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Cohabitation has become a phenomenon in the United States over the past several years. It has begun to develop into a replacement for marriage. Although cohabitation has largely become a part of the American culture, it is continuously changing as life progresses. The text states that “cohabitation is a way of living similar to marriage but does not involve a legal commitment.” It is as also merely a form of “singlehood for some people,” while for other individuals, it is “a testing ground for marriage.” There are two types of individuals who may cohabitate: people whom are in a relationship and people who are not. In addition to that, cohabitation is more of an “alternative to marriage,” to many people. Individuals who are not ready to commit do tend to cohabitate in order to truly understand what it is like to live with their significant other. People who like to be individualistic would prefer cohabitating to keep that sense of personage and without having to contract into a legal obligation to unionize with their significant other, thus informing others that they are just merely single. While they consider themselves single is truly an opinion at best, but from many outside perspectives, it would generally be conceived as simply living with a significant
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course SOC 275F taught by Professor Kyle during the Spring '07 term at Fullerton College.

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