Women usually ask for an emotional commitment from their partner.
Men usually give their partner a physical commitment.
Most women want their partner to meet their needs emotionally. Even though they may be unaware of what their emotional needs are, they are aware of when they emotionally need their partner and when their needs are not being met.
Most men are conscious of what their material needs are but are usually unaware that their emotional needs exist.
Men historically have committed to meeting their families physical needs and have become the provider.
Women historically have committed to meeting their families emotional needs, yet have not been seen as the provider, but as being dependent on their man.
Independent people are dependent on their Self to provide everything they need both materially and emotionally.