So that this relates to everyone I would change ‘man’ to ‘anyone’.
I know that I would never want anyone to create a life for me but me. I am a part of a relationship where we work together, where we spend time alone and in concert but not where one of us creates a full life for the other person. We work together!
No matter what type of relationship you are in I think it is important for each person to create their own life so they have individual interests and friends. If something happens in your relationship (death, break up, etc.) then you still have a support group and interests to turn to.
What do you think?