I've been married more than once, so you know I can tell you both sides of it. I finally found my split apart and we're very happy, been married for nearly 16 years and wouldn't change our decision. However, being married to the wrong person is hell on earth, so it is what you make it. Above all---marry the right person and you'll never regret it! Doesn't mean it isn't work sometimes. My husband is disabled and there are times when my heart breaks for him, so that's pain I wouldn't have if he wasn't around. But there are a million more times when he brings me such joy and peace that I don't know how I would live without him! I would never change my decision to marry him, he is the joy of my life. You marry the right person and you'll be full of joy deep down inside forever. Marry the wrong person and you'll want to run away and hide every day of your life.
Its great when each other are both being treated equally and fairly with each other also honest it can be whatever you two make it be you just have to be willing to work on the ups and downs and never give up on someone you vow to work together with.
I've been blessed with my second marriage 29 years and counting, of course not every year was a walk in the park, it takes hard work to hold it together, but in the end it's well worth it. Keep this in mind, if you're dating someone and you can't see yourself married to this person after six months, move on, don't waste precious time.