Cheers to that!
New research carried out in the US has found that couples that share the same drinking habits are more likely to go the distance.
A study by the Gerontological Society of America carried our research on 4,864 married couples over the age of 50, the majority of which are in their first marriage, to see how their drinking habits effect their relationship.
The results found that partners that both drank, or not, were more happier in their relationship than couples that had dissimilar drinking habits.
Study author Dr. Kira Birditt said of the study: “We’re not sure why this is happening, but it could be that couples that do more leisure time activities together have better marital quality.”
So looks like the couples that drink together, really do stay together,
On average, the couples asked had been married for over 33 years, so if it’s working for them…
But this study doesn’t mean you should drink more to match your partner. “We’re not suggesting that people should drink more or change the way they drink” Dr. Birditt said. It’s more about been compatible and not out doing the other.
So this Saturday night, try sharing that bottle of wine rather than downing it before he can get his hands on it. Your relationship will thank you for it.
Cheers to that.
By Leigh Williams