The Cohabitation Revolution in the United StatesCohabitation 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 towards marriage. (more…)
The extent of domestic violence is a far more pervasive experience for women victims than it may be indicated by police statistics. However, efforts that are needed to estimate its actual occurrence and prevalence is hampered by methodological challenges and reluctance of women, men or children to disclose or/and report abuse due to loyalty, embarrassment or fear. In UK there is no dedicated national survey dealing with collecting, recording, analyzing and disseminating of statistics related to domestic violence and violence against women.