UK: More Men Citing Women’s Drinking as Reason for Divorce

Head of family law at Slater & Gordon, Amanda McAlister, said: ‘The traditional image of the husband spending too long at the pub, while the obedient wife tended to the children is far less common than it was only ten or fifteen years ago.’

She sees 40 to 50 divorces a year where alcohol is a contributing factor – the vast majority where women are the problem.

Mrs McAlister said there has been a 70 per cent increase in men citing alcohol misuse in divorce over the past five years.

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