Having a life partner makes sense on a lot of fronts. People who are married tend to be happier, more successful, more financially stable and more resilient in facing life’s challenges. In fact, most of us choose marriage or the idea of marriage. While we are constantly changing and growing as individuals, we require security and safety as well. In fact, we cannot grow and mature without safety and security. Having a life partner provides the love and respect we all long for.
While the institution of marriage has been questioned in the past few decades as being unnecessary, the need for one special person to spend our life with has not. People may not like terminology or the packaging, but the actual product is still as popular as ever. Most of us still want to have a life partner to share our life with.
In the end we love our partners. We love the idea of always having someone by our side. In fact, we do not do very well at all alone.