Cohabitation and marriage

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Cohabitation and marriage Cohabitation  and  marriage  comprise the two most common long-term relationships of adulthood.  Cohabitors are unmarried people who live together and have sex together. More than 3 million  Americans (most between the ages of 25 and 45) cohabitate. Many individuals claim that they  cohabitate as a test for marital compatibility, even though no solid evidence supports the idea that  cohabitation increases later marital satisfaction. In contrast, some research suggests a relationship  between premarital cohabitation and increased divorce rates. Other individuals claim that they  cohabitate as an alternative to marriage, not as a trial marriage.  The long-term relationship most preferred by Americans is marriage. More than 90 percent of  Americans will marry at least once, the average age for first-time marriage being 24 for females and  26 for males.
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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