I'm going to be blunt in saying that any man who gets married whether he thinks the woman is of quality or not is a fucking fool. Eg: George Clooney. Just because she was your unicorn princess when you married doesn't mean she won't be a scathing bitch 5,10 or even 15 years down the line. Marriage is a life long investment and you don't have a crystal ball. Women are great at the whole permanent personality switch thing. The branch swinging hypergamy upgrade thing. And the whole "switch sides because it suits me to do so thing." They also need constant maintenance. If they're not haaaaaaaaaaaaaapppy then you're a shit man and they're off. Fuck the fact you have to work hard, concentrate on yourself, look after your kids and do other shit. No. A woman's responsibilities are domestic/kids and usually any part time job she has. You have kids, full time job AND THEN HER. She is probably the most mentally draining thing out of all of those things.
Women lean towards neuroticism (all bitches are crazy, some just less so than others) and thus they are incredibly temperamental. The older they get the more pronounced any latent psycho-neurotic tendency will become. Depression (post natal or otherwise), schizophrenia and all that dysfunctional bad shit which basically makes a woman a no-go as a hard option increases as she ages. Think I sound crazy? Google mental illness, it's more prevalent in women, specifically, OLDER WOMEN. They have a natural predisposition to general batshittery. Definitely worth digging deep into a prospective woman's family dirt to see what her mother, grandmother, sisters and all the rest are like. If there's any, even A SNIFF of mental illness, nope the fuck out of there. You don't want those genes in your kids, either. It's your responsibility as a man to check for all this shit. If you bring a little sadistic boy or girl into the world because your wife's X chromosomes contain dysfunctional DNA, that's on you.
Some women actually stabilise around/after menopause which is a blessing in disguise, I guess. But most women are long past fuckable once they reach that stage and any kids you had would be grown up so you would have survived the bulk part of your marriage. That's the beginning of the home stretch of your marriage, entering the early twilight years, not the hard part of having a hot young woman bear your kids and managing her swinging emotions, wants, needs, whining, hypergamy and negative social influences that hijack her personality via the hegemony of the female groupthink mentality and turn her into a cunt (EG: slutty friends, media, a bitter venomous mother-in-law etc.)
I rather risk money on the stock market than risk my family/heart/money on a legal contract with a woman who has the power to rape everything. We live in a culture where a woman's feels have more legal reach than justice, common sense and logic. I see guys hamster a lot "why marriage is necessary" it isn't. You just want it because you were inculcated to desire it. In light of that you have a very weak logical basis for "why marriage is good." Kids need two parents, not a marriage contract. Fuck marriage. Tell the bitch if she wants a man as high SMV as yourself that she accepts your terms or you will nope the fuck out. Call her bluff, if she calls yours, follow through. If she begs for you back, excellent. If not? You've just avoided playing a game of Russian roulette where your net worth, emotions and family are ripped away from you by a woman who has fallen out of love, gone crazy or just lost her shit and wants to make you pay. Because all her problems are your fault. Even if they're not.
I've had this conversation with guys before. Some guys are dumb enough to think getting rich and just paying her off is worth it for a 5-10 year marriage and then fucking up your kids when they become teenagers/pre-teens with a divorce. I think they're fucking chumps. That's just pure hopeless romanticism. It's a poor as shit strategy whichever way you cut it. Most women are not worth what they get in a divorce. They get way in excess of what can be deemed reasonable, especially if you are successful. If you don't have more power/control than her, your marriage will inevitably fail. It's not a matter of IF, but a matter of when. Exceptions are dark triad men who have learnt to manage their woman's emotions and play her like a fiddle. Doesn't sound healthy I know but at least the whole fucking thing actually lasts. Women believe that shit to be "true love" but when you word it consciously like this it's "creepy as fuck." Good luck with marriage, it's Russian roulette except 5 out of the 6 chambers have a bullet inside. Here's hoping you hit that 1/6.
Marriage takes your one card away that gives you any measure of power over a woman. Your ability to walk away. You need to be able to withdraw your commitment at any time and be able to imply that you can actionably do that via dread game without a massive nuke going off. Even your ability to affect dread is weakened once you're married. A woman is inclined to think "he won't leave, he can't afford to leave" and so she carries on acting like a cunt ruining everything you've built "BECAUSE OF HOW I FEEL!" You don't need to be chaining up your nutsack like that, don't chain your fate to a woman's emotional whims. If I was emotional, I'd probably cringe every time I hear a guy say "you need marriage to raise kids." That's dumb as fuck. The divorce will fuck them up, I've seen it happen again and again. In fact I knew a dude whose parents divorcing red pilled the shit out of him and changed his whole view of women when he saw how his own mother was. A really rough way to become red pilled, let me tell you.
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