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Why Unhappy Spouses Can't Split

There are many unhappily married couples out there. But now many of them are choosing not to divorce. So have fighting couples suddenly found their inner peace? No way, say experts: It's all about the down economy and avoiding nasty battles in court.

The so-called "un-divorced" are people opt to separate, but stay married -- or stay together and remain miserable.

And aside from money, some couples say they stay together for their kids' well-being, among other reasons. To see the story of one "un-divorced" couple and their reasons for staying married, click on the video below. Also in the video, psychotherapist and contributor Dr. Robi Ludwig and domestic relations Judge Michele Lowrance, author of "The Good Karma Divorce," discuss how this practice affects family relationships.