Tessina, Ph D, author of If cohabitation occurs out of necessity (say, your partner lost his job and can't afford to live on his own), the experience doesn't benefit the relationship.
And keep in mind: This factors in people who marry over and over again which drives up the rate.
If the divorce isn't likely to go as smoothly, she and Raso suggest mediation as a more affordable route.
"Conflict resolution is less expensive than conflict escalation," says Raso.
In some parts of the world, religion and financial stability motivate women to stay hitched.
Use your mobile phone to browse singles, view profiles and see photos on our dating website.Myth #2: Living together before marriage lowers the chance of divorce.This fable's popularity may be connected to the fact that it makes sense.Divorce teaches us how to divorce," says Wendy Walsh, Ph D, CNN's relationship expert and author of Myth #4: Divorce is incredibly expensive.