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¡§Don¡¦t Get Mad, Get Everything¡¨ Three women started a mission. A mission that came about after a friend had committed suicide. Cynthia, Brenda, Elise, and Annie had all become friends during college. But after graduation and with the promise to keep in contact, they never saw each other again. Cynthia, the women that brought them together, committed suicide. As per chapter 11, her suicide signs that we could tell were: depressed mood, substance abuse (alcohol), having a recent relationship break up (her divorce), and also low self-esteem (an issue that all the women had).

The mission of getting back at their husbands came into their heads as each one discovered that all their husbands had left them for younger women. These women are in their middle adulthood (35-64), and feel rejected feel rejected not only by their husbands, but also by their own families. As the movie progresses, you can see the changes that each women makes in her struggle to redeem/survive the trials that her husband has put her through.

Annie is a woman that fears confrontation, doesn¡¦t yell, agrees with everything, doesn¡¦t have a mind of her own, and tries to please everyone but herself. She is a doormat is what her daughter tells her. After her separation with her daughter, as if that is not enough stress, her daughter tells her that she is a lesbian. She is in denial about their inevitable divorce and thinks that the separation will soon come to an end. Annie knows deep down that her ongoing relationship is not liked by her daughter, but loved for her mother. IN this movie, you can see the transition that Annie has with her mother. Throughout the movie she ¡§gains a new perspective on parenthood and so reevaluate the actions taken by...