YALLA! Let’s hang the flags out, because there is AMAZING news. I’m pleating guilty for this matter, not that I’m an alcoholic but I sure enjoy my drunken – fearless, alter ego ‘Bonnie’ (apparently my new nickname). I become extremely jovial and carefree, the thing is – after a long day, a glass of wine alleviate stress, soften socially awkward situations, and it might even help you to lose weight. Win-win situation if you ask me. But now researchers are claiming it can even make your marriage happier, healthier, and longer-lasting. So, what’s the story?
In a study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Psychology Sciences, couples who drank together stayed together longer. Reuters reports that after surveying nearly 3,000 couples that had been married for an average of 33 years, researchers found that couples who drank together were better off than those marriages where only one partner drank. What’s more, couples where one person does all the drinking were much more prone to marital problems — especially if the woman was the one boozing while her husband sat by, sober. “We’re not sure why this is happening,” study author Dr. Kira Birditt of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor told Reuters Health, “but it could be that couples that do more leisure time activities together have better marital quality.” Sounds like some pretty good relationship goals. However, when neither parties drink the chances of a good marriage is also very much guaranteed. But perhaps just a little bit less fun!
So guys, I am TOTALLY signing up to be drunk in love. Plus, I believe that it’s important to be compatible with your partner in crime and to have CRAZY fun together, just like Bonnie and Clyde. Fall in love with the person who enjoys your madness. Not an idiot who forces you to be normal!
Time to pop some bottles love birds!
Picture by: Anne van Luin Photography