I read an article that stated Marriages last longer during a recession. The idea behind this comment was that divorces cost to much and that willing parties are going to wait to get a divorce once the economy picks back up? I'd like to know where their getting this info and what people are they calling? I have written a book titled 5 Rules & 31 Pages to Staying Married Forever. The bottom line is if you & your spouse can't make it, your going to leave whether you have the money or not. Most people in a divorce situation have realized that their happiness is worth more than the money, material assets or the recession and their leaving their spouse for a happier & healthier life.