Most Helpful Girl
Absolutely. Strong emotions bring out the best lyrics and often the most beautiful music. Not sure what happened with your ex but I'm sorry you were so hurt. But at least you can put pain to good use. Music is a form of expression. Some get physical and throw themselves into sports, some throw themselves into work, others bottle it up and let them destroy them, but I definitely agree with the artistic approach
Most Helpful Guy
Yes, I am a songwriter and I have done that. I have written songs for women who were special to me and I wrote one song to celebrate a break up (entitled The Gettin' Down And Movin' On Boogie.) I wrote a song for my fiancée and sang it at our wedding. It didn't mean too much to her, apparently, because 4 years later she decided that she just didn't want to be married any more, and we are now divorced.