Breaking up sucks.
There’s no way around it. Even a mutual break-up is wrought with change and confusion and taxed emotion. Getting dumped or betrayed is even worse — it’ll kick you right in the gut.
Bottom line, break-ups are the quickest way to feel like an angsty teenager all over again.
Also read: 5 reasons why Jody is the soldier’s worst nightmare
The only real fix is time. Alcohol, rebounds, or vacations don’t hurt, but sometimes you just don’t have those options — for example, when you’re deployed to defend freedom and that son of a b**** Jody strikes…
Music to the rescue. The “Jody Country” collection is the perfect mix of songs that will help you dwell in heartbreak — because sometimes you just gotta do it — and then fuel up with “I-don’t-need-you-anymore” anthems.
Here are some of our favorites:
1. Chris Stapleton — Either Way
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I’ll be honest, this is one of my personal favorites because of U.S. Marine Weston Scott’s commentary on it. But it can’t be denied that Chris Stapleton has a voice that can soothe the soul.
2. Scotty Doesn’t Know — Lustra
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Poor Scotty got Jody’d so hard…and it’s a recurring joke throughout EuroTrip. If you can’t laugh about a rough situation, then what are you left with? This song is there to take the edge off.
3. Fall Out Boy — My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)
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Fall Out Boy is who I turn to when I need some fire, or in this case, a “young lovers rage.” The music is killer and the lyrics are angry — precisely what I need after someone pisses me off.
Listen to Fall Out Boy and strike the match, my friend. You’re gonna be just fine.
Check out the full playlist here:Leave a comment and tell me your go-to break-up songs — I’m asking for a friend…