Living independently is something we all strive for, yet for many can seem so far out of reach. What we tend to forget is that we are not in fact living independently 100% of the time. Instead, we are living interdependently. All of us rely on support systems to help us in challenging times or when there is a task we don’t understand. Individual support service professionals work with individuals who either have a goal of living independently, or who currently live alone, to create a personalized interdependent support system that empowers them to live the lifestyle they desire.