Emotional independence is thinking and feeling for yourself, even if you’re in a relationship. It means not being held emotionally ransom by anyone, and the freedom to choose who you give your time and emotions to. Not everyone gets to do this, for many cultural, societal and developmental reasons, but emotional freedom and independence are always at least one thought and action within reach. Having a healthy emotional independence lends itself to healthy interdependent relationships. Seek yours, and with it, to inspire others develop theirs.