Today I learned about the concept of a “break-up tape”, something that is easily created with digital technology. I had never heard the term before but it’s a compilation anyone can make for their I-Pod, Cell Phone, or MP 3 Player of the songs that shout out to them: “Get over it. You’ll be ok. You are ok and you’re not going to let this break-up flatten you."
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been dumped or you are the dumper, ending a relationship that once promised love, companionship, friendship and sex can be terribly debilitating. While grieving is important and psychologically coming to grips with this trauma is vital, sometimes a little "I Will Survive" attitude will help move you along the path to recovery. Even if it’s just temporary, you’ll have a respite from your pain and a reminder of who you were prior to this trauma. Should your ex be an overly self-involved narcissist (and whose ex isn’t?) try singing along with Carly Simon and tell them "You're So Vain" or suggest that they just Hit the Road, Jack.
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