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These 21 Latino Songs Will Help You Through Your Breakup Faster Than ‘Thank U, Next’

Breakups suck. You probably feel like you’ll never get over it — but you can always sing the pain away. Sure, you can listen to Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” on repeat, but why not connect to your pain on a more cultural level. There is just something about singing your heart out in Spanish that cleanses a Latino’s soul. A sweet Café Tacvba song here, a heart-wrenching Chente song there can really do the trick. These tunes can hit hard but soon, you’ll go from ???? ???? ????  to ???? ???? ????.

1. “Enamorado por Primera Vez” — Enrique Iglesias

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Porque tú eres solo para mí, una mirada y ya caí, enamorado por primera vez.”

You’ll remember your first love and realize it HAD to end. If you’re singing along to the video, you’ll also be distracted by Enrique’s mole.

2. “Acá Entre Nos” — Vicente Fernández

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Acá entre nos, siempre te voy a recordar/estoy odiando sin odiar porque respiro por la herida.”

If your heart wasn’t already broken into a million pieces, listening to this song will definitely shatter it. Just add some tequila to cleanse the wound.

3. “Todo se Derrumbó” — Emmanuel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Todo se derrumbó, dentro de mí, dentro de mí.”

This song captures the moment you experience heartbreak: everything’s falling apart and you feel like your heart is struggling to keep pumping. Más tequila, please.

4. “Me Duele Amarte” — Reik

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Me duele amarte así, hasta morir, lanzándome a la nada viéndote partir.”

Loving your ex was the best feeling in the world, but now it just HURTS — almost as bad as listening to Justin Bieber’s songs — almost.

5. “El Triste” — José José

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Que triste todos dicen que soy, que siempre estoy hablando de ti. No saben que pensando en tu amor.”

Sing this one enough, and you’ll be so depressed that all your friends will start calling you El Triste. Get it out of your system before they stop hanging out with you.

6. “Mientes Tan Bien” — Sin Bandera

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Mientes tan bien, que me sabe a verdad todo lo que me das.”

You’ll realize that at one point they lied to you. And they did it well.

7. “El Me Mintió” — Amanda Miguel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Él me mintió, él me dijo que me amaba y no era verdad.”

And their lies made you as angry as Amanda Miguel’s hair.

8. “La Farsante” — Juan Gabriel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Ya verás traicionera lo vas a pagar muy caro, yo soy bueno a la buena y por la mala, soy muy malo.”

Only listen to this one if you’re in the second stage of grief: RAGE.

9. “Ahora Quien” — Marc Anthony

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Ahora quien, si no soy yo, me miro y lloro en el espejo y me siento estúpido, ilógico.”

Don’t listen to this one if you don’t want to imagine them with someone else. Don’t do it. OK, fine. Torture yourself.

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10. “Tu Cárcel” — Los Bukis

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Pero recuerda, nadie es perfecto y tú lo verás más de mil cosas mejores tendrás, pero un cariño sincero jamás.”

You know you’re not perfect, but they’ll never find someone like you. NEVER.

11. “Vuelve” — Ricky Martin

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Vuelve que sin ti la vida se me va.”

Listen to Ricky ONLY if there’s a chance they might come back.

12. “El Problema” — Ricardo Arjona

The line you’ll sing over and over: “El problema no es que juegues, el problema es que es conmigo.”

Every relationship has ups and downs, but if your relationship had as much drama as Arjona’s songs, the breakup was probably a good thing.

13. Corazón Partío — Alejandro Sanz

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Y quien me va a entregar sus emociones quién me va pedir que nunca la abandone.”

You miss everything about them, even their nonstop emotional chatter.

14. No Me Enseñaste — Thalía

The line you’ll sing over and over: “No me enseñaste como estar sin ti y que le digo yo a este corazón.”

It’s a tough, tough lesson, but one must learn to forget. If only it were as easy as forgetting Thalía’s songs.

15. Como Te Extraño Mi Amor — Café Tacvba

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Como te extraño mi amor, ¿Qué puedo hacer? Te extraño tanto que voy a enloquecer.”

You still miss them, but it’s OK, Café Tacvba makes EVERYTHING all better.

16. “Me Va Extrañar” — Ricardo Montaner

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Me va a extrañar, y sentirá, que no habrá vida después de mí, que no se puede vivir así.”

This song will make you realize that there’s part of your ex that misses you, too.

17. “Por un Segundo” — Aventura

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Y ahora por un segundo me ahogo en los mares de la realidad, por un segundo acepto mi derrota, te perdí de verdad.”

At some point they’ll find someone else and you’ll have to accept it.

18. “Vestida de Blanco” — Roció Durcal

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Yo voy a casarme, vestida de blanco, va a dolerte tanto, te arrepentirás.”

Because you’ll find someone else, too. Someone BETTER.

19. “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta” — Pimpinela

The line you’ll sing over and over: “¡Vete! Olvida que existo, que me conociste, y no te sorprendas. Olvídate todo que tú para eso tienes experiencia.”

And you’ll be SO over it. Even if they want to get back together, they can’t, because you’re SO over it.

20. “Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos” — Gianluca Grignani

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Hay una cosa que yo no te he dicho aún, que mis problemas, ¿sabés qué? se llaman: ‘tú.”

Even years after a breakup, this one can be a tearjerker. But if you realize enough time has passed and you’re ready to dance, you can listen to this version.

21. “Detras de Mi Ventana” — Yuri

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Detrás de mi ventana, veo pasar el destino disfrazado de asesino.”

You know what? Be glad it ended and you didn’t marry the jerk.

