Definition of Cohabitation and It`s Impact
Definition of Cohabitation and It`s Impact

Definition of Cohabitation and It`s Impact

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Strict cultural norms and values have over the past five decades became less prioritized as they were before. The interaction between different cultures, modernization and the fading away of the older generation have been the main reason why cultural values are getting less strict. Despite having less priority, some cultural beliefs and values still remain strong within us since they symbolic of who we are. Of controversy here is cohabitation between a man and a woman before marriage. Different cultures still condemn the practice today while others have grown to accept it as a lifestyle.

Those who condemn it believe that cohabitation is a taboo and those who did it were looked down upon by the society. Others hold that cohabitation before marriage will eventually result in divorce cases in future. Those who support it believe that it helps couples learn more about each other as they grow together. They believe it is the foundation of a stable marriage

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as it gauges their ability to withstand different circumstances that they may encounter.

One of the advantages of cohabitation is that it gives couples of different religious backgrounds to learn more about their customs so that they may agree upon certain practices during marriage. It also acts as a head start for marriage since 40 percent of couples that cohabitate for three years are likely to get married. On the down side, cohabitation reduces the momentum that a couple may have to get married. They end up losing the motive and excitement to ‘tie the knot.’ It also results in unwanted or unplanned pregnancies between the couple and this yields stress between them.

To conclude, cohabitation may be attractive before marriage but it eventually results in a divorce. This is because the couple may have begun with a motive of not having commitments meaning that their marriage will not be built up under the sanctity that courtship requires.

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