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“Honey get me a beer.”
According to a recent study by the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, marriage means more drinking for women and less for men.
Married women actually drink more than previously married women, but married men drink less than previously married men.
Drinking levels are related to stress. ABC News reports that for men, having a wife might serve as a stress-relieving substitute for that extra beer or scotch.
“Married males may experience their wives as sources of tension reduction. There are studies that suggest that married males are happier than their unmarried counterparts.”
The researchers also suggested long-term married women might have some additional stressors and are just overall more stressed than men.
Husbands, perhaps a back massage for your lady is in order?