Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sliding Into Cohabitation is Not Worth It

Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, has a fine piece in the New York Times on how sliding into cohabitation can make it less likely that you will make a successful marriage.

This line is worth the price of admission:
"I’ve had other clients who also wish they hadn’t sunk years of their 20s into relationships that would have lasted only months had they not been living together."

My advice to students: don't live together without a ring and a date.

1 comment:

Aric Clark said...

This article was being shared quite a bit on Facebook this weekend. It is unfortunately based on anecdotes and outdated science. The cohabitation effect doesn't really exist.