Katie Burket
Professor Gradill
English 101
12 March 2014
Cohabitation-old age to the 21st Century
Traditionally cohabitation has been frowned upon in past generations, religion has played a big role in how people viewed cohabitation and how they taught their children about what was morally acceptable. GENY has made a distinct difference when it comes to cohabitation. My generation has put a new twist on cohabitation, the concept of using it as a relationship testing ground is now mainstream, widely accepted among all types of Americans, older generations would not agree with how widely accepted cohabitation is in today’s world. My grandparents, GENX lives with a different set of moral standards. The Majority of Americans in GENX relied on religion to guide them through life, the idea of two people living together without the benefits of marriage was not taken lightly, because it was looked at as going against God’s wishes. However in today’s modern society use on cohabitation are looked at as increasing personal growth. Cohabitation is a trial run for a lifetime commitment. It seems the most typical path for the altar, after all marriage is a big step in life that deserves a lot of due diligence. A 2012 report from estimated that a lifelong probability of a marriage ending in divorce is 40% to 50%. Despite the growing number of couples living together before marriage, cohabitation is still controversy issues in our society.
Cohabitation was a more scandalous in the 50’s with GENXers, the 50’s was not an ideal society. It reflected double-standard Victorian ideas, with women scorned for sex before marriage, and men doing what they pleased, in terms of having the freedom to live as they pleased without preside. Cohabitation was looked at as an immoral sin. People in that generation were raised by constricts of church dogmas which condemned them of the slightest hint of sexual impropriety. Even as a couple cohabitated without sex, people still...