The 7 Stages of Breaking Up A Relationship and Putting Yourself Back Together With Music
It's happened. You've broken up. No matter how many times you've suspected it's coming or thought about taking the plunge to do it, until this moment you were kind of trucking along normally, however unhappily.
Until you actually let the knife fall and sever that tie, even if everything's gone wrong, you're in a limbo-land where nothing's final. It's easy to drift on in this tug-of-love purgatory because you don't have to hate someone to break up with them, just not be able to be with them any more. And sometimes even if you're growing to hate each other, it's easier to think something will change than take the steps to actually make it happen.
Breaking up seems like such a nuclear option; destructive, disruptive, shattering your friends' groups, drawing invisible lines down everywhere you hang out, even your home.
It's a difficult step to take, whether it's mutual or one-sided. You might have known you needed to break up but not what comes after - you're in shock.
Alice put this with Ed Sheeran's Don't - but we like La Roux's Let Me Down Gently, too.
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