Heavy Drinking Can Take a Toll on Marriage
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|Tue, 12-10-2013 - 12:15pm|
Do you and your spouse drink or just one of you? It may make a difference in the longevity of your marriage according to Health Day News. "Heavy drinking by one partner in a marriage increases the risk of divorce, but that's not the case if both spouses are heavy drinkers, a new study finds.
Researchers followed nearly 650 couples for the first nine years of their marriage and found that the divorce rate was nearly 50 percent for couples where only one partner drank heavily. Heavy drinking was defined as having six or more drinks at one time or drinking to intoxication.
The divorce rate for couples where neither were heavy drinkers and for couples where both were heavy drinkers was 30 percent, according to the study, published in the December issue of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors." Read More