Going through a breakup can feel like the hardest thing in the world, but the good news is that every breakup gets better with time, and thankfully, there are several ways to cope with the pain. Therapy, working out, and spending time alone can all help you get through it, but another small thing you can do to help keep your spirits high involves nothing more than a pair of earphones. Listening to some tunes can make a big difference if you're in the middle of a breakup, and with these songs that got people through bad breakups (thanks to the honest folks over on Reddit), you'll be on your way to recovery in no time.
Music is healing — that's just the truth. Even though breakups suck, listening to empowering songs might just help you feel better faster. Sure, it's not a magic potion, but lying in bed listening to Taylor Swift right after you've had your heart ripped out is basically a free version of therapy, and it's awesome. In fact, a 2014 study even found that listening to sad songs is scientifically enjoyable. "The most frequent emotion evoked was nostalgia, which is a bittersweet emotion — it's more complex and it's partly positive," Liila Taruffi, one of the head researchers, said. "This helps explain why sad music is appealing and pleasurable for people."
Additionally, when you listen to a sad song (especially after a breakup), you're reminded that you're not alone. Tons of people experience loss and go through breakups every single day, and the ones who were brave enough to write songs about their heartbreak are the ones who have helped us get through it when we go through the same thing. Thank you, Miley Cyrus.