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Songs for the Dumped: The Contest!

All right, you’ve listened to us share the sordid details of some of our lowest “romantic” moments — now it’s...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Fourteen

Ladies, here’s a little-known fact about many guys: If you break up with them, but then don’t leave, they will very possibly...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Thirteen

There are few things more entertaining on planet Earth than watching a guy who’s recently gone through some sort of emotional...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Twelve

If there’s anything worse than having your heart broken in high school, when your fragile emotional identity is still developing,...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Eleven

Some love stories are full of hideous terror, but some can teach us things, such as that for a not-insignificant portion of the populace,...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Ten

There are a few cold, hard truths in this world: you can’t run for president on the GOP ticket if you’re a thrice-married...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Nine

We’ve been doing “Songs for the Dumped” for awhile now, and if we’ve learned anything it’s that: 1. People...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Eight

You know who’s good for breakups? Bruce Springsteen. He’s also good for budding romances, weddings, funerals, long walks on the...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Seven

David Medsker takes us on a mad, dark journey into a land most of us are probably familiar with — the Land of the Co-Dependent...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Six

Timing, the New Testament tells us, is everything, and it takes a startlingly few number of works to turn a glorious, magnificent,...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Five

We’ve been having a lot of fun here at Songs for the Dumped, but let us not forget that these are stories of heartache, woe, ache and...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Four

The great thing about breakup songs is that you have absolutely no control over what they are; they just happen to be playing in the...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Three

A lot of people are going to tell you that adolescent regression is an unhealthy thing, but few among us are the people who, if given the...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume Two

In most cases, a breakup song is whatever happens to be playing in the background, but on rare, special occasions, it’s as though the...

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Songs for the Dumped: Volume One

Everything is worse in high school: your hair, your taste in music, your grasp of how bad you have it, your ability to have a meaningful...

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Songs for the Dumped: The Prelude

The poet Emily Dickinson once wrote that “Valentine’s Day sucks rocks,” and it’s easy to see why: Dickinson was...