I'm a firm believer that dancing is free therapy. No, it cannot take the place of a licensed, trained mental health professional. But if you're in your head about a breakup — how it happened, what was said, if there were any signs you missed, all of that jazz — dancing is a good first step to healing. Think of it as a grounding exercise, if you will, to combat the post-breakup sadness or to simply get your mind off of things. And if you've got songs to listen to after a breakup on deck, you'll feel validated and affirmed. Even if you know it deep down, it's always nice to hear that someone else lived through your situation and made it out OK.
The best thing about the songs below is that these ladies made it out more than OK. They remind you that the best part of breakups is the newfound freedom. You now have more time for creative endeavors, re-centering yourself, and honestly? Continuing to be the fabulous person you currently are. After listening to these 15 songs, you'll look at your ex and agree, in the words of musician Leikeli47, a "b*tch had to declutter."