There's A Reason You Love Sad Music After A Breakup, New Study Says

November 6, 2014 8:58 PM

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Everyone's been there. You go through a breakup and all you want to do is lie on your couch in pajamas listening to melancholic, soul-shattering music. Now, a new study attempts to explain just why you'd engage in such seemingly self-destructive behavior: Sad music may not actually make you feel very sad at all.

Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin surveyed 772 participants from around the globe to find out why people seek out sad music, particularly during breakups. Of the 470 participants who gave specific instances of when sad music is appealing, 108 reported lost relationships. The second most popu...

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