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Moving in, breaking up

Nicole M. King | 21 January 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, relationships

Before ‘I do’: how the new relationship script can affect marital happiness

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: cohabitation, Marriage, weddings
And how a big wedding can give your marriage a real boost.

Married parents vs cohabiting parents

Nicole M. King | 20 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's health, cohabitation, marriage

Do we even need marriage anymore?

Nicole M. King | 13 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, happiness, Marriage

Are married or cohabiting couples happier?

Nicole M. King | 30 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, Marriage
Married men and women enjoy better subjective well-being than do their cohabiting peers.

Men and women move in together with very different expectations

| 11 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Brad Wilcox, cohabitation, commitment
Cohabiting men are less committed than their female partners.

The real lives of 20-somethings

| 26 March 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, marriage, unwed motherhood
Pop cultures gives a false impression of the lives of twenty-something Americans by leaving out the children they are having, marriage scholar Brad Wilcox writes in Slate.

Marriage is different from cohabitation - Canadian court

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Canada, cohabitation, marriage
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Quebec can exclude cohabiting couples from receiving spousal support in the event of relationship breakdown.

Are married folks happier than those who cohabit?

Mariette Ulrich | 26 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, happiness, marriage
The short answer, according to a recent study, is Yes, No, Maybe, and It depends.

The norm of cohabitation

Bernard Toutounji | 22 May 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: cohabitation, Millennials, sexual reproduction

“I commit to live with you ... for as long as it works out”

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation
We have talked a fair bit on this website about cohabitation. Here's a video on the subject that pulls no punches.

Sliding versus deciding: the risks of cohabitation

| 17 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation
The popular belief that moving in together before marriage is a good way to avoid divorce is simply not borne out by the facts, warns psychologist Meg Jay.

Why “Madmen” actor won’t get married

David Quinn | 22 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, divorce
“My parents got divorced when I was two and never remarried. So it doesn’t mean anything to me,” says Jon Hamm, alias Don Draper.

Why working class young adults are missing out on marriage

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, marriage, working class
Why are young working class Americans not marrying? Why are they having children outside the security of marriage? Researchers went out and asked the young people themselves.

Shouldn’t we just normalise cohabitation?

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, marriage
Is shacking up only a problem because the couples lack social acceptance?

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