Cohabitation In The Philippines

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INTRODUCTION

Marriage is the first step in having a family. It is a legal union of a man and a woman joined in the forces of love. Every married couple wants their marriage to last forever. But, sometimes people lack the commitment to stay in wedlock. This is where cohabitation comes in. It happens when two couples are acting as if they are married but they do not have commitment of marriage. People still debate if living together is good or not in the long run in a couple’s relationship. Many couple in today’s generation is living in together with children to raise. They act like a family but less the commitment with each other. If you are married, there is this devotion you have for your spouse. When crisis comes, you need to choose your spouse before anything else because this is the vow you swore with each other. But if you are cohabiting, there is no commitment. The tendency here is you can choose other
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Most families in the Philippines are live-in partners because they want a less commitment to their partner. This kind of relationship is called Cohabitation. The problem of live-in partners is also the lack of commitment, anything from a small fight, disagreement, or a misplaced question can see either of the partners walking out of the relationship. It is true that in a live-in relationship where there is a split financial, social and legal binding, so the both parties has a right to leave the relationship. Some researches says biologically, socially and emotionally women are at the worst receiving end if a live-in relationship fails to work out. There is a problem in marriage couples despite the fear of consequences from the commitment that they have. This kind of problem has negatively affected some children because they have a high chance to develop a mental illness like anxiety attacks, constant stress, trouble with relationships and prone to substance abuse like drugs or
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