In the last couple of decades there has been a dramatic change in family values and beliefs, which has created many alternatives to the conventional marriage and traditional family form. It used to be considered a disgrace not to marry, but now society seems to value independence instead of marriage, individual freedom over collective interests, and personal pleasure instead of nurturance. The vast majority of Americans still marries, have children, live in single-family households, and
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study will attempt to find out if differences exist between satisfaction and communication patterns between married and cohabiting couples. This study will also examine whether or not people believe that cohabiting will help eliminate uncertainties in a relationship.
The only problem with this study is that it will rely more on opinion, instead of hard evidence. Even though hard evidence is useful in studies, the focus on opinions will help realize how society accepts cohabitation.