Dealing with Attachment
The Buddha never discouraged having social relationships with others (be it friends or family, etc.), but what he saw was the unhealthy relationships we form and the unwholesome mental states that arise when our relationships are based on attachment.
In this video, I highlight the various problems that come from attachment and how it prevents us from developing unconditional love for all. I also look at ways we can overcome our attachment to our loved ones and I discuss which attachments are considered wholesome and are actually beneficial for our spiritual practice.