LOS ANGELES, CA - Want a lasting marriage? Well break out the booze! A new study says that couples who get drunk together, stay together!
According to the study published in The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Series, couples who drink alcohol together reported less negative relationship quality over time, and the results were “significantly greater among wives.”
The study also found that couples over the age of 50 had better marriages if both partners abstained from drinking.
However, if one person in the relationship remained sober while the other drank, couples were far more likely to be unsatisfied in their marriage, especially wives.
A summary of the results explained, “Wives who reported drinking alcohol reported decreased negative marital quality over time when husbands also reported drinking and increased negative marital quality over time when husbands reported not drinking.” Kira Birditt of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor told Reuters, “We’re not sure why this is happening, but it could be that couples that do more leisure time activities together have a better marital quality.”
Well then that settles it, have your honey meet you on the back porch to share a cold one...But we advise that you don’t go too hard, approximately 20 percent of men and 6 percent of women in the study had significant drinking problems….. We advise to always 'drink responsibly.'