Cupid's Pulse Article: Get Ready to Enter a ‘Divergent’ WorldCupid's Pulse Article: Get Ready to Enter a ‘Divergent’ World

By April Littleton

Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth, Divergent is set in a world where people are divided based on the human virtues they acquire. Tris Pris (played by Shailene Woodley) discovers she is a Divergent, which means she will never fit into any social group. Shortly after her discovery, she finds out the faction leader (played by Kate Winslet) is set on destroying all Divergents. With the help of Four (played by Theo James), Tris must find out the truth about who she is before it’s too late to save her kind.

strong>Should you see it:

Although Shailene Woodley plays a completely different role in this film, The Secret Life of the American Teenager fans should go to their local theater and support their favorite actress. Divergent is an action-packed thriller, so if you’re into movies filled with excitement this might be your best bet for the weekend.

Who to take:

Take your significant other, family or friends out to see this film with you. However, anyone who can’t sit still for long periods of time might want to sit this one out – this movie runs for two hours and 23 minutes.

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What are some ways to fit in with your loved ones when you’re feeling singled out?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you’re the “black sheep” of the family and the oddball out of all your friends, being around your loved ones for long periods of time can be uncomfortable. They might act different around you, or maybe you just don’t feel like you belong at all. Cupid has some ways for you to overcome this:

1. Find common ground: Find something you and your loved ones have in common. Maybe you’re interested in similar hobbies. All it takes for you and your family and friends to get along is a little communication. A conversation might be the last thing on your mind right now, but once you make the effort, you’ll see a drastic improvement in your relationships. All you have to do is try.

2. Explain how you feel: Explain how you’re feeling to your family and friends. There is a possibility they don’t even realize they’re making you feel so left out in everything. Don’t keep your feelings bottled up inside, and don’t shy away from your loved ones just because you don’t think they will understand how you feel.

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3. Stand up for yourself: If what your loved ones are so against is something you’re not willing to change, stand up for yourself. Regardless of their opinion, they should love you for who you are. Yes, it might take them some time to adjust to the “new you,” but they will if you give them no other option.

What are some other ways to fit in with your loved ones when you’re feeling singled out? Comment below.