The new advice for couples experiencing marital problems is “stick it out.” Researchers concluded that of the husbands and wives who reported they were “unhappy” in their marriage, the majority of those who remained committed to their marriage over a five-year period were now happy. A much smaller percentage of people who chose divorce or separation were happily remarried.
Percentage Who Remained Married Reported They Were Happy 66%
Percentage of Remarried Who Reported They Were Happy 19%
Source: Institute for American Values, July 2002