Professor Victoria Garton
English Composition 101—19 NEV
27 February 2012
Married vs Living Together
When we were young, almost everyone dreams of finding that special someone and spending the rest of their lives together, but what do they do after they found that person, do they marring them or just do they live together without any legal ties. It is true that couples who get married and couples that just live together will face many of the same challenges, but living together without any legal ties has fewer challenges then married couples and is definitely the better arrangement.
The first challenge that married couple face is coming up with the finances for the wedding expenses and everything that comes along with it: the rings, the dress or suit, the reception, the flowers, the church unless they plan on getting married at the beach or in the back yard, and then the honeymoon. All this can be very costly and time consuming, but for couples that just live together don’t have to worry about a wedding and all those expenses.
The second challenge that married couples have is figuring out if they want to buy a house or just rent a house or apartment, then coming up with the finances to afford that house or apartment, also there is paying the bills or the maintenance, and if they are planning on starting a family they have the daycare expenses, unless one of them plain on not working to stay home with the kids. On the other hand couples that live together have these very same challenges.
The third challenge that married couples have is the lack of communication, they will have after having been together for a while and they know each other well, or it might dissolve from them working so much to afford the expenses on the house or apartment and the daycare. These challenges can also lead to them cheating or getting a divorce, then they will have to find the finances for the divorce, plus they have to figure out who will get the...