Unveiling Cohabitation: Exploring the Dynamics, Evolution, and Cultural Significance of Live-In Relationships

  • Vasunthra U.S.
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  • Vasunthra U.S.

    Student at Sastra Deemed University, India

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This research explores the multifaceted landscape of live-in relationships, delving into their historical evolution, global perspectives, and nuanced intricacies within the Indian context. The study encompasses a comprehensive analysis of legislative frameworks, judicial decisions, societal attitudes, and cultural intricacies that shape the dynamics of cohabitation. Motivations behind opting for live-in relationships, legal aspects, and the psychological and societal impacts are scrutinized, offering a holistic understanding. The examination extends to challenges faced by live-in couples, highlighting societal biases and legal hurdles, while also acknowledging the positive aspects such as enhanced flexibility. Anticipated trends, potential shifts in societal norms, and considerations for policymakers form the basis of future projections. The research concludes by reflecting on the profound significance of live-in relationships in reshaping modern relationship dynamics and contributing to evolving societal norms.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 1448 - 1462

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116256

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