Now that the economy is back on track, it’s contributing to a big upswing in the number of divorces.  

According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, when money’s tight, couples who’d like to split often stay together because they can’t afford to live separately, and because they don’t have the money for alimony, child support, or divorce lawyers. But these days, workers are getting raises, employees are ditching the jobs they hate, and homeowners are selling the houses they stuck with until the market improved. And experts say that once the money starts flowing again, it gives couples the freedom to choose, and they no longer feel they have to keep living together.

One popular legal advice website has seen an 80-percent increase in divorce-related questions. In fact, the website’s experts say that the number of houses on the market is directly linked to the divorce rate. In other words, the more houses that go up for sale, the higher the number of couples there are filing for divorce. 

Which means, if you end up buying a house, you just might be giving an unhappy couple the money they need to move on with their lives.