The end of a marriage is rarely a good sign. Emotions are usually running high as spousal support, child custody and property division issues cause even amicable couples to disagree with one another. However, research shows that divorces as a whole actually point to one positive trend: an improving economy.
When a recession hits, people are less likely to make bold or life-changing decisions, such as starting new jobs or getting out of unhappy marriages. According to a study conducted by University of North Carolina and another university, women who have not gone to college tend to be the group especially likely to avoid filing for a divorce when the economy tanks, as they would have the most difficulty finding a job to support themselves financially.