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Should you live together for a time to see if you really are compatible and for how long?

asked Jan 26 '11 at 07:09

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edited Jan 26 '11 at 12:43

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Friendly suggestion: you'd do well to edit your question to make the title of the question equivalent to the body of the question. Right now, it seems like you're asking two different things, so nobody knows how to answer you. It's ideal if the body of the question elaborates on the title of the question (provides context, etc.).

(Jan 30 '11 at 22:54) javert ♦ javert's gravatar image

This isn't really a question which is addressed by Objectivism except in very general terms: consenting adults have the right to make whatever living arrangements are mutually agreeable.

However, the way the question is stated, I hear the implied question: "Is it immoral to live together before getting married?" This last really has the same answer (no, it isn't), but this is a point in which Objectivism is clearly different from a religious morality. Objectivism holds that a person should pursue their rational self interest at all times, and most especially in romantic relationships. If a particular couple is considering getting married, and they want to figure out if they would enjoy living together, Objectivism holds that it would be perfectly moral to do so.

answered Jan 30 '11 at 18:22

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