13 Songs To Create The Soundtrack To Your Relationship

13 Songs To Create The Soundtrack To Your Relationship

Songs that truly capture moments we all know.

In all my years of living when I think about relationships, I think about songs. Songs that truly capture what it's like to be in a relationship. The music creates an environment and the words tell the story. One of the best feelings to me is when you're listening to a song and it reminds you of a memory or a person. Happy or sad, the emotions it causes can be spectacular. Based off of my experiences, I've created a soundtrack that I feel tells the story of a relationship we've all had.

1. Meeting.

"Your Hand In Mine"

Whether it's in a bar, in a coffee shop, or maybe just passing glances while grocery shopping, the first time you meet your person is like a wind storm. It catches you off guard and gives you tingles. This song reminds me of meeting someone and instantly having a connection. This person is different, you don't know how, yet, but you will soon.

2. First Date.

"First Day Of My Life."

Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite songs ever. The purity behind the words and bliss that comes with it. The first date is always scary and nerve racking. When this is the real deal, that first date is the beginning of new possibilities. "I'm glad I didn't die before I met you," is my favorite line. Even if it doesn't work out in the long run, I was supposed to meet you.

3. New Relationship.

" You Make My Dreams Come True."

Remember when Joseph Gordon-Levitt was dancing to this in 500 Days of Summer? That's how a new relationship feels. It's exciting and fun, it's full of laughs and, well, the best dreams.

4. The Firsts.

" Masollan."

The first kiss, the first night over, the first time meeting their parents. There are so many firsts in a relationship, as exciting as it is, it's also scary. When I listen to this song I think of meeting the friends for the first time. Oh man, the nerves! I'm thrilled that my person wants me in his life that much and he trusts me enough to enter the next realm but that's also the time of when an indescribable amount of emotions comes into play.

5. Fall In Love.

"Little Sines."

If I could picture flying through a galaxy, falling in love would be my inspiration. It really is the best feeling in the world. It may be something as simple as them kissing the top of your head while you are cuddling, but in that moment: everything changes. Colors are a little brighter, your smile is a little wider, and your person is now your favorite person. Life without would be the absolute worst and life with them kills you. You have doubts and insecurities, but at this stage in your life, they aren't one.

6. First Major Fight.

" I Won't Let You Go."

Yeah, this one is tough. You go from "The Honeymoon Stage," back to reality. You start to see faults in them; the way they chew is awful, they don't put the toilet seat down, etc, etc. You've had arguments before, little ones that are easily resolved in a matter of minutes, but there comes a time when that one argument questions everything. You're angry, hurt, let down; eventually both of you will get over it and apologize and soon enough those annoyances will be the things you find adorable.

"If your sky is falling, just take my hand and hold it," no matter how bad that first fight is, you're not gonna give up that easily.

7. He's The One.

" Make You Feel My Love."

At some point, even for a second, it crosses your mind they may actually be it. For better or worse. The thought of them with someone else is sickening. You'll take it all; the good, the bad, and the ugly. They can tell you horrible things but you're not running away. There is really nothing you wouldn't do.

8. Or Not..

"Song For Zula."

But all too soon, that feeling passes and the doubts kick in. The real ones that you can't look past. Maybe they show you a side of them that isn't what you fell in love with. Maybe you change. You want kids and they don't, maybe you want more. Whatever the reason, it's definitely not a conclusion that is easy to accept.

9. One Last Shot.


You may think that you can work it out, but that is rare. This moment in the relationship is the absolute worst, you still are clinging on to some hope but you're crumbling. You'll fight until you're on your knees begging for mercy and when you get to that point, you've just lost your person. It may be for the better but you never wanted to give up because you would have done anything and somehow that still wasn't enough.

10. The Breakup.

" Skinny Love."

We all get it, break ups are the worst.

11. I Miss You.

"Someday When I Stop Loving You."

You'll get past the stage of crying, not properly cleaning yourself, and not leaving the couch for a week, but there will come a point when you start to miss them. Feelings will still be there and your heart will be on the mend but, "what if?" What if it wasn't supposed to end? What if you deserve a second chance? I'm sorry to say, but move on. If it really wasn't over and all of those thoughts are true, it will come back and you'll know it. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen too often.

12. Moving On.

" Lovers In Japan."

Picture this: You're walking down a sidewalk on a perfect day, the sky is blue with no clouds in sight, the weather is perfect, and your smile is wider than ever. You've done it, you've moved on. Life is a wonderful thing and you have started a new chapter in it. Who knows what will happen but in that moment, you're where you're supposed to be.

13. Bonus Song!

"Best Thing I Never Had."

Okay but seriously, there will be time when you're a little angry and the only thing you can do is blast Beyoncé and come to the conclusion that you were, in fact, the best thing they ever had!

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Poetry On Odyssey: When I Met You

A love worth fighting for?

When I met you, I thought to myself this is it.

I was new to the world of relationships and naive.

I wanted a love that lasts forever. A love that even Shakespeare would write about.

A love that makes the days a little brighter and the nights warmer.

When I met you, I thought to myself this is it.

My days were filled with laughter and smiles.

Every time I saw your name on my phone, my heart skipped a beat.

