Infographic: Cohabitating Lowers Your Chances of a Successful MarriageJune 24th, 2012 by Mike
Check out this well done infographic from MyMove.com illustrating some statistics about living together before marriage
Note: These numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. Studies have found that couples who wait until after marriage to move in together have a slightly higher rate of success, but that does not mean that couples who move in before marriage and then get divorced do so because they moved in together (correlation does not imply causation). Lots of people move in together before getting married, and stay happily married forever, but statistically-speaking cohabitation is negatively correlated with marital success.
Still, it’s a cool graphic, it is scientifically sound, and it bodes well for us WTMer’s, since we usually don’t move-in together until after marriage.
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