Is live-in relationships the cause for the high number of divorces?

@suchi60 (912)
India
July 30, 2009 11:28pm CST
The number of cases of divorce in the U.S and other developed countries seem to be growing alrmingly. Is this because of the practice of live-in relationships which is prevalent there? In India for example, live-inrelationships are few and arranged marriages seem to bond the couple together in a successful bondage.
2 responses
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
16 Aug 09
I think it's very logical to live with someone before you marry them. That way you know if they keep bad house, have quirks that you hate, or are really lousy in the morning, are am early bird while you love the night. All these are good to know before you marry someone. It might save you heartache later.
@maximax8 (30119)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 09
In my home country it is common for couples to live together and they might break up before they plan to marry because they have found they are not compatible. They get together because they are in love but the feelings don't last in some cases. In some cases the feelings do last but the couple end of having enough of each other. A lady or man might find someone better in some cases and leave their partner quite sadly. In India there are values like respecting your parents decisions. If they choose a wife or a husband for the grown up child he or she is expected to be happy with that decision. The marriage is likely to last because splitting up wouldn't be accepted in society. Divorce is common in my home country and live in relationships are popular. I heard it called a 'common law marriage' in a local newspaper and in Australia they call it a defacto relationship.