Mary had wanted to get married and have children. At 41 that may be harder to do. Their FRC was aired on 11-24-04. They had planned to get married the following November. Lots of Novembers have come and gone, and no wedding. On Byron's website, he calls Mary his "life partner". Maybe they have decided not to get married, and perhaps no children. This could be a cause of great distress for Mary, and who knows, her reasons for drinking. Let's hope whatever the cause, that they get counseling and work thru this.