The divorce rate is kind of like the unemployment rate. For you, it is either 0 percent or 100 percent, as you either have a job or you do not and you are either divorced or not. It can be a rather abstract topic for general discussion, or it can be intensely personal. So, questions of whether the divorce rate is going up or down can seem rather academic, but they are useful.
Prenuptial agreements are like insurance. No one likes paying for insurance, but when your home is damaged in a storm, or car wrecked in a crash, it sure can come in handy. The same can be said of a prenuptial agreement. The difficulty with a prenuptial agreement is both raising the issue with your future spouse and conceiving in your own mind of the need for one.
One of the "benefits" of the Great Recession was the reduction in the divorce rate. Of course, whether you view the divorce rate as a "bad" may be a function of how happy you are in your marriage. If you are in a marriage that has soured, and are now looking for a way out, you may find a reduction in the divorce rate as the true "bad."