Living Together Before Marriage Should Make for Better Marriages. So Why Doesn't It?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1002 , Segment 1
Episode: Sliding or Deciding, Goat Silk, Saving Asian Elephants
- Feb 7, 2019 11:00 pm
- 18:12 mins
Guest: Scott Stanley, Research Professor and Co-Director, University of Denver’s Center for Marital and Family Studies One of the most striking trends in America over the last forty years has been the rise cohabitation. Unmarried couples of all age groups, are living together in greater numbers. Among 18-24 years old, it’s now more common to cohabitate than to actually be married. And the justification is often that living together is a way to test the waters before marriage. But it generally does not lead to better odds that a marriage will succeed. Why?