My parents have been divorced since I was five, and my mom got divorced for a second time about ten years ago (my dad has never remarried or had any kind of successful long-term relationship since). I wouldn t characterize either of those marriages as particularly happy, at least not in the end. To me, my parents are both living proof that not everyone is meant to get married, be married, or stay married. And that s ok! They re fine on their own.
My in-laws have been married for over thirty five years. They re pretty happy, at least from where I sit. I m not sure how they put up with each other, but it s not my circus and those aren t my monkeys.