We are born dependent. We then graduate to independence. The ultimate goal is INTERDEPENDENCE. This requires maturity. It’s moving from ‘I need you to do it for me’ to ‘I can do it myself’ to ‘I can do it for others’. Marriages fail when two independent people never graduate to the next stage of interdependence. It’s when personal success is not as important as team success.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (Good News Translation) 9 Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively.10 If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him.