Recession good for keeping families together

November 26, 2008

The bad times, according to MSNBC, are good for keeping families together by sharply reducing the divorce rate because couples can’t afford tne costs of divorce and setting up separate households:

The economic crisis may be doing what pastors, family therapists and matrimonial counselors have long struggled to accomplish: keeping troubled marriages together.

Marriage counselors and divorce lawyers nationwide say more distressed couples are putting off divorce because the cost of splitting up is prohibitive in a time of stagnant salaries, plummeting home values and rising unemployment.

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