Contention I: Cohabitation before marriage can help marriage
First, marriage is very important in our life and people should be serious about getting marriage. But when it comes to the time to get married, the biggest problem of the couples is that “ is he or she the person I really love?” or “Do I 100% know the person I’m getting married to”? Marriage is sacred and serious and couples should make sure that they really want to get married with each other.
Second, cohabitation develops compatibilities in values, lifestyles and interests, and thus improves husband and wife’s life. By living together before marriage couples not only know each other better but also create their compatibility. And this compatibility helps them to share life experience, to concrete the difficulties and to grow up and accomplish achievements, and no doubt, it’ll help marriage life.
To avoid of getting married to a wrong person, I therefore offer Contention II:
Cohabitation simplifies problem if couples don’t fit each other.
First, divorce creates many social problems and bothers both sides’ families. Divorce causes social issues such as one-parent families, children lack love from either mother or father, and others. Moreover, marriage is seemed as an union of two families, and if couples get divorced, two sides of families are influenced.
Second, cohabitation can prevent people from get married with a wrong person in the early stage. During the cohabitation if couples find themselves don’t fit each other and try to work it out many times but failed, the worst situation for them is just break up. Of course they get hurt, but contrast to the consequence after they get married in which couples consider about their parents and families, go to the law court and turn the love to hate, and pay a lot of money for the lawyers, it’s relatively mild.
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