“If we want to actually reduce the number of divorces, we need to make divorce less appealing to women.”(Davidson). What Davidson is expressing is that women are attracted to divorce. Marriage was once a partnership. “A person doesn’t cling to what they do not need. Therefore a woman will not cling to a man who is not needed.”(Feldman) Feldmon forwards Davidson’s thought, but it adds to it. Marriage is hard enough. If a the partner is not needed why would either party wish to go through the difficulties. “The origins of marriage was a simple set up, the man worked, the woman did not.”(Hendrix) Hendrix continues to expand on a common thought of partnership. Hendrix shows that originally that marriage partners were dependent on each other. The woman was dependent on the man for money and the man dependent on the woman for the upkeep of the house. Was it the best system? Possibly. Couples stuck together back then. They fought tooth and nail to keep their marriage strong and did what was best for the family. However, no one disagrees with women becoming part of the work force. “We need to find a middle ground”(Cochrane). Cochrane is speaking on the terms of interdependence. She is saying that there has to be a middle ground between the powers.