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    Betrayal 101: From A Female Country Music Perspective

    Hey girl, here's a list of 6 country songs to help you get through being cheated on.

    Imagine you're driving home from work and at a red light you see your significant other kissing someone else. I'm sure a lot of emotions would be running through your head; anger, hurt and jealousy would top the list. Some jilted lovers go out for revenge. It could be anything from slashing tires to burning down their house. Cheating is certainly a familiar topic that has been heard in country songs for decades. The subject is emotional and controversial, but nonetheless, it is still a prevalent issue in our society. In the world of country music, artists address cheating in a variety of ways. In this article, I will be discussing how women in country music sing about either getting cheated on or the one doing the cheating. Each woman deals with infidelity in a unique way. There is the furious, revenge seeking type who threaten to physically damage things and of course there are the sad, sorrowful ones. Cheating songs can go from yelling at a guy for doing wrong to threatening to kill him. These next few songs will take you through the myriad of feelings and the various steps a person goes through when they discover their lover has been with someone else.

    “Kerosene” – Miranda Lambert

    “Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood

    “Should’ve Said No” – Taylor Swift

    “Jolene” – Dolly Parton

    “Stay” – Sugarland

    “Borrowed” – LeAnn Rimes

    Now that you've seen both sides to the story, it is up to you to decide where you fall on the spectrum of reactions. As we've seen, these songs discuss the issue of infidelity in a multitude of ways; each track telling its own personal story. Even if the artist didn't actually experience what they sing about, we still feed off the energy of the song. So you can choose to seek vengeance while playing "Kerosene" and "Before He Cheats" on repeat. Or, now that you've heard a song like "Stay," you might even take pity on the other woman. Regardless, I hope you find these songs helpful with dealing with the betrayal and heartbreak you've been put through.