I'd always been afraid, enmeshed, hooked in, jealous and obsessive. Terrified of being abandoned but also terrified of anyone getting too close. But if I don't belong to anyone and no one belongs to me, I am free. They are free.
The basic tenet of the meditation technique is everything changes. Why get attached to something that's going to change? Why fear it, avoid it, crave it or hate it? It's not going to last. Just observe it and let it go.