Did you live together before marriage?

@marty3888 (2360)
United States
April 9, 2009 11:27am CST
There was an article on yahoo saying couples experienced less marital satisfaction after the birth of their first child than couples without kids. But the most surprising find, in my opinion was couples who lived together before marriage had more problems after the birth of ytheir first child than couples who lived sepatatly. Do you find that to be true?
4 responses
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Although this did happen to me, I don't believe that this is true in most cases. Generally if there are problems before the birth of the child, the child is the deal maker or breaker. I haven't really known anyone where the marital status before the birth of their child had a great affect on their relationship after the birth of the child..
@marty3888 (2360)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Yeah, it didn't really make sense to me. But that's what the numbers showed.
• United States
5 May 09
I guess if they did a survey that is where they came up with something like that. Now here goes my opinion I think that if you are happy or not happy I think it has nothing to do with having kids. I actually think kids should bring more happiness than less. This is my opinion on it, I think a child makes people have a stronger bond than a couple that has no children at all. As for the article I think it was more than likeyl based on someones opinion and not on fact. Take care and happy mylotting to you.
@Lucky12 (770)
• United States
9 Apr 09
hmm i duno basically i am living with mine and we are not married and are about to have our first child. We don't really argue alot, but when we do it is very intense. Like we argue over stupid things or somethin like that. Maybe that's the truth lol.
• India
9 Apr 09
It is a western culture and it is good in west but in the east live in relationship is not supported and could be a failure