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.
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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.

"Wolves."

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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Dear Boy I Never Dated,

You know who you are. I just want to get a couple things off my chest.

First, I want to say thank you. Thank you for being my friend, my ally, and at one point an important part of my life. Despite the fact that our relationship never went past the friend stage, I will never regret the time I spent with you or the memories we made. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, so we were meant to be in each other's lives. Sure, I could go on and say that you missed out, how I'm an awesome person and all that stuff but that wouldn't do anything. We're both awesome people. Us never being a couple could never take away from that.

Honestly, I still consider us to be friends no matter where life takes us. I'm only one text or Snapchat away.

I do want to make one thing clear: I've moved on. I don't care what you've thought in the past or what you've been told, I'm seriously over it. I've been over it, despite what you think. I'm over everything; the pointless drama, the rumors, the over-thinking, and the self-doubt. I no longer care that you weren't interested in me in "that way." Honestly, this all went down so long ago that I don't even remember everything that happened.

I've met new people, had new experiences, and grew as a person. You've even noticed that I've changed. I'm the not the same girl that pined for you all those years ago. I care about you, obviously, but I know where we stand. Neither one of us needs to deal with the what-ifs or maybe-some-days. We both deserve loving committed relationships where the person you're with is 100% invested in you and vice versa. So maybe I am a text away, but that doesn't mean I'm available anymore.

If there's one thing about people that can get you down is that we're always disappointing. Either we're disappointing other people or disappointing ourselves. It is way too easy to break your own heart. I was guilty of that I think. I got too optimistic and thought we were on some path to greatest when in reality we were just two young kids that enjoyed spending time together. When things didn't go in my favor, I probably placed the blame on you because I was upset.

It took time for me to reflect and finally accept that I wasn't perfect, either. Now, I don't think anyone was at fault. Whether it was bad timing, lack of compatibility, or maybe lack of maturity neither one of one did anything wrong. At the time, it seemed so horrible that we never even tried but when I look back it's not a big deal.

To be completely honest, I'm now glad we never dated. There is no more resentment, bitterness, or pettiness. I don't think there was any to begin with, but I apologize if there was. Our lives may be going toward separate paths, but they're both paths of greatest. I'm completely, absolutely happy with where I am in life and all I can say is that I wish the same for you. When our paths do cross again someday, I'll be more than happy to see you.

With (platonic) love,

The Girl You Never Dated


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I Wasted 8 Months Of My Life On A Boy Who Didn't Care So You Don't Have To

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Let's be honest with ourselves: Endings suck.

The end of friendships, relationships, and other emotional ties is almost never a clean break, no matter how hard you try to make it one. Once things end, you start trying to figure out where things went wrong.

Was it you? Was it them? Could you have fixed it?

The simple answer to all of those is no. It's no one's fault, and no amount of make-up sex or talking it out could have fixed it.

The messy answer, however, is yes. Sometimes someone is to blame. Sometimes we're dumb enough to think talking and sex and whatever else can fix it. I said no was the simple answer, remember?

Let me tell you a little story. I spent eight months of my life developing feelings for a boy. I use the term boy in all seriousness because no man would let something like this carry on for so long. I was envisioning a future with this guy, planning it in the solace of my own space, making jokes to him about how I couldn't wait to graduate college to begin this life, wherever it may take us. I had my qualms and little moments where things seemed off, but we'd spend the night together and then suddenly, quickly, things were perfect again.

Was it because I was physical with him that things would go from mediocre to perfect? Yes. Was I smart enough to figure that out before it was too late? No.

This carried on for a while because I let it. He would go days without speaking to me, which carried into weeks, and I would allow him to continue the cycle because I would come back every time, more eager than before. He made me happy. When things were good, they were good. That was enough.

I looked passed all the bullshit for a few good evenings here and there for eight months. When things came to an abrupt halt, he put the blame on me for pushing him into something he wasn't ready for.

Now, let's talk about my mistakes:

Should it have been red flag number one that he wouldn't make time for me except at night? Yes.

Should I have felt that any of the bad emotional experiences that happened were my fault? No.

Did I care for him so much that I stupidly looked beyond all of the bad stuff? Yes.

From one girl to another, don't make the mistakes I did. The right guy won't let things go on for months only to hurt you in the end. The right guy won't give you a few good moments amongst times of questioning everything. Instead, while every moment won't be happy and serene, the majority of them will.

If you spend more time worrying about fitting into the mold he wants you to be instead of being yourself, he's not the one.

If he acts like he doesn't care, he doesn't care.

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