Dating vs living together
In other words, in many of the participants' minds, the benefits of marriage were simply not enough to counter the potential psychological and financial pain of divorce.To these people cohabitation offers similar benefits to marriage without the potential pain of divorce.They are also more likely to cite the legal and financial difficulties associated with divorce, rather than emotional or social, compared to middle-class people.Indeed it may be more difficult to extricate oneself from a marriage when one's salary is lower, and this concern may be more likely for women.
In other words, it may be the looming prospect of divorce that's driving more people to choose the question "Will you move in with me? " At the same time, research continues to show that marriage has measurable benefits, both mental and physical over cohabitation. Since it doesn't seem as though the marriage rate will turn around any time soon, we have to wonder how to reconcile the fact that young people are declining to marry while older people are reaping its benefits.
getting married, people who opt for cohabitation over marriage tend to cite the fear of divorce as the central reason not to get married.
We've known for a number of years that young people have concerns about their ability to maintain in a successful marriage.
MARRIAGE HAS BIG BENEFITS FOR BODY AND MINDDespite the fact that young people may not be getting married with the same frequency they were, marriage still offers benefits to one's physical and mental health.
As a general rule of thumb, married people appear to have better health and live longer than unmarried people.