There’s actually less divorce than we generally hear.
The percentage of first marriages that fail is now at forty percent. Not fifty percent, as widely believed.
The two most likely causes of any divorce are money and affairs.
On the other hand, money (or, actually, lack of it) is forcing a certain percentage of couples who want to divorce to stay together during this recession.
Especially the drop in home values. But also the actual cost of divorce and the tax impacts.