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AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein: How Do You Feel About Men And Women Living Together Before They Are Married?

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No sex or relationship question is too embarrassing because it’s time to ask EmpowHer’s sexuality expert – Dr. Marty Klein, anything.

Dr. Klein, how do you feel about men and women living together before they are married?

Dr. Marty Klein:
How do I feel about people living together before they get married? Well, let me start with the science of it. The science of it is that there’s no data to suggest that people who live together before they get married have more marital success or less marital success than people who don’t live together before they get married.

I will tell you, though, as a marriage counselor, I am very nervous about people getting married if they don’t know each other really, really well. Now, there’s a lot of different ways to know somebody really, really well. One is living with them. Another is talking with them really honestly about a lot of different things over a long period of time.

So I would say that if you want to live with somebody, and they want to live with you, go ahead and do that.

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