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Science Says the Secret to a Happy Marriage Is Drinking Together

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Couples who drink together, stay together. At least, that's what a new study says, and we're not complaining.

According to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, couples who drink may have "decreased negative marital quality over time." The study analyzed 2,767 older couples (50 or older) who gave researchers data twice over the course of four years.

Couples who reported drinking even just one drink a year were more likely to report that their partner doesn't get on their nerves, get overly critical, or let them down—probably because beer makes everything better.

The study authors highlighted that what's most important isn't how much couples drink, but whether they both drink. If both partners drank, they were more likely to have a happier marriage than if just one of them drank.

Of course, this study analyzed older couples, so it's not a tell-all for everyone—but anyone who's shared a bottle of wine (...or two) with their S.O. can probably attest to these findings.

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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