6. The Social Stigma is Disappearing

As I said, there are still plenty of parts in the world where living together before marriage is considered a scandal, and there might even be a community in your environment too.

But itโ€™s a fact that the social stigma around living together before marriage is disappearing, meaning more couples will make the decision to move in together and more parents find it acceptable for their kids to do so.2

I am from the Netherlands and itโ€™s been very normal to live together ever since I can remember.

In fact, there are couples who live together for most of their lives without even getting married.

You Want to Start a Life Together

Comments:

Megan
Chippyblue923 that's a horrible experience but it's better finding out before you get married how he really is.
Neecey Beresford
@chippyblue923, But don't you think you are better off knowing those horrible things about him before you get married? Better t dump a cheater before you marry him, than divorce him after surely?
chippyblue923
It's a bad idea. My boyfriend moved in with my grandparents and me and it was horrible. All he wanted was sex and his temper was worse than when we were living separately. he didn't want any responsibilities and walked away from evert hardship. we got engaged a week after we moved in together and for an entire month before our wedding he was flirting with other girls and was cheating on me. I would never recommend living with someone before marriage.
Talie Pretty
yes
Monique Harding
Living together may not always work. If you live with someone before you get married, you may delay getting married. Cohabitating, shaking up or the like, may not be good for two ppl. Men have a tendency to get a little too comfortable. If they're getting the milk for free, why do they need to buy the cow?
Karlita
My boyfriend and I have been talking about marriage and living together after graduating from University and get our careers going, and I think it's a great thing to do. Not only will it save on money, but it will be the very first step to starting our lives together :)
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