The Pros And Cons Of Living Together Before Marriage?

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Register to read the introduction… I was raised in the nuclear insulation of a Christian home. I have since come to form my own beliefs and do not believe my upbringing influences this decision. What does influence my opinion is not only the dream of sharing my first home with my loved one after marriage, but also objective proof all around me. It is easy to spot the unhappy couple stuck in a marriage because of children or for financial reasons. I can only hope that my future marriage will not mirror that of others and that I will indeed have the fairy tale ever after I have dreamt of.

I can’t say I don’t see the benefits of moving in with your lover, especially considering the current state of the economy. Splitting rent with someone who’s already constantly with you seems efficient. And, as I see it, the biggest benefit of cohabitating is that you find out all of your significant other’s vices before deciding to take the leap into marriage. If you can withstand repeat exposure to his or her previously hidden idiosyncrasies, it’s a good sign things are working out. And if your partner has a habit so repulsive it becomes a deal breaker, well, you have the opportunity to dodge the marriage
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Not only is it a violation of your possible morality, it requires a lot of patience. If you are fighting with your partner before living with him or her, you have the easy option of leaving to go home in order to cool down; however, if you live together your house can become a battlefield. Not only does living together require patience in regard to the bickering, it also requires patience with regard to household chores. I don’t live with my boyfriend, and even though we have separate living spaces, our dissimilarities are apparent. He likes the seat up, and I like it down; he likes the doors open, and I like them closed; he likes boyish furnishings, while I like a more chic living space … the list is endless. Even though I am in love with him, I am not ready to leave the toilet seat up or the doors open. These would be minor things, but how would we begin to bring our things together to decorate a home in a boyishly chic way? This is something that is best left up to a partnership bonded by marriage. Without the commitment of marriage it is easier for such disagreements to derail the

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