04 Jul '11, 10pm

Does Living Together Before Marriage Really Work?

Does Living Together Before Marriage Really Work?

Recent studies suggest that the conventional ‘rules of relationships’ have changed. It seems that couples can cohabitate and still have a chance at a happy, committed marriage. We have become less traditional overall, and this seems to have spilled over to the relationship arena. So why is it now possible for the old rule, stating that living together before marriage results in relationship disaster, to be rewritten? What does the research show?? A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics concluded that there’s little difference in marital success between couples that cohabitate before marriage and those that don’t. These findings contradict older research, as well as the common belief, that living together prior to marriage leads to divorce. To understand what’s really going on here and to know if things have changed, we have to look below the surface. A ...

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