Friday, April 04, 2014

New Conservative Issue: Cohabitation Reform

By Mike McManus
April 2, 2014

If I were running for governor In this election year, I’'d propose Cohabitation Reform. Currently, your tax dollars are supporting couples to live together.

Last year 8 million couples were cohabiting. Two-thirds of those who married were living together. However, with only 2.2 million marriages in a year, that means only 1.4 million cohabiting couples tied the knot.

What happened to the other 6.6 million cohabiting couples? Most broke up. On average, cohabitation lasts only 15 months. While some were still living together after a year, the grim odds are that four of five couples who cohabit will split before a wedding.

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