“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.” said Dr Kira Birditt, study’s author.What your grandma didn’t advise you and probably didn’t know herself is that “you should marry someone who drinks as much as you do.”
A new study that analysed responses from 2,767 married couples, who were involved in the long-term Health and Retirement Survey, revealed that the lovebirds, who drink together, stay happier together.
The researchers showed that when wives drank and the husbands didn’t, wives reported they were more dissatisfied with their marriage.They also found that when it comes to drinking, the habit was more important that the amount people consumed.
The study’s author, Dr Kira Birditt, of the University of Michigan, said: “We’re not suggesting that people should drink more or change the way they drink.”
She told Reuters Health, “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.”
The study appears online in Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological Sciences.
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