Marriage isn't overrated, it gives a feeling of security.
If you only live with them and have three children, the moment he gets tired, he'll just walk throught the door. Not that men can't do that when they're married anyways, it's just that with marriage you will always have your place as wife (plus taking half of what they own).
I get the part which you'd respect those who divorced their abusive husbands.
Even so, I would like to know how they manage to live like that without even a care in the world.
Hell, I know a girl that's pregnant & unwed. I asked her why she isn't married, & she said that marriage is overrated. It's something that gave me pause for thought. In due time, I believe that marriage isn't overrated. Love is.