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I got this question from the Maury Show: Do you think couples should live together before getting married?

“It is said that you never really know a person until you have lived with them.”

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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 26, 2011
    • I agree with that Annie. I’m on that level of the spiritual aspect as to what the bible speaks.




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      Diane17 wrote Apr 26, 2011
    • I thought I heard somewhere that couples who lived together before marriage had a higher rate of divorce.

      My hubby and I lived together for about a month before we got married though...

      Diane




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Apr 26, 2011
    • You could live together for 1,2, or 5 years and still donot know the person.  We are living creatures and we change as time goes by.  I am sure not the same person my husband married 20 years ago.  Ever so oftem my husband has surprised me with some of his actions and responses to things, good and bad.  

      My take on this is also spirtual and as I said sometime before you are not going to get my honey, love, strength, take me for granted without a committment.  You are going to honor me and respect me.




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      UK Girl wrote Apr 26, 2011
    • I think it depends on the individual - as people can be with someone for years and then shocked to find something out - like they have a double life etc ......




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Apr 27, 2011
    • heart I never lived with my first and we all know how well that went! Not!
      Mark and I lived together for 5 yrs before we got married. For us it was never an issue because we knew it was forever. I think it was me.... We planned our wedding four times but it kept getting out of control ( number of people ) I did the huge wedding first time almost 500 people!!! Probally a third I didn’t know! Ugh !!! Then we got pregnant ( Twice ) lost both and then our Mellisa.
      Who was a flower girl in our wedding.
      If I had to do it again.... Yes we would live together but probally not as long before wedding.




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      Anne E wrote Apr 27, 2011
    • I wouldn’t feel comfortable living together because of the way I was raised. But I have known too many good people who have chosen to do so for various reasons that I have to say that-just because it isn’t right for me- it doesn’t mean it isn’t right for some people.  Having said that, I still feel somewhat uncomfortable with the situation.  Had I lived with my husband before marriage, however, there’s no way I would have married him.  But I do have my beautiful daughter.




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      Tstreets wrote Apr 27, 2011
    • If you believe you are in love and want to live together than anything you do not know about them should be things you can tolerate and make you laugh, learn and grow together as lovers.  If things irritate you to the point of yuk and argueing over everything all the time than run.  So I don’t think it is a bad idea to live together.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Apr 27, 2011
    • I’m of the thought that even living together before marriage isn’t the way to predict the future of a marriage because people change over the years.  

      Cathie




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      Mztracy wrote Apr 27, 2011
    • it’s a good thing I lived with 2 bf’s before marriage... if not I’d be divorced twice!

      Roger and I did and we will be married 18 years next month!




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      Marya1961 wrote Apr 28, 2011
    • I was from another state, had no choice than to live together before marriage..we’ll be married 26 years this year!estatic




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      Cathie Beck wrote Apr 28, 2011
    • Mz Tracy... yeah, I’m thinking of the 2 times I was engaged and broke it off after living with them. LOL, narrow escapes!  

      Cathie




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