People living together before getting married may be putting their futures as couples on the line. A recent study conducted by the Center For Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green University found couples that cohabitate before tying the knot are at a higher risk of divorcing than couples who do not live together before saying “I do.”
The amount of people moving in together before marriage has almost doubled over the last 25 years. Overall, cohabitation is now most popular among older and well-educated people. One of the factors that may contribute to a greater divorce rate for those who live together before marriage is the fact that they may have a tendency to minimize the differences between cohabitation and marriage. Because cohabitation is an ambiguous state, couples may live a life that lacks the commitment and permanence that is associated with marriage. People who live together often consider separation a natural possibility. Once married, they may take divorce more lightly than if they had decided to live separately until making a commitment to marriage.
When couples live together and are considering marriage, they may not spend enough time thinking about the challenges that marriage may bring. Furthermore, many times when a couple marries after living together, their passion has already peaked. They then face the challenges of marriage without the energy and drive that passion gives the relationship in order to overcome these challenges.
Education also plays a factor when it comes to the divorce rate. The same Bowling Green study also showed that those without a college degree who lived together before marriage were more likely to divorce after five years.
Divorce can be very stressful for those involved which can lead to emotional and physical problems. People considering divorce need to seek guidance from those who know how to maneuver through the process as smoothly as possible.
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