I personally feel that sometimes we give the word need too much power. We need people in our lives to learn and grow, we are all equal and we learn from and teach each other all the time. In my experience, we need to have a deep connection and unconditional love with ourselves before we can truly connect with and love another human…it would be nice if we could be whole or fulfilled or just at peace with who we are and who we are not, so we can have nurturing relationships that are fulfilling and balanced. Without inner peace, relationships can become needy or dysfunctional or just plain drama. This is one of the many reasons I love yoga as it leads the inner journey toward the soul and fosters the feelings of peace and happiness.