(quote) Jean-504066 said: Moderate alcohol consumption can actually be healthy and would not destroy a marriage. It's alcoholism causes major problems in relationships and marriages. Still, it's always all right to teetotal.
if it stayed moderate between the husband and wife or boyfriend/girlfriend but whose to say that when one comes home or over to visit after being out with their friends a little too tipsy, that major fights may break out over consuming too much alcohol.
I think it becomes a problem when the couple forgets when to draw the line by stopping at one or two drinks.
Do you remember reading about a group of young mothers who met weekly for play dates with their babies and young children, who sat around drinking wine? that certainly wasn't a good idea, IMO.
after my divorce, I found comfort in drinking when I went out with friends. I didn't know when to stop. I would say that I had some really great times back then. Once I met my boyfriend then who was a heavy drinker of Bloody Mary's made with Gin..and spent evenings with his parents who also drank the same drink, I soon discovered that I was hoping for a much different lifestyle. I believe experience will lead you to the right direction once it becomes known to you.