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#1 of 102 Old 09-09-2010, 06:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Do you have songs that helped you get through the end of your relationships? Wanna share them in case they might help others around here?

My current favorite: Heart of Glass

Some others that always either reaffirmed my decision to end it or allowed me to wallow in self-pity:

Lost Cause
Crown of Love

Hey Ya
Unlovable
Vacation


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I have three. My Husband left me after 9 1/2 years because he "wasn't in love with me anymore". Apparently, he thought the grass would be greener on the other side, that I was the reason he was so unhappy. I had no idea, until the day he told me he wanted me to leave. These three songs are "my" songs now.

This one is about what happened... Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

This one is exactly how our love story went (except nobody died, he just randomly left)... November Rain by Guns N' Roses

This one is how I felt at first... Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart

This one is how I feel every moment of every day of my life... Did I Say That? by Meat Loaf

This one I have to add, even though it's not technically about my Ex. I was there in my stepdaughter's life from the time she was 13 months old, until she was almost 9 1/2 years old. Leaving her was the hardest thing I ever had to do, it hurt even more than losing my Husband. This song is about the last three weeks with my stepdaughter, before I had to move out... Cinderella by Stephen Curtis Chapman

I pray for the day Family Court recognizes that CHILDREN have rights, parents only have PRIVILEGES.  Only then, will I know my child is safe.
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Oooh, I love this thread idea!

Breaking Up, by Rilo Kiley


Super cheerful one.

Also, Gonna Get Along Without You, by She and Him
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Great thread!!

Here are mine so far...

This is our story for the last few years: "Uncivil War" by Martina McBride
How I'm feeling: "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce and "Gives you Hell" by AAR
When I'm doubtful: "Sunshine (go away today)" by Jonathan Edwards
This is how I feel now: "Defying Gravity" - Glee cast (GREAT pick-me-up)
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The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it.  We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.

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This one is about what happened... Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Oh sh!t. OK, I disallow all Pink Floyd songs from my thread.




Seriously though, great stuff so far!

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I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Bulletproof by LaRoux (my new empowerment song)
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Silver Springs, Fleetwood Mac
You Gotta Be, Des'ree

Take the time to heal from your marriage before you move on with someone else. Make a list of all the qualities you would like in a new partner and then work on growing that way yourself. ~mandib50
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I'll Take It From Here by Jonatha Brooke
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Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood always made me smile while we were divorcing.

And Not Ready To Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks always gets played when I get an email from him asking why we can't just be friends.

I really love Bullet Proof by LaRoux too.

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Oooh, I love this thread idea!

Breaking Up, by Rilo Kiley


Super cheerful one.

Also, Gonna Get Along Without You, by She and Him
mmhmm, uh- huh love she and him!

The entire "dilate" album by ani difranco.

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always loved this song, decided to finally learn it recently, & had probably sang it a few dozen times before I realized that it is the story of my life involving my divorce & returning to work on my home River...
brokedown palace


this one has always helped me through tough spots of all kind, ignore the pop sound, & listen to the opening line in particular...
little wonders


I wrote one about leaving him called "A Beer Can Lament"
and another one later called "A Single Mom's Lament (Hard Workin' Mamma)"
both of those have been huge for me, maybe I can try to upload them to share...
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oooo... I like Lost Cause! Thanks mimim!

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I saw this thread and even though I'm not going through a break up I've got some suggestions.I don't know how to make links so if someone else checks them out and could do it that would be good.
You'll think of me- Keith urban Cry- Faith Hill
Trying to get over you- Vince Gill Like we never loved at all- Faith Hill
Pray for you- Jaron and the long road to love- funny Let me let go-Faith Hill
What becomes of the broken hearted -Jimmy Ruffin
Photographs and memories-Jim Croce
Crying- K. D. Lang - written by Roy Orbison
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You left me just when I needed you most! The Rose! and Lean on me ! My husband and I didnt split up he passed almost 4 years ago .

Mom of 8 children 4 Boys : and 4 girls :2 dogs named Kibblez and Brook , sadly miss my Husband that passed 03/03/2007 !Trully Miss my Brother Joey that passed on 3/25/09..Sadly miss my dearest son T.J that passed 1/19/2014 forever in my heart!
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If You're Going Through Hell, by Rodney Atkins wasn't around when my ex and I broke up, but I listened to it over and over, during a different tough time in my life. I think it would help anyone! After all, break-ups when you have kids aren't just sad, they're scary!

One woman in a house full of men:  my soul mate:    or... twin sons:(HS seniors) ... step-son:  (a sophomore) ... our little man:   (a first grader) ... and there is another female in the house, after all:  our
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My 5yo DD just watched this video: I Hate Myself for Loving you
I thought it was perfect for this thread

DD is in love with Joan Jett these days. She has the whole household going around singing, "Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Cherry Bomb!!!" all day long.

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mmhmm, uh- huh love she and him!

The entire "dilate" album by ani difranco.

I LOVE this album!

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P!nk, So What
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJfFZqTlWrQ

Best song ever, I swear.

I really am a rockstar. I just needed the song to remind me of that sometimes.

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OMG, I love this one. I hope it's true for all of us!

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And to be perfectly honest this one applies to me on some levels.

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OMG, I love this one. I hope it's true for all of us!
I LOOOOOVE this song! It was the only thing that pulled me through a very tough time.

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Before He Cheats was a great one for me. also Face down by RJA was really good. I actually remember sitting in traffic in Texas and thinking..."yeah, I am going to leave him. I am not strong enough today but soon I will be. Soon I will be strong enough to leave him" and when I got home I asked him to download it for me. It has been on my ipod ever since

The Poison is also on my break up sound track. This was more my moving into a new relationship and finally letting go and getting over the whole nasty mess of the divorce. Feeling stronger. Finding y voice. From the very beginning I likened the whole thing to Alice in Wonderland. I was even going to get alice falling tattooed on me and then the movie came out and everyone was all about it and it became trendy ....nevermind. I do love this song though.

The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it.  We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.

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This is from an amazing break-up album by Luke Doucett
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtL_E_33yXE
edited to add: best line ever: you have to have a heart, to have a broken one.
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Ingrid Michaelson is getting me through this breakup. Here are three of her songs that I have been singing along to every time I feel down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQaQ2Gs8AmA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUxZ4htg3vs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_4utiBscIE
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