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Quick Facts about Marriage

  • Married people report being happy and satisfied with their life more often than singles
  • Married people have lower rates of heart disease and cancer.
  • Married couples have higher family incomes than non-married couples.
  • Married people have more sex than singles.
  • Faithful married couples have no chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Children of married couples do better in school and are less likely to use drugs or alcohol.

Myths about living together  before Marriage

MYTH: We’ll know each other better and be less likely to be divorced when we do get married.

FACT: Married couples who lived together first have a 50% HIGHER chance of divorce than those who do not. 40% of live-ins never get married.

MYTH: Moving in together shows commitment

FACT: Couples who live together are twice as likely to cheat on their partner as married couples.

MYTH: We’ll be happier if we don’t feel tied down

FACT: Live-ins have more disagreements, fights, and show more violence to one another than married couples. Live-ins have the highest rate of domestic violence than any other couple (married, BF/GF, divorced).

MYTH: We will get married eventually.

FACT: The longer people live together the less likely they are to get married

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