with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
This is what I read over at The Stir this week. They refer to a study by the Australian Family Institute that has found that cohabitating couples are three to five times more likely to split up then married couples living together. While it might not be surprising — couples dating but living together have less commitment therefore making it easier to leave — I think there’s something to it. If 25 to 38 percent of cohabitating couples split while only 7 to 9 percent of married couples cut it off, maybe Mom was right. Maybe we shouldn’t rush into playing house without first a ring.
This is a touchy subject, I know. I’m just interested as to what worked/didn’t work for you.
My story: We started dating in November, got engaged in December and got married the following May. We did not live together before we got married. We also didn’t have sex until our wedding night (Gasp!). We’re eleven years in and still going strong, because we work at it and generally enjoy each others’ company. Our story is not common, but it’s ours and it works for us.
How about you? Are you cohabitating with someone right now? Have you cohabitated before? Did you live together before marriage? What’s your story?
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