It is not uncommon for couples to live together before getting married, but has that altered the original concept of marriage over time?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, cohabitation is the state of living together and having a sexual relationship without being married.
On the Family Talk segment of Whaats Up Lagos with the Tekes, listeners aired their thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of cohabitation before marriage.
"Cohabitation doesn't give the woman respect, some men become lazy because they have the lady for free," said one caller.
While sharing her own personal experience, another caller is of a different opinion.
She explains, "I was cohabiting with my boyfriend until suddenly..."
Watch video to get the rest of her story.