Would anything have been different had I waited longer to tell these guys about my illness? I have no qualms about someone seeing my cellulite, but I am afraid of him seeing my self-inflicted scars; I'm not sure I would trust a person who had caused herself such violence, so why should he trust me?
That is, until something hits you and you suddenly feel every single lyric aligns directly with what’s going on in your life right now.At least that’s what happened to me on my way home from therapy.I belong in the Victorian age, when I could have carried out an epistolary courtship with a friend of my brother's, stationed abroad, and kept my secrets until we wed.It feels dishonest not to mention certain things to someone you’re trying to seduce, in the way I would feel dishonest not mentioning that I had a child or was missing a nose.She is hateful and self-pitying, withdrawn, listless, angry.
She will try her best to hurt you, and lash out until she does. I'm 36, single, live in Brooklyn, and work in publishing.I love gloomy Victorian novels, obscure Korean horror films, Premier League soccer, and knitting.I have depression and after getting hit in the heart by a song that perfectly explained the way I feel, I slowly began to uncover all of these songs that were really about mental illness when most people probably don’t even realize it. Having depression or any other mental illness isn’t the easiest thing in the world to talk about: it affects your brain – where everything that makes you who you are is located – and it’s hard to talk about your experience when it’s by and large perceived as self-indulgent, fake, or *eye roll* “all in your head” (the irony is not lost on me).Depression, addiction, bi-polar disorder, borderline, etc. are all real conditions that people are diagnosed with and are therefore part of the human experience. It’s so hard to talk about, apparently, that artists sometimes have to hide the meaning of songs behind pop beats and catchy melodies.I'm 5-foot-5, slim, with brown hair and brown eyes. I suffer from mental illness.” Finally verging on being over a long-term, on-and-off relationship, I am both excited and terrified at the prospect of a new one.