The characteristics of A Zhu Marriage have contributed to a large blood family with the mother as the core, and there is no father-son relationship, mother-in-law relationship, or sisters-in-law relationship. After the death of the mother, the female who can run the household will take on the heavy responsibility of the family.
The “A Zhu Marriage” of the Mosuo people has been described as “the living fossil of the development history of family and marriage in human society”.
A Zhu Cohabitation Marriage: In the long-term development of A Zhu Marriage, the form of marriage is also gradually changing, from separation to cohabitation. No matter which large matriarchal family men or women choose to live, husband or wife is a reasonable member of the family. Most people are willing to implement this marriage system.
The above two types of marriage are forbidden to A Zhu relationship within the same maternal bloodline.
Registered Marriage: Obtaining a marriage certificate is more and more chosen by young people who work outside, and it will facilitate their employment and children’s schooling.