Pillage is defined as a violent robbery. I’d like to expand the definition to include emotional plunder. One person can turn your life upside down, make your emotions go whirlwind and you lose yourself in this other person. And then if that person mistreats you or abandons you then you are robbed of happiness.
People say their soulmate stole their heart. Pillage means that they stole it, stomped on it and then returned it in broken pieces.