Marriage Makes Women Drink More, Men Less And divorced women seem to drink less than before By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff Posted Aug 19, 2012 3:40 PM CDT 10 comments Comments She curbs his drinking, he increases hers. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Trying to cut down on the late-night boozing? For men, one solution is marriage; for women, apparently, it's divorce. This according to a long-term study of thousands of people in Wisconsin, which suggests that wives help hubbies keep boozing under control, but husbands spur wives to drink more, the Telegraph reports. Men who get divorced often go back to the bottle, the study says, while divorced women return to their light-drinking ways.