Sunday, February 14, 2016

More Problems of Cohabitation

In regard to problem areas, it was found that cohabitors experienced significantly more difficulty in their marriages with adultery, alcohol, drugs and independence than couples who did not cohabit.   Apparently, this makes marriage preceded by cohabitation more prone to problems often associated with other deviant lifestyles—for example, use of drugs and alcohol, more permissive sexual relationships and an abhorrence of dependence—than marriages not proceeded by cohabitation.

Michael D. Newcomb and P.M. Bentler, “Assessment of Personality and Demographic Aspects of Cohabitation and Marital success,” Journal of Personalty Assessment, 44 (1980): 11-24. cited by Glenn T. Stanton, "The Ring Makes All the Difference," p.61

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