One way that people deprive themselves of love is especially confusing because it seems to be a way to increase it. This is attachment. In its mildest form, attachment is the desire to be with someone special. Adult relationships carry attachment to a deeper level, but the exclusivity remains. Shouldn’t intimate relationships be exclusive in just this way?
Here are the differences between love and attachment:
Adapted from The Path to Love, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 1997).
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