The term « till death do us part » can mean undying love and commitment to most. However, this may not apply to those who hit the bottle frequently.
In fact, excessive drinking has been blamed for many divisions in Western culture, with more serious alcohol abuse causing physical abuse, infidelity and verbal abuse behind closed doors. That’s why the Norwegian Institute of Public Health decided it was time to study the effects of heavy drinking on sacred marriage.
The study looked at data from 19,977 married couples who took part in a long-term health study that began from 1984 to 1986. At the start of the study, the couples were asked questions about the consumption of alcohol and mental stress within their marriage. The researchers followed the same couples periodically, over the next 15 years, noting divorce rates within the group.
Not surprisingly, it was discovered that the more a spouse drank; the higher their chances of divorce, especially in marriages where only one spouse frequently knocks the bottle.
« The risk of divorce is estimated to be tripled when the husband’s alcohol level is high and the wife’s is low, [versus] couples where both drink lightly,” says Fartein Ask Torvik, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Source: Fox News