Most of us romanticize love. Unfortunately for us, reality is not pure, neither is love, nor fear or suffering. When we aspire to a love that is pure, we inflict more pain and more hurt on ourselves.
Love is not simple. As soon as there is love or an attachment, loss enters the picture. Rejecting loss or the pain of loss means rejecting love and the pain of love. They are one and the same.
Depression combined with social comparisons can lead to envy, jealousy, shame, and a closed heart. Ultimately, we end up alone, feeling abandoned, hopeless, betrayed, and more depressed than ever.
One of the most frustrating and depressing things about depression is that nobody knows what it really is and nobody knows how to “fix” it. This article is about my own experience with depression, and my own framework for understanding it.