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And I'm speaking from experience. Imagine trying to survive off of half what you make and giving the other half to her and her new dude living in your house and sitting in your recliner watching your 60" flat screen. You dont wanna be that guy. Trust me
I realize that this is a poor outlook. But if you consider the statistics surrounding divorce. There is a greater chance you will not stay married the rest of your life. The odds are bad and then if you lose. Your REALLY gonna lose and you keep loosing for a long time. there's all kinds of women lining up to date divorced men who have to work their ass off and dont get to keep most of their money and have no assets. I hope you caught the sarcasm.
And I want to add, when I was married, I made over 100k and was a good provider, hard worker and a fair person. Dont just assume that I was a bad husband and that it won't happen to you. That's what we all did when we heard about this.
Before you decide to get married you should really talk to as many divorced men as you can and hear their stories.I know one in particular, that served our country in the military, him and his wife had kids. while he was off fighting. his wife was banging some dude, he caught video of her and had evidence.Her lawyers used all the tricks in the book and she got to keep the kids and the house and now he has to pay.You never really know what someone will do to you when they decide you are expendable.
And contrariwise, if only one person is working, getting married will usually result in lower US income tax, sometimes significantly.
No it's not necessary to have child after getting marriage