Couples entering marriage through dating and courtship experience just the opposite, especially if they maintain their sexual purity.Marriage is the culmination of their relationship and provides the full depth of a relationship they have long anticipated.So, cohabiting people feel trapped when they enter marriage.They must assume huge new responsibilities while getting nothing they didn’t already have.This is not to say that cohabitation guarantees marital failure nor that marriage through the conventional route guarantees marital success.There are exceptions to this rule, but a couple who live together before marriage stack the odds against themselves and their future marriage.
That’s the conclusion of a recent report on cohabitation.
In this article we are going to talk about this social phenomenon of cohabitation. Researchers estimate that today as many as 50% of Americans cohabit at one time or another prior to marriage.
It used to be called “living in sin” or “shacking up.” Today, it has been replaced by more neutral terms like “living together” or “cohabitation.” For this article, I will use the term cohabitation since it is the generally accepted term in society and law. The stereotype of two young, childless people living together is not completely accurate; currently, some 40% of cohabiting relationships involve children.
The car doesn’t need psychological counseling so that it can trust the next car buyer.
Frankly, test-driving a relationship is only positive if you are the driver.