Living Together Before Marriage And Marriage

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Living Together Before Marriage
Should we consider moving in before getting married? In the New York Times Magazine, the article The Downside of Cohabiting before Marriage states that “In 1960, about 450,000 unmarried couples lived together. Now the number is more than 7.5 million. The majority of young adults in their 20s will live with a romantic partner at least once, and more than half of all marriages will be preceded by cohabitation”. (1) Considering moving in with your partner before marriage you will get to know each other a lot better. The Census Bureau reports that over 40-50 percent of married couples in the United States end in divorce. When couples live with their partner prior to marriage, the responsibility is now of two instead of one. Splitting things like bills and rents has never been so easier. Moving is a huge step in a relationships. Two people are essentially committing loyalty to one another as they move in together. Living together is a better option prior to getting married.
Cohabitation became more common in the late 20th century. Researchers at the National Center of Family and Marriage estimated that by 2011 66% of couples where living together before marriage. Before the mid-20th century there was a law against cohabitation especially in Southern and Northeastern States in the US. This made it very difficult for unmarried couples to obtain a home mortgage and also, registering in hotels. This was from the 1960 to 1998 that many places where
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