term paper about living together before marriage

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LIVING TOGETHER BEFORE MARRIAGE

The human being and their society are always constant motion. In modern life, there are new tendencies which a lot of different than traditional countries appear. One of aspects changed quickly all over the world is love, marriage and family. A flower cannot without sunshine and man cannot live without love. (Max Muller) Love is a sacred and wonderful sentiment. In generation past, marriage and living together forever are a last destination of love. However, in recent decades, many couples often living together before marriage and after that they decide to walk down the aisle or not. Pre- marital cohabitation definitely has proximate causes which from objective reason to subjective
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Foremost, couples who live together before marriage often exposed to higher rate of divorce. Here are some statistics on living together before marriage from Michael McManus, author of the book “Marriage Savers”. “Statistically speaking, living together is not a trial of marriage, but rather the training for divorce.
More than 8 out of 10 couples who live together will break up either before the wedding or after wards in divorce.
About 45 percent of those who begin cohabitating, do not marry. Another 5 to 10 percent continue living together and do not marry”. (http://www.rayfowler.org/2008/04/18/statistics-on-living-together-before-marriage/ ).

The high rate of divorce.

People who cohabit and then marry more likely to divorce than people who marry without living together because cohabiting couple have the right to walk away from their anytime if there is any inconsistency. And they have not any commitment to prove their relationship. When they cannot be sure for their future, they cannot enjoy the life about emotion and sex relation comfortably.

Secondly, couples who are cohabitation less likely to marry. They think that “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free”. (http://rafiq23.hubpages.com/hub/Pros-Cons-of-Cohabitation ). In America, one research of Columbia University shows that only 14 percent of
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