Sunday, November 15, 2009

Marriage vs Cohabitation

Janise Shaw Crouse at The American Thinker looks at The Differences Between Marriage and Cohabitation

formally "defined" and publicly acknowledged commitment private, informal, undefined, uncertain "arrangement"
pact with legal standing, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities limited, ambiguous commitment, without clear, binding obligations
all-encompassing, total commitment of fidelity and complete sharing tenuous, transient conditional "understanding" with partial sharing
two interdependent individuals in an exclusive bond two independent individuals jointly occupying space

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