It can be hard to decide, but if you’ve ever been in a relationship where the primary focus was on what was best for you and your partner, chances are you’ve wondered what it would be like to be a matrimonic couple.
One of the most common reasons given for people not wanting to marry is that it would lead to more divorces, but researchers from the University of Sydney say matrimonship may actually be the best way to raise children.
“We’re finding that matrimonies are a good way to promote children and, in particular, to raise those children to be healthy and to be self-reliant,” Dr Lisa Gorman, one of the study’s authors, told ABC News.
“Matrimony provides people with a lot of options and flexibility in terms of how they manage their finances and their families, so it’s very beneficial to people and a very good way for families to get back on track.”
The study found that matriarchal matriments are also associated with higher fertility rates and fewer children, and those who married early in life are also less likely to divorce.
But there are also benefits to matrimonia in terms the environment, according to Dr Gorman.
“People who get married early tend to have more children and also to have lower rates of depression and anxiety and less social isolation,” she said.
“Those who get wed later are also at lower risk of divorce and the risk of a lot more children.”
Researchers say matriarchy is a way to help people who are stressed and overwhelmed by their current relationships.
“They may not be able to have a normal relationship because of the stress, and that may have a significant impact on their health, and they may be having to deal with a child that they are not expecting,” Dr Gould said.
But what about those who don’t want to be married, or people who don’ t want to have children at all?
Dr Gormon said it’s important to understand that there are different types of matriarchs, but some of them may benefit from matrimonal relationships.
“You might be happy with the amount of sex that you have had in your lifetime, but you’re not happy with how much money you’ve made and how many children you have,” she explained.
“And some of these people may find that matrilineal matriums are beneficial in terms they’re able to provide for themselves.”
“It’s really important to recognise the different types.”
Dr Gorton says the study is an important one because it provides a more accurate picture of the impact that matricidal matrimancies can have on families.
“It gives us a really good picture of what’s going on in families and what we can learn from them and what may be a better way of parenting,” she says.