Monday, 15 April 2013

Wives Divorced for "Sex and the City" Drinking

Quite often when we think of divorce, the blame seems to lie with the man. He has been unfaithful, unloving, or has taken to drinking too much. But interestingly, according to recent reports, it seems that over the last five years there has been a huge increase in marriages that have broken down because of the woman drinking too much.

Dubbed as “sex and the city” drinking, it seems that a large number of women are turning to alcohol to combat stress or sadness. Some get home in the early hours of the morning after a stint at the pub, and there are others who drink alone at home. The causes of this trend seem obvious enough, with drinking being more acceptable for women nowadays than it was in the past. Hard-core feminists might say this trend is great, as something that shows our growing equality to men.

I disagree. A development like this isn’t making us happier - it’s leading to relationship breakdown. It seems rather a disturbing trend. I have nothing against a drink at dinner, but drinking to the point of divorce seems slightly problematic.  I also got wondering why we are only concerned when women are the problem drinkers, instead of the men. Why this natural aversion?


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