The song “To Be Loved”, by AURORA and Askjell expresses the challenges of feeling love. There is a beautiful feeling of connection that arises with love. Yet feeling in love with another at one point can simultaneously produce feelings of loneliness once that love has vanished.
“So warm, but time is cold and
Trust me, I would know
In my heart, I’m the half of a whole
And it’s making me feel so alone
Thinking of what it is to be loved
I tell myself I have to build defences
‘Cause once you are in love, you are defenceless”
Heartache is not necessarily a mental illness, however since human connections are an essential aspect of life, feeling a loss of connection can impact preexisting mental illnesses.
Some who have mental illnesses share the depth of their experiences with a partner, and if that partner leaves, those individuals can end up feeling more alone than ever before.
“I’m never lonely
Until someone holds me
And lets go, just to show me
How it’s like to be loved”
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