Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Great news: drinking with your partner could be good for your relationship

iStock_27191642_MEDIUM.jpg

Call up your partner and crack open a celebratory bottle of vino: science has finally confirmed that couples who drink together might just stay together, too.

In what can only be considered brilliant news for fans of gin, wine, prosecco, beer and any other form of alcohol, a new study has suggested that drinking with your partner could actually make you happier than drinking separately.

Confirmed: drinking with your partner makes you happy

Confirmed: drinking with your partner makes you happy

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, quizzed more than 2,700 married couples about the impact of alcohol on their relationship.

Couples were asked to answer questions about the amount that they drank with their partner and how often they drank together, as well as how irritating, demanding or critical they felt their partner was.

The study concluded that couples who drank together were happier than those who drank separately or at different times to one another, with couples experiencing issues in their relationship if one of them drank while the other didn't. 

Researchers concluded that, "concordant drinking couples reported decreased negative marital quality over time", with alcohol being reported as having "powerful effects on marital quality" for younger couples.

It's time

There's only one thing for it.

May we suggest a DIY gin cocktail or bottle of the world's finest red?

Related

Hendrick Gin Bus London.jpg

There is such a thing as a gin bus and it's coming to London

jessica-jones-netflix-09-1280x720.jpg

How Marvel’s Jessica Jones led the charge against the patriarchy

GettyImages-502271120.jpg

Dream come true? A theme park dedicated to wine will open next week

iStock_000058196616_Large.jpg

Ten of the best English wines

water bar selfridges h20 cocktails london.jpg

Still or sparkling? A water-only cocktail bar is coming to London

iStock_000072559217_Large.jpg

Tired of London, not life: what happens when you ditch the city grind

bridget-jones-diary-ftr.jpg

The best quotes from Bridget Jones to guide us through modern life

marcos alberti wine face photography project three glasses after 3.jpg

Photographer captures the four stages of wine face

pimms-popsicles-pops-ice-lollies.jpg

Pimm’s popsicles are now a thing, and summer is saved

More

The deadly secret hidden within that creepy Game of Thrones hug

Spoilers are coming…

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

Why it’s totally fine if you don’t have a ‘work wife’

Having friends at work is nice – but it’s not the be all and end all

by Moya Crockett
18 Aug 2017

Meteorologist’s epic response to troll who called her “disgusting”

“Enough is enough.”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
18 Aug 2017

Acts of love, humanity and solidarity following the Barcelona attack

In the darkness, there is light.

by Moya Crockett
18 Aug 2017

How you can help those caught up in the Barcelona attack

The ways you can support the victims, survivors and investigation

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

People are furious about Trump’s response to the Barcelona attack

The world is sick of his double-standard on terrorism

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

Ryan Phillipe on how he tackles depression

“I’m thinking about how to focus and steady myself”

by Susan Devaney
17 Aug 2017

Are black girls being forced to grow up too fast?

A study has shown that black girls as young as five are seen as more adult than their white peers

by Kemi Alemoru
17 Aug 2017

Teen receives sickening messages after asking for career advice

This businessman's response was shocking

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Aug 2017

We want everything from this new high-street Disney collaboration

Seriously magical

by Megan Murray
17 Aug 2017