Longitudinal, observational study suggests divorce doesn't lead to happiness

(1) Unhappily married adults who divorced were no happier than those who stayed together (ed, is that because happiness has a setpoint?). They had the same rate of depression as well

(2) 74% of divorces occurred for adults who were happily married 5 years ago

(3) 3/4 unhappily married adults had a happy spouse

(4) 2/3rds of unhappily married adults who didn't divorce ended up happy 5 years later

(5) Focus group interviews (NJ + VA) show men like religious councilers more than secular ones