Being cheated on sucks. Finding out that a person you trusted has been lying to you can make you feel like your heart's been ripped out. But there's nothing that a good song can't fix. And fortunately, there are enough great songs to listen to if you've been cheated on that'll help you get over your ex and move on to the next best thing.
Getting lost in someone else's experience can help you cope with the pain of a failed relationship, and even inspire you to go out and get your groove back. And there is a song out there that captures the emotion of practically every stage of the grieving process.
So if your friends and family members want to know what they can do to help pull you out of the dumps, tell them to send you lots and lots of iTunes gift cards. Spending all of your new found free time downloading songs can be therapeutic. Whether you want to punch someone's lights out or just curl up on your couch with a pint of ice cream and cry, it can help to know that some of your favorite artists (even Beyoncé) have been through the exact same thing.
1. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood's country classic is the perfect medicine when the pain of finding out you've been cheated on is still raw. And while I certainly don't advocate for it, how good would it feel to completely destroy that creep's car?
2. "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
You may be OK with the idea of moving on. You can even be happy that your ex is dealing with someone new. But you secretly hope memories of the two of you getting busy haunt his happy new relationship.
3. "Forget You" by Cee-Lo Green
This is the perfect song when you want to give your cheatin' ex the finger — literally. You might be hurt on the inside, but you have to at least put on a strong front. If you're really pissed, listen to the explicit version.
4. "Hit 'Em Up Style" by Blu Cantrell
There's nothing like a little retail therapy to mend a broken heart, especially if it's at your ex's expense. So, round up your girls and hit the mall. You're going to need lots of new outfits when you're ready to start dating again.
5. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé
If you're still feeling down, take a page from Queen Bey's book. Put all of that jerk's stuff in a box, call a cab, and get ready for a date with your new boo. Sometimes the best way to get over an ex is with the next.
6. "Take A Bow" by Rhianna
Ri Ri tells her cheating partner that he's been caught red handed, and scoffs at him for pretending that he did nothing wrong. And she looks pretty fierce while doing it.
7. "What Goes Around" by Justin Timberlake
Even if they think they got off easy, J.T. is here to remind us that dishonest actions have consequences. It's only a matter of time before the cheater gets a taste of their own medicine.
8. "Cold Shoulder" by Adele
This might not be a feminist anthem, but Adele's painful plea is perfect for a good ugly crying session. It almost makes you wish you were that other woman.
9. "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift
Your girls tried to warn you about this creep, but you just couldn't see past the great smile and perfect hair. You fell hard, and now you're lying on the cold, hard ground.
10. "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri
So you found out that you weren't the only victim of this jerk's infidelity? Christina Perri confronts her lover for making a game out of hurting people in this tear jerker.
11. "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia
It's not unusual to feel sorry for yourself when you feel victimized. This '90s classic will give you life when you feel like there is nothing left.
12. "Since You've Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson
Belt out this hard-core girl power anthem when you're finally ready to move on. It will feel good to finally breathe after all of that crying.
13. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift
Just in case that jerk thinks there is a chance that you might have a change of heart, let T-Swift tell them that there is absolutely no chance. And throw in another ever just for emphasis.