3 In 4 American Women Have Lived With A Man Before Marriage

04.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Cohabitation- living together before marriage-- is becoming a regular part of life in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says three of four women have lived with a partner without being married by the age of 30.  The study of just over 12-thousand women ages 15 through 44 also found a third of the arrangements continued without marriage, while 27-percent split up.  Gail Wyatt of UCLA says more people are delaying marriage either because they can't afford it or because it's financially risky.