Daydreaming about the perfect marriage on the edge of the crystal-clear coastline of a beach surrounded by luscious palm trees or perhaps on a castle overlooking divine scenery of Mother Nature? Think again. Gazing at a magical crystal ball, you might witness the hazard of alcoholic consumption in your near future! Marriage symbolizes a harmonious unification between two souls but alcohol might have another say in this matter!
After a joint research conducted by three universities (University of Texas, University of Cincinnati and Pennsylvania State University), reports presented at the American Sociological Association indicate that alcohol, marriage and divorce have an intertwining relationship between them and disassociating from this relationship can be difficult. Dissecting the results of this complicated study indicated that women who had tied the knot were more prone to a higher level of alcohol consumption than their counterparts. Researchers theorized that this was because their spouse’s alcoholic usage influenced them. Is this what we mean when we say love is blind? Perhaps their love for their respective spouse was so infinitely enormous that they followed them to wherever their lure took them. We can also assume that they lacked the mental willpower to say no to alcohol. It was also found out that men were susceptible to resort to alcohol for comfort when they are divorced. However, there is a flip side to every case. Being associated in a long-term marriage is highly likely to limit men’s alcohol intake. In fact, married were reported to consume the lowest level of alcohol than any of their counterparts. Logic states that it is because of their wife’s lower level of alcohol intake. Perhaps due to increased responsibilities, they allocate less time to their drinking buddies? There are so many rational theories that are applicable for all these circumstances.
Remember the proverb that our elders constantly remind us of- “curiosity killed the cat?” If you have never been ushered in by aura of alcohol it is better to keep a distance from it but how can we predict how we will react in a certain situation unless it has befallen in our paths?