Get married first

Dear Abby won't tell you this because she has a different agenda: Statistics tell us loud and clear that one of the sur
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Dear Abby won’t tell you this because she has a different agenda:

Statistics tell us loud and clear that one of the surest ways to make sure that your relationship will not last is to live together before you marry. Some reports state that nearly 80 percent of marriages that begin with living together eventually fall apart.

A marriage that lasts is all about deep commitment of the partners to each other. Living together is all about at least one of the partners wanting an escape clause to the relationship. That avoidance of commitment carries on into the marriage.

Beyond that, bedding before wedding arises from a lack of respect for yourself, your partner and the relationship at the same time that it lays a fertile seedbed for suspicions that neither partner can be faithful to the relationship.

So, if you truly want your relationship to last, respect yourself, your partner and the relationship enough to wait until you’re married.

Mary Ann Chimera

Sandusky