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Latinas Shared The Movies And Shows That Made Them Feel Seen

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Latinas Shared The Movies And Shows That Made Them Feel Seen

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It’s no secret that over the past few decades, people of color worked to fight for equal representation on screens both big and small. While, of course, there have been great POC and LGTBQ relationships on television there’s really been a spike in the spectrum of representation since our early years watching television and learning about relationships.

Recently, we asked Latinas on Instagram what shows and movies featured their favorite most diverse couples.

And the answers threw us for a time loop!

Check them out below!


“Maria and Luis on Sesame Street.”- melissa_phillips71


“Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner is The Bodyguard, they reminded me of my parents and they loved to play the soundtrack.” –millenialmarta


“The leads in Someone Great, Jane and Michael the virgin and the lesbian relationship Gentrified. It’s been 30 years and I finally found characters I can relate to.” –allyss_abyss_

“Most definitely, “Brooklyn 99”: two female Hispanics as regulars and a white person playing a Hispanic (Andy Samberg’s character’s last name is Peralta, which is a Spanish surname).” – seadra2011

“Holt and Kevin(and Rosa Diaz) have changed the way people have perceived gay couples and gay people. Nine Nine!” –chaoticbiguy


“The first on-screen presence that made me feel seen/represented period was @justinamachado ‘s character on One Day At A Time. A Latina veteran struggling with her mental health while trying to juggle school, work, love, and family? And as a main character? Whew….“-vieja.metiche

“Taína! It was on Disney if I remember correctly?? Then @americaferrera in sisterhood of the traveling pants as Carmen. 😭❤️ her life was like mine. Growing up in suburbs but never really having a place culturally.. but my girlfriends still had my back no matter our background.” –chessy__a

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People Are Sharing Their Personal Experiences Of Feeling Shame Over Their Bisexuality And It’s Pretty Heartbreaking

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People Are Sharing Their Personal Experiences Of Feeling Shame Over Their Bisexuality And It’s Pretty Heartbreaking

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It’s no secret that more than most sexualities, the bisexual experience is often invalidated and largely stigmatized. Often times, people who are bisexual are forced to shoulder the social stigmas from partners, friends, and family who believe that they are hiding their homosexuality, are sexually promiscuous, and or more likely to spread sexually transmitted diseases.

Curious about the effects of the stereotypes, we scoured Reddit for personal experiences with the sense of shame some people feel attached to their bisexual identity.

Check out what we found in one thread below.

https://www.reddit.com/r/bisexual/comments/4r4ha4/does_anyone_else_feel_shame/

So, I’m bi and finding some videos on the youtubes about bisexuality and started watching videos of people saying being bi doesn’t exist. I also noticed on some apps like grindr and a few others who seemed to have a ‘problem’ with my being bi for some reason. Which makes me feel bad about being bi :c

“I was really insecure about my sexuality for a long time… I still kinda am but I’m mostly ok with it Now. Sometimes I even love it. I’m not really ashamed of it anymore, I’m just incredibly introverted and very private so I’m not open to most people about it. It took me several years to come to terms with my sexuality and accept myself and I still struggle with it sometimes. I used to wish I could just be straight. But now I feel like if there was something I could do to make myself straight, I wouldn’t do it.”-Strawbeerylemonade

“No I don’t feel bad about who I am. If someone doesn’t like me for who I am, I don’t want to date them.”- EnLaSxranko

“There is a lot of misconceptions about us in the gay and straight community. I don’t feel shame but I feel awkward. No matter who I choose to be with I feel I need to explain. I’m currently in an amazing opposite gender relationship with a queer woman who I adore and we encounter bi-phobia. Today I kissed her at Pride. We are in love and queer.
I hold my relationships with my male partners in high regard and will never be ashamed that I loved them (because of their gender). So like it or not, as queer people my love for my girlfriend will be political. oh well. I’m used to it and so is she.”- torontomammasboy

“Kinda. I find it embarrassing for some reason, kinda like if I had a skin condition or something. I actually came out to my parents yesterday and they haven’t disapproved or anything but I feel really weird that they know now. Kinda exposed feeling. It’s weird. I also get the whole shame part. I don’t want to be public about my same sex attractions in the sense that they are almost purely sexual in nature. I would probably not date a guy. I’m ashamed I have sexual feelings for men but really wouldn’t date them (I could do a BFF with benefits thing but it wouldn’t be romantic at all and I don’t think I’d ‘fall in love’).”- CompartmentalizeMyBi

“I’m 25 and am currently having my homophobic mother staying with me until she finds her own place. I’ve came out to her a couple of years ago, but she dismissed it as “foolishness” and has basically been in denial about it ever since. I basically have to tip-toe around her if I want to have another guy in my own apartment. That combined with my own internalized homophobia and biphobia makes it hard not to feel ashamed of my own attractions.” – acethunder21

“No I do not feel any shame. Mostly because I actually don’t give myself any label at all. And why I don’t give myself one is because honestly, I hate labels. For jobs, for relationships, for sexuality. It all is just not something I want to deal with. Now I’m not saying that any of the the labels you give yourself aren’t any real to you. You’re reality is just as personal to you, as mine is to me. And I don’t want to get in the way of how you want to live. And that’s how everyone should really treat each other about their sexuality. I’m nearly 17, (6 days from now) and male. I’m in love with my first, and 7-month boyfriend. A lot of my friends and family know this, and I didn’t feel any different coming out about it to them than when they did not know. When wondering about your sexuality, learn it like you would playing an rpg game. Go out and explore, and find what you like, and make it yours. Hopefully my tired 1:30 am rant meant something. Have a happy night and 4th if your in the good ol’ U.S. Of A like me.”-PopsOnTheRox

“I stopped giving a f*** about what people think eons ago. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has them. Yours is the only one that should matter to you. Make yourself proud and you’ll find people respect and admire it.”-StroppyMantra

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