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BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

The latest in love advice highlights how a healthy marriage could be found in a cocktail.

 

Researchers in Norway tested nearly 20,000 married couples and found spouses who consumed similar amounts of alcohol were less likely to divorce.

 

And no—this wasn’t because the couples drink more in order to stand each other longer. In fact, the more alcohol consumed, the higher chance they have of getting a divorce. And ladies—you might want to listen up.

 

The study found when the wife was the heavier drinker—the risk of divorce was 26.8 percent, as opposed to 13.1 percent when the husband was the heavy drinker.

One of the researchers explains women are usually more strongly affected by heavy drinking, saying, “A wife's heavy drinking probably also interferes more with general family life -- that is, the caring role of the mother, upbringing of children, etc. Perhaps the husband is more apt to the leave the spouse than is the wife when major problems occur.”

 

And this isn’t the first time a the effects of alcohol on a marriage have been studied. The American Sociological Association presented a study showing married women generally drink more than single women, widows or divorcees.

 

On the other hand—married men drink less than their single friends. The study concluded “...while women can help keep their husbands’ drinking habits under control, men are simply a bad influence on their wives.”

 

 

Seems these studies suggest the more prevalent alcohol consumption is in a marriage, the higher the chance of divorce—but going round for round with your sweetheart can still yield success. Cheers to that!

 

 

Drinking, Divorce and Incompatible Imbibing

by Logan Tittle
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Feb 7, 2013

Drinking, Divorce and Incompatible Imbibing

 

(Image source: MSN)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

The latest in love advice highlights how a healthy marriage could be found in a cocktail.

 

Researchers in Norway tested nearly 20,000 married couples and found spouses who consumed similar amounts of alcohol were less likely to divorce.

 

And no—this wasn’t because the couples drink more in order to stand each other longer. In fact, the more alcohol consumed, the higher chance they have of getting a divorce. And ladies—you might want to listen up.

 

The study found when the wife was the heavier drinker—the risk of divorce was 26.8 percent, as opposed to 13.1 percent when the husband was the heavy drinker.

One of the researchers explains women are usually more strongly affected by heavy drinking, saying, “A wife's heavy drinking probably also interferes more with general family life -- that is, the caring role of the mother, upbringing of children, etc. Perhaps the husband is more apt to the leave the spouse than is the wife when major problems occur.”

 

And this isn’t the first time a the effects of alcohol on a marriage have been studied. The American Sociological Association presented a study showing married women generally drink more than single women, widows or divorcees.

 

On the other hand—married men drink less than their single friends. The study concluded “...while women can help keep their husbands’ drinking habits under control, men are simply a bad influence on their wives.”

 

 

Seems these studies suggest the more prevalent alcohol consumption is in a marriage, the higher the chance of divorce—but going round for round with your sweetheart can still yield success. Cheers to that!

 

 

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