Not long ago, the belief was that couples who lived together before marriage were more likely to get divorced. Turns out, exactly the opposite is true, and living together before getting hitched could potentially make your relationship last longer.
Research published in the Population Research and Policy Review journal states that couples who live together for at least four years prior to tying the knot are 56 percent more likely to stay together for longer than 12 years. The study included people who were getting married for the first and second time. (more…)