Originally Posted by InfinitePossibility
I get all of that. Really and truly get it.
But - on the other hand - I see human beings as social beings. We do get attached to each other and to beings that are not our species. I think our tendency to do so is wonderful.
This is how I feel. It seems to me that it is normal, good, even necessary, to have attachment in our relationships. That's sort of the whole point. I feel like I'm in a situation where I'm expected to continue going deeper with emotional and some physical intimacy, yet not develop messy emotions to complicate the situation. He wants 'harmony,' and 'honesty,' but wants me honestly not to develop any attachment beyond what works in his life. I'm on the brink of ending this relationship because I don't think that's healthy, either, to try to have a relationship without the normal attachments.