Psychologists Say: Think Twice about Moving In Before Marriage – Infographic

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In the United States, the divorce rate is higher than ever. In fact, over the past 50 years it has nearly doubled and there seems to be no end in sight. Some argue that a lack of religion is the cause, while others say that the internet age is to blame. According to Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist from The University of Virginia, couples that live together before getting married are much more likely to get a divorce than couples that wait until their wedding day to become housemates.  

Most couples consider the act of living together before their wedding day, to be like taking a test drive. Marriage comes with commitment and the need to make major decisions, just ask the experts on Maybe couples aren’t quite ready to get married, but they know that it is time for them to take the “next step” in their relationship. Could taking a test drive before making a commitment be a mistake? Could living together before marriage lead a young couple down the wrong path? Consider our infographic below:

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