I'm here doing my taxes and I'm happier with the results this year than the past 3 years. If people make life decisions based on finances, there is no way couples who intend to be dual earning would marry. There is just no way. Last year my wife became unemployed, and with the addition of "DS 2.0", it's become a choice to stay home, for now anyway. Well, it's helped the tax situation A LOT. For grins, I did the taxes as if she had the same income as last year. Even with the addition of the tax deduction, I would have not been a happy camper. Her lack of income has made a big difference. Around this time of year, I get a major bad attitude. I call it TRPMS; tax related pms.