Divorce attorneys in Miami have learned that a recent study found that teenagers who are happy are more likely to file for divorce when they are adults. Researchers believe that the correlation is a positive sign indicative of the fact that individuals who are happy, have good social support and high self-esteem, making them more likely to leave an unhappy marriage.
The study involved 2,776 individuals who had been followed since they were born. During their teenage years, the individuals were evaluated for energy levels, friendships, happiness and whether or not they were popular. In the adult years, the same individuals were evaluated for happiness, work experience, relationships, mental health status and social activities. While it is unknown how these individuals ended up in a bad marriage, the researchers did find that teenagers who were happy were more likley to be divorced in adulthood than unhappy teenagers.