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Which Film Or TV Moment Helped You Through A Difficult Breakup?

Tell us the scenes: the emotional ones and the not-so emotional ones.

Breakups are hard. They are harrrddd. Like most things, television and film not only provide a distraction from all the emotions, but sometimes the stuff you watch contains nuggets of advice that can really help you.

What helped me? Queer Eye. There are many bits in this show that helped me, but one that especially helped was when Jonathan talked about how you have to be open with your feelings. All of them.


You can't show people only the positives of your life all the time. The same friends that you do fun shit with can be there to listen to the shit bits, too.

Parks & Rec also helped, like the moment when Chris (Rob Lowe) reached out to help Ben (Adam Scott) when he was forced to resign from his job.


This storyline had nothing to do with breakups, but it did show to me that openly successful people like Ben could still encounter a low and come out the other side. And that there are people like Chris who would understand.

Also, this bit by Mrs Landingham (Kathryn Joosten) during the masterpiece "Two Cathedrals" episode of The West Wing also helped a great deal.

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Context here: she's not talking about break-ups either. President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) was deciding to run for a second term in the midst of a political scandal, but the message I got from this moment was how important it was to dust yourself off and get back up on your feet, because there's absolutely no benefit to yourself if you don't.

What's yours? Tell us what TV or film moment has helped you using the dropbox below, along with any anecdote you may have, and your submission could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post or video.


The name of Kathryn Joosten's West Wing character, Mrs Landingham, was misspelled in a previous version of this post.