One should not marry because one is expected to or feels obliged to do so. Marriage must be a truly free choice if it is to be a marriage at all. Living together may not allow either person enough emotional distance and objectivity to make this extremely important life decision.

- Catholic teaching opposes cohabitation before marriage, but it also strongly supports a couple's right to marry. It opposes cohabitation…

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Catechism References

Catechism References

The Unity and Indissolubility of Marriage

Conjugal love...demands indissolubility and faithfulness in definitive mutual giving; and it is open to fertility.
- p. 4 (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1643)

The unity of marriage, distinctly recognized by our Lord, is made clear in the equal personal dignity which must be accorded to man and wife in mutual and unreserved affection.
- p. 4 (Catechism, no. 1645)

The Fidelity…

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