Im dating my cousin

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We have that "don't care" attitude on what others say or think about our relationship, but are curious anyway. Dear Jus' need advice from a 3rd party..., Negative reactions to cousins who pair off stem largely from the belief that children from such relationships may have physical and/or mental abnormalities.

Newborns with genetic disorders such as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis are more likely to be born of blood relatives because previously unexpressed recessive genes are more likely to appear.

Regarding your question of the moral consequences of dating your first cousin, it's up to the two of you to know what your values are, what you're thinking about for the future, and what's best for you as individuals, a couple, and a family.

As with all moral decisions, this is a personal, but complicated matter, given societal norms and the many who see cousin marriages as taboo.

Then, when I saw a picture of his long-distance girlfriend, I felt jealousy running down my spine.

I became very interested in him, and he seemed very interested in me, too, so I started researching cousins' marriages on different aspects: legal, religious, and genetic.

With a clearer picture of the risks your offspring might face, a counselor can help you reach a decision that makes sense for you, your partner, and if you choose to go down that path, your children as well.

He was very happy to find out about me and said we should meet up.First cousins are two-times more likely to bear offspring with a birth defect than children born of couples who don't share a common grandparent.If cousin couples happen to be carrying known genetic diseases, the risks faced by their offspring can jump.We texted for days and days and he was very nice to me, and I thought myself very lucky to have such a cool cousin.When we met up, I felt butterflies in my stomach, and I didn't know why.

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