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7 Reasons Why Should You Live With Your Partner Before Considering Marriage


If you're ready to get married and are looking for your dream partner, you must live with them first. This will allow you to see if they're marriage material or not. In addition, if you've been dating someone for a while before deciding on getting married, it can be challenging to know whether or not they are ready for commitment. Living together can help with this process because it gives both parties time to examine each other as individuals before deciding whether or not they want more in their lives together (and vice versa).

#1 You see each other at your worst

As you get to know each other, your partner's good days will become more critical. You will eventually value them just as much as the bad ones. After all, you never know how someone else might react when they're having a hard time—and it could be devastating if no one in your life knows how to comfort them or understand what they're going through.

If this sounds like something that would benefit both of you, consider living together before marriage (or at least cutting back on the amount of time spent apart). Some couples struggle with money after divorce or separation; however, it doesn't mean those relationships don't work out! Some studies show that "couples who had been married for five years were about twice as likely than those who had never been married--and ten times more likely than cohabitating couples--to report being very satisfied with their relationship" (source).


#2 You learn how to cohabitate with them.

You learn how to live with them.

You’re living together, so you must adjust your behavior and compromise for things to work out smoothly.

You learn how each other functions and can communicate better when it comes time for a disagreement or problem resolution (which will happen).

#3 You have time to get to know each other

If you're unsure whether you want to marry your partner, the time spent in a cohabiting relationship can help determine whether or not it's right for both of you. You'll get to know each other better and see how they react under stress or pressure. You'll also be able to observe their family life and see if any issues need addressing before tying the knot.

Both partners must be willing to give this type of commitment because it takes a lot out of both parties: working together on chores, paying bills together, and sharing responsibilities can be highly stressful; but at least when there's an argument between spouses over housework duties (or any other issue), there's always someone else who has experienced what was once considered "a minor problem" first-hand - so even though disagreements may occur between couples living together before marriage happens later down the line...

#4 You'll be able to see if they're marriage material.

Having a partner to live with will allow you to see how they handle conflict in your relationship. If they're not willing to compromise or work out an issue, then it's probably best that they don't get married.

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You'll also be able to see if their reliability is up-to-par. If one person in the relationship has a habit of being late or missing appointments without any explanation (or even worse—getting lost), that can also be problematic.

You might also want someone with some responsibility who isn't always looking for excuses for why things aren't getting done around the house because "you said so!" This can make life stressful for everyone involved if there isn't enough leadership from parent figures within this new union!

Finally: trustworthiness! You should never allow yourself (or anyone else) into your personal space when secrets are being kept from each other because then what happens when those secrets come out? There might be trust issues later down the road due solely to a lack of honesty between partners, which leads us back full circle again but let's keep going...

#5 You can share the responsibilities of living together.

If you're considering moving in with your partner, you must know that the two of you can take on everyday household tasks like grocery shopping and cleaning. If one person is more experienced at cooking dinner for two people (and sharing their recipes), then that person should do most of the cooking. However, if not—or if someone wants to go out for dinner more often—they can still make themselves available for meals when needed.

Just like with marriage and cohabitation contracts before it, there should be no issue about who does what around here; couples may choose how much time they want each week dedicated towards housework or childcare duties as well as when they'd prefer these tasks are done (for example Monday mornings after work).


#6 You know they are ready for a commitment.

  • If you are looking for a partner ready for a commitment, then living with them is a good way of seeing if they are ready.
  • Living together allows you to know their intentions and habits better. You can also see how much time they spend on their work or studies, what kind of activities they enjoy together, etc.

#7 Living with your partner will help you evaluate them as potential spouses.

Living with your partner will help you evaluate them as potential spouses. They're good at housekeeping, cooking, and money management. You might also tell how well they parent their children by observing how they interact with them in public situations.

If the person does not meet these standards, it may mean that the relationship is not stable enough for marriage yet—but it doesn't mean there isn't hope! You'll know more about yourself and what kind of person you want to be when living together before getting married.


As we've seen, living together is a great way to get to know someone before you get married. It's also important to consider your decision's pros and cons before making it final. Your decisions will affect your future happiness for years to come!


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