Heavy drinking by partner a strong indicator for divorce

Marriages where only one spouse drinks heavily are more likely to end in divorce compared to couples who drink together or not at all.

The research found almost 50% of couples where only one parter drank to intoxication ended up in divorce within the first nine years of marriage, while the same fate was only experienced by 30% of other couples.

Couples who were both heavy drinkers were no more likely to divorce than those who didn’t drink, which suggests the habit may create a greater level of tolerance for drunken behaviour.

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