We for the most part do not like to lose our independence. But, sometimes we may reach a point where we simply cannot make it alone anymore. I am fortunate in having a wife who cares for me and I also care for her. We work together to support each other to help each other and we are not lonely. People may think they need a partner when they are young but the real test for most of them will come when they get older and get lonely or need help. For some they will then understand why God provided men and women to support each other as one.