The captivating lyrics of the song “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men are a hauntingly beautiful depiction of how anxiety and depression can impact relationships. The sentences from the female’s perspective speak to her anxiety; from her expressions of fear to her admissions of sleep deprivation, voices in her head and self-uncertainty. The man, presumably her late husband, provides her with constant reassurance through rational explanations for her paranoia, and reminders of joyful moments from their past. Where some partners may retreat from their loved ones due to a lack of understanding of mental illness, this brave gentleman stands beside his lover and gives her the words of encouragement she requires in the form of little talks.
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