We remember all too well the scene from “Waiting to Exhale” when Bernadine “Bernie” Harris (one of the 4 characters in the film), abandons her own career dreams and desire of having a catering business to raise a family, and support her husband, who leaves her for a white woman. She then vents her hurt and anger out on John (her husband) by burning his clothes and car and selling off all of his personal items for a $1.00.
This gave Angela Bassett’s character a sense of satisfaction. She felt partly vindicated and somewhat satisfied having burnt her cheating husband’s belongings to smithereens’. A clear indication that Bernadine was hurt and hurt feelings can prompt brooding or resentment and can sometimes lead to an even greater emotional distress.
These were some of her ways of dealing with the hurt and was the most talked about scene when the movie released in 1995.
But…how do you deal with hurt?
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