Do you want a long lasting relationship with your partner and do you know what’s the secret to that? Alcohol, yeah you heard right if you believe the new study regarding this, especially for women.

2,767 couples who had been married for an average of 33 years were interviewed for a study in the The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Series. The study has found that couples over 50 had a significantly better relationship if they both drank alcohol, with women noticing the biggest effect on their relationships.

“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,” the study summary noted.

One of the study’s authors, Dr Kira Birditt, told Reuters “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.”

However, she said that the results are not to be taken as a reason to get absolutely hooned up the wazoo with your best beloved on cucumber Cosmos. Of those couples who took part in the study, 20 per cent of men, and six per cent of women, had significant drinking problems.

“The study shows that it’s not about how much they’re drinking, it’s about whether they drink at all,” Dr Birditt said.

And, if you don’t have a partner, don’t worry: Cat Wine means that you can get drunk with your cainstead. Cheers to that!

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