Why some couples remain ‘committed unmarrieds’

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It’s the opposite of ‘conscious uncoupling’. Welcome to the world of ‘committed unmarrieds’: couples who are committed to one another, but not to the institution of marriage.

While many people cohabit to ‘try before they buy’, there’s a subset of people who actively resist marriage in the first place.

And a study in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Family Issues on committed heterosexual couples who have no intention of marrying attempts to answer why people are actively saying ‘I don’t’.

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