Dalrock had an interesting post on divorce and happiness and came to this conclusion:
The irony here is that the safety valve which feminists and others fought so hard for to avoid women being trapped in unhappy marriages has made women both less happily married and more likely to be unhappily divorced.
Maybe I’m naïve about this, but I’d be willing to bet that most people are as happy in their
marriages lives as they choose to be, which is seen in how divorcees are not happier after they end their marriages. The problem is that they think their happiness is dependent on their situation, not their mindset.
Again, it’s possible that I’m being incredibly naïve, but I believe that one is only as happy as one decides to be. Instead of focusing primarily or exclusively on the problems in one’s life, one could focus on the good things and be happy with what one has. In the words of the apostle Paul:
I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.