Consequently, cohabitation becomes an acceptable halfway relationship, which can be dissolved more easily than a marriage.
On the other hand, old people who have lived most of their lives are set in their habits and therefore have far more difficulty adapting themselves to a new marriage than young people.
Cohabitation among elderly people is becoming more common in Chinese society.
Many elderly people choose cohabitation to avoid opposition from their adult children. A remarriage between two old people causes many sensitive issues.