Then there is clingy in relation to family. Immediate family? That can be okay, unless it becomes too close to codependency. Extended family? Not so good. Marriages have ended over this one. Grown women with families of their own who spend every Sunday at their parents' houses eating their mothers' cooking. I have really weird feelings about that.
I am not against proximity, in good doses, but I have lived 2000 miles away from my parents since I was 20 years old, so maybe I am just used to independence. And I am converted to the idea. For me, I was not about to figure out who I was until I was forced to- through distance and circumstances. It is a process, and at 46 I am still at it.
Life is like that fuchsia dress I tried on tonight. A little cling works, just not everywhere.