Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, … having children before marriage is not just a fad among celebrities: up to 43% of children are born outside marriage in our country, according to the latest OECD data. Up to 277% more than children born in 1995.
Yes, our mentality has evolved and has children before marriage is not so frowned upon. What’s more, many couples consider it as a prior step to formalize their relationship and cannot help wondering why and if it really is better to have children before marriage.
Some are clear: it takes courage to sign a paper in front of an official who legally formalize your relationship, but nothing compared to the commitment required to raise a child together, when you have to decide who is the brave rises to four am to diapering or who clean the remains of mashed around the room (which has confused your little room with a paint-ball).