It used to be widely believed that you should not live with your partner before you get married. Does living together awhile before marriage make you more likely to get a divorce? Anthony and Laci are here to give you the answer.
Does Premarital Cohabitation Raise Risk of Divorce?
“In the last 50 years, the percentage of men and women who cohabit before marriage – ‘living in sin’ as it was still called in the 1960s – has increased by almost 900 percent.”
Call Your Dad: Living Together Before Marriage Does Not Lead to Divorce
“Even as it has become the norm for couples to live together before they get married-cohabitation before a wedding has increased almost 900 percent since the 1960s-op-ed writers and marriage-supporting sociologists still cling to the notion that cohabitation is bad for relationships and that people who cohabitate before marriage are more likely to divorce.”
Age at Coresidence, Premarital Cohabitation, and Marriage Dissolution: 1985-2009
“Does the age at which premarital cohabitors moved in together explain why they have been found to have an increased risk of marital dissolution?”
Couples Who Marry Young Are Most Likely To Divorce
“Couples in their 20s are the most likely group to divorce as celebrity culture fuels a rise in so-called ‘starter marriages’ that end within five years, according to official figures.”
The “Cohabitation Effect: The Consequences of Premarital Cohabitation
“According to the U.S Census, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce.”
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