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Words By: Sade Thompson (@modelwriter27)

Everyone has experienced it at one time or another. The feeling is overwhelming, and seemingly has the affect of an immeasurable amount of anxiety that builds and bottles itself. Then the moment arrives; during lunch with the girls or the guys, in a heated argument with the parents or even in an updated status of your favorite social network. “We’re moving in together!”

Some compare it to test driving a car without gas. It just doesn’t work. Researchers believe that premarital cohabitation presently faces a 50% chance of back firing on its initial intended purpose. Couples, who choose to make the move, find their own path after a certain period of time or divorce if marriage was ever made an option.

The act of communicating has brought much success to relationships whether it is business or pleasure related. Authors Sheri and Bob Stritof, “Living Together, Is Cohabitation a good choice”, explains that the statistics taken by the U.S. Census Bureau reflect“5.5 million households in the U.S. are that of couples who live together and may not discuss important or troublesome issues in their relationship.”

The decision to cohabitate may be a bit ironic in the sense that it’s built around love and the need to be with the significant other, while experts feel as though it may be the sweet beginning to a terrible ending.

By law, premarital cohabitation is simply a living arrangement opposed to a lawful union of marriage. Many benefits given to legalized married partners fail to support this action, yet numerous states and municipalities are starting to extend legal benefits to cohabitating couples.

Online legal guide explains, “A domestic partnership is a legal arrangement that lets unmarried cohabitants gain limited rights. Both heterosexual and homosexual couples can be domestic partners. States generally require a cohabitating couple to register for a domestic partnership, and may limit the age, sex, and kinship of those who are eligible.

On the contrary the percentage of premarital cohabitated persons continue to rise. Based on statistics, is love strong enough to surpass the predictions of researchers and laws on premarital cohabitation?