Coming in on the tail end here....
Not an expert on marriage that's for sure,
unhappiness could be a reason for divorce yes!
What % of failed marriages are unhappy...90% 100%?
Happines is a strange thing ... not something you can
grab hold of & lock-up so that it can't escape.
It more likely will hang around if it is treated tenderly & a bit
To say " I am unhappy & I want out" does not take into
account that this feeling can & will change.
Seems we are too quick at times to give it a chance.
I'm thinking if two people still have passion for each other,
and value & actually like each other , they stand a very good
chance of regaining happiness!
But if they never were into each other and it has been a painful struggle
for years then ... maybe it is over! (sd7 post)
"Being true to yourself "...... following what you believe over what people pressure you to do.... authentic life
Does marriage contradict the idea of being true to yourself and thus in finding true happiness ?
because you get quotes like this...
When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. " Joseph Campbell
... maybe this is covered by this quote................................> > "if momma ain't happy .... nobody ain't happy!"