Volume 8/2016/2

Andrzej Ładyżyński
Cohabitation – the alternative life of dyad

The article presents cohabitation as a substantial form of social life. It is characterized by the common life of two people without formalization of their relationship. It constitutes the phase preceding the marriage, it may occur between the marriages or replace them directly. Cohabitation becomes more and more popular due to its formula of lack of commitment. Despite of the various opinions on thus cohabitation, it constitutes a social phenomenon being more widely spread in a society encompassing with its span people of different age and status.

Key words: cohabitation; alternative forms of family life; marriag

doi: https://doi.org/10.5817/cphpj-2016-0024

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