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Taylor Swift has mastered the art of turning heartache into hits

Taylor Swift has mastered the art of turning heartache into hits

Kendall Jenner and the dress she wore to her friend's wedding. Photo: @kendalljenner

Kendall Jenner and the dress she wore to her friend's wedding. Photo: @kendalljenner

Kendall and Hailey. Photo: Hailey Beiber instagram

Kendall and Hailey. Photo: Hailey Beiber instagram

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Taylor Swift has mastered the art of turning heartache into hits

I still cringe when I think about how I reacted when dumped by a boyfriend nearly two decades ago. After several weeks of dignified silence — he texted, I did not engage — I decided the time was right to attend a gig I knew he’d be at. Hair done, new top bought, I was looking well and all set to show that I was fine. No, better than fine, I was out living my best life. Next please.

But then I had a few more drinks than I ought to, saw him and it all went belly up. I remember drunkenly asking some poor chap to ‘kiss me and make me feel better about myself’ (his polite refusal adding further insult to my already injured ego) and then came the tears, recriminations and embarrassing attempts at reconciliation. The requests for explanations. For years after it was known among my friends simply as The Night of Doom.


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