Many, many years ago when I was in college in Pasadena, Ca. one of my professors, Dr. Rueben Welch, wrote a book entitled, We Really Do Need Each Other. It was a book about relationships, specifically relationships within the church body.
In American culture there is in some people a belief that arises almost to the position of Manifest Destiny. The belief is: Your future is determined only by yourself. This applies to the workplace as well as to the personal life.
Sometimes, it even spills over into the church. Christian Winman writes …To be in a relationship often means forgoing the self and its crucible of ‘truth,’ learning to live with, and love, the very things that compromise our notions of what we are. I feel a strong need, and imperative, really, to believe something in common; indeed, I feel that any belief I have that is not in some way shared is probably just the workings of my own ego, a common form of modern idolatry.
St. Paul says in Colossians 3:14-15, And over all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. The peace of Christ must control your hearts, a peace into which you were called in one body. And be thankful people (CEB).