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live together

To live in the same house or apartment together. When talking about people in a romantic relationship, it usually implies that they are not married. My brother and I have started living together to save on rent in the city. I just can't understand why you would get married to someone before you've had a chance to live with them for a while.
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live together

 
1. [for two people] to dwell in the same place. I live together with my sister in the house my parents left us. Henry and Jill live together in their parents' house.
2. [for two people] to dwell together in a romantic relationship. I heard that Sally and Sam are living together. They are living together and may get married.
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live together

Cohabit, especially when not married. For example, "I ... am only concerned that their living together before the marriage took place should be so generally known" (Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813). [c. 1800] Also see live in sin.
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live together

v.
1. To dwell in the same house or premises: My children, parents, grandparents, and I all live together in one big house. We live together with my cats and dogs.
2. To cohabit with someone, especially in a sexual relationship when not legally married: We might get married someday, but right now we are living together. I've been living together with my partner for a year.
See also: live, together
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But Gallup's data reveal that young adults are not simply swapping marriage for living together, but rather staying single longer.
The study found those who were engaged and living together before the wedding were about as likely to have marriages that lasted 15 years as couples who hadn't lived together.
A follow-up meeting took place this March in Seville, Spain, site of a remarkable living together of cultures in the Middle Ages.
Attorneys Ihara, Ralph Werner, and Frederick Hertz provide a legal guide for unmarried couples who reside together with attention to aspects of money and property, agreements for living together, estate planning, children, renting or buying a house, starting a family, medical decisions, prior relationships, and separation.
"It had been consistently shown in the past that, contrary to the popular belief that living together will improve a person's ability to choose a marriage partner and stay married, the opposite is actually the case," states Claire M.
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71% Should ask whether they are living together and then respond in the best pastoral way for that couple.
His words reflect the subtle move of a couple's relationship from casual dating to living together. Also known as cohabitation, living together in this article is defined as two unrelated adults of the opposite sex living in the same residence who share an emotional/sexual relationship.
"I feel the Church should not take such a negative view of people living together, provided they feel their living together is part of their leading up to marriage."
By living together, people evolve commonly accepted ways of regulating and controlling their relations with each other.
It's logical to think, with so much divorce, that it might make sense to try before you buy., that living together before tying the knot will boost the chances of succeeding at marriage.
A few years ago when friends Ted and Nikki started PreCana, they decided against telling the priest that they were living together. One night, as they took part in a marriage preparation exercise with other engaged couples, that conflict came to a head;
In addition, unmarried couples living together have become more common.
"Although couples were separated for long periods of time because of migration, it wasn't quite what we think of as commuter marriage today--two people going back and forth rather frequently, maintaining relationships, seeing each other when they can, and staying in close telephone contact because they're not living together in the same city."
More unmarried couples are living together, but laws recognizing them are slow to emerge