Types of cohabitations are:
Temporary Casual convenience
: does not need to be an intimate relationship ( apt with a roommate)
: people live together because they enjoy being together and will live together as long as it is mutually enjoyable.
Trial marriage is: ( part of cohabitation)
Engaged to be engaged.
Couples discover even if they want to marry each other
Temporary alternative to marriage:
Poeple are in a commited relationship and waiting for a better time to marry
Permanent alternative to marriage:
Couple does not want to get married
Reject the idea of marriage
Live together as spouse
Many older people avoid marriage to continue getting pension
Marriage Vs. Cohabitation:
Transitory nature of living together