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'''Cohabitation''' is a term usually used to describe a couple living together in a sexual relationship without the benefit of marriage.  Multiple studies from the 1970s through the present have shown that cohabitating couples are less stable than marriages.  On average their relationships will not last as long and the level of satisfaction is lower.<ref>"Married men and women report very active sex lives—as do those who are cohabiting. But the married appear to be more satisfied with sex than others." [http://www.gwu.edu/~icps/waite.html]</ref>   
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'''Cohabitation''' is a term usually used to describe a couple living together in a [[sex|sexual]] [[relationship]] without the benefit of [[marriage]].  Multiple studies from the 1970s through the present have shown that cohabitating couples are less stable than marriages.  On average their relationships will not last as long and the level of satisfaction is lower.<ref>"Married men and women report very active sex lives—as do those who are cohabiting. But the married appear to be more satisfied with sex than others." [http://www.gwu.edu/~icps/waite.html]</ref>   
There is also a higher incidence of domestic violence.  Cohabitating couples also have significantly higher rates of divorce if they do get married.<ref>"... marriages that follow an extensive period of cohabitation ... end in divorce at disproportionately high rates"  [http://larison.org/archives/000540.php]</ref>
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There is also a higher incidence of [[domestic violence]].  Cohabitating couples also have significantly higher rates of [[divorce]] if they do get married.<ref>"... marriages that follow an extensive period of cohabitation ... end in divorce at disproportionately high rates"  [http://larison.org/archives/000540.php]</ref>
 
The more partners someone cohabitates with before marriage, the less likely they are to have a stable marriage relationship.<ref>http://www.foreverfamilies.net/xml/articles/benefitsofchastity.aspx</ref>
 
The more partners someone cohabitates with before marriage, the less likely they are to have a stable marriage relationship.<ref>http://www.foreverfamilies.net/xml/articles/benefitsofchastity.aspx</ref>
  
In some countries with Laws based on English Common Law, couples who cohabit may find themselves legally married after a prescribed time. This is referred to as a common law marriage.<ref>[http://www.expertlaw.com/library/family_law/common_law.html common law marriage]</ref>  
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In some [[country|countries]] with [[law]]s based on [[England|English]] [[common law]], couples who cohabit may find themselves legally married after a prescribed time. This is referred to as a common law marriage.<ref>[http://www.expertlaw.com/library/family_law/common_law.html common law marriage]</ref>  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:07, 7 August 2018

Cohabitation is a term usually used to describe a couple living together in a sexual relationship without the benefit of marriage. Multiple studies from the 1970s through the present have shown that cohabitating couples are less stable than marriages. On average their relationships will not last as long and the level of satisfaction is lower.[1] There is also a higher incidence of domestic violence. Cohabitating couples also have significantly higher rates of divorce if they do get married.[2] The more partners someone cohabitates with before marriage, the less likely they are to have a stable marriage relationship.[3]

In some countries with laws based on English common law, couples who cohabit may find themselves legally married after a prescribed time. This is referred to as a common law marriage.[4]

References

  1. "Married men and women report very active sex lives—as do those who are cohabiting. But the married appear to be more satisfied with sex than others." [1]
  2. "... marriages that follow an extensive period of cohabitation ... end in divorce at disproportionately high rates" [2]
  3. http://www.foreverfamilies.net/xml/articles/benefitsofchastity.aspx
  4. common law marriage