You still have to pick the right partner, but if you can do that, it could be a big plus.
But hey, I'm getting married next month, so take what I say with a grain of salt ;)
I'm happily married (6 years in October) and I believe my wife is a great asset to me. However, I believe that marriage remains a major financial and emotional risk.
Things that genuinely make your life better typically are.
Congratulations :) In spite of the subject matter of this story, let's send well-wishes ahead of a joyful and successful marriage for you both.
We've been together 7 years and living together over a year, so I don't feel like it's too much of a gamble.