If we have learnt anything from movies and real life experiences it is that happy marriages can be difficult to maintain. But if new research is any indication, the secret to a happy marriage is even easier (and cheaper) than you may think.
According to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Series, couples over 50 who share a tipple or two together have a better relationship over time.
In all fairness, the study also found that couple who both abstain from drinking are just as happy. So, the secret really is to be both on the same page – if only it were that easy with everything in life!
We can understand this, there is nothing worst than a night out where you are left with a partner that cannot stand.
Dr. Kira Birditt, the study author, told Reuters the findings might point to the idea that “couples that do more leisure time activities together have better marital quality.”
So there you have it, go for a hike together or enjoy a nice, leisure drink! I know what I would prefer.