Living together before marriage is perhaps the best way to find out if a couple is really made for each other or not. This arrangement seems convenient and satisfying since there are no legal bindings and therefore no commitments. But like a marriage this system of living together is not without its fair share of issues that are often found to create a lot of animosity between the parties. It could be financial difficulties, or the indifference on part of one of the partners when it comes to contributing equally for running the house or taking part in sharing the household chores, or even ill advice from outside like close friends and family who may not approve of this relationship.
Where the latter is concerned, one needs to be very cautious because it is extremely precarious to balance emotions of his near and dear ones without hurting the feelings of his partner and vice-versa. In a marriage however this factor is usually never instrumental in causing a rift between the husband and the wife primarily because the wedding had been at the initiative of both families. But in a live-in relation, very often the families of the parties may feel it to be a wrong choice and end up not approving of the partner.
Sometimes interference by people who are apparently well-wishers too can cause bigger rifts instead of mending matters. An issue that could have easily been resolved between the partners through uninhibited conversation is often misjudged and magnified by those who try to judge it from outside and end up advising wrongly. This advice could also be offered deliberately in an effort to destroy the relation.
Live-in relations are a rage today although the question of their long time survival is greatly debatable. It is a preferred choice for many young couples who are wary of taking up added responsibilities and it is seen as a litmus test to check whether the couple is both physically and emotionally compatible. In case they are not, they will quietly part ways and move on with their lives. But this is in reality not as easy as it sounds.