Today’s realization: I am possessive. Just not in an exclusive kind of way.
Edit: Okay, I’ll explain a little.
People who are family of choice are MINE. Pack, clan, whatever you want to call it. It would take a hell of a lot to change that status, and I haven’t experienced that happening yet, thankfully. I delight in compersion when they are happy, and get very, very upset if anyone treats them less than marvelously.
So yes, I am possessive. And if you’re one of the people I love, you’ll just have to deal with it.