I agree as well. You can have a great life as an independent woman so it's not that you need a man to have a great life. But once in a serious relationship especially once kids arrive if your dp doesn't pull his weight life will be shit.
I think it's largely true - my life was pretty damn good until my H succumbed to alcoholism. Now it's largely shit and has been for quite some time. But soon it won't be, because at least in this country you can get a divorce relatively easily and because in my case I'm fortunate enough to have always worked.