Essay on Short-Term Premarital Relationships

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Running head: SHORT-TERM PREMARITAL RELATIONSHIPS

Short-term Premarital Relationships
Brenda M. Ellis
July 2, 2009
COUN 603
Liberty University

Abstract
Short-term premarital relationships are the subject of debate in many families. The idea of a couple living together without being married is just one of the many problems in relationships today that end up going through divorce court. Short-term relationships do not have the staying power as one where the couples are getting to know one another for a longer period-of-time. The relationship does not have time to manifest into something that will last a lifetime. In this day and time, short-term relationships have a propensity to become a short-term life span. This report will
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