Music Monday // 012 — 15 Songs to Help you Deal with the Aftermath of a Breakup

Being on either side of a breakup is hard, but it’s important to maintain some perspective through all of the moping and self-pitying. For instance, though my ex and I split up, I often remind myself that I’m glad we didn’t get married or buy a house during our time together.

While the circumstances of every breakup are different, many of us exhibit the same symptoms: not knowing how to cheer ourselves up, worrying that we’ll burden friends with breakup talk, and suddenly finding ourselves with a lot of free time but zero attention span.

But what you need, what you really need to get through a breakup is an anthem. You need that one song that gives you comfort to help ease the transition from in love to “I want to die.”  Whether you or a friend are dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, here’s my round up of the 15 songs for every type of split.


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About the Author
Mariel Kanene is Founder and Editor of and lead storyteller with a focus on music, startups and travel. His passion for storytelling was born in Kinshasa, Congo, groomed in Dallas, Texas, and cultivated in Washington, DC where he now resides. By day, Mariel spends his days slowly trying to change the world—one meaningful interaction at a time. He loves reading factual-fiction, good podcasts, traveling, health and fitness, foreign languages and good conversations over good coffee and even better rum. He hates talking about himself in third person.Thanks for stopping by. Always appreciated. Find me on: Twitter | Instagram | Linkedin | Website.

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