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Marriage Versus Living Together

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MARRIAGE VERSUS LIVING TOGETHER
Statistics say that married people are healthier, happier, live longer, have higher income, less violence and alcohol, poverty, and are more fulfilled then couples living together. This may be true for some couples but not for all.

Couples might choose to live together instead of getting married because one has a huge amount of debt. Marrying them will have collection agencies going after your money. When you are married, both incomes are counted when applying for grants, loans, and state help. It is sometimes much easier not to marry, rather than not get the help your family needs because of combined incomes.

Couples might choose to live together without marriage because of their financial situations. They can not make ends meet living alone. Some couples live together in case the marriage does not work. They do not have to worry about the cost of divorce and the paperwork that is involved. Society still believes that living together is wrong but now days most of the population live together first before becoming married.

Young people under age 18 and under 20 are more likely to divorce and young people who live together are also more likely to move out or start a relationship with someone else because of lack of maturity. Adults are waiting until their later years to make this kind of commitment.

Living together does not increase the chances of a good marriage. How much you work on the relationship has a lot to do with any relationship making it. 2

My fiancé and I have been with each other for 4 years. We moved in together after a couple months of dating. After six months, I moved out because of differences we had with children and finances. We continued to date each other and after a year, we are now living together again. We have had our problems just like any...