Washington: Interestingly a new study says that moving in with a partner can provide the same level of happiness as one gets as a result of marriage.
According to the Ohio State University study, when it comes to emotional connection, young couples, especially women, do just as well when they are in live-in relationship moving in together, as they do getting married.
Researchers found that single young women experienced the same level of decline in emotional distress when they moved in with a romantic male partner or when they went straight to marriage for the first time.
However, men experienced a drop in emotional distress only when they went directly to marriage, not when they moved in with a romantic partner for the first time.
But for young adults who moved on from that first relationship, both men and women, received similar emotional boosts whether they -live-in with their partner or got married.
The study appears online in the Journal of Family Psychology.