Recent scientific studies said that even if the two people were cousins that there should be no birth defects.
How true this is I am not sure, studies are studies.
Many governments passed laws restricting marriage between first cousins to prevent birth defects in children.
Children born to parents who are first cousins are more likely to suffer from birth defects than children born to parents who are more distantly related or not related at all.
I rely on my cousin for guidance in certain situations and my Ex was my Best friend, can anyone reply to this post , if they were ever in this situation.
thanks If you are not related by blood, you are not actually cousins.
We both like each other alot and do not want to stop tlking to each other. I have heard rumors that if you have a baby by a family member your baby will come out with promblems or be retarted. i dunno..personally for me i know that'd be really weird..long have you two been talking and how did you find out you were cousins?
We live a hour and a half apart from each other b/c were both in college.
Laws prohibiting relationships between cousins are only applicable to first cousins.
Fourth cousins are not close enough genetically to support a charge of incest or an increased risk of birth defects.
is this something you really wish to pursue though? and would it be worth it in the long run..weigh the pros and cons about things...right now you're both in college.is a huge dating opportunity for both of you.believe me long distance relationships are HARD..i was in one for nearly 8 months..things worked out, and i'm not saying it cant for you..i'm just saying if its early on in the relationship and things haven't gotten serious yet you might want to think things through before pursuing a serious relationship with each other..your DISTANT cousins, like really distant.i guess its not a big deal.he a cousin of one of your cousins or something?
because in that case you may not even be blood related you know?