Impact of Live-in Relationships on Marriage and Family Institutions: A Societal Perspective

  • Sandeep Kumar Sharma
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  • Sandeep Kumar Sharma

    PhD Research Scholar at Department of Law, Galgotias University Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Live-in relationships, once considered taboo, have become increasingly prevalent in contemporary society, challenging traditional notions of marriage and family. This research article explores the impact of live-in relationships on marriage and family institutions from a societal perspective. Drawing upon interdisciplinary research, including sociological, psychological, and legal studies, this article examines the implications of cohabitation for individuals, couples, and families, as well as broader social structures and norms. Through a comprehensive analysis of existing literature and empirical evidence, this article aims to shed light on the complex dynamics surrounding live-in relationships and their influence on traditional marital and familial arrangements. By critically evaluating the advantages, challenges, and consequences of cohabitation, this research contributes to a nuanced understanding of the evolving landscape of intimate relationships and family life in contemporary society.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3392 - 3406


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