They could have a great job and just be saving up so they can buy a place, not rent.2. Consider that before you dump them because you think it's weird.5. At this point, they're probably pretty independent and off doing their own things.
Hanging out at their house might not be as bad as it sounds. Worst case, have them over if you need some privacy. It's not like going over to hang out means you're going to have to spend three hours watching with their family.10.
In fact, people are increasingly cohabiting in ways that are associated with greater risks to the aspiration of marital success.
Second, these societal changes make it more important than ever for people who do want to succeed in marriage to be careful about how their romantic relationships before marriage unfold.
In contract, cohabitation is perceived as desirable for some precisely because it is easier exit than marriage.
But easier exits, while having some advantages, make it easier to, well, exit, and some couples leave too fast when times are tough, where they otherwise would have recovered and had a better life than they will have apart. I do think an increasing number of people believe marriage is outdated and a piece of paper.
Similarly, she examined if demographic changes in who cohabits, when, and under what circumstances changed the way cohabitation relates to marriage (e.g., analyzing variables such as race, education, and the presence of children from a prior relationship).
To simplify and summarize, what Guzzo found is that the increasing diversity in the types of cohabitation and cohabiters does not explain much about why things are so different from the past when it comes to increased odds that cohabiting couples will break up or not marry.