This fable's popularity may be connected to the fact that it makes sense.
Doesn't shacking up before "I do" better prepare you to live with someone after the wedding?
Actually, the circumstances under which you decide to move in together make all the difference, says Tina B.
Tessina, Ph D, author of If cohabitation occurs out of necessity (say, your partner lost his job and can't afford to live on his own), the experience doesn't benefit the relationship.
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A more accurate divorce rate for American marriages ranges from 40% to 50%.
It's easy to fall for this when you constantly see headlines about your favorite once-married couple engaged in a "multi-million dollar divorce." Thankfully, those costly cases aren't the norm.
As long as the two parties involved amicably agree on who gets what and don't head to court each time to make a decision, the fees are manageable, says Silvana D.
Mara Opperman, relationship etiquette expert and co-founder of I Do, Now I Don't, reveals that women initiate about two-thirds of all divorces.
Myth #2: Living together before marriage lowers the chance of divorce.