What means 'keep me in order'? why it is for an independent woman?
'we wouldn’t be happy together, Mr Oak. I’m too independent, I need a husband who can keep me in order, and I’m sure you wouldn’t be able to do that.’
Gabriel looked hopelessly away and did not reply.
‘and, Mr Oak,’ she continued in a clear voice, ‘ I’m so poor that my aunt has to provide a home for me. You’re just starting your farming business. It would be much more sensible for your to marry a woman with money. Then you could buy more sheep and improve your farm.’
What means 'keep me in order'? Why an independent woman needs a husband who can keep her in order?