Dating my second cousin
Legally, you can date and be intimate with your first cousin, but if you are considering marriage, laws vary by state and country. S., some states legally forbid first cousins from marrying, some require genetic counseling before legal union can take place, and other states require proof that at least one potential spouse is infertile.
You can find out more about family law in your own state by contacting a legal services office, a law school that offers legal services to students and the public, or searching your state's homepage on the internet.
If cousin couples happen to be carrying known genetic diseases, the risks faced by their offspring can jump.
Experts say 1 out of 4 such children will have some sort of disorder.
You don't have to tell new people that you meet that you're cousins, but the people who know..know. Maybe too young to even think this through right now, but if she's determined, make sure this is something you want and not just a "for now" situation. Let me know if you want to talk more Chase Chase, My cousin and I have talked a lot. She and I both understand we are going to face a lot of opposition. My cousin wants to be with me, but just yesterday, I noticed something different about her.
” (If you can guess why we were all more or less the same age, check your answer at Age is just a number.) So this article is an attempt to help you fathom out your family tree, or at least the lower branches.To make a long story short, my cousin and I became close friends, then fell in love with each other.