I've always felt like a pretty independent person. I was single for most of my 20s, so I was used to living alone and doing a lot of things alone for many years (even though I do have friends!). Now, I've been in a relationship for 5+ years, and I feel like I am so dependent on my partner -- not financially, but emotionally, I guess. I feel very sad when he goes out of town, I don't like going to a lot of social events without him, I truly cannot imagine having to navigate life without him, etc. Having these kinds of feelings is pretty scary to me. Is this natural, or should I be taking some steps to ensure that I am more emotionally/socially independent??