When I met you, I thought to myself this is it.

Each passing day I fell more and more into this fantasy.

I woke up with a smile on my face and fell asleep with a happy heart.

When I met you, I thought to myself this is it.

Your smile brought one to my lips and your laughter joy to my ears.

The thought of being together brought chills to my skin.

Then one day it ended.

The talks, the laughs, the smiles, the conversations.

You broke down my walls and won a place in my heart.

then one day it all stopped.

It was complete silence.

I never thought it would happen to us, but it did.

The idea of being one became foreign as the distance between us grew more and more.

The same walls were built up again, only this time each brick was filled with hurt and confusion.

You made me question if I did something wrong to push you away? Was it me?

How can someone tell you that they love you one day, but walk away the next?

My days were filled with darkness and questions. Everywhere I looked it reminded me of you

The same person that brought me joy now brought me sadness.

The day I met you, I thought to myself this is it.

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This Is What It Actually Feels Like To Be In A Toxic Relationship

He broke me down, but I am stronger because of it.

I am still trying to process what happened. All I know is that you have no idea what love truly is.

One day we were in love, and talking about forever, the next, you disappeared, messages left unread, calls ignored, and questions unanswered. You walked into my life and just as easily walked away from it as if the last 18 months were nothing. You sat next to me in class, told me I was beautiful, that you loved me and I, was naïve and believed you, you targeted me and saw my vulnerability and exploited me.

I fell in love quickly and very hard. From the first minute I saw you when you sat next to me, I wanted to get to know you. I wanted to be with you. I wanted to love you. I wanted to give you the entire world.

But then, everything changed because you did.

Everything was okay until it wasn’t. Suddenly, I was not perfect anymore. I was not on a pedestal anymore because you got bored. When I was struggling with the aftermath of being sexually assaulted, instead of supporting me and helping me pick the pieces up again, you started looking at other girls and questioning our relationship. You got angry randomly about things that I said or things that I did. You never had time for me, not when I was in the emergency room, and not when I needed you most, and t instead there was always the excuse to not treat me correctly.

As time passed on, you looked at me and called me, the person you said that you loved, that I had no right being on a study abroad trip because I was stupid. You said that you would look at other girls because they were more “attractive.” I watched you look at so many other girls, girls you told me you’d rather be dating, girls that while you were radio silent to me, you would message them (yes, that’s defined as emotionally cheating). While I suffered in silence, forgotten, discarded.

You were angry with me every single day. In your eyes, everything I did was wrong. Whether it was making a joke in class, how I was feeling, what my decisions were for myself, even what type of Mio I put in my water, all of it wrong. You would constantly ridicule me about myself. Behind closed doors, nothing about me was perfect, unless you wanted something from me, and tear down the essence of who I was. You started hating everything about me and then made up lies as to who I am.

Finally, I started to question you. Why? Why was everything I did and said wrong? Why did it matter that I made a joke in class? Why did it matter that I was just smiling? Why did it matter that I said “I love you” all the time? At the end of the day, I was left wondering, why does it matter that I am a person?

After this, you decided it was done, you were done. I was the one that tried everything and gave you everything. I was the one that was always there and always put my life on hold for you. I gave you everything and you just took. I gave you everything, but You were the one that decided that you were done trying. You told me that you were unhappy, but you never even mentioned how you thought I felt.

When you called me to question why I was confiding in my friends about the relationship, you said that we broke up because I was annoying, but that the things I did and said should not have annoyed you. Next, you are with a new girl the first day after a school break. I guess loving someone for a year does not mean anything. At least it did not for you. Yet, you still do not seem happy.

Now, I am just left wondering why nothing seems to matter to you but yourself.

Why did I let you in? I was happy and in control of myself. I was on top of my life. Then, you came along. You shattered every bit of self-esteem I had. You tore me down every single day with your words, your anger, your “jokes.” You said you loved me, but that was a lie. You said you would not move on for a while, but that was a lie. You said you would never hurt me, that is a lie. You promised me so much, but it was all a lie.

I am left with just me. However, I have realized that that is what makes me strong. I can be alone and figure out how to make my life better. I have already become a stronger woman as a result of you. I have become what you have never dreamed of. Now, without you, I realize that I am worth it. I realize that I am so important and that I always have my friends around to help me when I fall. I always have my family to love me no matter what joke I make or how many times I smile during a conversation. I realize that everything I do is not wrong and I have also realized that I feel sorry for you.

So here is to you, the person that broke me now, to the person that is still trying to hurt me to make himself feel strong and worthy of love.

Guess what? I am taking back my life and leaving you behind,


* * *

So many people do not know what a toxic relationship and abuse is until everything has shattered around you and you are left alone and damaged. I was abused. My relationship was abusive.

According to The Center For Relationship Abuse Awareness, “relationship abuse is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner.” The website goes on to add that abuse builds up over a large expanse of time, by the time it manifests, victims are in so deep, it may seem apparent from the outside, but when it’s happening to you it seems normal.

Abuse can happen in many forms.

This can happen to so many people.

It happened to me.

It is important to recognize the red flags and take action and understand that it is NEVER your fault.

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