People have an interesting way of trying to convince themselves that change is good. No matter what the new situation is or how we got there (though I guess especially if the change happened because of your choice) we work hard to come up with reasons with why the new way is better.
Have spare time now, its not that it sucks to be alone its more time for hobbies. Not tied to a single person, now you can flirt. New job doesn’t pay as much, at least its something you enjoy. Really you can go on like this forever.
Maybe things are better how can you really be sure, but then maybe thats the big questions. How do you know when your just deluding yourself and when the change actually made things better.
Food for thought (hmm maybe thought for food would work better :-P)