*Robin Williams voice* Gooooodddd mooorrrnnning Jumbooosss!
Today’s topic is break-ups (I apologize for jumping right in.) For those of us who’ve experienced a break-up (from either end) we know they are, at best, not pleasant, and at worst, gut-wrenchingly painful. So how do we cope? Well, there’s the usual advice – don’t text them, go out with friends, eat right, do yoga, find yourself, etc. But personally, I’m a fan of the watch movies/listen to music/eat food/wallow approach. Is this a healthy long-term solution? No. Is it perfectly acceptable and cathartic in the short term? Hell yes. Below are some excellent break-up movies and songs for those wallowing sessions (hot chocolate and Ben & Jerry’s optional but highly recommended.)
For when you want to cry…..
- Dear John
- The Notebook
- Let’s be real, anything based on a Nicholas Sparks novel.
- The Holiday
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
For when you want to laugh….
- The Break-Up
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Mamma Mia!
- Bridget Jones’ Diary
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
For when you want heads to roll….
- John Tucker Must Die
- Kill Bill
- The First Wives Club
- Mean Girls
For when you want to cry….
- Chasing Cars by: Snow Patrol
- Last to Know by: Three Days Grace
- I’ll Be by: Edwin McCain (middle school throwback anyone?)
- Breakeven by: The Script
- Give Me Love by: Ed Sheeran
For when you never want to see them again….
- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by: Taylor Swift
- Since U Been Gone by: Kelly Clarkson
- How to Be A Heartbreaker by: Marina & the Diamonds
- Before He Cheats by: Carrie Underwood
- Cry Me A River by: Justin Timberlake
Good luck lovelies, you’ll get through this. Ya’ll are strong, independent people who don’t need no significant others. (Real talk: you are all amazing exactly as you are, and your worth is not defined by another person.)
“After a breakup, it takes a couple of weeks for the fog to settle, but it’s always a period of self-priority and growth. Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they’re right in front of your face and they’re really difficult, but we must make them.” –Brittany Murphy