The dynamics of the relationship
In the study, a survey was conducted among more than 1,000 married and married men and women aged 18-34 years, who are married less than 10 years. The questionnaire survey included questions that show the relationships of the victim, of negative communication and sexual satisfaction. Among other things, the respondents also were questioned about, did they ever seriously the idea of divorce. About 40% of respondents said that they did not live together before marriage, 43% of them lived together before engagement, and about 16% have started to live together after the engagement.
Couples who lived together before marriage reported significantly lower satisfaction with relationships and frequent thoughts about divorce than others. For example, 19% of those who lived together before the engagement ever seriously considered the option to disperse, compared to 12% of couples who started to live together before marriage, and 10% living together after the wedding. "This is consistent with our theory that people who live together before marriage, have often made it just because they lived together for a long time and, basically, it is expected of them. Their motivation is not love and the desire for a common future," says the study's author.
Why live together
On the other hand, people will find many reasons to live together. In another study, the results of which were published in the February issue of the Journal of Family Issues, explored the reasons why people want to live together. Over 60% of respondents as the first reason indicated a greater amount of time they could spend together. In second place was financial gain, which became important for 19%, and 14% said that living together before marriage is the best way of checking relations.