Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lucia Cohabitation kills

Blood-soaked carpet and household items have been removed from the home of an Auckland couple found dead after the woman's 14-year-old sister called 111.

Police have named Jacqueline Allister, 26, and Ivor Christiansen, 36, as the two people found inside their Pakuranga home with fatal knife wounds in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It's very common in NZ (and other western countries) for couples to live together, and even have children before getting married. But this type of union is dangerous. Not all cohabitators end up dead as the couple above have, but the chances of this happening is far greater for those who cohabit or who marry after cohabiting, than those who only start living together when they get married.

Rest in peace, Jacqueline and Ivor.

Related link: Couple died from knife wounds ~ New Zealand Herald

3 comment(s):

Andrei said...

If you were determined to consign a population to poverty and any number of social pathologies, how might you do it? If your design is to extend the effects of these pathologies and pains to successive generations, what might be your plan? The answer to both of these questions is clear. Just marginalize marriage

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Anonymous said...

Can you point to any legitimate studies to prove your contention?

Lucia Maria said...

Compared to a married woman, a cohabiting woman is three times more likely to experience physical aggression (Salari, S.M., Baldwin, B.M., “Verbal, Physical, and Injurious Aggression Among Intimate Couples Over Time,” Journal of Family Issues, May 2002), and nine times more likely to be murdered (Shackelford, T.K., “Cohabitation, Marriage, and Murder: Woman-Killing by Male Romantic Partners,” Aggressive Behavior, vol. 27, 2001). This data is consistent with similar data on children.

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