These are eight reasons I believe living together is a bad choice if a woman wants to marry: 1.
Men and women have very different ideas about what living together means.
I see a lot of single women in my office, women who -- despite being smart, successful and attractive -- complain that the dating world isn't being kind to them. If her answer is the latter, we take a critical look at her dating habits. Are her choices leading her to the life that she wants for herself?
To be sure, both single women and men must navigate a dating world that often seems long on narcissists and nutjobs, and short on nice and normal. They get stuck in dead-end relationships Of course, men have their complaints too, and these will be addressed in an upcoming blog. Over the past decade or so, I've found there are a few common pitfalls that women who want to get married inadvertently fall into, and which decrease their chances of getting married while they're still young enough to walk down the aisle without stopping for breath.
A woman is and should be free to decide what is best for her without being judged, controlled or condescended to by others.
My advice is only for those women who want to marry, and is based on studies as well as my professional experience.
They are less likely to experience mental health or behavioural problems, or to live in poverty. Living together takes the excitement out of being newlyweds.In fact, couples who live together before marriage divorce at higher rates.There are other ways to set yourself up for a happy, healthy marriage.When their relationship goes through a rough spot -- as all relationships do -- it is all too easy to just walk away.The legal and public commitment of marriage motivates couples to work through conflict, strengthen the relationship and stay together. Living together is not a reliable way to predict long-term compatibility or marital success.