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Marriage Drives Women to Drink, Study Suggests: Do You Agree?

Daryl 2012/08/20 20:00:00
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LIVESCIENCE.COM reports:
Once they tie the knot, women drink more alcohol, while married men tend to drink less.
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  • Nameless 2012/08/27 03:18:45
    No
    Nameless
    I drank far, far more before I got married.
  • Cora 2012/08/24 03:10:28
    No
    Cora
    I THINK THEY WERE ASKING THE WRONG PEOPLE. GET STUDIES CORRECT. I AM MARRIED AND IT'S NOT DRIVING ME TO DRINK. I DRINK ONCE A WEEK OR SOMETIMES I GO ON FOR 2 WEEKS WITH SIPPING AN ALCOHOL.
  • Katherine 2012/08/22 16:24:34
    No
    Katherine
    What, did alienating men and women from each other wind up under the radical left's new agenda for destroying society. "To attack the morality police, we need to come up with a study proving monogamous straight relationships aren't normal." Or is that just a symptom of them screwing with the public? Maybe that vice is exalted these days? I think I should like to hand pick the next test study subjects.
  • bye 2012/08/22 15:34:00
    No
    bye
    It's the situation not the marriage. I know lots of ladies that drink less because they have kids and guys that drink more beer because they just like it.
  • bettyboop 2012/08/22 13:02:34
    No
    bettyboop
    Everybody has different coping mechanisms. Some turn to drink, some to food, excessive shopping or sex outside the marriage etc. I'v seen some really horrible marriages, and I have seen some where the husband and wife are true partners. It's not always the man who is at fault, just as many woman are to blame when a marriage goes bad.
  • Jensenmk 2012/08/22 11:55:47
    No
    Jensenmk
    +1
    I would say growing up without developing an ability to effectively deal with real life, coupled with the current sense of 'entitlement' (all about me, me, me), and a profound lack of committment are what drives some many people to excessively abuse vices like alcohol, drugs and sex.
  • Haytham 2012/08/22 06:48:06
    No
    Haytham
    The opposite is true.

    Married women usually have life and don't need to "drink and forget".
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/08/22 04:30:14 (edited)
    No
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Don't know? I don't date married women! Married men have Guns!
  • Sapphire 2012/08/22 03:09:26
    No
    Sapphire
    ah, yeah no!!!! ಠ_ಠ
  • Resp 2012/08/22 03:01:41
    Yes
    Resp
    Is that before or after the husband commits suicide?
  • Dan 2012/08/22 02:13:41
    No
    Dan
    With kids, their job, etc., etc. I could understand it. But I don't think it should happen. But it does. Depends on the person and what they "think" will help.
  • Freedom 2012/08/22 00:55:04
    No
    Freedom
    It all depends on the individual and the couple.
  • Larre 2012/08/22 00:09:12
    No
    Larre
    No way Jose!! I believe a marriage can get along fine without drinking.. In fact, it's more likely that I would be drinking more with her (I don't drink much at all, if not any).
  • LucyLucero 2012/08/21 23:30:36
    No
    LucyLucero
    +1
    Depends on the relationship I suppose..
  • towanda 2012/08/21 22:23:19 (edited)
    Yes
    towanda
    +1
    No one tells us, before we get married, that there is going to be a man living in our house, forever and he has no where else to go, he's going to bring ugly t-shirts and a mounted fish, that sings Christmas carols all year long and a lazy boy from the 70's with duck tape all over it.. that's why married women drink more.
  • Larre towanda 2012/08/22 00:11:39
    Larre
    Indeed.. I have lots of mounted fish, and they don't sing Christmas carols. In fact, only one of them can talk :-)
  • JAA towanda 2012/08/22 03:41:52
    JAA
    Good grief, do you live in a trailer park?
  • towanda JAA 2012/08/22 03:45:17
    towanda
    No
  • Diddley Squat 2012/08/21 21:00:15
    Yes
    Diddley Squat
    I've seen studies for years - decades - that show marriage makes men happier and women less happy. That's been consistent at least since the early 1970s.
  • El Prez 2012/08/21 19:55:14
    No
    El Prez
    The whole story is that they drink more, with their mates. After they divorce they drop back in frequency.
  • belinda baardsen 2012/08/21 19:37:59
    No
    belinda baardsen
    Whattttt....????? That study is strangely skewed...
  • Bocephus 2012/08/21 19:27:44
  • olumide.dada1 2012/08/21 18:34:23
    Yes
    olumide.dada1
    yes i agree
  • Alexandria 2012/08/21 17:58:16
    Yes
    Alexandria
    I don't have to read about the "study" to believe this to be true. Just looking around at the married people I know leads me to believe it.
  • Veritas 2012/08/21 17:47:27
    Yes
    Veritas
    +1
    More like maybe . . . No one can blame an addiction on someone else. Being lonely or mistreated might cause a woman to wish for an escape. Instead of truly escaping, she uses drinking instead.

