Why are divorce rates higher for those who have lived together before marriage?
July 12, 2011 7:47 AM Subscribe
Why is the divorce rate higher for those who have lived together before marriage than those who haven't?
posted by coraline to Human Relations (17 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
So I was just reading this article
from a deleted post on the blue, and came across this statement: "Statistics show that divorce rates are 48% higher for those who have lived together previously." There is no cite in the article.
This goes against what I see as logical reasoning - if you know in advance what it's like to live with your partner, you know what you're getting into and thus the risk of divorce is smaller.
Is it a mistake in the article? Does anyone know of the study the author is referring to? And if it's not a mistake, can anyone think of any reasoning behind this?