July 22, 2016 — The University of Michigan interviewed 2,767 couples between 2006 and 2016 as part of a study of drinking habits and marital quality. They found that couples that have similar drinking habits have more harmonious relationships “Similar drinking habits” also applies to neither partner drinking. Couples in the study had been together for an average of 33 years and the amount consumed was not a factor.
In the case of one spouse drinking while the other did not, when it was the women who drank alone they expressed more dissatisfaction with the relationship over time. So guys, remember happy wife, happy life so drink up!
The study’s author Dr. Kira Birditt is not advocating more drinking and the only conclusion offered is that couples who share a drink probably share other leisure activities, which is especially important as people age.