5 Valuable Breakup Lessons From Mariah Carey’s ‘The Art Of Letting Go’

Listen to Mariah Carey's "The Art Of Letting Go"

Trying to cut off contact with an ex? Let Mariah Carey’s “The Art Of Letting Go” do the work for you.

As Mariah Carey says in her brand-new song, “The Art Of Letting Go,” “Letting go ain’t easy.” Gawd, ain’t it the truth?? If we had a nickel for every time our mind wondered to that manipulative, hurtful, no-good ex, we’d have, well, enough money to buy a car. #EXES.

But now that we’ve got Mimi’s powerful breakup ballad in our lives, which she recently premiered on Facebook, we can definitely say we’ve learned a thing or two about letting go.

Set to a soft, mid-tempo beat, dramatic strings, and gentle piano, Mariah sings universally relatable words about about the pain of breaking up: “Letting go, letting go ain’t easy/ Oh, it’s just exceedingly hurtful/ ‘Cause somebody you used to know/ It’s flinging your world around/ And they watch, as you’re falling down, down.”

“This is such a personal record to me,” wrote Mariah on Facebook. “I wrote the lyrics so that anyone and everyone could relate to them and hopefully release anything that they need to let go of that’s holding them back or bringing them down.”

And relatable it is. In fact, I think we’ve ALL learned a thing or two about breaking up after listening to Mariah’s new track! And what better way to illustrate them than by quoting Mimi herself? Check out five breakup lessons we’ve learned from “The Art Of Letting Go”!

1.) Throwing your ex’s clothes off a balcony is fair game: “You’re just trifling, nothing more than a liability. Gonna lay all your possessions outside the kitchen window right now.”

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Get more breakup lessons from Mariah Carey’s “The Art Of Letting Go” after the jump.

2.) Listen to a lot of Gloria Gaynor: “I hope you don’t get no ideas about reuniting baby, ’cause that’s the last thing I truly need.”

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3.) Delete him/her out of your phone: “Go to Mimi on your contacts, press delete.”

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4.) Because your ex doesn’t get to know you anymore: “Cause somebody you used to know is flinging your world around, and they watch as you’re falling down.”

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5.) Letting go sucks, but you HAVE, repeat, HAVE to do it: “Baby letting go, ain’t easy, baby letting go, ain’t easy.”

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+ Listen to Mariah Carey’s “The Art Of Letting Go.”

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