Originally Posted by redduck
I heard this question asked on Sports Talk Radio:
"Instead of losing half your money..."
I hate this misconception so much. You are not losing half your money! That presumes that 1 person owns ALL the money, and the other is entitled to $0. Unless you are paying lawyers half of your money, then you are each getting what you are entitled to - half of the joint money (simplified obviously here - I know it's not 50/50 in all situations).
Being part of a couple doesn't magically double your money.
To answer the question, umm, no way in a good marriage. Though if it's a bad marriage, then leaving is important regardless of financial income.