    Her choice to pick up the bottle.
  • rightside 2012/08/21 17:25:54
    No
    rightside
    +1
    Once again, who does these stupid studies?
    What do they base their studies on? Do they look at single women? Women with children and women without?
    I drink 15 glasses of wine a year. Oops! Too many huh?
  • schjaz 2012/08/21 17:08:19
    Yes
    schjaz
    when you live with an alcoholic!
  • Tori 2012/08/21 16:50:54
    Yes
    Tori
    +1
    Sounds about right to me. I've always thought marriage was a way better deal for men than for women.
  • MorbidC... Tori 2012/08/21 17:42:26
    MorbidCynic
    That's a load of crap just like the study. And it's the fault of many women for choosing jerks over nice guys.
  • Tori MorbidC... 2012/08/21 17:54:58
    Tori
    Well, no. I mean, to some extent it may be generational since marriage may be a little different for people your age than for people my age. But what I notice is that women my age who are married (I'm not) have given up a fair amount of their autonomy, have accepted responsibility for most of the domestic chores but, in today's economy, most of them are also working full time, oftentimes earning more money than their husbands. Many of them view sex as being, more or less, just another domestic chore they perform for their husband's comfort. I look at at them and wonder whether they don't feel that they've paid a pretty high price just to have someone to mow the lawn and accompany them to social events.
  • FanOreilly 2012/08/21 16:42:54
    No
    FanOreilly
    +1
    No my wife drank before she met me.

    Drinking might lead to pregnancy though.
  • us 2012/08/21 15:57:13
    No
    us
    NO, kids do or parents. But you should not use them as a excuse to drink.
  • Beccy 2012/08/21 15:55:58
    Yes
    Beccy
    Liberation only brought us more work to do
  • Tannenberg1993 2012/08/21 15:48:46
    No
    Tannenberg1993
    My dad drinks beer somewhat regularly. My mom, on the other hand, handles stress with one of two things; phone conversations with her friends or chocolate.

    When and if I have a wife, I'd feel ashamed to know she drank more than me for more reasons than one.
  • Selene 2012/08/21 14:53:55
    No
    Selene
    Stress in general can do it. But all women know men are a lot of stress!
  • MorbidC... Selene 2012/08/21 17:43:43 (edited)
    MorbidCynic
    Sexist alert
  • Selene MorbidC... 2012/08/23 21:09:04
    Selene
    Not usually, my fiancee was just really getting on my nerves when I posted that-it made me want to have a drink!
  • Professor Wizard 2012/08/21 14:41:32 (edited)
    No
    Professor Wizard
    MORE.. naaa... Differently .. YES:



    Single girls go out - - meet guys - - and get the guys to pay for drinks, so they get drunk more often. and they go out often, because it is more fun then watching TV.



    Married girls don't go out as much, well, because they are married... and they pay for their own drinks, so they don't drink as much or get as drunk.



    If they are drinking more.. then they became alcoholics from drinking too much when they were single - - or they definitely married the wrong guy!
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/08/21 13:42:55
    Yes
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +1
    I really don't know but I sure wouldn't blame them if they did.
  • TasselLady 2012/08/21 13:30:19
    No
    TasselLady
    But only if she has the wrong guy. That would be enough to get any woman drinking.

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