In this article I am trying to perform an analysis of the family life experiences of cohabiting couples. I used narrative interviews done and recorded as part of doctoral dissertation about cohabiting relationships. The analysis of previous research results showed that cohabitation is a more theoretical construct than models implemented in real life, and experiencing cohabitation, in spite of universal knowledge, still remains vague. The phenomenological perspective that I have chosen, different from other ones in terms of methods and ways of research, allowed me to understand meanings, values and entities, which describe living in cohabitation. This study connects situational data with life experience data, and combines experiences in such a mode which reflects the fullness of human background.
Zakład Historii Edukacji Instytutu Pedagogiki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego ; Jurczyk-Romanowska, Ewa. Red. ; Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych Karkonoskiej Państwowej Szkoły Wyższej ; Gandecka, Kamila. Red.