As a typical Minnesotan I’m extremely conflict averse. I hate upsetting people and I generally just want to make everyone happy. But there’s only so much you can do. You get to a point in every relationship, romantic or otherwise, where the idea of leaving is suddenly less scary than the idea of putting up with being walking on like this indefinitely. Here’s a soundtrack for getting ready to pack up (follow this link for Spotify playlist).
Only Girl In The World — Rihanna
All problems in life could be solved if everyone understood that this is the way to treat people you don’t want to lose.
With Every Heartbeat — Robyn, with Kleerup
“We could keep trying, but things will never change.”
What Goes Around… Comes Around — Justin Timberlake
For an explicit, country version of this song try Jo Dee Messina’s Lesson in Leavin.
Loyal — Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Thank You God Always
A very down to earth question that demands an answer: “Why give a bitch your heart when she’d rather have a purse?”
California — Delta Spirit
“You’re not for me.”
Run, Run, Run — Phoenix
Beautiful lyrics: “No more favors, I know what we can do about it: I think I’d better run, run, run, run.”
Wrecking Ball — Miley Cyrus
“All you ever did was wreck me.”
You Make Me Like Charity — The Knife
“You make me like charity, instead of paying enough taxes.”
Push — Matchbox Twenty
The perfect jam for when you just don’t care anymore. You get to sing “I want to take you for granted” and think about how this is how other people who aren’t as nice as you must just feel all the time.
Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do — Robyn
This is literally the best song to listen to when you are sick of people’s shit.
Problem — Ariana Grande
“I’ve got one less problem without you.”
I Don’t Fuck With You — Big Sean
All your base thoughts in musical form.
Good Girls (Don’t Grow On Trees) — Cris Cab ft. Big Sean
This is what your ex will be singing to himself for years and years to come. 😊💅
Karma — Lloyd Banks
Only include this song if you are cool to still fuck with whoever is fucking you over — under a new regime of understanding. If you want them out of your life, skip it.
Gives You Hell — All American Rejects
And underrated nostalgic hit.
Really Don’t Care — Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd
Repeating “I really don’t care” as many times as your lungs can handle is the first step to actually not caring. Science.
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now — The Smiths
“Why do I give valuable time to people who don’t care if I live or die?”
Love Song — Sarah Bareilles
“Convinced me to please you, made me think that I need this too.”
Wide Awake — Katy Perry
I love that this one works on an existential level. You can fool someone for awhile, but eventually they are going to wake up.