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You must have heard of the statistic that half of all marriages will end in divorce. It’s not really true. Even if that many marriages ever did fall off at one point, they don’t know. Divorce is on the decline and has been since the 1980s in America. Experts now put your chances of parting away from your partners at about 39% in the U.S. This sounds like such promising news. Families are sticking together! But in reality, this does not mean more couples are living happily ever after.

Census figures released on Nov. 1, 2018, show that the average age at first marriage in the U.S. is now nearly 30 for men and 28 for women, up from 27 and 25 in 2003. This does not mean that the modern couples have stopped living with someone they fancy, though. Cohabiting is kind of becoming a vogue in most Westernized countries. In 2018, 15% of folks ages 25 to 34 lived with an unmarried partner, up from 12% a decade earlier. More Americans under 25 cohabit with a partner (9%) than are married to one (7%).

Young couples are not rushing for marriage so soon is not because they’re waiting to find the One, but so that they can feel financially secure and sound.
So the thing is like people are living together and if it doesn’t work out well, they’re splitting. No alimony. No attorneys. Isn’t that why they’re living together in the very first place? It’s all about self-security and independence.

Well, there are two types of cohabitation. One kind of people do because they’re almost sure they’ve found a perfect one, but want one security kind of thing, and then the other type of people do because it keeps away from gloominess, logistical or loneliness problem. Studies have also shown that low-income couples tend to move in together sooner than college-educated ones. And those couples who move in together faster in their life are less likely to get married.

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