The inertia effect is problematic when it drives a couple that would otherwise not have married, to become married.
Others cite that cohabitation makes financial sense (18.5 percent), that they want to test out the relationship (14.3 percent), or that they don’t believe in the institute of marriage (6 percent).
If you ask people this question, they often have strong beliefs, one way or the other.
Religious views aside, what can relationship science tell us about the pros and cons of pre-marital cohabitation? Cohabitation (i.e., living together in a sexual relationship before marriage) is an increasingly common trend in United States.
In Sum So, in sum, what do we know about cohabitation? As in most cases, the answer depends on the couple, but evidence points to a few patterns.
First, we need to consider couples’ motivations for living together before marriage.