Argumentative Essay About Cohabitation

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Cohabitation is a very controversial topic nowadays since people see downsides when it comes to this type of living situation. The controversy about cohabitation is not only about whether or not it should be permitted but rather if it is a good or bad idea. I personally feel that there is nothing wrong with it and that it should be legal in all states. Cohabitation is a new lifestyle type for many and since it has been practiced for so long that it is now considered a norm, especially since most children now are born into the homes of unmarried parents. “Cohabitation is a common part of family formation in the United States, and serves both as a step toward marriage and as an alternative to marriage” (Jayson).
Cohabitation itself all began when the meaning of a family was altered. People started to feel that even though they were not married they were still considered a family.
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I am young and still in school and my education to me is far more important than any boyfriend or girlfriend because I think of school as a priority that will always be number one. So in my case, it’s simply so I can carpool.
Is cohabitation worse or better than anything else? That’s pretty much what the controversy is. Some people feel it is worse than marriage because of the lack of commitment and benefits while others feel that cohabitation is better than marriage because it allows one to get to know someone else before getting married. In this case, I do not personally favor one over another because it is two different situations. For example, if a couple is simply living their life while dating I feel it is okay to cohabit. It is when the love develops and the starting of a family that is a sign of wanting to get married.
Of course cohabitation is an alternative to marriage in some cases but I don’t necessarily think it is better. Not that I don’t care but to me each is desirable in certain

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