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How many times have you heard that Well I think we should just live together first to see if we are compatible and then we can get married How many times have you saw the sight that the bride walked down the aisle who was already living together with her boyfriend Nowadays unmarried couples living together have increased dramatically over the past few decades The rationale is simple By living together before marriage well know how compatible we are Well find out the truth about a partner Well have greater opportunities to observe a partners daily habits and routines and to see himher in the cold light of morning You wouldnt buy a pair of shoes without trying them on first would you You would be testing the car before you buy it wouldnt you However this is presumptuous naive and wishful thinking There is often one person in the relationship who doesnt think in terms of a permanent lifelong relationship Thus cohabitation often lacks a common purpose and has less benefit because it is not romantic There are no lasting responsibilities And it results in a rate of higher divorce First of all cohabitation is not romantic and may kill true love Those who live together are likely to have a fleeting romance rather than a lasting relationship A romance is not the same as having an ongoing relationship Relationships take time and work to develop and maintain romance is a positive feeling toward another person Romance without a relationship is a brief encounter at best Romance in todays disposable society is hastily devised and easily discarded at the first sign of conflict or disillusionment There is no lasting commitment when times get tough Good relationships are built upon knowing and enjoying each other on social recreational spiritual intellectual and communicative levels not only the sexual level However premarital sex may fool someone into marrying a person who may not be right
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