Since change is the nature of most things in this world, the more we value something the more we can fear losing it. It can be very upsetting to realize that even the people whom we hold most sacred will eventually vanish. Thoughts and feelings of insecurity typically arise as a precursor to forceful control with the intention to limit change and loss, yet these very actions can sometimes spur on the process of manifesting the loss that we are so desperately trying to avoid. It is important to recognize that these feelings are normal, yet unproductive and take action to work directly with their energy in order to build strength and resiliency. This can be done through yoga and other mind/body therapies and meditation/contemplation on attachment, suffering and the impermanence of all things. It is important not to allow these feelings to fester in order to avoid unhealthy dependency on the relationship and a good opportunity to work on these themes within the self and spend time cultivating other sacred activities to maximize one’s feeling of connection to life in all of its splendor.