“Just Living Together”

Here’s an article on a studying that found “living together before marriage actually increases the chances of divorce in a first marriage.”

Between 50 and 60 percent of all marriages begin with the two partners cohabitating, and many of those couples no doubt believe they are making a wise move up front. But living together before marriage actually increases the chances of divorce in a first marriage — 67 percent of cohabitating couples who marry eventually divorce, compared to 45 percent of all first marriages.

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~ by toddbumgarner on April 1, 2008 6:07 am.

4 Responses to ““Just Living Together””

  1. I am not wise, but otherwise let me put it this way:

    Living together is ok and and works. why marrying and dvorcing?

  2. Define “is ok and works.” Specifically, I’m interested in how “it works.” I look around the world and I see a lot of single parents.

  3. What I meant to say is that this study finding or speculation doesnt construe the right picture or reality.
    Staying together without any ‘conditions’ from either party may be a good platform of relation and living. Unfortunately ‘marriage’ tends to be a ‘forced contract’ from either side, which may not lead towards a ‘healthy’ relation.

    Of course I have great respect for the mechanism called ‘marriage’ of the society; there remains only the ‘marriage’ mechanism to sustain the relation in the framework of societal norms and morals.

    Things may change or evolve differently ,if not now, at least tomorrow, and we may not be there to ‘see it’.
    New ways other than ‘marriage’ are bound to emerge in the days to come. ‘Single Parent’ may be a small symptom in that direction.

    Anyway, I have nothing to contradict with the view of the study here.I am just speculating. Thanks.

  4. sulchanosho,

    I appreciate your feedback and was curious as to whether or not you’d be interested in expanding upon “new ways other than ‘marriage'” that may be “bound to emerge in the days to come.”

    Thanks for the dialogue.

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