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The Science of Cohabitation: A Step Toward Marriage, Not a Rebellion

New research shows that the older people are when they make their first big commitment-cohabitation or marriage-the better their chances for marital success.

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In lecture this week, we discussed how moving in before making the step to get married can actually prevent divorce rates.  This makes sense because then the couple would be able to see if they could actually live with that person before... more »In lecture this week, we discussed how moving in before making the step to get married can actually prevent divorce rates.  This makes sense because then the couple would be able to see if they could actually live with that person before getting more committed with marriage. I found this article interesting because it explains that the longer a couple waits to even make that step of moving in together, the lower their chance of divorce as well.  This article explains that yes, moving in before marriage lowers divorce rates, but also waiting to move in lowers the rates even more.  So, basically the slower the couple takes their relationship in terms of serious commitments, the better. 02-08-2017 1:13pm

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