Detachment: setting everybody free of yourself. Not holding anybody responsible for you or how you may feel at any given time. You feel what you feel, just don't taint others with what you feel. Not tainting others with what you feel is not forming expectations. You are responsible for you, nobody else is. When you don't hold people responsible you quit getting hurt by them. You still hurt, just not by them because you hold nobody responsible. I stopped calling anybody my best friend. I stopped laying upon them a responsibility they did not necessarily sign up for. Words have power. Words were never meant to be taken lightly. Words were meant to truly reflect where they came from. You could still feel too much. But detachment is in spite of feelings. I can't imagine another way.