The true love can overcome the difficulties and misunderstandings of living together or a good and happy cohabitation is a fundamental requirement to think about a future together (maybe even a wedding)?
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While there are studies that draw correlation between living together before marriage and divorce rates they don't take into account the other factors in the situation. I don't believe that simply living together is a causation all on it's own.
I would never marry someone unless I had lived with them before. Living together isn't easy- it's very, very difficult and in a lot of little ways that you wouldn't expect, either. Do you both know how to find alone time while in the same house or same room, do you know HOW to live with another person, are you good at splitting duties like cleaning and shopping, do you both have the same expectations for the house, how about TV time and all that stuff? It's surprisingly complex.
I think that the biggest reason most marriages fail is lack of communication, or not understanding how to communicate properly or what you need to communicate about. And you need to start that communication right away, before engagement, before moving in, before even thinking about getting serious with each other.2