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If we had a dollar for every New Year’s resolution that’s crashed and burned in spectacular fashion, we’d be loaded.

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And when it comes to getting loaded and resolving to do so less in the new year, you’re pretty much destined to fail if you’re in a relationship and your guy/girl isn’t on the same page, according to a recent survey of 2,000 couples conducted by Drinkaware.

The survey finds that men are less likely to modify their drinking habits in this scenario. The number of men surveyed who said they would “drink less if it weren’t for their partner” was just under half the number of women surveyed.

In other words, men influence drinking habits more than women do. Men also said they were more likely to suggest downing more drinks.

Here are some of the statistical findings:

26% women are concerned about the effects of alcohol on their partner’s health, compared to 21% of men.

Over a quarter (29%) of women say they’d drink less if it weren’t for their partner – almost twice the number of men saying the same (16%).

33% of men said they are more likely to suggest one more drink when their partner might think of stopping – only 15% of women say they press extra drinks on their partner.

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On top of this, 35 percent of all respondents said they viewed providing moral support and encouragement as helpful, while only 26 percent receiving the help agreed.

Changing certain kinds of habits requires more than self-help. It’s really kind of a duh, in the endbut sometimes duhs need to be stated.

If you’re on a diet and your loved one walks in with a sleeve Oreos, we all know how that’s going to turn out.

(Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons/Wyatt Fisher)

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