Cohabitation Persuasive Speech

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When imagining the perfect wedding, the atmosphere is filled with children 's laughter, terrible jokes, and nervous excitement. An individual may continue this vision with two beautiful little children in the arms of the love of his/her life. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, for some couples, what had started as a dream resulted in a nightmare. For other couples, this was not their future dream to begin with. Cohabitation can either prevent the nightmare or be the future dream itself. This act allows for couples to move in together prior to getting married or after being engaged. Cohabitation is beneficial because it provides couples the opportunity to test out their relationship before committing to marriage, and is an alternative …show more content…
To them, cohabitation can be used as a step in the right direction. While dating, people may only act in the relationship as he/she wants to be perceived, yet not actually how he/she behaves in reality. Cohabitation give couples the chance to explore how each one of their habits can impact the relationship. For instance, does one partner have a habit of holding how he/she feels inside? Does the one significant other party more often than the other prefers? Or, maybe one individual missed signs of alcohol addiction the other had while dating. An individual may also have specific financial or sexual expectations wanted met by his/her significant other. When cohabiting, couples have the opportunity to test if the expectations set by each other, not just a boyfriend or girlfriend, but also as a potential wife or husband can be met. Perhaps, the expectation was set to split the chores in half, yet one partner did not meet the other halfway. Couples may think their personalities are compatible while dating, yet it fails when they move in together. It would be ideal for a relationship to be just as successful as it was before moving in together, although it is not realistic. Cohabitation gives couples a chance to realize if they are capable to provide for each other emotionally, financially, mentally, and potentially, sexually. Hence, couples should be given the opportunity to …show more content…
Cohabitation provides an alternate option, because not everyone envisions his/her future consisting of the traditional marriage. One reason for this way of thinking may be, because one or both partners have had bad experiences with the idea of marriage. To them, marriage may not be the ultimate act of love. Secondly, a person may not believe in marriage because it might be an infringement on the individual’s identity; the idea of marriage could mean co-dependency or having a lack of freedom as an individual. Furthermore, couples may skip the whole idea of a wedding altogether because it might not be the best financial investment. Also, if a couple does decide to split, cohabitation gives people the freedom to back out of a relationship, without the level of complications in relation to a married couple. When cohabiting, both individuals are not bounded by legal documents, and legal processes which are notorious for taking lots of time. Cohabitation is also an easier option financially. After all, divorce can be time consuming and expensive in comparison to a lease. It is not to say, the emotional impact is less detrimental, although, it is a less serious commitment as opposed to marriage. Altogether, the individual or both partners may feel less guilty about leaving the relationship while cohabiting, rather than if they were in a marriage. Therefore, couples can use cohabitation to be intimate with one another,

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