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Live-in relationships: A Boon or a Curse

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Live-in relationships: Are they a boon or a curse?

While a debatable topic, let us examine the pros and cons. But before that, let us understand what exactly constitutes a live-in relationship. Staying together with your partner before marriage under the same roof, sharing day-to-day life, rent, groceries, and not forgetting the privacy of a washroom, make up a live-in relationship. We do the same thing after marriage, but somehow it seems different as you are married—this is not me but the general mindset.

The pros of staying together without the lawful deed are many.

The most important is getting to know someone inside out before taking a leap and getting married. Divorce is messy, and a breakup is emotional, but you get over it. Parting ways from someone is never easy, and it takes guts and strong willpower to accept when something is not working for you. In the busy urban lifestyle where careers matter, it is essential to understand if your partner values and respects your career goals and aspirations before involving the law. The other important part is to see if both can respect each other’s lifestyles and ways of living. I would personally love and prefer a partner who doesn’t have a two-bucket thought process and distributes the work regardless of gender.

A forbidden line—“This is a female’s or a male’s job.” Never say that to me. There are other positives too, like staying together without obligation, unlimited homely date nights, and a chance to spend more time together, which is a sure pro as otherwise, it’s challenging to find time to be with your partner. Evenings or Sundays are not enough to know someone, especially when speaking about marriage and a lifetime bond. Wow! The positive points are good and give hope in a world where divorce rates are escalating. But as a coin always has two sides, this too has its own share of cons.

The most significant challenge would be to make people understand when things won’t work out. The traditionally prejudiced society will not accept a woman who has stayed with a man before marriage. Society has somehow, with great hardship, started accepting divorced women but still isn’t able to accept a girl who wasn’t married but had stayed with someone and had a breakup. The social stigma and trying to explain to the older generations about live-in relationships sometimes go sour and have repercussions of getting tagged for being too open-minded. Another con—breakup is an easy step when things don’t work out, whereas couples try harder when married. Again, it’s a mindset that is tricky to alter. We must evolve and broaden our minds, thinking processes, beliefs, and support systems.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Feel free to share your views on the same.

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20 days ago

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1 year ago

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2 years ago

Very good post. I
am going through some of these issues as well..

Payal Dedhia

Hi there, I’m Payal Dedhia. I’m a proud Mumbai local who spends my days guiding budding coders through the fascinating world of development. But when I'm not deep in the tech scene, you’ll find me exploring new corners of the city or jetting off to faraway lands in search of adventure. As a lifelong bookworm, I’ve always devoured stories faster than my friends could recommend them. Eventually, I couldn’t resist the urge to write my own. Some of my tales dive into the darker corners of romance, while others highlight the beauty of contemporary love, where hearts connect in the most unexpected ways. Just like I strive to bring out the best in my students, I pour the same passion into my writing. My goal is to captivate you with every word and take you on a journey through the many forms of love—sometimes twisted, sometimes tender, but always compelling. Thank you for joining me on this adventure. Welcome to my world, where passion meets the page. I hope my stories whisk you away on an unforgettable journey.