Alcohol Bad for Marriages?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new study from the University at Buffalo warns that the divorce rate is much higher marriages in which one spouse drinks heavily.

    A new study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions warns that if one spouse is a heavier drinker than the other, then the marriage may be doomed.  If both are sots, the rate was the same as if neither drank heavily.  Over the nine-year study, almost half of the couples where one partner was a heavy drinker ended up in divorce.   For all other couples, the divorce rate was 30%.  The rate was also slightly higher if was the wife in the marriage that was the heavier drinker.