15 Songs To Get You Through A Break-up

15 Songs To Get You Through A Break-up

Dance your sorrow away with these tracks.

Break-ups have not been deemed as the easiest task, but the best way to get over a relationship is shifting one's mindset into a more positive direction, and meaningful songs are just the trick to do that! Turn on your stereo as loud as you can, belt out and truly believe every lyric, and let the music motivate and encourage you to move on with your life and strive for better. After all, it's what you deserve.

1. "Too Little Too Late" - Jojo

This song is so powerful (and its not just because of Jojo's power house vocals). Moral of the Song: Accepting that you deserve better and its just a little too late for your partner to fix things.

"Go find someone else. I'm letting you go, I'm loving myself. You got a problem but don't come asking me for help. 'Cause you know,It's just too little too late a little too wrong"

2. "Potential Break-up Song" - Aly & AJ

Disney Channel definitely made every 9 year-old feel like they had experienced the most devastating break-up with this song. This song is helping one's partner understand that they're going to be worse off without you and doesn't realize what they've got until you're gone.

"The type of guy who doesn’t see
What he has until she leaves
Don’t let me go
Cause without me, you know you’re lost
Wise up now or pay the cost
Soon you will know"

3. "Un-Break My Heart "- Toni Braxton

The first stage of getting over someone is closure of the situation. Toni's soulful voice acknowledges the pain of the situation which is essential for moving on.

"Un-break my heart
Say you'll love me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life"

4. "Foolish" - Ashanti

"Foolish" focuses on how foolish one can be and how difficult it is to move on from the situation. Her "Unfoolish" remix is also amazing!

"So I stop and think that maybe
You can learn to appreciate me
Then it all remains the same that
You ain't never gonna change"

5. "Irreplaceable" - Beyonce

Beyonce's confident take on the end of a relationship is quite inspirational to be content with the fact that you're worth more than what you're being given and letting them know that they can easily be replaced with far better.

"I could have another you in a minute
Matter of fact, he'll be here in a minute, baby
You must not know about me, you must not know about me
I can have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get to thinking
You're irreplaceable"

6. "Ex-factor" - Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill needs no caption...

"It 'aint working"

7. "Burn" - Usher

Usher is reminding everyone that it is perfectly okay to let some relationships "Burn" and to move forward from it.

"Think it's best we go our separate ways
Tell me why I should stay in this relationship
When I'm hurting baby, I ain't happy baby
Plus theres so many other things I gotta deal with
I think that you should let it burn"

8. "Take a Bow" - Rihanna

Rihanna is truly fed up in this song and refusing to the entertain the relationship anymore.

"Don't tell me you're sorry 'cause you're not
Baby when I know you're only sorry you got caught
But you put on quite a show
Really had me going
But now it's time to go
Curtain's finally closing
That was quite a show
Very entertaining
But it's over now (but it's over now)
Go on and take a bow"

9. "Free yourself" - Fantasia

In simpler words, Fantasia is expressing how valuable time is and how others shouldn't waste it.

"If you don't want me then don't talk to me
Go ahead and free yourself"

10. "Leave (Get Out)" - Jojo

Another classic (and I'm not just saying this because I'm the biggest Jojo fan), 13 year-old Jojo blatantly tells her partner to get out and leave her alone.

"But I refuse to cry
No tears will fall from these
Eyeee-eeee-eeees "

11. "So Yesterday" - Hilary Duff

Let's be honest: We all love us some throwback Hilary Duff and this song is a sassy way of reminding yourself that you're bomb and life is going to be perfectly fine after a break-up.

"If it's over, let it go and
Come tomorrow it will seem
So yesterday"

12. "We Can't Be Friends" - Deborah Cox

I guess this a twist on a break-up when two people believe that they can't be "just friends" after the relationship and the solution is to either get back together or move on, instead of holding one another back.

"We can't be friends
'Cause I'm still in love with you"

13. Almost Doesn't Count - Brandy

Another motivational tune to know that you deserve better than "almost".

"I can't keep on lovin' you
One foot outside the door"

14. No More - 3LW

Okay, I still jam out to this in my dorm room on the daily, but another reminder of knowing that you're not the one to be treated less than what you deserve.

"Be a man
No more baby I'm do right."

