This is, apparently, a thing.
One’s chosen Divorce (or Break-Up) Anthem, as you might imagine, is usually a song about empowerment. These songs have rousing choruses and lots of affirmative “YEAH!”s in them, and they typically recall tales of underdog protagonists who – after being stepped on, misused and abused – fight back, cast off what’s been dragging them down, and in the end emerge battle-scarred but triumphant.
But they can also be songs of resilience, survival, sadness, and personal reckoning. It all depends on where you are in the process, I think.
I’ll fully and freely admit to indulging in a few myself, if none exclusively. Here are a few of them – my Top 6 Divorce Anthems. In different ways, each of these songs helped me get through the hardest time in my life:
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How about you, hmm? Do you (or did you) have a divorce anthem (or anthems)? What are they? Share in comments!
Read more from Tracey Gaughran-Perez at her personal blog Sweetney.com