Relationship Between Marriage And Divorce Essay

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Some statistics say a couple who does not live together before getting married has a 20 percent chance of being divorced within five years. Couples living together prior to marriage increase to 49 percent. Realistically though, more people practice cohabitation, the percentage may be higher for the people who separate instead of getting a divorce, and may skew the statistics. If the couple chooses to live together as an alternative to being married like the statistics show that the relationship will break up within five years is 49 percent (Redmond, “Divorce Statistics…”). In 1995 premarital cohabitation became the normal thing to do. Fifty-six percent of women who got married in the early 1990’s cohabited before marriage (Waite 3.) So the real question is, which is better? Living together before, or waiting until after marriage? So, lets’ say two people rush into marriage and move in together. They start noticing things about each other they do not like. After a while, they start despising each other. Then they have to go through a divorce and no one really wants to do that. Another couple is dating for a while and then decide to move in together. The couple may start feeling like their relationship has no mystery, or no privacy due to the fact that they are around each other all the time. The couple may start fighting more if they cannot agree on how to split finances because they may dislike having a joint account due to the fact that they are not married. A common…

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