Feeling independent, and determining your own worth is very important. However, being open to support is just as necessary. You don’t have to do everything on your own. If you’re in a partnership (romantic/business/best friend), then it is essential to find the proper balance between independence and unification. This is the time to sort out the proper balance between give-and-take; mine vs. yours; and boundaries vs. intimacy. You may find that certain changes in your job are forcing these discussions to come up. One of you may have a change in your income, which requires the two of you to renegotiate roles and responsibilities.