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Met a distant family member and in the process of getting to know him I fell in love. Can't shake it no matter what I do..Suggestions?

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A similar question came up just last week about this and out of all the research I did, in all technicality, you can't marry your 1st cousin. There are no laws after that. And I assume he's probably not even a second cousin by you saying a distant family member, but it's not for anyone to judge. You just don't want to get into the "Deliverance" movie thing with brothers and sisters where it's actual incest (and that subject just truly makes me sick to talk about). This is not the case, my dear.

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Just tell yourself HE'S FAMILY

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Better move to Virgina (P.S. If you are from there NO OFFENSE )

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Is he a brother or cousin or what?

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It doesn't need to be a negative issue at all. That is very distant.
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Try meeting different guys to get your mind off him. He's family, and so people will look down on you if you two go further.

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well after all this is a distant family member so just tell yourself not all long distance relationships work out and there your family so just know what maybe comfortable for you may not be comfortable for them.

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All you have to do is realize that you are falling in love with a guy you are related to.Its gonna wake you right up when you think about it thoroughly.

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If it is a distant family member, then it is ok. People who are related get married in royal families and such.

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They also get diseases..
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How distant? If there are several generations between your common relative, there isn't an issue.

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That makes you third cousins and there is no legal, or biological issue with you being a couple.
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Do 3rd cousins share any DNA?
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All life on earth share DNA if you go back far enough.
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Whats distant? Second cousin and on is not legally considered incest and by third cousin on there shouldnt be many genetics issues either. Geez, just to be honest, my granny and grandpa were second cousins. It happens. If your love is like your fifth cousin on your mommas side or whatever, dont sweat it. Royalty in ever country have done it for centuries. The Royals (ex-royals) in Britain, France, Germany, Spain and a few other countries are all related by blood because they used to intermarry like mad. They are all distant cousins to one another one way or anither. Heck, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip of England are third cousins. Phillip is originally a Battenburg from Denmark.

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Maybe he feels the same way, distant is distant , and love knows no boundaries , royalty , does this kinda thing all the time ,

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