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Cohabitation

  • By: Scott M. Stanley & Galena K. Rhoades
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Cohabitation refers to partners in a romantic relationship who are living together without being married. Although this definition seems straightforward, there is some confusion in the research literature and among people in general as to what specific living arrangements are ...

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