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Synonyms for cohabit

share living quarters

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The Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 provides couples who cohabit with rights against the other in the event of separation or death.
People cohabit for different reasons, and perhaps those who choose cohabitation as a location to start a family and thus do not have the legal commitment of marriage show their level of commitment through their investments with their children.
In this section, we turn to the interpretation of the crossing parameters that indicate how likely it is--in the absence of homogamy--to marry or cohabit with someone from a different educational group.
Proportion of couples which cohabit % of all Country Year couples Sweden 2000 30.
Analysis of the data collected for this study shows that students who cohabit display distinctly different characteristics than single, divorced and married students.
12) When cohabitation alone without any other control variables was considered, the greater risk of marital separation of couples who cohabited prior to marriage than couples who did not cohabit was 11% for those who married in the 1970s and only 2% for those who married in the early 1990s.
This figure, however, conveys only the percentage of couples cohabiting at any one point in time rather than the proportion of all couples that cohabit at some stage in their life.
Yet by opening the opportunity to unilateral no-fault divorce, people tend to seek more divorces and choose not to marry; they are also more disposed to cohabit.
Our movement played an important role in the 1960s sexual revolution, one of whose lasting effects has been a 1000 percent increase in the rate at which unmarried couples cohabit.
Divorce rates for couples who didn't cohabit are about one-quarter lower at each point.
Alternatively, men who marry or cohabit may be inher ently different from men who do not.
SAM SAYS: The most important thing for you to remember is that, as the current law stands, couples who choose to cohabit rather than marry are treated differently by the courts in the event of separation.
Since couples who cohabit are somewhat more likely to divorce when they do marry, Whitehead and Popenoe announced that prior cohabitation predisposes people to divorce--overlooking the more likely possibility that those who are unconventional enough to cohabit may also be quicker to leave an unhappy marriage.
University faculty, counselors, and students might be aware that living together is an option for most students but that older, hedonistic, racially tolerant individuals are most likely to cohabit