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Healing through music: what’s your divorce playlist?

On this blog, we usually discuss critical legal topics like asset division and custody issues. However, there’s more to divorce than a quantifiable settlement or court order. This is also a time of high emotion, personal growth and a new phase in life.

Whether you’re looking for a coping mechanism or a way to celebrate divorce, you might find music to be a major part of this journey. In fact, studies show that music strongly affects the mind. Depending on the song, listeners may feel calmer or more energized. Music therapy has even emerged from the idea that music can help people process difficult emotions and stress, such as what you may experience in divorce.

Create playlists for each mood to make the most of music’s influence. To get started, try building upon these classic breakup songs.

Sadness

Many divorcees get the blues or depression during the breakup. There is no shame in indulging sorrow for a while with a good cry session.

Recommended:“And So It Goes” by Billy Joel, Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri, “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars

Anger

This process can be stressful, especially if you sense that your spouse wronged you. Rather than taking out rage in an unhealthy way, listen to tunes that fire you up, yet somehow calm you down.

Recommended:“Fake Love” by Drake, “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé, “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi

Triumph

Divorce doesn’t mean you need to be upset all the time. Remember that this is about your new beginning.

Recommended:“Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson, “Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran, “Blow Me One Last Kiss” by Pink

Dealing with complicated emotions is just as important as sorting out assets and custody. For these concrete divorce outcomes, you can count on your attorney for guidance.

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