Cohabitation (sexual partners sharing a household) has increased 1100% in forty years. Over 50% of first marriages are preceded by cohabitation. Cohabitants have a 50% HIGHER chance of divorce than those who don’t live together. Of 100 couples who cohabitate before marriage, 40 will not marry at all; 60 will marry, and of those 45 will divorce, leaving only 15 intact marriages!! - the Natl. Survey of Households & Families.
- Unlike new cars, taking a marriage out for a test drive ahead of time usually leads to getting a clunker!!