Cohabitation Hurts Children's Lives (March 1999)
Bruce Logan is director of the New Zealand Educational Development Foundation. His
views of the negative impact of cohabitation on the lives of children was published in the
February 27, 1999 edition of The Press, a New Zealand newspaper. Here is what he has
A Stupid Way To Begin A Marriage (August 1998)
Suppose I told you that a certain behavior, which you believe is a stepping stone to
marriage, actually results in only a slightly better than 50 percent chance of marriage.
Or that same behavior actually raises your chances of divorce by 50 percent. Be honest, if
you were interested in a successful marriage, you would have to admit that behavior is a
stupid thing to do. Right?
That behavior is cohabitation. Half of all young adults getting married have had a
living together ar ...
Teens Are Clueless When It Comes To Cohabitation (August 2000)
This column summarizes the latest research on the negative effects of cohabitation on subsequent marriages. An array of data now shows many of the detrimental effects of cohabatation on family life and personal happiness.
Marriage Is In. Living Together Is Stupid! (February 1999)
Do you agree or disagree with this statement? "It is usually a good idea for a
couple to live together before getting married in order to find out whether they really
LIVING TOGETHER: WEIGHING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS
One of the chief rationales for
cohabitation has been an economic benefit - two can live cheaper than one. But
is that true? Cohabiters who eventually marry have a higher divorce rate than those who do
not live together before marriage. If a long lasting, loving marriage is the
goal, then living together before marriage prepares them more for failure than
success. Verdict: the costs outweigh the benefits.
Living Together Is A Problem - Not A Solution (January 2011)
This article describes the problems associated with cohabitation and how it leads to more conflictual marriages and more divorce. Despite popular beliefs otherwise, it is a poor way to begin a marriage.
Sex Without Strings, Relationships Without Rings (June 2000)
This article relates finding from the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University on how non-college educated youths in the 20s view courtship and marriage. The culture is full of destructive attitudes and beliefs on seeking low commitment relationships instead of a marriage partner. the article discusses the motivations of young people in the current dating scene.
Marriage Is More Than Just A Piece Of Paper (July 1995)
What difference does a piece of paper make? I occasionally hear this expression from
couples who are sharing a household and many aspects of married life. Living together - it
walks like a marriage, talks like a marriage but it isn't a marriage.