Economists are trying to determine what impact, if any, inflation has on the rate of divorce. Financial problems—a lack of income, rising expenses, disagreements about spending/savings habits—have long held a place on the list of top reasons for divorce. That being the case, it could be assumed that rising inflation and its associated financial stresses could lead to an increase in the divorce rate, but the numbers don’t necessarily support that.
Studies show that although financial stresses can increase marital conflicts in some cases, for most couples inflation has the opposite effect of strengthening their family and marital bonds. For a closer look at what these studies show read, “Rising Inflation Impacts Annual Divorce Filings.”