Women who cohabit with more than one partner serially are less likely to marry than females who stick to a single partner, a new study has found. What's more, even if serial cohabiters do marry, they are twice as likely to get divorced. During the study, Daniel T. Lichter of Cornell University and Zhenchao of Ohio State University tracked the experiences of serial cohabiters, or women who have cohabited with more than one partner. They found that serial cohabiters were less likely to marry; moreover, divorce rates are twice as high for women who cohabited only with their eventual husbands. "Understanding the myriad motivations of cohabiters may be more important than ever, especially if cyclical serial cohabiting couples with children have increased among recent cohorts as a percentage of all cohabitations," said Lichter. The study also revealed that only a 15 to 20 percent of cohabiting women were involved in multiple cohabitations. The study appears in Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF).Source: ANISPH << Boffins Connect Alcohol Dependence to Genes and Brain Area Sexy Female Models Have a Negative Impact on Men's Self Ima... >> Recommended Reading Italy's Divorce Rate Jumps 74 Percent in 10 Years The divorce rate in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy catapaulted 74 percent between 1995 and 2005, a new study by the national statistics institute said Tuesday. READ MORE Divorce Rates Shooting Up in Pune in Western India Divorce rates are shooting up in Pune, a noted IT city in western India. The trend considered disturbing. READ MORE For the First Time in UK There are More Singles Than Married Couples Newly released statistics suggest that husbands and wives make up less than half of Britain's adult population for the first time. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator The Essence of Yoga Daily Calorie Requirements More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?