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
For years, Robin Amos Kahn had it all: a great career, a husband and a close-knit family. Then in 2009, it all fell apart: her marriage ended, she lost her job and her daughter moved across the country to California. All that remained in her New York City-based empty nest were her two loyal dogs.
How'd she pull through? For starters, she sat down and treated herself to some damn good eggplant parmigiana. Below, the writer and public speaker tells us more about the memorable meal and what else got her through a mid-life divorce.