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03/22/2012

Living together before marriage

 

 

Should couples live together before getting married?  A new study suggests times have changed from the days when living together signaled poor chances for a successful marriage later.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could end up on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

Comments

mikey johnson

I believe living together first is best way to know the person much better before tying the knot. I rather do this than having a divorce later.

Mary MacDonald

I think like most things in life, times change and for me anyway, marriage isn't really such a big thing. Just being with the person you love is way more important than a piece of paper.

maggie

Not a problem as long as you dont bring children into the world. Once there are children then you need a serious commitment not just roomates.

Karen

There is the real question. What IS the point of getting married? What does it mean? I lived with my boyfriend for five years before I was married. To us, it was more of a formality to give us the rights of married people. We were already committed to each other. Living together provided us the experience of learning each other's habits and really getting to know one another before legally committing. I completely recommend it.

Sharay

I think couples should live with each other before marriage because you get to learn and get know habits of your partner that you wouldn't know before hand !

Deborah

I believe living together first is best. I did and I'm married 36 years. I encouraged my children to do it also.

Chelle

Absolutely couples should live together before marriage. I lived with my ex-fiance, emphasis on ex. Had I not lived with him, I wouldn't have found out just how controlling and abusive he really was. I would either be divorced right now, or stuck in a physically abusive marriage.

Victoria

I think they should. My fiance and I have been living together for 6 years and have the same issues as those who are married. We need to make sure that we know each other in and out and both have to be willing to work out any disagreements.

JANNETTE E. CREDLE

LIVING TOGETHER BEFORE MARRIAGE IS IMMORAL!
THAT'S WHATS WRONG WITH MARRIAGES TODAY,TO
MANY COUPLES ARE LIVING TOGETHER FIRST.IF GOD IS PUT FIRST,THE LIVING TOGETHER WOULDN'T TAKE PLACE

Carol

I don't think it makes a difference. its more important to go into a relationship committed to one another rather than thinking 'well if it doesn't work out I can just leave attitude.'


Leeanne Dasilva  Center Moriches N.y

No Because the respect is lost and the marriage seems to never happen. It becomes a broken promise.

Leeanne Dasilva

No Because respect is lost and marriage never happens . It just becomes a broken promise.

David

I lived with each of my three x-wives before getting married. I think my answer is clear.

postmyopinion

Couples should not be able to live together. They should first get married.

Laura

Couples should definitely live together before marriage. This way you will know if you can live with his or her bad habits for the rest of your life and not be surprised and disappointed after your wedding day.

Jeannie wall

Hi Liz,
I lived with my husband before we got married. It was our second time around for each of us. That was back in 1988. we will celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary this May! I think its good to live together first, because if it doesn't work out,there is no big divorce cost...
Jeannie wall

susan Kittell

i find nothing wrong with couples living together before marriage, we live in a different world now where most times this is accepted,to me if the stuation does not work out there is no divorce involved.

Garry L. Utendahl Jr.

I think that would be best for both parties involved, you need to know each others good and bad habits, likes and dislikes. One other thig to is to get a new apt together instead of one person moving in with the other person because if someone get mad and upset and kicks the other person out then someones left out in the street, with both parties on the lease both parties have to go unless someone comes up with agreement of who stays and who goes....

Benita

It seems to be the rage today.....I never did it, neither did my son. It takes something away from the wedding day.

muhammad

if your going to live together before marriage, have sex before marriage and have kids before marriage then what's the point of getting married at all ?

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