats
Sweet Home Alabama
It’s Complicated
The Parent Trap
Liar Liar
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Blue Valentine
Definitely Maybe
P.S. I Love You (widowed)
The Hours
Far From Heaven
If I Were You
Enough Said
Stuck in Love 

If you are experiencing a breakup, separation, or divorce, you may choose to download my FREE ebook Divorce Care Package, which offers tools and ideas for helping you through the process of letting go of a love relationship.

To have me facilitate a workshop or retreat on mending after the loss of love, check out my Web site here.