15. "Since U Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson

"But Since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on"

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12 Signs You're Addicted To Grey's Anatomy


Oh, "Grey’s Anatomy." We have been through so much together. Through the years, we have taken on bombs, shooters, plane crashes, and everything in between. You have loyally stood by me even when I hated you for killing off my favorite characters, or making Merideth and Derek break up. I know that some people may read this and call me crazy, but the real Grey’s fandom can relate. We are the most dedicated group of people you will ever find, almost to the point of insanity…or definitely to the point of insanity. Thinking of diagnosing yourself with Grey's-o-mania? If you meet these 12 criteria, time to strap on your surgical mask and scrub in because you are addicted.

Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead!

1. It has made you want to become a surgeon.

You are lying if all of the drama and medical lingo hasn’t made you consider changing your major at least once.

2. It has also made you NOT want to become a surgeon.

...but then there is all of the blood and the long hours.

3. You compare every guy you meet to Derek Shepherd.

The biggest mystery in all of "Grey’s" is how Meredith took so long to put a ring on that?! I mean, c’mon girl.

4. Hearing the names “Lexie” or “George” may result in an emotional breakdown.

These deaths left us with an open wound that even Mark Sloan’s sutures couldn’t repair.

5. You feel personally attacked every time a character is killed off.

Please refer to #4.

6. You feel like you could actually perform neurosurgery.

I have watched Derek clip so many aneurisms, I could do it in my sleep. Hand me a scalpel and sign me up for a clinical trial, I am ready.

7. You even sat through the musical episode.

Owen Hunt singing around the OR? A little too awkward for most people.

8. Your iTunes library is filled with songs from the show.

“How To Save a Life” by The Fray brings on all kinds of new feels now.

9. The new interns have to prove themselves to you.

Every couple of seasons, they decide to throw us a new crop of interns. This fandom is just as tough as Dr. Bailey when we decide whether these characters have what it takes for "Grey’s Anatomy" though.

10. When a friend is sick, your first thought is to start chest compressions.

After 11 seasons, I am fully prepared for all medical situations. Push one of Epi! We need a crash cart!

11. You have an immediate bond with anyone who says they watch the show.

…Did we just become best friends?

12. You frequently ask yourself “what would Christina Yang do?”

No major decision should EVER be made without asking this first. Of all of the people who have left "Grey’s," her absence is the most strongly felt. No one can replace Christina Yang.

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The Breath of Solitude

A Poem With A Prologue // Polar Viewpoints.



She smacks your parted lips,

sucking the dry,

open cracks to a seal.

Pumping energy into your chest

and sending a continuous shiver

from lung to navel.

You can't help but cough,

as your lungs tighten and twist.

Ringing the frosty sensation out –

slipping through your parted lips.

The same parted lips that

allowed her deliberate fingers

to crawl inside

where she can escape her own dimension

of solitude.

The Breath of Solitude

All I know

is solitude.

We chat

every day

in conversations that circulate

behind the backs

of the present.

Solitude grinds my coffee beans,

as we sit

with our legs crossed,

waiting for dawn

to explode over our opaque landscape.

Solitude runs my bath,


as the Sun crashes

against the diminishing horizon.

But none of this is reality.

I am above

the dimension of reality.

Not theoretically,

but physically.

I am only a tool

to be used in the dimension

of your reality.

Drifting in and out,

twirling through your negative space.

My only purpose

is found through your breath;

but what do I do

when you stop breathing?

I wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.

I cannot see the blood

that sloshes through the veins

in your innocent hands.

The blood that energizes

those fingers

upon which I wait.

But I know

the blood is there.

It isn't

what you do.

It isn't

the way you move.

Simply put,

it is

the way

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The sheer fact

that you have a bursting burgundy waterfall


not only through your fingers,

but engulfing all of you

in its rich,



The only waterfall

that I encompass

is the waterfall

that you imagine.

I have no blood;

I have no way to exist.

And so I

wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.

I wait for your fingers

to filter the heat

to a state of regulation,

a state of production,

a state in which I can exist.

The peach fuzz

that sleeps on the bridge of your nose

begins to rise

when your fingers initiate the flame.

The temperature reacts,

as would my heartbeat,

if I had a bursting burgundy waterfall,

or some type of life source

inhabiting my chest cavity.

As the heat

starts to melt

my metaphorical skin,

I become reality.

I don't have a face to smile,

or eyes to produce tears.

But I have thoughts.

I have words to say,

I have feelings to express.

I still can only drift,

in and out,

twirling through your negative space,

but now spiraling

into your positive space,

as well.


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