Gregory Rodriguez has an interesting prediction in his Los Angeles Times column.

He notes a a recent survey by the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts in which 68% of its members have seen clients who could not afford to get divorced because of recession-related financial problems.

“So even as most of us are looking forward to happier days of an economic recovery, there must be a number of Americans who are waiting patiently to be able to afford to experience the pain and suffering of divorce,” says Rodriguez.

“You’ve heard of the pent-up desire and aspiration that are released after times of war? That’s why we get such phenomena as baby booms. When this economic recovery finally arrives, prepare yourselves for a boom of an entirely different sort.”