The Cohabitation Revolution in the United States
Cohabitation Revolution in the United States is increasingly becoming the norm in today’s relationships. It is a phenomenon where partners live together and do everything together without a prior marriage arrangement (Manning & Smock, 2009).
This phenomenon is what Manning and Smock (2009) refer to as the cohabitation revolution. It is increasingly converting what was a rare lifestyle into a typical experience in the lives of many people.
Many couples who marry today already know what to deal with, and what their partner is going to be like that. Well, long before they step down the aisle together. Cohabitation, not dating, is the most traditional way of marriage.