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Being Single

Being Single



a presentation on being single

a presentation on being single



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    Being Single Being Single Presentation Transcript

    • Being Single Presented by: Amy Tobia Zachary Pryor
    • Hey! Are you single? Clearly Single
    • Marital Status in the U.S.
    • The chart shows..
      • A steady increase in the percentage of never married adults over the past forty years.
      • That there seem to be more people that are single in today’s society than there has been in the past.
      • The traditional family unit (married couple with children under 18) is becoming less prevalent.
      • More and more young people today prefer to be single because it offers them more freedom to live a “no strings attached” life style.
      • Valentines is 
    • Single people and goals
      • More people are postponing marriage to pursue educational and career goals.
      • People are getting married and having children at later ages due to this.
    • POSSLQ
      • Stands for: Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters.
      • The official term used for Cohabiters.
      • Cohabitation is an intimate relationship in which people live as though they are married but without legal sanction.
    • Who Cohabits?
      • People of all age groups and socioeconomically levels in our society participate in this.
      • Most common in Gay and Lesbian couples, due to most states laws on gay and lesbian marriage.
    • Why do people cohabit?
      • It is an alternative to the loneliness that can accompany living alone.
      • Creates a home life.
      • Cohabitation provides a consistent relationship without the legal constraints.
      • Even elderly people don’t want to be tied down.
    • Styles of Cohabitation Part time/limited cohabitation Premarital cohabitation Substitute Marriage
    • Part time/limited cohabitation
      • More frequent overnight stays lead to this type of relationship.
      • Since they do not make a formal arrangement, they may not have resolved issues such as whether to share expenses or date others.
    • Premarital cohabitation
      • People who expect to get married live together beforehand.
      • Sometimes takes the form of a trial marriage in which couples decide to test their relationship before making a more permanent commitment.
    • Substitute marriage
      • Couples that decide to make a long-term commitment to live together without getting married.
      • Some people enter into substitute marriages out of fear of a legal commitment.
    • Cohabitation: Benefit or risk?
      • Cohabitating couples who eventually get married are more likely eventually get divorced then are those who do not cohabit prior to marriage.
      • They are more at risk, statistically speaking.