11 March 2010
Marriage and Today’s Generation
Is living together for young men and women? When young brides walk down the aisle today well more than half of them have already been living together. Today’s young adults believe that if they live with the person first and find out if that person is right for them to death do us part. For young Americans it seems that this method has evolved in the last 20 years. More and more young couples seem to live together first before getting married. This first generation has come of age during the divorce revolution, living together seems like a good way to achieve some of the benefits of marriage and avoid the risk of divorce. These couple who live together can share expenses and in the meantime learn more and more about each other. In this process each partner sees if either one is suitable to be one’s one and only. If things don’t work out, breaking up is easy to do no divorce expenses or losses.
According to surveys most young people favor the idea that living together is a rather perfect idea to live with a person before tying the knot. But a review of social sciences reveals that living together is not a good way to train for marriage or avoid divorce. Not surprisiley, it shows that the rise in cohabitation is not a positive trend. These common by law unions tend to break the tradition of marriage. Research has proved that living together before marriage increases a risk of breaking up after marriage. Also living together outside of marriage increases the risk of violence for women and risk of physical abuse.
Non married couples have low levels of happiness and sense of well being than married couples. Because this generation of young adults is so eagerly conscious of the fragility of marriage, it is important for them to know what it takes for marital success and what may threaten it. Yet many young people do not know the facts about living...