15 ‘I Don't Deserve This Sh*t’ Songs About Deserving Better In A Relationship

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No matter how amicable (or vicious) a breakup is, you will undoubtedly go through several stages of breakup grief.

The first couple of stages might convince you that you would do anything to get your ex back.

During these stages, you'll probably have the saddest breakup songs on repeat to help you wallow, which is par for the course. In fact, it's been proven that sad music actually makes people feel better after a breakup than happy music.

The third stage of grief, however, is anger — it's that force that pushes you to finally see the relationship for what it really was and reach that final acceptance stage where you can fully move on.

You've sat and had time to think about all that time you wasted on this person. And it pisses you off!

I'm here to tell you that you're entitled to your anger. Anger is healthy and part of the healing process. And when the sad music doesn't quite line up with your angry emotions anymore, here's a playlist of songs about wasting your time on someone to get you through to that final stage of acceptance.

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Because if there's one thing we know, it's that music gets you through everything!

15 Songs About Deserving Better In A Relationship

1. "Not Gon' Cry" by Mary J. Blige

"I know there are no guarantees / In love, you take your chances

But somehow it seems unfair to me / Look at the circumstances

Through sickness and health / 'till death do us part

Those were the words / that we said from our hearts

So now when you say that you're leaving me / I don't get that part"

2. "Gives You Hell" by All American Rejects

"Now you'll never see / What you've done to me

You can take back your memories / They're no good to me

And here's all your lies / You can't look me in the eyes

With the sad, sad look / That you wear so well"

3. "Pray For You" by Jaron and the Long Road to Love

"I pray your brakes go out runnin' down a hill / I pray a flowerpot falls from a window sill

And knocks you in the head like I'd like to / I pray your birthday comes and nobody calls

I pray you're flyin' high when your engine stalls / I pray all your dreams never come true

Just know wherever you are, honey, I pray for you"

4. "Picture to Burn" by Taylor Swift

"I hate that stupid old pickup truck / You never let me drive

You're a redneck heartbreak / Who's really bad at lying

So watch me strike a match / On all my wasted time

As far as I'm concerned you're / Just another picture to burn"

5. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye

"Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over

But had me believing / it was always something that I'd done

But I don't wanna live that way / Reading into every word you say

You said that you could let it go / And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know"

6. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

"You must not know 'bout me / You must not know 'bout me

I could have another you in a minute / Matter fact he'll be here in a minute, baby

You must not know 'bout me / You must not know 'bout me

I can have another you by tomorrow / So don't you ever for a second get

To thinking you're irreplaceable"

7. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

"I dug my key into the side / Of his pretty little souped-up 4 wheel drive

Carved my name into his leather seats

I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights / Slashed a hole in all 4 tires

Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats"

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8. "In the End" by Lincoln Park

"I tried so hard

In spite of the way you were mocking me / Acting like I was part of your property

Remembering all the times you fought with me

I’m surprised it got so (far)

Things aren’t the way they were before / You wouldn’t even recognize me anymore

Not that you knew me back then / But it all comes back to me

In the end"

9. "Cry Me A River" by Justin Timberlake

"You told me you loved me / Why did you leave me / all alone

Now you tell me you need me / When you call me / On the phone

Girl, I refuse / You must have me confused / With some other guy

Your bridges were burned / And now it's your turn / To cry

Cry me a river"

10. "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green

"I guess the change in my pocket wasn't enough

I'm like, forget you! / And forget her too!

Said, if I was richer / I'd still be with ya

Ha, now ain't that some shit? (ain't that some shit?)

And although there's pain in my chest / I still wish you the best with a ...

Forget you!"

11. "Rollin' In the Deep" by Adele

"Baby, I have no story to be told

But I've heard one on you / Now I'm gonna make your head burn

Think of me in the depths of your despair

Make a home down there / As mine sure won't be shared"

12. "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" by EnVogue

"Now you promise me / The moon and the stars

Save your breath / You won't get very far

Gave you many chances / To make changes

The only thing you changed / Was love to hate"

13. "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra

"These boots are made for walkin' / And that's just what they'll do

One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you"

14. "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo

"Tell me why you're looking so confused / When I'm the one who didn't know the truth

How could you ever be so cold / To go behind my back and call my friend

Boy you must have gone and bumped your head / Because you left her number on your phone

(So now after all is said and done) / Maybe I'm the one to blame but

(To think that you could be the one) / Well it didn't work out that way"

15. "Bust Your Windows" by Jazmine Sullivan

"You see you can't just play with people's feelings / Tell them you love them and don't mean it

You'll probably say that it was juvenile / But I think that I deserve to smile"

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Kiarra Sylvester is a freelance writer and contributor to YourTango, HuffPost, CafeMom, xoNecole.com, and more.