Breakups are the soul-sucking worst. It’s the perfect time for Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind to be real. And between the guaranteed post-breakup Facebook stalking and the unfortunate re-living of the memories, it’s hard not to bawl your eyes out.
Personally, I use break ups as the perfect excuse to reevaluate myself, get things in order, and also eat as many York Peppermint Patties as humanly possible. I like to get caught up in TV shows and channel my affection/hatred for my ex towards a fictional character on my screen.
Since mourning a relationship is a painful and lonely journey (but a journey with an end! It gets better!) I put together a longer than usual playlist that starts with sad songs and ends with upbeat empowering ones. BECAUSE WE MAKE OUR OWN HAPPINESS! Am I right?
Kate Nash – Nicest Thing
Bon Iver – I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time
Sara Bareilles – Basket Case
City and Colour – Grand Optimist
Death Cab for Cutie – Tiny Vessels
Stars – Personal
Taylor Swift – Last Kiss
Ben Howard – Only Love
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – I Don’t Know What To Do – Album Version (Album Version)
Katie Herzig – I Want to Belong to You
Sara Bareilles – Gonna Get Over You
The Weepies – Please Speak Well Of Me
Taylor Swift – Better Than Revenge
Destiny’s Child – Independent Women Part I
Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know – Explicit Album Version
Kate Nash – Mouthwash
Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
Katie Herzig – Wish You Well
What songs help you get through a break up? Share in the comments below!