Spain, like the rest of the world, is going through the worst financial crisis in decades, but it has been enjoying some curiously positive spin offs as well.

Recent statistics showed that couples are now reluctant to split due to the recession, the number of divorces in 2008 has dropped significantly to 110,036, which is 12.5 percent lower than 2007 and is the lowest since 2005.

The same thing happened in the US during the Great Depression of the 1930s; the divorce rate plummeted due to the economic crisis. The current recession in Spain has resulted in a sharp rise in unemployment rate to 18 percent.

An interesting point is, this sudden decline in divorce rates is that it contradicts the fact that the government applied a new law in June 2005 which made the divorce procedure much easier.