Day 7: Countdown of my favorite love songs (message to new lover)

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Welcome to day seven of my ten-day series of Valentine’s Day inspired blog posts. Yesterday, I wrote about my favorite pour your heart out songs. Today’s songs are all messages to a new love, as in don’t give up on me, help me heal, let me help you heal, etc.

These are songs for when you’re in love again after heartache, when someone’s in love with you after heartache, or when you love someone who’s had their heartbroken. Half the heart is ready to love again, but the other half is still in a dark shadow, stuck in the past hurt.

The first song perfectly describes how I felt when I was falling in love with my then-boyfriend, now husband, Jonathan.
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Day 6: Countdown of my favorite love songs (pour your heart out)

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Welcome to day six of my ten-day series of Valentine’s Day inspired blog posts. Yesterday, I wrote about my favorite non-romantic love songs. Today’s songs are all about pouring your heart out.

These are expressions of love that involve an element of desperation. An element of begging someone to love you. An element of pleading with them not to leave you or asking that they let you love them. All because your life feels incomplete without them. You miss them. Continue Reading “Day 6: Countdown of my favorite love songs (pour your heart out)”

Day 4: Countdown of my favorite love songs (love/hate)

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Welcome to day four of my ten-day series of Valentine’s Day inspired blog posts. Yesterday, I wrote about my favorite songs for the brokenhearted. Today’s featured songs are about love/hate. You know? When you love and hate them and can’t seem to figure out why? Or when you hate them but still love them?

I don’t think I’ve ever truly hated someone. I’ve said it and regretted it. What kid hasn’t uttered those words to a parent or sibling? I am a firm believer that you must have loved someone first to hate them. I don’t think the opposite of love is indifference; I think it’s hate. HATE: loathe, detest, despise, abhor, execrate.

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